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Position Descriptions for 2012 Nominations
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 The NASW-NYC Nominations Committee Seeks Recommendations
for
Chapter Elections. Please click here to make a recommendation for Leadership Spring 2012 positions listed below.
Self nominations are welcomed.
 

JOB DESCRIPTIONS
 
 
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 encouraged 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, 4th Wednesday of each month. Meeting at 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 

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 encouraged 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 times, usually the 4th Wednesday of each month. Meeting at 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 

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 regularly 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.
 
  

THE NASW DELEGATE ASSEMBLY
General Description
 
September 12, 2008
Background

The highest decision making body of NASW is the triennial Delegate Assembly. The Assembly develops overall policy and program priorities for NASW. The national Board of Directors and local NASW chapters are responsible for implementing the decisions of the Assembly.

There are two types of policies addressed at the Assembly: social policies and professional policies. These are statements that are developed or revised and are published in NASW's "Social Work Speaks".

The Assembly also considers revisions to the NASW Code of Ethics. Finally, the Assembly develops program priority goals for the organization to be carried out over the three years following the Assembly's meeting.

The Delegate Assembly is comprised of 200 elected delegates elected at the chapter level two years prior to the Assembly. The members of the National Board of Directors are also Delegates, as is the National NASW Executive Director. Executive directors of the 56 NASW chapters are non-voting delegates.

The number of delegates that a chapter may elect is based of the proportion of members each chapter has to the total national NASW membership. For example, the NYC Chapter has 14 delegates, with one of them always being the chapter president.

Delegates meet with one another in their chapter delegations. Plans are developed in these forums and delegates accept responsibility based on their interest and expertise. Chapter delegations also meet with delegations from other chapters in what have become coalitions. The NYC Chapter belongs to the Eastern Coalition and includes the NYS, PA, Del., NJ, P.R., and Virgin Island chapters. All delegates participate in at least one coalition meeting the year prior to the Assembly meeting.

Recent Developments

The Delegate Assembly recently underwent a significant change: instead of meeting face to face, the meeting was conducted on-line and via conference call. The NYC Delegation participated in this virtual assembly by all convening at Fordham University, with each delegate having access to a computer and one central speaker phone. As of September 2008, it was not yet known whether the 2011 Assembly would be in person or virtual. Either way, the time commitments are approximately the same.
 

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