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NASW-PA Leadership Positions

Thursday, January 2, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Tara Breitsprecher
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BE A LEADER

Volunteer for a NASW-PA elected position.


Chapter-elected positions include the Board of Directors, Chapter Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification (CCNLI), and Delegate Assembly.

Here’s your opportunity to use your leadership skills in a social work environment or to develop new skills! A number of positions are open on the 2014 slate.

 

Procedure:

  • Nominate yourself or another chapter member (must be in good standing with membership).
  • If you are nominating someone else for a position, that person will be contacted.
  • Individuals selected for chapter leadership may also be asked to complete a biographical fact sheet.

 

PRESIDENT-ELECT: (One-Year Term prior to Presidential term)

President: (Two Year Term)

 

Duties:

  • Presides over the Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
  • Is an ex-officio member of all Committees, except Chapter Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification
  • Serves as the first Chapter Delegate to Delegate Assembly (if held during term)
  • Consults and communicates with staff on Association matters between meetings of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
  • Represents the Board of Directors between its meetings and reports to the Board of Directors on all important interim actions.
  • Appoints, in consultation with the Executive Committee, all members of all Chapter committee and task forces.
  • Assists in the recruitment of new members

 

Time Commitment:

 

  • Attends annually four Board meetings, scheduled Executive Committee meetings and an annual Board orientation.
  • Makes presentations to Divisions
  • Participates in the Chapter annual conference.
  • Attends all National Leadership meetings.
  • If Delegate Assembly is scheduled during the term of office, the President, as the first Chapter Delegate, attends Chapter and Regional Coalition meetings.
  • Attends the Chapter Annual Conference and related social work organization’s conferences as a representative of NASW-PA.

 

Provisions are made for the election of the president of the Chapter one year in advance of assumption of duties of the office. This person shall be known as the President-Elect. In the event of death, disability or resignation of the President, the Vice-President shall complete the President’s unexpired term.

 

 

 

TREASURER-ELECT (One-Year Term prior to Treasurer term)

Treasurer: (Two Year Term)

 

Duties:

Responsible for "the receipt, deposit, disbursal, withdrawal and investment of all funds of the Association and shall render periodic financial statements to the Board of Directors and Executive Committee”

  • Serves as the Chairperson for the Finance Committee
  • Collaborates with the Chair of the Planning Committee in recommending a program budget for the Association.
  • Assists in the recruitment of new members

 

Time Commitment:

  • Attends annually four Board meetings, scheduled Executive Committee meetings and an annual Board orientation session.
  • Receives and signs weekly reports on Chapter’s receipts and disbursements.
  • Reviews and approves all chapter non-routine invoices greater than $500.00
  • Attends the Chapter Annual Conference and related social work organization’s conferences as a representative of NASW-PA; addresses student participants at the conference, as available.

 

 

VICE- PRESIDENT: (Two Year Term)

 

Duties:

  • Performs the duties of the President in the event of absence or disability, and assumes the Presidency upon the President’s resignation or inability to discharge office.
  • Serves as the Chairperson of the Planning Committee.
  • Serves as an ex-officio officer on the Finance Committee.
  • Fulfills duties as assigned by the President.
  • Assists in the recruitment of new members

Time Commitment:

  • Attends annually four Board meetings, Four Executive Committee meetings and an annual Board Orientation session.
  • Chairs Planning Committee meetings.
  • Attends the Chapter Annual Conference and related social work organization’s conferences as a representative of NASW; addresses student participants at the conference, as available.

 

DIVISION CHAIR (Three-Year Term)

 

Duties:
  • Develops and provides programs at the division level in collaboration with Chapter staff and Division Representatives.
  • Assists in the recruitment of new members.
  • Represents NASW-PA and the division membership at board meetings.
  • Conducts other functions as assigned by the Executive Committee.

 

Time Commitment:
  • Attends 4 board meetings annually and one board orientation.
  • Meets with the Division membership on a regular basis and as prescribed by the Chapter program plan (at least 2 meetings per year)
  • Additional time commitments are dependent upon the availability of the Representative or needs of the Division.
  • Attends the Chapter Annual Conference and related social work organization’s conferences as a representative of NASW-PA; addresses student participants at the conference, as available.

 

GRADUATE (MSW) STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE (One Year Term) &

UNDERGRADUATE (BSW) STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE (One Year Term)

 

Duties:

  • Represents NASW-PA with student organizations
  • Represents student concerns to the Board of Directors.
  • Participates in recruitment activities, which are coordinated with the National and/or Chapter Office.
  • Represents student concerns to the membership.
  • Assists in the recruitment of new members.

 

Time Commitment:

  • Prepares a written report highlighting student activities and stating concerns for the Board of Directors meeting.
  • Submits article(s) for the Chapter newsletter.
  • Attends the Chapter Annual Conference and related social work organization’s conferences as a representative of NASW-PA; addresses student participants at the conference, as available.
  • Attendance at four Chapter Board meetings and Board orientation session.

 

 

CHAPTER COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS AND LEADERSHIP IDENTIFICATION (2-year term)

 

Duties:

  • Recruit and select candidates for open chapter positions in accordance with chapter election standards.
  • Work closely with chapter leadership and membership to develop a leadership roster used for appointments to committees and task groups and for selection of candidates.
  • Annually select candidates.
  • Oversee and certify the chapter election in accordance with chapter election standards

 

Time Commitment:
  • At least one all-day meeting each fiscal year.
  • Participate in committee conference calls as scheduled.
  • Work with chapter staff to distribute recruitment materials.
  • Make contact with membership regarding their ability to serve in elected and appointed positions.
  • Participate in counting of ballots as available.

 


CHAPTER DELEGATE TO DELEGATE ASSEMBLY

Duties:

  • Represent the chapter at the triennial meeting of Delegate Assembly.
  • Participate in all delegation-sponsored planning activities prior to and after the Assembly.
  • Participate in all coalition-sponsored planning activities prior to and after the Assembly.
  • Represent Delegate Assembly to members.

 

Time Commitment:

  • Attend Delegate Assembly – participate in one-day virtual meeting in August every three years.
  • Assist with revising policy statements, by-laws, Code of Ethics, or other documents for the assembly as available and as appropriate.
  • Attend required coalition meeting(s) prior to the Assembly.
  • Participate in conference calls and meetings with chapter delegation to prepare for Assembly.
  • Participate in activities to provide information to the membership regarding delegate assembly, including newsletter articles, attendance at division meetings, and events at the annual conference.
  • Carry out coalition responsibilities as assigned. This can include representing the coalition on hearing panels or web panels, testifying for the coalition at panels, or co-chairing the coalition
  • Carry out delegation responsibilities as assigned. These can include educating members of the delegation about an issue to be raised at the assembly and taking the lead on the issue for the delegation.

 


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