Miss America is the most visible external facing representative of the mission of the Miss America Organization (“MAO”) program to the public. As a member of the MAO team, she is responsible for positively advancing the goals and objectives of MAO as well as her own Social Impact Initiative.
Miss America is full-time, paid contractual employee of MAO. The job is an exciting, fun, challenging Year of Service that requires energy, positivity, professionalism and courtesy while engaging in extensive travel, often logging 20,000 miles a month and at times changing locations every 8-24 hours, throughout the United States and, at times, to other countries. Working with the MAO staff that schedules and provides logistical, support and guidance, she uses her term to promote and market the program to her peers and the next generation of young women.
Miss America will work with the MAO team to develop goals and execute on tactics to advance her chosen Social Impact Initiative, setting metrics and developing partnerships which will show positive results at the end of her year. In addition, she also serves as the National Ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals; raising funds and awareness for families who otherwise would not be able to afford quality medical care in urgent circumstances.
As such, public speaking is an essential role of Miss America. She researches and prepares speeches to deliver to audiences of all sizes. She speaks with the media and is a representative of MAO with sponsors and partners, students and corporate executives.
A first step to continuing her education and career, the job of Miss America is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that carries with it service above self.
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