Chapter Organizational Structure

Unite For Sight must approve all officers and volunteers who represent Unite For Sight in the community and at their university, and all volunteers must demonstrate professionalism and commitment. Officers are required and expected to fulfill their duties, and the Chapter President and/or Unite For Sight may remove an inactive officer at any time.

Officer Selection

Unite For Sight staff members select highly-qualified and committed students for the below officer positions. The selection process includes a short written application and a telephone interview. Officers are typically selected in February to allow for a smooth transition between each leadership team, but positions will occasionally become available throughout the year. To learn about available positions and apply to be an officer, email Lila Kerr at lkerr@uniteforsight.org.

Officer Positions

The success of the chapter depends on creative and dedicated leadership. Unite For Sight has developed the following officer positions based on years of experience with student groups. It is important that every chapter follow this successful structure in order to ensure that the organization runs efficiently.

President (Chapter Leader)

  • Ensure that the chapter meets the monthly fundraising requirements and adheres to Unite For Sight's policies and procedures.
  • Verify that all volunteers promptly complete registration and training.
  • Maintain communication with Unite For Sight, including biweekly phone calls with the Chapter Coordinator during regular business hours (9am – 5pm ET). These phone conversations are generally 5-15 minutes.
  • Submit monthly updates through the chapter login system. These updates include a description of all activities, each officer’s contributions and meeting minutes.
  • Delegate and closely monitor the involvement of other officers. The President must maintain close communication with all other officers, including update reports from each officer on a weekly basis.

Chair

  • Maintain communication with other officers in order to ensure that tasks are completed on time.
  • Coordinate volunteer sign-ups for chapter events.
  • Plan educational and awareness events. See the Global Health Event Toolkit for suggestions.
  • Work with other officers to coordinate fundraisers.

Vice President of Campus Fundraising

  • Coordinate at least one on-campus fundraising event each month (see Fundraising Toolkit) such as bake sales, on-campus benefit concerts, on-campus dances, tutoring for donations, etc.
  • On a weekly basis, submit an emailed weekly update report about the week's tasks to the President.

Vice President of Fundraising Outreach

  • Coordinate at least one off-campus fundraising event each month (see Fundraising Toolkit) such as donations of a percentage of profits from restaurants on a specified night, car washes, etc.
  • Organize campaigns to fundraise among the family and friends of chapter volunteers using the online fundraising page.
  • On a weekly basis, submit an emailed weekly update report about the week's tasks to the President.

Vice President of Finance

  • Identify university funding sources for university-based expenses, and apply for funding. (Fundraising by the chapter cannot be used for the student organization's expenses.)
  • Maintain financial records.
  • Work with other officers to coordinate fundraisers.

Vice President of Communication

  • Recruit chapter members.
  • Publicize fundraising, education and awareness events.

Module 4: Fundraising Toolkit>>