The Libertarian Party of Northern Virginia is seeking a dedicated leader to promote our mission within Fairfax County and the City of Fairfax. The Vice-Chair is a position on the governing board specially attuned to local issues and communities and works to boost LPNOVA’s local focus. The Vice-Chair is a leader that often acts as a “mini-Chair” as much as possible within their jurisdiction.
This is filling a vacancy on our board until our annual convention, typically held in early November, at which point candidates run and are elected by the wider membership.
- Attend 1-2 local meetings a month (county board, school board, local activist groups, etc.) to represent LPNOVA, recruit, and get fellow libertarians involved in their local community.
- Write up a brief blog or social media post on those meetings summarizing any presentation and discussion with your own opinions so our followers know we are active locally. Use this to encourage our audience to also get involved in the community.
- Represent LPNOVA at these meetings whenever possible to “get our name out there” and recruit new libertarians.
- Welcome and onboard new LP members, volunteers, and possibly major donors (once we get into active fundraising).
- Once a week search for new registered LP members using the CiviCRM platform, reaching out with an introduction when found.
- Respond to introductory e-mails within 24 hours (using time-saving templates when applicable).
- Set up 1:1 or small group sessions to meet and get to know the new individual as their importance warrants it.
- Find opportunities for them to volunteer based on their interests and availability.
- Keep eyes and ears open to local events and news, passing along 2-4 items per week to our social media team for them to share.
- Build a use a list of local news sources and community leaders to pull information from for our social media.
- Attend our monthly LPNOVA Board meetings (typically the 2nd Saturday lasting 1.5 hours).
- Submit a brief written “Vice-Chair Activity Report” summarizing all LPNOVA-related activities since the last meeting such as (but not limited to) local meetings attended, new individuals welcomed, LPNOVA events that have occurred, and content submitted for social media.
- Perform oversight and quality control of in-person events occurring within your jurisdiction.
- This does not mean acting as Event Organizer, merely high-level supervision to make sure they have the resources they need and are following through with their own responsibilities.
- Train Event Organizers to handle the “nuts and bolts” of planning and running our social, community service, and policy events.
All of this is estimated to take approximately 3.5 hours of work per week (with some weeks of local meetings being more, while other weeks being less).
Apply for this position
Someone from our Welcome Team should reach out to you within 48 hours to get to know you better and answer any of your questions about the position and the team!