ASSISTANT STATE COORDINATOR
ASSISTANT STATE COORDINATOR'S REPORT
As many of you know, the time before Carol Umbenhauer’s retirement as our Office Manager is not measured in years any more. While we hope that she will continue to serve A.B.A.T.E. in any role she wishes to, the reality is that we have to make some plans.
Toward that end, the Board formed a standing committee in January that we call the “Operations Committee”. This committee is charged with planning the transition and it consists of Carol Umbenhauer (Office Manager), Shari Kruger (State Treasurer), Scott Minich (District 2 Rep), Lenny Young (District 3 Rep), and is chaired by yours truly.
We met for the first time on Wednesday March 13th in the State Office. While many of the committee’s discussions will not be published in Between The Lines, I can say that we are making good progress. No decisions have been made yet as to exactly what we’re going to do but a good foundation is in place.
One of the things we decided in our first meeting is to sample the interest within A.B.A.T.E. of PA in some of the positions that could become part of our discussions. The rest of this column is devoted to that. These are not active positions, just ideas we are considering.
Position 1, Office Manager, full time, based in Lemoyne PA: This would be a full time position responsible for all duties currently being performed by Carol. This person would be able to work without supervision, be computer proficient, able to organize complex tasks, and be a good multitasker. This person would live within commuting distance of the existing state office.
Position 2, Office Manager, full time, based somewhere not in Lemoyne PA: This is essentially the same as Position 1 except that the state office would be relocated to an as-yet undetermined location elsewhere in the state. The intent is to increase the geographical area from which prospective candidates could be pulled.
Position 3, Office Assistant, part time, location undetermined: This would be a part time (approximately 1/3 time) position that would answer and route phone and email, prepare and make bank deposits, and provide other administrative functions currently being performed by Carol. This position could be in the existing state office or another office location rented by the organization.
Position 4, Membership Assistant, part time, location undetermined: This would be a part time (approximately 1/3 time) position that would carry out all functions associated with membership functions for the organization. Using equipment and supplies provided by the organization, this position would enter all incoming membership data, mail out membership cards/patches/pins, renewal letters, and membership lists per request. If the individual filling the position had a space in their residence that could be dedicated to this position, it could be done from home.
Position 5, Newsletter Editor, part time, location undetermined: This would be a part time (approximately 1/3 time) position that would carry out all functions associated with organizing and publishing Between The Lines. Using equipment and software provided by the organization, this position would proof all incoming articles, layout the publication for printing, handle relations and billing with the printer, and coordinate generating the mailing list with the Membership Assistant. If the individual filling the position had a space in their residence that could be dedicated to this position, it could be done from home.
If you (or someone you know), might be interested in one of these potential positions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your reason for interest and any qualifications you have that might be relevant. Again, I emphasize that these are not currently open positions. We are just trying to gauge the level of interest within the organization.