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Monday, January 07, 2013

Roles of Executive Officers


PRESIDENT

The President shall:

 

1.      preside at all meetings of the Company

2.     in cooperation with other members of the Board and Executive Director supervise the affairs of the Company and implement any decision of the Company in Regional Council Meetings

3.      commence all meetings with the assistance of the Secretary and Executive Director

4.      share responsibility with the Executive Director for the release of all official information concerning the Company

5.      perform such other duties as pertain to the duties of the office of President or as may be directed by resolution of the Board, such duties not to be inconsistent with the Articles or the By Laws

6.     provide effective leadership for the Company by ensuring the democratic process of decision making and implementing the vision of the Company in line with that of DPI

7.      ensure representation at meetings of CARICOM, the OAS, the OECS, the United Nations and other regional or other international organizations

 

 

VICE PRESIDENT

The Vice President shall assist the President in his duties and act in the office of President in the absence of the President.

 

 

SECRETARY

The Secretary shall:

 

1.      record or ensure the recording of the minutes of all meetings of the Board

2.     ensure the preservation of proper and up-to-date records of membership, correspondences and materials at the Office of the Company

3.     in conjunction with the Executive Director, assist the President in the preparation of agendas for all meetings

4.      report on personnel matters to the Board and act as a focal point for staff grievances

5.     substitute as a signatory with the Treasurer for all financial matters in the absence of the President

 

 

TREASURER

The Treasurer shall:

 

1.     oversee all revenue and expenditure of the Company and in conjunction with the Executive Director administer the funds on the instruction of the Board

2.     ensure proper accounts of receipts and expenditure, supported by documentary evidence is submitted for annual audit

3.     ascertain all moneys paid into the Company are deposited in the bank or banks of deposit prescribed by the Company except such amounts as the Board may authorise to be held as petty cash

4.      ensure that all promissory notes, or any negotiable instruments drawn in favour of the Company are properly prepared

5.     in conjunction with the Executive Director, ensure audits of the finances of the Company are submitted at each biennial Regional Council Meeting of the Company and such other times as the Board may from time to time require

6.     in collaboration with the Board, prepare a year ahead budget for presentation at the biennial Regional Council Meeting

7.      oversee the development of fundraising strategies

 

 

PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER

1.     The responsibilities of the Public Relations Officer in conjunction with the Executive Director shall be to protect the reputation of the Company and promote understanding and support for the Company as well as to influence opinion and behavior toward the Company.

2.     In collaboration with the Executive Director, the Public Relations Officer shall use all forms of media and communication to build, maintain and manage the reputation of the Company ranging from public bodies or services to businesses and voluntary organizations.

3.     The Public Relations Officer shall monitor publicity and conduct research to find out the concerns and expectations of stakeholders of the Company.  He shall then report and explain the findings to the Board.

4.      Other duties of the Public Relations Officer shall include:

 

a.      ensuring the company plans, develops and implements PR strategies

b.      liaising with colleagues and key spokespeople

c.      in consultation with the Executive Director, liaising with and answering enquiries from media, individuals and other organisations, often via telephone and email

d.      monitoring that the Office of the Company collates and analyses media coverage

e.     assisting the Executive Director in writing and editing in-house magazines, case studies, speeches, articles and annual reports

f.       working with the Office of the Company to prepare the production of electronic publicity brochures, handouts, and direct e-mail leaflets

g.      devising and coordinating photo opportunities

h.     in collaboration with the Office of the Company, source and manage speaking and sponsorship opportunities

i.       in collaboration with the Office of the Company, manage the PR aspect of a potential crisis situation.

 

 

WOMAN WITH DISABILITIES

The Woman with Disabilities shall:

 

1.      be the spokesperson for the Regional Women's Network (RWN) in respect of receiving and disseminating information to the Board and the Company

2.     be responsible for the publicity of all the activities of the RWN by use of all forms of communication

3.      report on activities referenced in 2 to the Office of the Company

4.     disseminate publications and news to the Company and bring to the attention of the Board and members, any information and news relevant to the furtherance of the mission and objectives of the RWN

 

 

YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES

The Youth with Disabilities shall:

 

1.      be the spokesperson for the Regional Youth Network (RYN) in respect of receiving and disseminating information to the Board and the Company

2.      be responsible for the publicity of all the activities of the RYN by use of all forms of communication

3.      report on activities referenced in 2 to the Office of the Company

4.      disseminate publications and news to the Company and bring to the attention of the Board and members, any information and news relevant to the furtherance of the mission and objectives of the RYN

 

 

PAST PRESIDENT

In order to facilitate continuity, the past president will remain as an ex officio member of the executive until the next election.

 

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Executive Director shall:

 

1.     attend all meetings of the Company except where he is specifically requested by the Board not to so attend.

2.     carry out all functions of his office as determined by contract with the Board and shall have primary responsibility for:

 

a.      in conjunction with the President, promote the public image of the Company and raise the public portfolio of the Company particularly with reference to liaising with the media for suitable coverage for the Company

b.  sourcing and receiving all monies paid into the Company and immediately after receipt deposit all funds in the bank or banks of deposit prescribed by the Company except such amounts as the Board may authorise to be held as petty cash

 

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