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The NASW-NYC Nominations Committee Seeks Recommendations for Chapter Elections

 

The Chapter’s Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification has requested that members begin to make recommendations now. The basic requirement for being nominated is current membership in NASW.

 

In keeping with NASW’s Affirmative Action policy, Chapter leadership must proportionally reflect the number of women (79%) and people of color (19%) in the organization’s overall membership. NASW recognizes the following groups in its Affirmative Action policy: American Indian/Native Americans; Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders; Blacks and Latinos. The Chapter will also consider sexual orientation as part of its affirmative action goals.

 

Please use this form to make your recommendations. If you would like details regarding the duties and responsibilities of the respective positions, please call (212) 668-0050.

   

Please click here to make a recommendation for
Leadership Spring 2017 positions listed below.
Self nominations are welcomed.
 

JOB DESCRIPTIONS
 
 
 
PRESIDENT ELECT
 
TERM:       One Year (followed by two years as President)
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
  • Member of the Executive Committee
  • Duties as assigned by the President
  • Interpret Board policies and decision to membership
  • Represent the issues and concerns of constituency, and advocate in their best interest
  • Represent Chapter and profession as appropriate
        
      
EXPECTATIONS: 

  • Prepare to assume the position of President at end of year.
  • Participate in NASW activities
  • Attend all Board and Executive Committee Meetings
  • Conduct the business of the Chapter in accordance with Chapter bylaws
  • Participate in decision making process to fulfill the mission of the Chapter

    All members of the Board are expected to make a financial contribution to the Chapter as part of the Chapter’s fund raising activities. The amount of the contribution is solely at the discretion of the individual and will not be made public. 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Held prior elective office in NASW - New York City
  • Member of NASW
  • Active in NASW at the local and state level
 
TIME COMMITMENT:       Extensive (three year commitment)
 
MEETINGS:     

 

Board meetings generally held 7-8 times a year times a year, usually the 4th Wednesday of each month.  Meeting at 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Attend all day leadership retreat, usually held in the fall on a weekend. Executive Committee meetings are monthly, usually one week prior to the Board meeting.  These meetings are scheduled at the convenience of the members of the Committee.


SECOND VICE PRESIDENT
  
TERM:       Three Years
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
 

 

  • Member of the Executive Committee
    At the request of the President, chair a Board committee (e.g. Program, Membership, Fund Raising, Personnel)
  • Assume other duties as assigned by the President
  • Interpret Board policies and decision to membership
  • Represent the issues and concerns of constituents and advocate in their best interest
  • Represent Chapter and profession as appropriate
         
      

EXPECTATIONS: 

 

  • Attend all Board and Executive Committee meetings
  • Participate in NASW activities
  • Conduct the business of the Chapter in accordance with Chapter bylaws
  • Participate in decision making process to fulfill the mission of the Chapter
  • Some public speaking

    All members of the Board are expected to make a financial contribution to the Chapter as part of the Chapter’s fund raising activities. The amount of the contribution is solely at the discretion of the individual and will not be made public. 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

 

  • Member of NASW
  • Active in NASW
  • Held prior elective office in NASW - New York City, preferred

 

TIME COMMITMENT:       Moderately extensive
  
MEETINGS:     

 

 

Board meetings generally held 7-8 times a year times a year, usually the 4th Wednesday of each month.  Meeting at 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Attend all day leadership retreat, usually held in the fall on a weekend. Executive Committee meetings are monthly, usually one week prior to the Board meeting.  These meetings are scheduled at the convenience of the members of the Committee.


 

SECRETARY
  
TERM:       Three Years
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
  • Review the minutes of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee meetings (staff are assigned to write the minutes)
  • Member of the Executive Committee
  • Co-validate election results with the nominations and leadership chairperson
  • Serve on committees as requested by President
    Interpret Board policies and decisions to membership
  • Represent Chapter and profession as appropriate
  • Assume other responsibilities as assigned by President
         
      
EXPECTATIONS: 

  •  With staff assistance, prepare final, written minutes in a timely fashion
  • Attend all Board and Executive Committee meetings
  • Participate in NASW activities
  • Conduct the business of the Chapter in accordance with Chapter bylaws
  • Participate in decision making process to fulfill the mission of the Chapter

    All members of the Board are expected to make a financial contribution to the Chapter as part of the Chapter’s fund raising activities. The amount of the contribution is solely at the discretion of the individual and will not be made public. 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Member of NASW
  • Active in NASW at the Committee and/or Board level, preferred
  • Experience preparing minutes for business meetings
 
TIME COMMITMENT:       Moderate
  
MEETINGS:     

 

Board meetings generally held 7-8 times a year times a year, usually the 4th Wednesday of each month.  Meeting at 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Attend all day leadership retreat, usually held in the fall on a weekend. Executive Committee meetings are monthly, usually one week prior to the Board meeting. These meeting are scheduled at the convenience of the members of the Committee.


 

MEMBER-AT-LARGE
 
TERM:       Three Years, One Year for Student Members
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Represent the Membership as a voting member of the Board of Directors
  • Assume other duties as assigned by the President
  • Represent the Chapter and profession as appropriate
  • Serve on at least one Board committee or task force
 
EXPECTATIONS:

  • Attend and prepare for all Board meetings
  • Participate in NASW activities
  • Conduct the business of the Chapter in accordance with Chapter bylaws
  • Participate in the decision making process to fulfill the mission of the Chapter 

    All members of the Board are expected to make a financial contribution to the Chapter as part of the Chapter’s fund raising activities. The amount of the contribution is solely at the discretion of the individual and will not be made public.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Member of NASW
  • Active in NASW, preferred
 
TIME COMMITMENT:   Moderate
 
MEETINGS


Board meetings generally held 7-8 times a year times a year, usually the 4th Wednesday of each month.  Meeting at 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Attend all day leadership retreat, usually held in the fall on a weekend.


 

STUDENT MEMBER-AT-LARGE
BSW/MSW
 
 
TERM:       One Year
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Represent the Membership as a voting member of the Board of Directors
  • Assume other duties as assigned by the President
  • Represent the Chapter and profession as appropriate, especially to BSW and MSW students
  • Serve on at least one Board committee or task force, with special consideration to the Marketing and Membership committee
 
EXPECTATIONS:

  • Attend and prepare for all Board meetings
  • Participate in NASW activities
  • Conduct the business of the Chapter in accordance with Chapter bylaws
  • Participate in the decision making process to fulfill the mission of the Chapter

    All members of the Board are expected to make a financial contribution to the Chapter as part of the Chapter’s fund raising activities. The amount of the contribution is solely at the discretion of the individual and will not be made public.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Member of NASW
  • Active in NASW, preferred.
 
TIME COMMITMENT:    Moderate
 

MEETINGS:


Board meetings generally held 6-7 times a year, usually the 4th Wednesday of each month. Meeting at 6:00 - 8:00 PM.   Attend all day leadership retreat, usually held in the fall on a weekend

 


NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE MEMBER

  
TERM:       Two Years
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participate in the selection of candidates for each position in the regular election of Chapter officers, Board members, nominations and leadership identification committee members, and delegates as stated in the bylaws.
  • Know election procedures and rules, Chapter bylaws on election, affirmative action goals and requirements, national election and appointment procedures.
  • Make recommendations to the chair on improvements in the committee functioning.
  • Meet approximately once a month with the whole committee to select candidates.
  • Active outreach to prospective candidates.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:   

  • Familiarity with the New York City Chapter NASW, a committee and/or Board, is desirable.
  • Member of NASW.
  • Experienced professional able to network and identify potential leadership for the profession.
 
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