Member Roles for Committee Pages
When editing the committee roster, it would be nice if we could select/enter roles of different members so that when we check the box to display that member on the committee page, others can see those roles.
For example, if my name shows up on the Photography Committee page, it just says "leader". It would be nice if it could say "activity coordinator and publicity" under my name. That way, visitors to the page would know to contact me for questions about those things. Limiting titles to Chair, Treasurer, Leader, etc. doesn't really tell people how we're involved.
There's currently a "notes" section for each member on the roster, but that information doesn't show up anywhere public.
Charlie Michel commented
I would like to show a committee position of Outreach Coordinator.
A few things to consider:
• If we make this open text, we have no control over what folks might enter and will lose consistency across the website. That’s very bad.
• If we add to the list, we need to be sure that what we add can be understood by the people who add them and users who may view them. We need org-wide buy-in for any additions, changes or removals.
• If committees need to track more roles and responsibilities, we do have the “notes” field for each committee member.
Anita Elder commented
Has there been any movement on this? I'd like to see it moved up in priority. I really dislike showing my co-chair on the Photo committee page and having it just say "leader."
David Bradley commented
The issues seems to be that a contact's title is limited to the set of roles supported by the website. Why not make the title arbitrary text? Larger committees with activity-specific org structures have the need to advertise contacts for roles that are specific to that activity. For example Seattle Scramble has a whole "Winter Scrambles" subcommittee with it's on subcommittee chair, members, training, etc. No other activity is going to have a "Winter Scrambles" role. Other diverse activities such as Sea Kayaking and Folk Dancing may also have the need to advertise contacts with titles that are specific to that activity and/or branch.
Barbara Retelle commented
Doug Orton commented
This is a great idea!