WHAT IS AN NYCHA AREA DIRECTOR?
The NYCHA Area Directors are the driving force of the organization. They provide the leadership and the hard work to accomplish the NYCHA mission in their areas. This position carries a lot of responsibilities and requires a commitment to fulfill the duties of the office. NYCHA Youth Area Directors will apply and are selected by the NYCHA Youth Director.
WANT TO BECOME AN NYCHA AREA DIRECTOR?
The NYCHA Area Directors will serve a one-year term. Members applying for an area director position must be an eligible youth member in the year they will serve. They must be at least age 10 as of June 1st, one year prior to the term they will serve. The term of service will be from the end of Youth Convention Week in July until the end of the following Youth Convention Week in July. NYCHA Youth Area Directors shall act on all matters involving youth membership in their area and be responsible for all youth activity programs of the association. Youth Area Directors will be responsible for meetings, assisting in fundraising, and recruiting new members. They shall also receive the rules of the association governing the scope of their responsibilities at least once annually, or whenever deemed necessary. They will make recommendations to the NYCHA Youth Board of Directors for modification of the rules and shall perform other such duties as the NYCHA Youth Board of Directors may so direct. These meetings can be in person and/or via conference call.
WHAT ARE THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF AN NYCHA AREA DIRECTOR?
- Attend the NYCHA youth meetings representing your area relating to NYCHA activities. Meetings directed by the Youth Board of Directors will be conducted via conference call or in-person, when possible.
- Have one conference call every other month with your NYCHA Youth Regional Director to discuss NYCHA matters related to a national level and/or local level.
- Assist in all fundraisers including but not limited to, the Stallion Service Program and/or raffles.
- Recruit at least one new youth member a year.
- Organize at least two youth meetings per year for your area so that you can inform your youth members about the NYCHA youth programs (LEAP, contests, scholarships, coming events).
- Organize an educational and/or leadership clinic in your area at one of your shows.