Missouri Career Development Association

Engage with MoCDA


Joining a MoCDA committee helps you to meet colleagues, develop skills, and contribute to the organization’s membership. Our committees can serve a variety of interests. Which one is right for you?

Communications Committee: Tell our members and the general public about events, news, and accomplishments.

Connections Committee: Foster relationship-building in your local area of the state through roundtables or other networking events. 

Membership Committee: Provide a welcoming presence for new and returning members and reach out to prospective members. 

Professional Development Committee: Provide opportunities for our members to learn through webinars and an annual conference.  

Leadership Positions

Committee Chairs

Committee chairs lead the four committees of MoCDA – Communication, Membership, Professional Development, and Connections.  Committees typically have 2-4 members. Each committee chair also sits on the leadership board along with members of the executive board. The leadership board meets once every other month via teleconference. Committee chairs are asked to serve a two-year term, from May 1-April 30.

Communication Chair: Provides direction and oversight for the organization’s communication efforts to ensure communication with the membership. Some examples include writing and organizing a quarterly membership newsletter, sending out email communications to members, and marketing the MoCDA events to members, prospective members, and the general public. The communication chair also works with the web master to maintain the MoCDA website with pertinent information.

Connections Chair: Provides a means of connecting members in their local communities for professional development as well as coordinating community liaisons, thus ensuring connection to the larger organization. Some examples include initiating, developing, and managing roundtable discussions on career-related topics, researching and exploring additional networking opportunities for members, and receiving reports from liaisons to share with the boards. The connections chair may also lead roundtable discussions. MoCDA currently averages 2-3 roundtables each year.

Membership Chair: Provides direction and oversight for organization’s membership committee to ensure a welcoming environment for new and returning members. Some examples include processing membership applications and renewals, sending out new member communications, and tracking membership renewals. The membership chair also generates, along with the membership committee, ideas for recruiting new MoCDA members.

Professional Development Chair: Provides direction and oversight for the organization’s professional development to engage membership in organizational events. Some examples include organizing the spring conference and 2-3 webinars each year. This individual may also coordinate with other professional organizations to provide professional development opportunities to our membership. The professional development chair has support from the board in planning the spring conference, but also utilizes their committee and recruits volunteers to assist with professional development events.

Executive Board

Executive board members are selected via membership ballot each year in April. The executive board includes the President, President-Elect, Past President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Each executive board members serves a one-year term, except for the Secretary and Treasurer, who serve a two-year term. The executive board meets via teleconference for one hour a month.

President: Provides leadership to the organization to achieve goals and maintain forward progression of the organization. Other responsibilities include leading executive board meetings, guiding the organization to achieve goals set by the leadership board, developing a nomination ballot for new officers, and maintaining an archive of important materials for continuation of the organization.

President-Elect: Provides assistance with leadership for the organization and supports implementation of mission and programs. Other responsibilities include performing presidential duties when the President is not available, facilitating leadership board meetings, recruiting committee chairs, and preparing the annual budget for the following year.

Past President: Consults with executive board leaders and manages special projects. Other responsibilities include serving as the chairperson of the MoCDA nominations and elections committee, assisting in recruiting members for leadership positions, and conducting elections and tabulating results.

Secretary: Keeps records of the executive and leadership board meetings and distributes those to board members. Other responsibilities include maintaining executive and leadership board rosters and updating as required, assisting the president in tracking meeting discussions and ensuring open items are closed, and maintaining a virtual document storage system.

Treasurer: Oversees the financial aspects of the organization and maintains the financial accounting. Other responsibilities include transferring money from Pay Pal account to bank account at least once per month, connecting with the accountant to prepare for end of year review/audit, file 990-N to IRS each year, and recommending to executive board any needed modifications in procedures for managing fiscal affairs of the organization.

If you are interested in learning more about a committee, joining our board, or running for an office, please contact info@mo-cda.org.

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