OVERALL STRATEGY & CHAIR OF BHA COUNCIL .... Provides leadership and inspiration to Council and the general BHA membership - Represents BHA's interests with the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS) and at the BHS International convention and other official functions - Oversees BHA Vice Presidents who ensure that BHA programs are implemented at all levels - Monitors and ensures efficient and timely accomplishment of all administrative functions and activities of BHA - Establishes annual priorities and goals for BHA and reports progress to BHA Council and members - Chairs meetings of the BHA Council and of the Association
CORRESPONDENCE - LEGAL AND STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS ... Functions as the BHA business manager - Receives and replies to correspondence to BHA as appropriate - Maintains records of Council meetings including the AGM - Obtains and/or renews all necessary licenses from APRA/AMCOS relating to annual copyright and to audio and audio-visual recordings by BHA - Registers and maintains current records of Clubs, Choruses and Members - Updates the BHA Website where necessary - Provides free Legal Advice on contracts, agreements, etc. - Supervises the Assistant Secretary
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENTS ... Manages receipts and payments and control of BHA's cash resources - Maintains BHA's computerised accounting system to produce monthly management reports - Produces an annual budget and records expenditure and income against the budget for reporting to the BHA Council on a monthly basis - Produces annual statutory financial statements
VP Marketing & Development:
OVERALL PROMOTION OF THE BARBRSHOP GENRE IN AUTRALIA ON BEHALF OF BHA ... Communicates who BHA is, what it does, why it does it, and how it makes a difference - Oversees national and local media relations, community relations, publicity, internal communications, etc - Advises Clubs, members etc on marketing strategies and techniques
MUSICAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING ... Supervises and directs the operations of all activities involving music education and quartet and chorus development and performance - Promotes the musical education and growth of BHA in accordance with its stated objects and purposes; including designing and co-ordinating all music activities to improve and expand the musical knowledge and performance abilities of the membership - Co-ordinates, monitors and maintains effective music training programs and materials, including organising international and national music educators and coaches for all BHA members - Manages Harmony College and other similar BHA training activities
CO-ORDINATION AND MANAGEMENT OF EVENTS ... Manages the effective planning, site selection and operation of BHA conventions and associated events - Supervises convention organisation, co-ordinates all convention events and assists with the management of the convention committees - Advises organising committees and Council on all matters related to conventions, including but not limited to, scheduling, planning, venues and marketing - Provides overall co-ordination and oversight for BHA events such a regional competitions and workshops and visiting educators and quartets performance tours - Liaises with the Chairman of the Australasian Guild of Barbershop Judges (AGBJ) to allocate judges to contests, both Regional and National, as required
MEMBERSHIP GROWTH AND RETENTION ... Implements, plans and programs to stimulate new members to join BHA - Assists existing members with retention and membership strategies - Works with the VP Marketing to design and execute national promotions to encourage men to become active members of BHA and its Clubs - Works with the VP Music to ensure that BHA has a music (development) program designed to keep committed members engaged in Club activities, including Music Director and Section Leader training, rehearsal planning, retreats and workshops, coaching, and public performances - Facilitates at Club level as appropriate to ensure they have good membership systems (including documents such as visitor packs and new member fliers), and ensures that each Club has a Club recruitment and retention co-ordinator - Develops, packages and communicates BHA's purpose(s) to its intended audience, be it the membership, the Clubs it serves or potential members - Ensures that BHA, its Clubs, Choruses and Quartets have appropriate marketing tools - Provides for effective communication strategies and the promotion of activities - Liaises with the Secretary for regularly distributed newsletters, updates for the BHA web site, etc.
VP Youth Development:
PROMOTION OF YOUTH BARBERSHOP IN AUSTRALIA .... Implements all BHA youth programs and assists Clubs in working with music educators and school administrators to seek out education opportunities for young men - Implements national systems to aid the establishment of harmony singing groups, and opportunities for them to perform in festivals, workshops, clinics, club shows, and contests - Organises Regional and National youth festivals with VP Events and establishes and maintains contact lists of Youth Co-ordinators and interested schools; and develops school contact programs - Lobbies for the Barbershop style of a cappella singing to be introduced into school curriculums and develops media and resource packs for schools, universities and Clubs.
VP Contest & Judging:
The VP Contest & Judging (an ex-officio position) is responsible for the organisation of BHA contest and judging functions and acts as the Chairman of the Australasian Guild of Barbershop Judges.