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About the AOC > How YOU Can Help!

AOC does not ask that members pay any dues to join our organization, but that doesn't mean that we don't still have needs to fulfill in order to function. Therefore, we ask that you help us out from time to time (in return for the good times we provide you).

Volunteer

  • Trip Leader
    Put on a AOC event by sharing with others the activities that you like the most or special skills you have. For many activities, you need not be an expert to organize something. (We think almost anyone could lead a hike, for instance.) For more information, please review and follow the Trip Leader checklist.

  • Executive, Director, Ambassador, Administrative, & Assistant Positions
    The Atlanta Outdoor Club exec and admin team consists of the following positions. Some of these positions are currently occupied, and others are open. If you are interested in an open position, please contact Trena Chellino at president@atlantaoutdoorclub.com to apply.

    - All positions are for a term of 1 year starting Jan 1st and ending Dec 31st. Positions filled mid term still end on Dec 31st.
    - Executive & Member Ambassador positions are elected (marked with an asterik *).
    - All other positions are appointed by the current Executive Officers. Appointed positions may be repeated at the descretion of the new Executive Officers.
     

    • Executive Office Positions


      • President * (Position currently filled by Trena Chellino)
        • Spearhead the planning and decision making activities for the club
        • With the VP's, appoint Directors & decide their roles (should be done by Jan 1st)
        • With the VP's, appoint Administrative Positions & decide their roles (should be done by Jan 1st)
        • Coordinate with VP's, Directors, & Member Ambassadors
        • Keep an eye on club finances, and look after general club administration

        Skills required: Excellent communication skills. Professional yet friendly and approachable manner.
        Time commitment: About 20 hours/month, plus time required to perform duties of open positions.

      • Vice Presidents * (Positions currently filled by Mark Reffett and John Stirman)
        • With the President, appoint Director, Assistant Director, & Administrative Positions
        • Assist President with planning and decision making activities
        • Assist President with all decision-making, policy and procedure changes
        • Coach and train volunteers to perform their duties
        • Deal with member issues (ie. inappropriate behavior, conflicts)
        • Manage the club waiver, rental agreement and other legal document verbiage
        • Answer e-mail inquiries sent to legal@atlantaoutdoorclub.com
        • Learn/know how to perform all volunteer duties
        • Keep an eye on club finances, and look after general club administration
        • Oversee the Director positions
        • Oversee the Administrative Positions
        • Perform duties of open positions as required
        • Provide backup for President (e-mails, decision making, etc) when President unavailable
        • Duties divided up by President

        Skills required: Excellent communication skills. Professional yet friendly and approachable manner.
        Time commitment: About 20 hours/month, plus time required to perform duties of open volunteer positions.

      • Note: The President & VP's are known collectively as the Executive Office or EO for short.
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      • Director Positions


        • Directory of Technology/Webmaster (Position currently filled by Jaime Johnston)
          • Develop and maintain web site functionality and content
          • Ensure integrity of club database
          • Ensure nightly clean-up routine runs properly
          • Regularly back up the club database to local machine
          • Update content on static informational pages on web site
          • Update web site options for site formatting and functioning
          • Update announcements on club home page
          • Answer e-mail inquiries sent to webmaster@atlantaoutdoorclub.com

          Skills required: HTML/CSS/ASP/Access/PHP/MySQL/Javascript & jQuery experience.
          Time commitment: About 20 hours/month.

        • Director of Events (Position currently filled by Bill Pike)
          • Recruit trip leaders from experienced and knowledgeable membership base
          • Train and coach trip leaders on club procedures for leading events
          • Organize training sessions on Club policy/Safety for new volunteers
          • Develop standard training materials and procedures
          • Oversee the position of Trip Leader Coordinator(s)
          • Assist new trip leaders with their first events as needed
          • Answer trip leaders' questions and/or put them in touch with the appropriate volunteer
          • Monitor events to ensure procedure is being followed properly by all trip leaders
          • Follow-up periodically with inactive trip leaders to ensure that the volunteer page stays current and up-to-date
          • Assist President with planning and decision making activities
          • Assist President with all decision-making, policy and procedure changes
          • Assist President in performing duties of open positions as requested

          Skills required: Excellent leadership, coordination and communication skills. Professional yet friendly and approachable manner.
          Time commitment: About 15 hours/month.

        • Director of Trip Leader of Training and Recruitment (Position currently filled by Bill Pike)
          • Recruit trip leaders from experienced and knowledgeable membership base
          • Train and coach trip leaders on club procedures for leading events
          • Organize training sessions on Club policy/Safety for new volunteers
          • Develop standard training materials and procedures
          • Oversee the position of Trip Leader Coordinator(s)
          • Assist new trip leaders with their first events as needed
          • Answer trip leaders' questions and/or put them in touch with the appropriate volunteer
          • Monitor events to ensure procedure is being followed properly by all trip leaders
          • Follow-up periodically with inactive trip leaders to ensure that the volunteer page stays current and up-to-date
          • Assist President with planning and decision making activities
          • Assist President with all decision-making, policy and procedure changes
          • Assist President in performing duties of open positions as requested

          Skills required: Excellent leadership, coordination and communication skills. Professional yet friendly and approachable manner.
          Time commitment: About 15 hours/month.

        • Director of Marketing (Position currently filled by Allston Kendall)
          • Maintain existing partnerships and sponsorships
          • Seek out new opportunities for the AOC to partner with existing businesses and organizations in the community
          • Develop new marketing channels to promote the club and retain membership
          • Oversee the position of Communications Manager
          • Assist President with planning and decision making activities
          • Assist President with all decision-making, policy and procedure changes
          • Assist in coaching/training volunteers to perform their duties
          • Assist President in performing duties of open positions as requested

          Skills required: Excellent leadership, coordination and communication skills. Professional yet friendly and approachable manner.
          Time commitment: About 15 hours/month.

        • Director of Outreach (Position currently filled by Allston Kendall)
          • To find and develop ties with other agencies/outfits that align with the AOC core values. Examples are trail maintenence, river clean up, enviroment awareness, & charities.
          • To be a repsoitory for these different agencies, what they do, and contact info for the Trip Leaders to access easily.
          • Assist President with planning and decision making activities
          • Assist President with all decision-making, policy and procedure changes
          • Assist in coaching/training volunteers to perform their duties
          • Assist President in performing duties of open positions as requested

          Skills required: Excellent leadership, coordination and communication skills. Professional yet friendly and approachable manner.
          Time commitment: About 15 hours/month.

        • Director of Social Events (Position currently filled by Stacey Johnson)
          • Assist President with planning and recruiting of new members
          • Organize and execute membership drives
          • Organize monthly social events
          • Oversee the position of Social Networking Coordinator
          • Assist President with planning and decision making activities
          • Assist President with all decision-making, policy and procedure changes
          • Assist in coaching/training volunteers to perform their duties
          • Assist President in performing duties of open positions as requested

          Skills required: Excellent leadership, coordination and communication skills. Professional yet friendly and approachable manner.
          Time commitment: About 15 hours/month.

        • Director at Large (Position currently filled by Open position)
          • Position will be held by the Past President unless the he/she fills another position or held by an elected officer with 2 years experience.
          • Assist President with planning and decision making activities
          • Assist President with all decision-making, policy and procedure changes
          • Assist in coaching/training volunteers to perform their duties
          • Assist President in performing duties of open positions as requested

          Skills required: Excellent leadership, coordination and communication skills. Professional yet friendly and approachable manner.
          Time commitment: About 15 hours/month.



          Member Ambassadors


        • Member Ambassador(s) * (2 Elected positions currently filled by **Elected position not filled for 2016**)
          • Share opinions and thoughts as represented by the general membership
          • Work with officers on any assigned projects or activities
          • Read and/or answer the feedback emails, and share those emails as appropiate
          • Assist President with planning and decision making activities
          • Assist President with all decision-making, policy and procedure changes
          • Assist President in performing duties of open positions as requested

          Skills required: Excellent leadership, coordination and communication skills. Professional yet friendly and approachable manner.
          Time commitment: About 15 hours/month.
        • Note: The EO and all Directors are known collectively as the Management Team or MT for short.



      • Assistant Directors Positions


        • Assistant Directors as needed
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      • Administrative Positions


        • Treasurer (Position currently filled by Ralph Howard and Doug Haas)
          • Manage club finances
          • Receive and post member payments for events
          • Make event payments to service providers
          • Manage club PayPal account
          • Manage club expense payments, such as web hosting, etc.
          • Manage club budget
          • Answer e-mail inquiries sent to treasurer@atlantaoutdoorclub.com

          Skills required: Some bookkeeping experience. Must be bondable.
          Time commitment: About 15 hours/month.

        • Secretary (Position currently filled by *Position Open*)
          • Responsible for taking minutes at all board meetings and trip leader meetings
          • Work with officers on any assigned projects or activities

        • Trip Leader Coordinator(s) (Position currently filled by (Open Position))
          • Assist in recruiting trip leaders from experienced and knowledgeable membership base
          • Assist in training and coaching trip leaders on club procedures for leading events
          • Assist in keeping standard training materials and procedures current
          • Assist new trip leaders with their first events as needed
          • Asssit in answering trip leaders' questions and/or put them in touch with the appropriate volunteer
          • Assist in monitoring events to ensure procedure is being followed properly by all trip leaders

          Skills required: Good leadership, coordination and communication skills. Professional yet friendly and approachable manner.
          Time commitment: About 15 hours/month.

        • Content Manager (Position currently filled by Paula Schubert)
          • Regularly review static web site content such as the About Us pages, Membership pages, and Event pages to ensure it is correct and up-to-date:
          • Review Event Details for spelling, grammatical errors, completeness and accuracy of information. Inform trip leaders of errors and/or edit/fix errors directly.
          • Review Event Write-Ups for spelling and grammatical errors. Inform trip leaders of errors and/or edit/fix errors directly.
          • Create and update club e-mail addresses/forwarders
          • Update Website Options and fields
          • Assist Webmaster with announcements on club home page
          • Assist Webmaster with slide show changes on the AOC Home Page
          • Assist Webmaster with site changes as needed

          Skills required: Good organizational and communication skills. Excellent written communication skills and good computer skills with knowledge of HTML/ASP/Access.
          Time commitment: About 10 hours/month.

        • Communications Manager (Position currently filled by Paula Schubert)
          • Assist President with planning and decision making activities
          • Assist President with all decision-making, policy and procedure changes
          • Assist in coaching/training volunteers to perform their duties
          • Assist President in performing duties of open positions as requested
          • Answer questions posed to info@atlantaoutdoorclub.com, answering e-mails in a timely, friendly, and professional manner
          • Develop rapport and foster a friendly, comfortable atmosphere with people inquiring about the club
          • Distribute club newsletter on a regular basis (approx 2x/month) to club e-mail list
          • Gather, and potentially write, articles for the club newsletter

          Skills required: Excellent communication skills. Professional yet friendly and approachable manner.
          Time commitment: About 15 hours/month.

        • Social Networking (Position currently filled by Paula Schubert)
          Maintain social & business networking sites
          Skills required: Good organizational skills and computer/internet skills.
          Time commitment: About 5-10 hours/month.

        • Partner Data Manager (Position currently filled by Jaime Johnston)
          Enter and maintain data pertaining to AOC Partner organizations (ie. media partners, sponsors). For example:
          • Sponsor information records
          • Banner Ad schedules
          • Sponsored Events
          • Event data feeds to media partners

          Skills Required: Computer, internet and data entry experience. Communication and decision-making abilities.
          Time Commitment: About 5 hours/month.




      • Various Assistant Positions


        • (Positions always open)
          • Assist in the other positions as requested.
          • Social Greeters (helping at the front table during our monthly socials),
          • or a booth during a recruitment drive,
          • or answering emails,
          • or helping to set up for a special event.
          • Exact duties and time commitment will be stated for each request

          Skills required: Varies.
          Time commitment: Varies.


    Sponsor



    Is your company or organization interested in being a sponsor of the Atlanta Outdoor Club?

    The AOC is actively seeking sponsors to donate on a yearly (or monthly) basis.

    Sponsors get:
    • A banner ad at the top right of AOC web pages. There are a total of 24 banner spots in our banner rotation, which cost $100/year each. A sponsor may purchase one spot (for $100/year), or as many spots as they want (out of the remaining available spots). If you purchase one spot, your banner will appear on at least 1/24 AOC pages (until we have full sponsorship, your banner will appear more frequently). Purchasing more spots will increase your coverage appropriately (two spots will make your banner appear twice as often, and so on).
    • Your banner ad, link, and company description on our "Sponsors" page.

    To become a sponsor of the AOC, or for more information about becoming a AOC sponsor, please contact our Partner Manager, Jaime Johnston, at partners@atlantaoutdoorclub.com. See our current Partners and Sponsors.


 
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