The AAIR Executive Committee has developed a suite of portfolios. Portfolios are allocated to Executive Committee members on an annual basis based on interest and expertise.
The management of portfolios is reviewed at each subsequent Executive Committee meeting that coincides with the Annual Forum in any given year.
The AAIR Executive Officer completes most day-to-day activities outlined in the portfolios, and each portfolio leader liaises with the AAIR Executive Officer.
Brief portfolio reports are provided to the AAIR Secretary at least one week prior to each Executive Committee Teleconference as per the reporting schedule.
All portfolio leaders liaise with the AAIR Executive Officer in regard to their specific portfolios; however, the AAIR President will have overarching responsibility for overseeing the AAIR Executive Officer.
The publications, communications and social media portfolio leader is responsible for overseeing the production of forum proceedings, annual reports, newsletters, bulletins, the blog, and any other publications that AAIR may initiate from time to time. The portfolio leader is also responsible for overseeing the management of the AAIR social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn (company page, showcase pages, and the SIG LinkedIn groups). Also included in this portfolio is liaison with the AAIR Executive Officer regarding the ongoing management and maintenance of the AAIR website and its contents and associated resources, such as the AAIR domain name, website, and email hosting. The Editorial Board rests under this portfolio.
The professional development portfolio leader is responsible for liaison and forward-planning around the AAIR Annual Forum and AAIR SIG Forum, as well as any regional AAIR events, online webinars, other training opportunities, the AAIR fellowships, and other professional development opportunities. Responsibility also covers events listed on the events page on the AAIR website and ensuring that there are sufficient opportunities available for members.
The special interest groups portfolio leader is responsible for managing and maintaining the AAIR SIGs, as well as ensuring that the SIG pages on the website are kept up to date. Liaison with the membership and mailing lists portfolio leader may be required regarding SIG related external communications to the membership and dissemination of any information relevant to the AAIR readership.
The sales, marketing and promotional materials portfolio leader is responsible for all sales and marketing opportunities AAIR engages in, as well as promotional materials that are distributed from time to time as giveaways at AAIR fora and/or AAIR sponsored events. This portfolio could also include implementing a paid advertising policy and a paid job listing system in the future.
The relationship management and development portfolio leader is responsible for managing liaison with partners, associates, and organisations with affiliations with AAIR. This portfolio leader will explore how AAIR manages, relates to, and works with its partners, and develop a policy around sponsor liaison, including regular communication with sponsors.
The membership and mailing lists portfolio leader is responsible for formalising the process for the way AAIR obtains and maintains its members and associated data, including, invoicing and general management of the membership database and mailing lists held by the Association.
The strategic planning portfolio leader is responsible for all matters pertaining to the current standing and future direction of the Association; specifically, the strategic direction and how to operationalise it. This portfolio leader will regularly review the Association’s strategic approach, facilitate strategic planning meetings as required, and prepare a plan for the way forward.
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