Volunteer Descriptions- Other Officials
Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Coordinator/s
Academy Research Council Liaison/s
Website Committee Chair
Student Representative Position
Social Networking Coordinator
Policy and Advocacy Leader
Electronic Mailing List (EML) Coordinator
Newsletter Editor(s) will be appointed by the Chair and approved by the RDPG Committee for a two (2) year term and may be reappointed for (1) additional term. Functions of the Newsletter Editor(s) are to:
a. Prepare general outline and production schedule for four (4) newsletter issues per year.
b. Edit all articles, reports, etc. to be published.
c. Communicate guidelines for article submission.
d. Arrange all newsletter services.
e. Perform other duties as specified in the current job description.
f. Work with the Continuing Professional Education Coordinator to identify and prepare articles for
continuing professional education credit. Return to Top
a. Work with the Newsletter Editor(s) to prepare articles for continuing professional education (CPE) credit.
b. Coordinate with Newsletter Editor and DPG Relations Manager to ensure all CPE self-study criteria are being met (e.g. obtaining qualified item writers and content experts) per policy C-14 and that CPE Accreditation Standards are consistently met.
c. Maintain lists of all CPE participants as applicable.
d. Obtain CPE for webinars and other PG activities as needed and submit requests online for CPE approval. Return to Top
Academy Research Council Liaison/s appointee/s will be suggested to the President of the Academy by the RDPG Chair upon consultation with the Executive Committee. The Academy President assigns the term length. Return to Top
a. Develop a committee to maintain the website.
b. Troubleshoot member concerns with access
c. Update the website pages that are currently active.
d. Provide direction to the webmaster for design or changes. Return to Top
a. Establish awards based on funds available that year
b. Develop criteria to evaluate awards
c. Oversee advertising of DPG awards in coordination with the Academy, Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the DPG Secretary.
d. Create a committee to systematically review awards based on criteria developed for evaluating awards
e. Contact award winners and those who did not get the awards
f. Provide awards to winners at FNCE Return to Top
a. Provide quarterly updates for The Digest in coordination with the Newsletter Editor
b. Provide quarterly announcements for monthly eblasts and LinkedIn in coordination with the secretary and social networking coordinator.
c. Help advertise awards to increase student involvement in the DPG.
d. Send fellowship and grant opportunities out on the EML
e. Complete one project as designated by the needs of the DPG and Executive Committee. This may include but is not limited to projects for The Digest, the website, and increasing student member engagement and retention. Return to Top
a. Form a sponsorship committee to review contracts and elicit sponsors
b. Communicate status of sponsorship in monthly reports to Executive Committee
c. Update the prospectus annually or as needed
d. Coordinate contracts between sponsors, Academy, and RDPG Return to Top
a. Work with sponsors and presenters for successful webinars
b. Work with CPE Coordinator and apply for CEU using Academy-approved means
c. Coordinate advertising and sign-up efforts with Academy liaison and RDPG Secretary
d. Work with Academy liaison to ensure that RDPG members are free for webinars and an appropriate price for non-members that would like to attend webinar
e. Run webex license during webinar
f. Coordinate smooth functioning of webinars. For example, conduct practice runs of webinars as appropriate
g. Moderate live webinars
h. Record webinars as needed for archiving on DPG’s member area of website.
i. Work with Website Coordinator to ensure webinars are archived on the DPG’s member’s only site Return to Top
a. Connect interested students to interested mentors
b. Trouble-shoot when necessary to best help ensure mentees and mentors have a positive experience Return to Top
a. Oversee the RDPG’s current social media (ex. LinkedIn) and any future expansions of social media.
b. Ensure participants in social media are RDPG members
c. Manage all social media which includes:
i. Rights to group as manager
ii. Making changes as needed to assure smooth running of social media while maintaining a reputable social presence of the RDPG
iii. Monitor DPG member posts
iv. Provide at least monthly posts
d. Communicate to the Exec Committee at monthly meetings current membership numbers and social networking traffic and activity
e. Adhere to the Academy’s Social Media Guidelines Return to Top
a. Communicate monthly membership numbers (full members, retired, student) to the Executive Committee at monthly meetings.
b. Encourage membership renewal in April/May.
c. Send welcome email to renewing members in June.
d. Contact members who chose not to renew to encourage membership
e. Work with the student representative and others relative to membership as needed. Return to Top
Policy and Advocacy Leader (PAL) will be appointed by the Chair and serve a three year term. Functions are to:
a. Attending Public Policy Workshop each year in Washington DC
b. Communicate as needed, or at least quarterly, Academy policy initiatives to members – EML, eblast – with direct links to Academy’s Grassroot’s Manager
c. Refer to Academy policy P-5 DPG/MIG Involvement with Legislation and Public Policy Issues for more details on job responsibilities. Return to Top
a. Oversee the RDPG’s EML
b. Ensure participants in EML are RDPG members
c. Manage EML which includes:
i. Rights to group as manager
ii. Making changes as needed to assure smooth running of EML
iii. Monitor DPG member posts
iv. Provide at least monthly posts if there are no posts that month.
d. Communicate to the Exec Committee at monthly meetings current membership numbers and activity Return to Top