Get Involved

Looking to get involved with the chapter? You can lend a hand for just a few hours, jump in and tackle a larger project, or make a commitment to the chapter to serve for at least a full term/year. Even if you are not a member of STC or STC-MGL, we have opportunities for you to gain valuable experience and make connections.

If you’re interested in doing something but not sure what, keep reading for more information or send us an email.

Opportunities

Join a virtual coffee meetup

We have virtual coffee meetups monthly throughout the program year. Interested in joining? Check out our Events page to join our next meetup.

Write a blog post for stc-mgl.org

Add to your portfolio of work and gain a searchable byline by writing an article for our website that is of interest to technical communicators. You can write a book review, recap an event you attended, discuss software, examine trends in technical communication, or research any number of other subjects. A member of STC-MGL will provide feedback and work with you to publish your article on our website. Email our webmaster to learn more.

Become a mentor or a mentee

By becoming a mentor, you can give back to your profession and see it with fresh eyes by sharing your expertise with aspiring technical communicators. By becoming a mentee, you can learn more about the technical communication profession. See our mentoring program page  for more information.

Speak at one of our events

Do you want to give a presentation that relates to technical communication? Please submit your proposal and we’ll follow up with you.

Host a networking event in your area

If you want to organize a meetup with other technical communications professionals, let us know!

Executive Administrative Council

The STC-MGL chapter has an elected executive administrative council that works hand-in-hand with dedicated committee managers. As a team, we run all chapter operations, support our members, maintain our website, post to social media, serve as advisors and mentors, plan and run events, and so much more!

If you’re an STC-MGL member, you can run for an elected position on the executive administrative council. Not a member yet? Join here!

Please email our our nominations manager  for more information about supporting any of the roles described below. We are always looking for talented, motivated people to grow with us.

President

Oversees chapter operations, sets goals for the chapter, and helps members and volunteers plan, organize, and conduct the various chapter activities. The president takes over the immediate past president position in the following chapter term.

Vice president

Supports the president in all aspects of the chapter as needed and takes over the president’s role in the following chapter term.

Immediate past president

Serves as the nominations committee chair and continues to advise and support chapter-level initiatives and the goals of the current president.

Treasurer

Manages the chapter’s budget, funds, financial records, and all other financial operations.

Secretary

Records the meeting minutes for council meetings, reminds other council members of upcoming events and meetings, maintains the council’s contact information, and archives chapter materials as needed.

Committee Managers

The committee managers are vital to our chapter and participate in council meetings and chapter decision-making, and many of these roles can be performed remotely if you live outside of southeastern Michigan.

Membership manager

Maintains lists of current and prospective members, welcomes new members to the chapter, develops ideas for attracting new members, and answers questions that prospective members might have about the chapter.

Publicity manager

Promotes chapter events and activities as well as other events in the community of interest to STC-MGL chapter members. Works with the social media manager to increase public awareness of both our profession and the STC.

Social media manager

Promotes STC-MGL chapter activities as well as those of the STC and other organizations on the chapter’s social media accounts. Expands the social media network and connections of  STC-MGL within the broader technical communication community.

Webmaster

Maintains and manages the STC-MGL website, administers the chapter email system, explores new technologies and ideas for online resources, and helps to recruit chapter members and volunteers to create website content.

Mentoring program coordinator

Facilitates the STC-MGL mentoring program and helps match prospective mentees with the best  possible mentor.

Educational liaison

Coordinates communication between STC-MGL members and colleges and universities in our area.

Professional liaison

Promotes and coordinates communications, activities, and partnerships between STC-MGL members and the business community.

Nominations manager

Identifies and invites members to run for elected positions within the chapter, and also coordinates and recruits volunteers for non-elected roles.

Greeter/event registration

Greets and registers attendees at chapter events.