An important part of Madison House’s mission is to develop student leaders. We provide a number of high impact leadership opportunities within the organization.
NEW Summer Program director Positions
Can’t wait for the dreamy days of summer? Join Summer Programs at Madison House and help us plan for the upcoming summer!
We have two new Program Director positions available on our team:
Coordinating Program Director: the Coordinating Program Director will work closely with our team to organize and facilitate the placement of volunteers and support the needs of volunteers and other Program Directors
Outreach Program Director: the Outreach Program Director will promote Summer Programs and connect us to many different organizations within the UVA community.
These are brand new positions and whoever fills them will have the opportunity to define these new roles and participate in the behind-the-scenes work at Madison House!
No previous volunteer or Madison House experience is required.
Questions? Contact Caroline Hallowell at email@example.com.
Program Director (PD)
If you enjoyed your experience as a volunteer and would like to take your service experience to the next level consider becoming a Program Director!
Each Madison House community partner site is managed by a student leader called a Program Director (PD). Program Directors are accountable to their volunteers, their Community Partners, fellow PDs, and the Madison House staff. The PD position entails making a personal commitment to service; devoting time to logistical and administrative program management; communicating effectively with others; and motivating and leading peers. Each Program Director manages between 10 - 25 volunteers based on the program site. It is expected that PDs will devote at least 10 hours per week to their program at the beginning of each semester, and 3-5 hours per week for the rest of the academic year.
Board of Directors
Madison House, as an independent non-profit, has a governing Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is responsible for determining Madison House's mission and purpose, hiring the Executive Director, developing long-range planning, and ensuring financial stability. The Board of Directors at Madison House is comprised of students, representatives from the University, representatives from the Community, and the Executive Director of Madison House. If selected as a member of the Board of Directors, the student may also serve as a Program Director or Volunteer but not a Head Program Director.
The Board meets each month during the academic year on the first Wednesday at 4:00pm in the basement of Madison House. The board accomplishes much of its work through committees.
Student board member applications for the 2019-2020 academic year are currently closed.
Head Program Director (HPD)
A Head Program Director is directly responsible for providing the overall vision and leadership of a Madison House program. Although each Madison House program has its own unique expectations, there are many responsibilities that all Head PDs have in common. As student leaders and managers, Head Program Directors are accountable to the Madison House staff, their Program Directors (PDs), to their community partners, and to all of the volunteers within their program.
The Head PD position entails making a personal commitment to service; updating and maintaining policies, and evaluation data; communicating effectively with others; and motivating and leading your fellow PDs. To run a program well requires between 10-12 hours per week. During start-up and other critical times, Head PDs may spend more than 12 hours each week managing their program. As part of their role, HPDs participate in a year-long Leadership Development Program.
Head Program Director applications for the 2019 - 2020 academic year are currently closed.
The BIG Event committee
If you have enjoyed your experience as a volunteer for The Big Event or another organization and would like to take your service experience to the next level, consider becoming a Committee for The BIG Event 2020! All students are welcome to apply. Each committee member will assist the Program Directors in making The BIG Event possible. Committee members will be required to attend team meetings once a month in the fall semester and once a week in the spring semester leading up to the event. Applications will go live September 2019!