Cabinet

Alumni Relations

Alumni Relations Cabinet (ARC) is a key component to the sustainability of our organization. The cabinet exists to continue strengthening the relationships with our alumni for UNAVSA’s current agenda and future progression.

ARC’s duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • The re-establishment and execution of the Alumni Mentorship Program
  • Acting as the liaison between alumni and UNAVSA throughout the year (to include conference) in order to keep them engaged
  • Creating and executing year-round programming geared towards UNAVSA alumni specifically
  • Being responsible for the maintenance and execution of the Alumni Donor Fund
  • The establishment, maintenance and upkeep of the UNAVSA Alumni Directory

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Civic Engagement

The Civic Engagement Committee (CEC) will lead both educational and mobilization efforts of the general UNAVSA membership to promote civic knowledge and action. The committee will be in charge of researching and keeping constituents up to date on historical and current events that influence the Greater Vietnamese community, as well as on social movements in Canada, the United States, and worldwide. Lastly, the committee will collect and distribute resources to aid members in best practices of civic engagement.

CEC’s duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Release regular updates on historical current events, with an inclination towards policy education
  • Look to incorporate any organizational or external partnership collaboration that includes civic engagement
  • Creating and upkeeping the public Civic Engagement section on VSAcademy that will contain tiered information regarding voting, bill support/non-support, social movements, etc.
  • Spearheading campaigns for constituents to step into real-world civic action

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CPP Audit

The Audit Committee will work closely with the previous year’s beneficiary to oversee that funds are ethically being appropriated according the the project proposal as presented at the UNAVSA conference. The CPP Audit Director and the team will work closely with audit organization to bring a presentation at the next UNAVSA conference. They will also manage the project timeline and make sure the beneficiary will adhere to the timeline proposed.

Duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Work closely with the Treasurer to proceed with collecting a audit report from previous beneficiary
  • Receive a report on allocation of funds from beneficiary (after the beneficiary has received funds from UNAVSA)
  • Present report to the Executive Board for approval
  • Assist in inviting Beneficiary back to present progress over one (1) year to the conference attendees or facilitate as primary presenter at conference

Committee Staff

CPP Campaign

The CPP Campaign Committee will serve as the main point of contact when the Beneficiary is chosen by constituents at the Annual UNAVSA Leadership Conference.

Duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Work with the previous year’s beneficiary to develop a Campaign, with support from the Executive Board and the CORR
  • Track and manage the financial progress of the project with transparency
  • Represent UNAVSA with integrity at CPP events and to external entities
  • Coordinate and implement regional efforts and events, including:
    • Develop forms and procedures (i.e., sponsorship forms, marketing strategies)
    • Track progress of events
    • Utilize technological means to coordinate multiple regions’ activities
    • Author press releases

Committee Staff

CPP Engagement

The Engagement committee will facilitate and maintain the relationship between UNAVSA and past CPP applicants & beneficiaries. The team will work closely with each beneficiary to showcase the results of past CPP projects by providing reports on the progress, results, and impact of UNAVSA’s efforts. They will also be responsible for engaging with current and past CPP prospects to build partnerships with each organization to provide direct opportunities for our members to engage with these nonprofits outside of just fundraising.

Duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Initiate and maintain communication between UNAVSA and CPP current and past prospects
  • Providing constituents opportunities to directly interact and engage with CPP prospects beyond fundraising efforts (internships, volunteering, etc.)
  • Work with CPP beneficiaries to create reports and materials to highlight the progress, results, and impact of each project
  • Engage with CPP prospects for future partnerships with UNAVSA
  • Create press releases concerning the progress of the current beneficiary

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CPP Selection

The CPP Selection Committee will serve as the main point of contact for applicants interested in being the next Beneficiary. They’re also in charge of enacting a fair, just system when screening applications, and serve as moderators to the candidates.

Duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Oversee the application and proposal submission process
  • Oversee and facilitate preliminary elections of the top three (3) candidates for the CPP
  • Facilitate with the presentation, debate, and election of the beneficiary from the top three (3)
  • Represent UNAVSA with integrity through all external entities
  • Oversee transition of communication and materials with upcoming campaign director
  • Create, educate, and Market the CPP selection process at the Conference and on the Internet

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Information Technology

Information & Technology (IT) committee manages all information systems, communications, and databases for UNAVSA year-round (including conference IT needs).

IT’s duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Website creation, management, and maintenance of front-end and back-end
  • Management and maintenance of the website content for all UNAVSA’s projects and committees
  • Creation and management of high-level technical initiatives
  • Communicate with Conference team regarding conference-related technical projects including:
    • Management and maintenance of the conference registration system
    • Communicate with appropriate committees to provide registrant data for research purposes
    • Providing onsite website support during the conference weekend
  • Communicate with Marketing and Public Relations regarding organizational branding guidelines on produced content
  • Provide overall technical support and assistance to internal staff

Committee Staff

Marketing & Public Relations

The Marketing & Public Relations (MPR) Cabinet is a year-round operating committee. MPR provides support across all of UNAVSA’s various projects, including cabinet, CPP, and our annual leadership conference.

Duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Unite under a single committee vision
  • Development & Execution of Marketing Campaigns
    • Social Networking including: Facebook, Snapchat, Conference Website, UNAVSA Blog
    • Press Releases for all major updates and announcements
    • Promotions & Discount incentives
  • Media Coverage
    • Invite local and national media groups to cover conference (SBTN, Little Saigon TV/Radio, etc.)
    • Contacts and hosts local media and news publications
  • Communicates with Conference Media Tech for content to publish
  • Organizes T-Shirt design contest

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Sponsorship

The Marketing & Public Relations (MPR) Cabinet is a year-round operating committee. MPR provides support across all of UNAVSA’s various projects, including cabinet, CPP, and our annual leadership conference.

Sponsorship (SPO) Cabinet is the backbone of our organization. The cabinet exists to help secure funding for UNAVSA’s current programs (including conference) and for new programs.

Duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Creation of new sponsorship material (i.e. – sponsorship packet)
  • Identify and secure new funding opportunities for UNAVSA general operations and conference
  • Outreach to new potentials sponsors
  • Maintenance of existing sponsors’ relationship
  • Sponsorship collection and tracking of dates with all correspondences
  • Communicate with sponsors regarding new updates and surveys
  • Obtaining and distribution donation acknowledgement and thank you gifts for sponsors
  • Creation and distribution of UNAVSA’s tax receipts to sponsors accordingly

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VSAcademy

The Marketing & Public Relations (MPR) Cabinet is a year-round operating committee. MPR provides support across all of UNAVSA’s various projects, including cabinet, CPP, and our annual leadership conference.

VSAcademy Cabinet (VSA) exists to create and promote year-round online programming and learning resources that supplement programming from the annual Leadership Conference and One Day Seminars. VSAcademy’s main mission is to educate constituents with original content in the form of articles, videos, podcasts, etc., forming a centralized resource hub. Many topics are best taught in collaborative workshop environments that allow members to discuss and apply learnings. Other topics, where are more valuable when presented in expository and authoritative approaches. VSAcademy will take lead in topics exclusive to the committee as well as cross collaboration topics with other committees that span across cultural, personal, professional, organizational development and civic engagement.

Duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Recruit personnel to contribute to our programming and resources as presenters, panelists, and writers
  • Organize webinars and online panel discussions on various topics
  • Coordinate with Cabinet IT to organize and maintain VSAcademy website
  • Create educational content such as videos, articles, and podcasts for VSAcademy
  • Collaborate with any other committees that may want to utilize VSAcademy’s platforms

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