Responsibilities of All Board Members

  • Starting 2023: new Board Members must be SHRM members

  • Attend and participate in Board Meetings

  • Generate ideas for events, initiatives, and other chapter activities

  • Support Membership in driving membership initiatives

  • Act as ambassadors for the organization


  • Lead the Board of Directors, Manage the Chapter, Oversight of all Chapter activities

  • Monitor the use, accounting, and handling of the chapter funds

  • Chair meetings of chapter and board officers (create agenda for board meetings)

  • Participate in/lead the development and implementation of short-term and long-term strategic planning for the chapter.

  • Attend state council meetings and actively participate in state council matters.  Provide information to state council as an elected representative of the chapter. Appoint proxy to attend state council meetings when unable to attend.

  • Maintain communication with the state council director and the SHRM Regional Team.

  • Communicate state, regional and/or SHRM’s goals, policies, and programs to chapter members.  Represent the state council to local chapter leaders and the membership.

  • File reports as needed to SHRM

  • Must hold a SHRM certification

President Elect/Vice President OPEN

  • Assist the president in overseeing all the activities of the chapter.  In the absence of the president, perform all the presidential responsibilities.

  • Perform all special projects as assigned by the president.

  • Participate in the development and implementation of short-term and long-term strategic planning for the chapter

  • Lead SHRM Foundation annual fundraising

  • Must hold a SHRM certification


  • Manage Chapter 501(a) status and filings

  • Maintain Chapter Executive Council Liability Insurance

  • Manage Chapter PO Box

  • Manage Chapter bank accounts and financial reports

  • Process receipts and payments

  • Assist in establishing budgets for the chapter, chapter events, etc

  • Maintain Gmail account

  • Forward emails from Gmail account to appropriate board members and manage the forwards from the account

  • Process job posting requests

  • Take minutes during board meetings and distribute minutes to board members after meetings (and save in google drive)

  • Support Chapter initiatives and events

Certification Director
  • Accountable for certification credits from HRCI and SHRM for all learning events

  • Maintain event attendance lists in chapter administrative system

  • Assist with seeking event feedback and communicating PDC codes

  • Manage UPHRA Certification Scholarship Program

  • Must hold a SHRM certification

    Events Directors-Two Board Seats

    • Accountable for a minimum of four events each calendar year

    • Responsible for full cycle event management including venue coordination, registration/attendee management, sponsor coordination, speaker coordination, etc

    • Responsible for website updates and maintenance for events and as requested

    • Monitor and Maintain “presenter interest” form

    • Seek feedback from Board and Chapter members on event management, event content, etc

    Membership Director

    • Manage membership through Chapter Administrative System and support with SHRM reporting

    • Welcome and communicate with new members

    • Respond to inquiries regarding membership

    • Manage member initiatives annually

    • Must be a SHRM National Member in good standing

    Communications Director

    • Responsible for Chapter Brand Management including annual theme and associated collateral 

    • Maintain an annual Social Media calendar

    • Curate and create content and post to UPHRA social media channels

    Legislative Affairs Director

    • Responsible for monitoring legislative issues relative to the HR profession and the Upper Peninsula region and sharing those as appropriate with chapter members

    • Provide basic, relevant legal updates to chapter members at least once per quarter

    • Maintain communication with MISHRM Legislative Affairs Director and participate in MISHRM and SHRM legal initatives

    Student Chapter Liaison

    • Manage the relationship with NMU's Student Chapter with both students and Faculty Advisor

    • Keep Board appraised of Student Chapter activities, needs, and supports that UPHRA could provide

    • Maintain open communication with MISHRM College Relations Director

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