Working with CRLA's state, region, and chapter leaders is a great way to learn about CRLA activities across the country, network with colleagues, and further participate in the CRLA organization! The S/R/C Coordinator works collaboratively with the Professional Development Director to train, support, and engage current leaders at the state, regional, and chapter levels.

 

Summary

The State/Region/Chapter Coordinator serves as the liaison between the Professional Development Director and the S/R/C Leaders. Coordinator of S/R/Cs serves as a resource for the Leaders, facilitates coordination of S/R/C activities and proposals, and coordinates S/R/C Leaders’ leadership training with the Past President and Professional Development Director. Reports to Professional Development Director.

The term of office is three years and may be renewed.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Has been an active, current member of the College Reading and Learning Association for three or more years.

  2. Has served at least two years in S/R/C leadership.

  3. Maintains current membership in CRLA throughout term of office.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Provides letter of intent for consideration of S/R/C Coordinator position that includes goals.
  2. Communicates regularly with S/R/C Leaders by sharing:
    • process for requesting membership lists.
    • reporting and funding due dates:
      • Annual Goals and Activity reports and Funding requests due January 15th and June 15th
    • information about the upcoming conference and leadership activities as well as post conference information.
  3. Collects and reviews all Goals and Activities reports and newsletters by January 15th and June 15th. Forward to Professional Development Director for posting on CRLA website.
  4. Manages all funding requests and present them to the Professional Development Director by January 15th and June 15th for approval by CRLA Board.
  5. Assists S/R/C Leaders with recruiting presenters at state/regional conferences to submit proposals to CRLA conference.
  6. Conducts S/R/C Leader training at the annual CRLA conference in coordination with Professional Development Director and Past President by helping plan the agenda and develop the materials for all Leadership activities. Confirm which S/R/C Leaders will be attending.
  7. Contacts potential S/R/C Leaders for the coming year to fill leadership openings.
    • Verifies that they are interested in serving and send a copy of the job description.
    • Asks for a response in writing within a given deadline.
    • Brings recommendation forward to Professional Development Director for Board approval.
    • Reminds outgoing Leaders to transfer materials to successors.
  8. Submits a yearly report to the Professional Development Director by August 1st of each year, which will cover activities between September 1st and July 31st.
  9. Submits a projected budget to the Professional Development Director prior to December 15th annually.
  10. Contacts Secretary and Professional Development Director for any suggested changes to job description during term and update this job description at end of term.

Reimbursement for Non-Board Members (updated May 2015)

The CRLA Executive Board establishes a travel funding policy for CRLA leaders who are not members of the Board but may be required to perform some of their responsibilities at the annual CRLA conference. Funding requests will be funded by the Board up to $1200 depending on the total award amount available each year. The Leader Travel Request Form should be submitted in writing to the President of CRLA by June 15 to be considered for that year’s conference. Proposals will be evaluated by the Board on the basis of benefit to the Association and the members of CRLA, the extent to which they demonstrate CRLA’s Mission and Guiding Principles, and on a “funds available” basis. Proposals should include an explanation of the reasons for the request, the purpose of travel, benefits to CRLA, and an itemized list of expenses. For additional information, please see the “Travel Funding Policy for Committee Chairs, Coordinators, and Other Leaders” and Leader Travel Request Form available on the CRLA website at Leadership/Leader Forms/ Committee Chairs and Coordinators.

Accepting this position allows CRLA to publish name, work address, and work telephone number.

(Created November 2012; Revised March 2013; November 2016)