Reports To:

City of Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department


Executive Board Member General Responsibilities

  • Attend scheduled executive board meetings
  • Contribute to long-term strategic growth and management of OYO


Board Member General Responsibilities

  • Attend and participate in monthly board meetings (one per quarter in person, remainder virtual)
  • Serve Advisor on Duty (AOD) shifts during spring and fall seasons (approx. five in spring, three in fall)
  • Represent the very best of OYO at all times (including social media engagement, sportsmanship)
  • Production of all projects, tasks and documents to a high standard within set and stated deadlines


President Responsibilities

  • Facilitate all official board meetings
  • Facilitate all executive board meetings
  • Recruit new board members for any vacant positions
  • Oversee budget development with Treasurer and monitor all financial performance
  • Co-sign all checks electronically or printed
  • Participate in and help facilitate all Coaches Orientation meetings and Pre-Tournament meetings
  • Vice President, Baseball – Oversees all baseball operations and provides support to President in meeting facilitation and preparation and works directly with all baseball commissioners
  • Vice President, Softball – Oversees all softball operations and background check procedures and works directly with all softball commissioners
  • Vice President, Travel Baseball – Oversees all travel baseball operations and all-star tournaments through travel baseball commissioner and committee of tournaments, marketing and training and development chairpersons
  • Vice President, Travel Softball – Oversees all travel softball operations and all-star tournaments through travel softball commissioner and committee of tournaments, marketing and training and development chairpersons
  • Vice President, Game Day Operations – Oversees all umpire training and scheduling initiatives, rules and training to ensure effective game day experience
  • Vice President, Financial Management – Oversees all financial management for the organization, including registration, concessions and sponsorships and uniforms
  • Vice President, Revenue Generation – Oversees all fundraising and development opportunities, including grants, team sponsorships, park sponsorships and profitable fundraising programs
  • Vice President, Marketing – Oversees all marketing and communications efforts for the league, including website, digital strategies, promotions, social media and survey feedback
  • Vice President, Technology – Oversees development of the organization's tech stack along with security of all our systems and safeguarding of all proprietary content
  • Vice President, Administration – Coordinates all logistics and document recording for the league and oversees key functions that help improve the overall experience
  • President Elect – Incoming board member to serve as league's president following completion of incumbent's term
  • President Counsel – Immediate past president who provides league counsel during first year of new president's term
  • Facilities and Grounds Manager – Oversees all maintenance and park logistics, including grounds, park improvements, equipment and concessions, where the manager also oversees inventory control, sets pricing, hires and trains workers and handles all financial transactions


About OYO

In 1975, OYO opened its first season of playing baseball on a single field at a nearby elementary school before relocating to Veterans Memorial Park in the late 1990s. We continue to grow at Veterans Memorial Park, which now offers a 14-field, two-concession stand/restroom complex for all our ballplayers, families and visitors. Every spring, summer, and fall, we welcome nearly 2,000 girls and boys from more than 1,200 families. And, our league is organized and operated by an all-volunteer board of more than 45 volunteers.

Over the years, from board to board, coach to coach, team to team, and fan to fan, there has been one steady formula for how OYO operates, called “The OYO Way.” It defines our community. It shapes the OYO Family, which each and every ballplayer, parent and fan experiences. At OYO, the OYO Board of Directors are committed to providing each and every family a positive, memorable experience.


About the OYO Board of Directors

Being an OYO board member is an honor and a privilege at OYO. We are fortunate to have a very diverse board. We have parents volunteering for the board who have children participating in our youngest divisions and those with players in our oldest divisions. We have board member representation from baseball and softball. We have representation from the rec league and from the travel program, too. We welcome a nice balance between moms and dads, aunts and uncles and we also have a blend of those with children participating in the league and those who don't and just enjoy giving back to a program that supported their family over the years.

Since 2000, more than 300 individuals have volunteered their time and talents as board members to help ensure our ballplayers and families could truly enjoy their OYO experience each season. Being a board member is fun and rewarding, too. As an OYO board member, you will find great satisfaction in rolling up your sleeves and jumping in the trenches to work with fellow board members who work tirelessly for the children and families of OYO. You will have the opportunity to share ideas, develop strategies, vote on new policies and procedures and create OYO for today and the future.