Southern Vermont Young Professionals Steering Committee

The Southern Vermont Young Professionals, a program of SeVEDS, is a growing social and professional networking organization catered to Young Professionals in Windham Region. In the last year, we’ve nearly doubled our email subscriptions to 300 members, thrown a widely successful fundraising Gala, and established a steady schedule of monthly events. We are now looking for additional steering committee members who can help us continue our outreach and growth.

Purpose and Function of the Steering Committee

The Steering Committee’s primary goal will be to ensure the alignment of the Young Professionals programming with the relevant regional CEDS objectives, most explicitly Objective 5, to “retain and attract younger talent through engagement linkages, lifestyle amenities, and meaningful career opportunities”.

The Young Professional Steering committee will serve as an advisory and planning resource for the Southern Vermont Young Professionals Coordinator and Programs. Steering committee members will help inform YP event planning, marketing, and expansion through monthly in person and/or digital meetings.  The Steering Committee will also serve as official delegates for the Southern Vermont Young Professionals at regional events, including but not limited to the Statewide Young Professional Symposium in Rutland on October 15th, 2016.

Member Profile

Ideal Steering Committee Candidates should meet a majority of the following criteria:

  1. Commitment and Dedication to the YP Mission and Goals
  2. Past attendance of at least five (5) Young Professional events
  3. Between the ages of 21-40
  4. Actively engaged in the Private, Social, or Public sector within their local and/or regional community (professionally or academically)
  5. Willing and able to attend at least 75% YP events (Events include Official YP events and SeVEDS/BDCC events)
  6. Willing and able to commit 3 hours a month to support YP programming (including meeting time).

The development of and recruit for the Steering Committee will be a REGIONAL effort seeking diversity in all its forms.

Duration of Position

Steering Committee members will be required to serve for a full year.

Nomination and Selection Process

Potential candidates can be nominated by themselves, a member of the Southern Vermont Young Professionals, SeVEDS Board, or businesses supporting the So. VT Young Professionals.  Candidates will be informed of their nomination, and upon acceptance, will be selected based on the demonstration of the aforementioned criteria. The steering committee will consist of 9 to 11 members, including the SeVEDS Young Professional Coordinator.

To nominate yourself or a friend, please email their names and basic contact information to