2019-2020 ProductCamp Austin Board Candidates
By charter rule, ProductCamp Austin (PCA) will hold board elections during the September 14th ProductCamp Austin 23 event. The board positions and candidates are:
Responsible for leadership and overall direction of PCA. Presides over board meetings and PCA planning team functions. Moderates planning committee, builds consensus and breaks ties where required. Serves as the public face of PCA. Responsible for understanding what makes ProductCamp a special group and event and preserving that spirit.
Time Commitment: Ranges from 5 hours a week between events to 10+ hours/week during heaving planning.
Qualifications: Must have served as a PCA board member previously.
Responsible for managing PCA’s budget and accounts payable and receivable. Provides quarterly updates to the board about PCA’s budget status. Signatory for PCA checks. Responsible for non-profit filings with IRS and State of Texas.
Time Commitment: Varies.
Responsible for the recruitment of new and existing PCA sponsors. Drives funding for PCA as an organization and for PCA events. Main point of contact for sponsors and is responsible for establishing, building, and maintaining sponsor relationships. Defines value proposition for sponsorship and sponsorship tiers. Manages sponsors team.
Time Commitment: Ranges from 1-2 hours/week between events to 10+ hours/week during the 2 months before PCA.
Responsible for driving messaging execution for PCA events via a variety of channels: social and traditional. Manages the marketing team, and the PCA event website, facebook, and twitter accounts. Coordinates with other board members and volunteers for ongoing website updates.
Time Commitment: Ranges from 1-2 hours/week to 10+ hours/week leading up to events.
At Large Board Member
Collaborates with officers and other at-large board members to operate the organization. Responsibilities vary based on the talents and skillsets of the board and the timing of unconferences and events.
At large board member responsibilities may include:
- Logistics. Recruit and coordinate PCA volunteers for a variety of activities. Run PCA registration, setup and teardown, onsite vendor coordination, timekeepers and note-takers, materials and giveaways, and coordination with the PCA venue(s). Manage the logistics team and maintain PCA master project plan.
- Sessions. Recruit volunteer-led sessions at PCA events. Determine what types of sessions are in-demand, and drive PCA members to offer sessions. Run the voting process on the day of PCA events where applicable. Manage the sessions team.
- Employer Relations. Form relationships with Austin area employers. Understand employer needs in the product management, product marketing, and related areas and advise PCA of how to address these needs. Lead and organize recruiting-roundup. Manage the employer relations team.
- Sustainability/Secretary. Define the ongoing strategy and path to sustain and grow PCA as a mature organization for the product management and marketing community. Manage the non-event PCA website, capture and maintain PCA event content after-the-fact, and advise the board on how to evolve the PCA organization for the future. Manage the sustainability team.
Read bios of the current Board Members.