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Join our Leadership Council

Updated on 3/6/2017 11:20:02 AM

ACAP is seeking 3-4 volunteers for its Leadership Council. The purpose of the ACAP Leadership Council is to create vision, develop policy, ensure accountability and provide leadership, advocacy and general promotion for ACAP so as to support the coalition’s mission and needs. Leadership Council members must be members of ACAP (membership is initiated by completing a membership form), live, work, attend school or volunteer in Alexandria and demonstrate a commitment to reducing the adolescent pregnancy rate.

Leadership Council Member Position Description and Expectations

Why ACAP Matters

ACAP believes every young person in Alexandria deserves the chance to reach his or her highest potential. Our mission is to empower Alexandria’s young people while keeping teen pregnancy rates at their lowest.

To assure a safe and positive environment for teens, ACAP works with individuals and community organizations who are committed to the health and wellbeing of youth. As a city serving organization, we:

  • actively involve young people in discussions, decisions and programs,
  • engage community members with diverse skills and talents who value youth as contributors to our community,
  • develop partnerships and facilitate collaboration within a network of youth serving organizations, and
  • help reduce teen pregnancy through community education, youth development and partners’ programs.

The ACAP Leadership Council

The purpose of the ACAP Leadership Council is to create vision, develop policy, ensure accountability, and provide leadership, advocacy and general promotion for ACAP so as to support the coalition’s mission and needs.

Major responsibilities of the Council*:

  • Provide leadership and advisement to ACAP
  • Guide and direct strategic planning for ACAP
  • Participate in ACAP committees: Latino Outreach, Youth Development, Research and Best Practices, Schools, or Advocacy
  • Formulate and oversee policies and procedures
  • Oversee ACAP initiatives and evaluate outcomes
  • Promote the coalition
  • Provide outreach and recruitment of new members
  • Participate in evaluation of ACAP Coordinator

*Members of the council share these responsibilities while acting in the interest of ACAP. Each member is expected to make recommendations based on his or her experience and vantage point in the community.

Length of term: Two years, which may be renewed for an indefinite number of terms, pending re-election

Meetings and time commitment (approximately four – five hours a month):

  • The Leadership Council meets monthly July through June at a date and time to be determined by members of the Leadership Council through an online survey. Meetings typically last 2 hours.
  • Committees of the council meet on a monthly basis, pending their respective work agenda.
  • Leadership Council members are asked to attend special events, trainings, and meetings as their schedule permits.

Expectations of Council Members:

  • Attend and participate in council meetings on a regular basis, and special events/trainings/meetings as able.
  • Participate in a standing committee of the council, and serve on ad-hoc committees as necessary.
  • Be alert to community concerns that can be addressed by ACAP’s mission, objectives, and initiatives.
  • Help communicate and promote ACAP’s mission and initiatives to the community.
  • Understand the policies and procedures of ACAP.

For more information please contact Lisette.Torres@alexandriava.gov