The position of YPC President is a three-year commitment, starting with a year as the organization’s President-Elect, followed by a year as President, and concluded by a year as the President Ex-Officio. On the YPC board, these three positions are known as “The Trifecta.”
All positions are voting positions and part of the Executive Board.
YPC President-Elect Responsibilities + Prior Experience
See below for more information on President-Elect responsibilities and ideal traits.
What You’ll Do
Duties of each of the three positions will vary based on the direction set by that year’s President. The President is the leader of the organization. In general, the President-Elect will assist the President and prepare to take over the following year. The President Ex-Officio will provide guidance to the President and President-Elect, and to the board.
As President, you are the face of the organization and leader of the board. You will work with the board to set the direction of the organization and ensure that the board’s goals are met in order to provide the best possible experience for members. You will represent YPC in the community and be a visible person at YPC events.
As President, you hold a seat on the Greater Des Moines Partnership Board of Directors. This board meets quarterly at dates determined by the Partnership and typically meet before regular business hours. In addition, as President, you will represent YPC on the Emerging Collaborative Board, which typically meets monthly outside of regular business hours. As President, you are responsible for responding, in a timely manner, to the firstname.lastname@example.org inquiries.
As President-Elect, you hold a seat on the Greater Des Moines Partnership Talent Development Board. This board meets quarterly at dates determined by the Partnership and typically meet during regular business hours. President-Elect will be the main point of contact for the organizational board as well as non-voting positions. The President-Elect will be the main point of contact for YPC committee leaders. You will be engaged in all the day-to-day activities of the organization.
What It Takes
- The ability to lead a diverse group of people
- Strong communication and organizational skills
- An attitude of service
- A deep understanding of YPC and the organization's structure
- Time Commitment: 12-20 hours per week
A Strong Candidate
- Has at least a year of experience on the YPC board
- Has a clear vision of how YPC can best fulfill its mission
- Has a strong relationship with fellow board members
- Has a strong knowledge of Partnership business and initiatives
3 Traits Describing an Ideal Candidate