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ABA Job Description
- To serve as ABA’s contact person for people who seek information and assistance via the ABA website.
- To be responsible for the maintenance and timely updating of the website for the ABA (http://www.americanbell.org) as new information is received.
- To monitor the content of the postings on the “Bell Talk” Forum (https://www.americanbell.org/aba-forum/) and to edit or delete as necessary.
- To identify resource persons who have strong knowledge of specific kinds of bells and/or bell-related subjects who can assist in providing information to be used in responding to inquiries.
- To assist people who need help in using the “Bell Talk” Forum.
WEBSITE COORDINATOR QUALIFICATIONS
- Must be computer literate
- Have internet and email access
- Basic knowledge of ABA website elements
- Willingness to work with webmaster
- Maintain a group of resource persons who have knowledge of specific bells and/or bell-related subjects
- Ability to be professional, courteous, and respectful in dealing with ABA members and the general public.
- Review all sections for accuracy of content. Make changes as necessary. The Website Coordinator works cooperatively with officers and committee members in acquiring information needed for updating the sections. It is the responsibility of the appropriate committee chairs to send the changes to the Website Coordinator.
- The Website Coordinator sends changes to the Webmaster, who makes the actual changes on the Website.
- Maintain "Contact Us" page updates to ABA officer changes.
- Add or revise Convention information on website when it is received
- Major changes and their costs require approval by the Executive Board before being made. Proposals for changes should be submitted to the ABA President, who will then decide how to proceed with the requests.
- Interaction with the Bell Tower Editor, Membership Chairman, and the Chairman of the Bell Tower Standing Committee as necessary.
- Inquiries come via the website in emails addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If the Website Coordinator can answer the questions, s/he should do so. If not, the inquiry should be sent to a resource person(s) with a request for the resource person to deal with the person directly and copy the Internet Coordinator on the answer. The Website Coordinator may choose to recommend that the inquirer posts the inquiry in a “Bell Talk” Forum for others to give opinions.
- Records should be kept telling the date of receipt of the question, the name and e-mail address of the inquirer, a brief statement of the request, and its status (active, closed, posted).
- Solicitations for use of services from businesses should be forwarded to the appropriate officer or committee chairman.
- Information on ABA members shall not be given to inquirers without the member’s permission.
- Information (such as name, address, phone, etc.) of any person or organization shall not be placed on the ABA web site without written permission of the person or organization.
- Every effort should be made to provide an answer within two weeks.
- All responses shall present information about the ABA and encourage inquirers to join.
The “Bell Talk” Forum
- Monitor the content of all postings on the “Bell Talk” Forum (https://www.americanbell.org/aba-forum/) and edit or delete as necessary.
- Monitor the new members of the forum and delete members who are identified as spammers.
- Remove any advertising, pornography, or other spam that is posted on the forum as quickly as possible.
- Learn how to administer the “Bell Talk” Forum.
- Provide instructions for using the “Bell Talk” Forum.
- Assist people who need help posting.
- Delete out-of-date information or expired notices of meetings, etc.
The ABA Does Not:
- Buy bells or collections
- Maintain a list of appraisers or refer people to appraisers
- Allow postings that advertise bell collections for sale
- Allow postings that refer people to auction websites or places where people can buy a specific bell. We do allow the posting of links to bell educational articles posted on commercial websites.
- Allow postings that are totally non-bell related.
All ABA Position Instructions (officers, appointments, coordinators and committee chairs):
Review your Job Description and send any updates or note of ‘no changes’ to the Job Description Coordinator towards the end of your annual term.
Remit to Treasurer all expenses, with receipts by the end of fiscal year, March 31st. Committees, whose budgets are large, remit expenses with receipts for payment periodically.
Prepare an annual report for your position and email/mail the report to the Secretary no later than one month before convention.
Important information for name and logo copyrights:
In any print communications there must be the use of the trademarks for the name and logo for ABA.
The first time the organization’s name appears it must be capitalized with the registered trademark following. THE AMERICAN BELL ASSOCIATION®.
For the registered trademark: ctrl+alt+r will work on most keyboards. ®
The name of The Bell Tower must have a superscript sm after it.
The sm superscript can be made by clicking the superscript icon in your word processing program sm.
The logo must be the official logo of ABA with the registered trademark.
Internet Coordinator: The Internet Coordinator will make every effort to properly use and include the ABA logo, specifically by placing the logo on every page of the ABA site, including the Bell Talk Forum, on the first page of any article that is from a meeting’s educational program and identifying it as such, on the membership application, on pages where Convention educational programs are listed, and on the Convention registration form.
Internet Coordinator: The Internet Coordinator will include the wording “exhibits of different types of bell collections” in any and all explanations of BEHOLD; and use the terms “educational programs,” “exhibits of different types of bell collections” and “demonstrations of bells” whenever possible to describe same.