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Board of Directors Call for Volunteers

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We are pleased to open the Call for Officer & Director Application Process for the IDSA Board of Directors. We are seeking volunteers for the Office of Vice President, Secretary, and three Board of Director positions. Considerable weight will be given to past IDSA related activity in selecting candidates for director and officer positions. In addition, the selection process will keep our goals of inclusion, diversity, access and equity top of mind. Our definition of diversity is broad and includes race/ethnicity, gender, work setting, region, member degree, professional activity, and key areas of expertise, among other factors. Please complete the online application by Tuesday, February 26. Applicants may be contacted for additional information.

Please contact IDSA CEO Chris Busky with any questions about the application process.

Important Dates

Application Opens: Friday, February 1, 2019, 12:00PM (EST)
Application Deadline: Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 11:59 p.m. (EST)
Election Process: June 2019 - July 2019 
Candidates Notified of Election Results: July 2019

Term of Office

Four years.

  • Vice President (1 year)
  • President-Elect (1 year)
  • President (1 year)
  • Immediate Past President (1 year)

Method of Appointment

Officers shall be elected by the Members entitled to vote as stipulated in the IDSA Bylaws.

Purpose

The Vice President shall perform the duties and exercise the powers of the President-Elect in the absence of, and/or disability of, the President-Elect. In the event of disability, resignation, or death of the President and President-Elect, the Vice President shall assume the office of the President until the Board of Directors arranges to fill the vacancy by means of a ballot to the membership.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as a voting member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
  • Attend all in-person meetings and conference calls.
  • Respond to frequent requests from IDSA staff and other Board members.
  • Serve as a Board liaison to an IDSA committee.
  • Act as a mentor to IDSA volunteers and emerging leaders to help them strengthen their leadership skills.
  • Proactively strengthen professional networks and leadership skills to prepare for higher office.
  • Perform other duties as directed by the President.

Estimated Time Commitment

(1-2 days per month)

  • Executive Committee conference calls (8 per year).
  • In-person Board meetings (March, June, October).
  • Board meeting conference calls (1-2 per year).
  • Committee meetings in Board Liaison role (1 in-person meeting and 2-3 conference calls per year).

Term of Office

Three years.

Method of Appointment

Officers shall be elected by the Members entitled to vote as stipulated in the IDSA Bylaws.

Purpose

As the custodian of the organization’s records, the Secretary shall ensure official Board and Executive Committee minutes are maintained and meet legal requirements. The Secretary shall ensure all official balloting activities of the Society are conducted in a manner prescribed by the Bylaws.  The Secretary shall oversee the Advancement to Fellow process.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as a voting member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
  • Attend all in-person meetings and conference calls.
  • Respond to frequent requests from IDSA staff and other Board members.
  • Serve as a Board liaison to an IDSA committee.
  • Work with IDSA staff to oversee the Advancement to Fellow process.
  • Act as a mentor to IDSA volunteers and emerging leaders to help them strengthen their leadership skills.
  • Proactively strengthen professional networks and leadership skills.
  • Perform other duties as directed by the President.

Estimated Time Commitment

(1-2 days per month)

  • Executive Committee conference calls (8 per year).
  • In-person Board meetings (March, June, October).
  • Board meeting conference calls (1-2 per year).
  • Committee meetings in Board Liaison role (1 in-person meeting and 2-3 conference calls per year).

Term of Office

Three years.

Method of Appointment

Directors shall be elected by the Members entitled to vote as stipulated in the IDSA Bylaws.

Purpose

Directors shall establish and monitor the strategic direction, mission and priorities of the Society.

Responsibilities

  • Establish the strategic direction, mission and priorities of the Society
  • Develop annual goals and objectives
  • Monitor progress toward goals
  • Allocate resources through budgeting
  • Understand your fiduciary duties
  • Explore opportunities while being mindful of resources
  • Develop policies and procedures
  • Manage risks to the Society
  • Serve as a voting member of the Board of Directors
  • Attend all in-person meetings and conference calls.
  • Respond to frequent requests from IDSA staff and other Board members
  • Serve as a Board liaison to an IDSA committee
  • Act as a mentor to IDSA volunteers and emerging leaders to help them strengthen their leadership skills
  • Proactively strengthen professional networks and leadership skills
  • Perform other duties as directed by the President

Estimated Time Commitment

(1-2 days per month)

  • In-person Board meetings (March, June, October).
  • Board meeting conference calls (1-2 per year).
  • Committee meetings in Board Liaison role (1 in-person meeting and 2-3 conference calls per year).

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