Chapter Coordinators provide a crucial link between HLAA’s headquarters and our chapters. They foster growth among current chapters and help start new chapters. Coordinators forge strong ties with leaders and show them how the HLAA national organization supports and benefits their organizations. Their work can enhance state organizations. If you are a current coordinator, please become thoroughly familiar with all of the material posted in the Leader Support section.
Coordinators, just like chapter and state organization leaders, are volunteer members committed to our mission. HLAA headquarters staff appoints them after getting input from HLAA State organizations and Chapters in their area. (State organizations are not a requirement for a state to have coordinators.) The position entails a time commitment averaging one to 10 hours per week. Critical components for coordinators’ effective performance include easy computer access and Internet savvy, strong communication skills, HLAA membership, previous or current leadership of an HLAA State organization or Chapter, the ability to forge strong alliances, and the willingness and availability to travel. Coordinator may apply for reimbursement of work expenses such as travel etc. HLAA coordinators also receive a reduced convention registration fee. Learn more by reading the Chapter Coordinator Guidelines.
Coordinators report the activities of their chapters twice annually to HLAA’s headquarters staff and serve an average of two to ten years in the position. Large states geographically or by population often have two or more coordinators who each handle a designated section of the state.
Coordinators also project the professional image of the organization in all communications particularly via email and in person. Review the information in the Publicity section for details.