Family Leader Application

Lead a family of fellow attendees

Family Leader Applications Are Now Open

Are you attending UNAVSA-14 Conference in New Orleans but also looking for a leadership opportunity? Be our guest, and apply to be a Family Leader today! The UNAVSA-14 Family Programming Committee is looking for 16 cast members to help make a difference, and unlock the present for our 300+ attendees at conference!

The UNAVSA-14 Family Programming Committee invites anyone who wants to make a positive impact to apply for the Family Leader position. Do not be discouraged if you have not attended a UNAVSA conference, because the Family Programming Committee will assist you along the way to ensure that you are well-prepared for the conference. In addition, if you’re not fully registered or still on the waitlist, you are still eligible to apply. 

ABOUT Being a Family Leader 

Family Leader REquirements
  • Applicants cannot be a current staff member, conference or general committee director, or executive board member of UNAVSA
  • Applicants must apply and submit a resume and video following the instructions listed on the application
ReSponsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To
  • Leading a group of 20 conference attendees in icebreakers and activities
  • Contacting your conference attendees prior to conference – get your family excited and energized for conference
  • Serving as the main point of contact for attendees to ask questions and share concerns with
  • Representing the UNAVSA organization; exemplify professionalism and leadership
  • Be inviting, energetic, and enthusiastic! Facilitate interactions between family members!
  • Your mission is to create a sense of “family” among your group members and make the conference a memorable experience!
Expectations
  • 1 to 3 hours per week time commitment
  • Bi-weekly check-in conference calls with Family Programming Director
  • Availability to constantly communicate via e-mail, phone, etc. and always be responsive
  • Willingness to work with other youth leaders/attendees
  • Ensure and encourage active participation in Family System activities
  • Actively and promptly communicate with either the Director of Family Programming or Committee Members if there are issues during the conference
  • Capability to attend meetings with Family Programming Committee after conference activities when scheduled
  • Fill out Doodle times for Family Leader Orientation when requested
  • Be present and encourage attendance for conference programming; ensuring your family will get the most out of their experience
  • Please be aware that drinking alcohol or consuming drugs for non-medical reasoning during conference and before GALA is prohibited
  • Be familiar with Facebook, Twitter, and GroupMe (for Family Activity purposes)

Application Timeline

  • Deadline for Family Leader applications is Saturday, May 6th, 2017 at 11:59PM Pacific Time
  • The Family Leader Application will be a two-step application process. If your application passes the first round, you’ll be contacted to set-up an interview for the second round.

    Ready to Apply?

    Proceed to the application linked below. For any questions about being a family leader, please contact conference.family@unavsa.org.