ΣΑΜ Alumni Volunteer
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Take a look at the teams listed below, and click the down arrow to
learn the charge of committee serving opportunities available to you.
Develop program recommendation and initiatives to encourage and support involvement of alumni in the Fraternity. Assist staff with implementation of programs/initiatives approved by the Octagon. Engage professional firm to conduct the audit of the Fraternity, review and provide feedback to the auditors and the Octagon Conduct an internal audit methodology to be independent of the auditors Develop scope of work annually and source RFP for auditors at least once every three years
Engage professional firm to conduct the audit of the Fraternity, review and provide feedback to the auditors and the Octagon
Conduct an internal audit methodology to be independent of the auditors
Develop scope of work annually and source RFP for auditors at least once every three years
Blue Book Task Force
Identify and solicit opportunities to make changes to the Blue Book. Provide feedback to Octagon on the implications of recommended policy changes. Solicit membership for changes to the Blue Book Provide feedback on proposed policy changes to the Blue Book
Solicit membership for changes to the Blue Book
Provide feedback on proposed policy changes to the Blue Book
Develop a mutually beneficial partnership with the Boy Scouts of America through the National Jewish Committee on Scouting to engage young men and their fathers in values-based programming.
Provide outreach to Synagogues about chartering a Scouting Unit
Develop a communications plan for the Fraternity messaging to alumni
Identify current or past Scouts in Sigma Alpha Mu
Implement the educational strategic plan of Sigma Alpha Mu to help grow leadership capacity within Sigma Alpha Mu.
Implement stated objectives of the Educational Strategic Plan (June 2015)
Develop assessment strategy for fraternity programs Enhance and Execute established programming: DLI, CLD, and LC
Create and Implement an online education plan
Determine desired learning outcomes for fraternity membership throughout the undergraduate experience
To ensure the financial health of the Fraternity through the development of the annual budget and review of financial reports.
Develop the FY2018 Budget proposal for the Ocagon with input from all the Sigma alpha Mu related entities for approval by its Spring Meeting
Provide recommendations to staff regarding grant applications and reimbursement procedures
Review financial reports
Identify opportunities to support outreach efforts.
Provide counsel to members in crisis
Advise committees on outreach opportunities
Lead Memorial Service and Chaplain Committee at Convention
Identify opportunities to preserve and promote the archives of the Fraternity.
Develop an archival plan
Assess objects and archives by the Fraternity
Create a proposal to make historical artifacts and publications available to our membership and stakeholders
Provide counsel on legal issues and protect the interests of the Fraternity.
Review claims and provide guidance related to legal strategies
Consider exposure related to governance, compliance and legal structure
Develop sample contracts and agreements
Advise staff on issues with potential legal implications
Marketing and Communication
Guide the communications of the fraternity with its constituents. Audit existing communications strategies, channels and campaigns. Innovate the quarterly digital and print publication of the Octagonian. Set standards for Social Media use at the chapter and member level. Evaluate public relations policies and make recommendations for evolution of said policies. Audit existing communications and publications Develop communication strategies and plan to advance our strategic plan and the fraternity’s brand Identify opportunities to enhance the fraternity’s brand with partner organizations (Jewish entities and Higher Education) Provide editorial support for the Octagonian Improve effectiveness of digital communication channels
Audit existing communications and publications
Develop communication strategies and plan to advance our strategic plan and the fraternity’s brand
Identify opportunities to enhance the fraternity’s brand with partner organizations (Jewish entities and Higher Education)
Provide editorial support for the Octagonian
Improve effectiveness of digital communication channels
Philanthropy & Community Service
Make recommendations to Octagon regarding philanthropic and community service efforts. Coordinate execution of service project at SAM Leadership Conference. Help partner and promote the SAM Foundation’s efforts.
Develop strategies to increase philanthropic dollars raised and community service hours performed by chapters
Coordinate service project at the SAM Leadership Conference
Communicate with the philanthropic/service partner contacts
Provide recognition from the Fraternity to deserving individuals and chapters that exemplify our standards.
Identify and recommend chapter and individual awards that are outlined in the Blue Book.
Evaluate Chapter Performance Reports submitted by chapters, compile scores, and outline areas of improvement for each chapter.
Risk Management & Insurance
Review Risk Management Policy and risk-related insurance issues and make recommendations about policy to the Octagon. Participate in Risk Management and Insurance Contribution effort to advise the Budget/Finance Committee in annual preparation of the risk management budget portion of the Fraternity's overall budgeting process. Assist staff in implementation of insurance and risk management program.
Review and recommend policy updates related to Risk Management
Assess the effectiveness and adapt RMIC allocation model
Review insurance coverages (GL, Excess, Commercial Crime, D&O, Cyber, Property) with staff and James R. Favor & Company on annual renewal
Review implications of the insurance renewal timeline
Please Contact Alumni Engagement Director, Kelby Dolan, email@example.com