Would You Like to Be a State Officer?

State Officer Mission

The mission of a Vermont DECA state officer is to help members discover opportunities to maximize their potential through DECA. The state officer team facilitates communication through a variety of media sources that promote DECA Inc. and Vermont DECA events.  The state officer team plans, organizes and hosts the annual Vermont DECA Fall Leadership Conference and State Career Development Conference. Above all, state officers act as ambassadors for Vermont DECA, whether in person at events or with media communications.  State Officers are expected to represent Vermont DECA with the utmost professional etiquette and behavior at ALL times.

The Basics:​

  • VT DECA State Officers are talented, outgoing young people able to present effective workshops and short speeches, execute goals to advance state initiatives, and represent VT DECA at local chapter activities.

  • VT DECA State Officers are highly motivated, enthusiastic, and ready to serve the needs of all VT DECA members and chapter advisors.

  • VT DECA State Officers become highly trained, professional representatives of our state association to business partners, school administrators, state level boards, and National DECA representatives to communicate DECA’s core attributes and values of competence, innovation, integrity, and teamwork.

  • DECA State Officers are required to complete the following during their elected term of office:

    • Develop a Program of Leadership (POL) for the year

    • Attend approved state, regional and/or national conferences

      • DECA International Career Development Conference—April 29-May 2, 2020 (HIGHLY recommended)

      • State Officer Leadership Training—August TBD, 2020 (mandatory)

      • Vermont DECA Fall Leadership Conference—TBD (mandatory)

      • DECA Power Trip—November 13-15, 2020 (optional)

      • Vermont State Career Development Conference—TBD (mandatory)

      • Other conferences and meetings as necessary

  • Keep communication open with all chapters via newsletters, social media, email, etc.

  • Serve as members of the Fall Leadership Conference and VT SCDC Planning Committee

    • Attend all planning meetings and plan event schedule

    • Contact speakers/presenters

    • Create promotional brochure for communication to chapters

    • Assist in conference set-up and provide a smooth check-in process

    • Introduce/run sessions as assigned during event

    • Present remarks, awards and introductions of presenters

    • Develop an evaluation tool to be used to determine event success and report on the results

    • Serve in any capacity as needed to insure the smooth conduct of the conference

Still interested? 
Click here for the 2019 State Officer Candidate Packet! 
Applications are due February 7, 2020
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