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Board Position Descriptions and Responsibilities

All positions on the NABJ Board of Directors are open for the 2011-2013 term. A general overview of each position is provided below. A full description of the responsibilities may be obtained by calling the national office at (301) 405-0248.

PRESIDENT – Chief executive officer of the organization and chairperson of the Executive Committee, Board of Directors and membership meetings.

VICE PRESIDENT/PRINT and VICE PRESIDENT/BROADCAST – (two separate positions) Deputy executive officers of the organization and, at the direction of the President, chairpersons of the Executive Board, Board of Director and membership meeting in the President’s absence. Serve as liaison between the Board and the respective print and broadcast members. Work with the Board in such manner as the President shall direct and perform such other duties as outlined in the Board Operating Procedures Manual.

SECRETARY – Chief record keeper to the organization. Works with the Board in such manner as the President shall direct and performs such other duties as outlined in the Board Operating Procedures Manual.

TREASURER – Chief financial officer of the organization. Works with the Board in such manner as the President shall direct and performs such other duties as outlined in the Board Operating Procedures Manual.

PARLIAMENTARIAN – Chief interpreter of Robert’s Rules of Order, the NABJ Constitution and Board Operating Procedures and serves as sergeant-at-arms during meetings. Works with the Board in such manner as the President shall direct and performs such other duties as outlined in the Board Operating Procedures Manual.

REGIONAL DIRECTORS – Supervise and direct the various affiliate chapters and members of the NABJ within their jurisdictions. Hold a regional conference each year before the national convention. Works with the Board in such manner as the President shall direct and performs such other duties as outlined in the Board Operating Procedures Manual.

ASSOCIATE REPRESENTATIVE – Serves as liaison between the Board and the associate members of NABJ. Works with the Board in such manner as the President shall direct and performs such other duties as outlined in the Board Operating Procedures Manual.

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE – Serves as liaison between the Board and the student members of NABJ. Works with the Board in such manner as the President shall direct and performs such other duties as outlined in the Board Operating Procedures Manual.

INDIVIDUAL BOARD MEMBER RESPONSIBILITIES

· Attend quarterly board meetings scheduled in January, April, July or August and October. Attendance may also be required at regional conferences, committee/task force meetings and functions, such as special events.

· Provide written report of goals and achievements to the board of directors before quarterly meetings.

· Be informed about the organization's mission, services, policies, and programs.

· Review agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings.

· Serve on committees or task forces and offer to take on special assignments.

· Make a personal financial contribution to the organization. Board members are expected to set an example by donating to the organization themselves; and to open the doors to other contributions. Board members should be comfortable with fundraising.

· Inform others about the organization.

· Suggest possible nominees to the board who can make significant contributions to the work of the board and the organization.

· Keep up-to-date on developments in the organization's field.

· Follow conflict-of-interest and confidentiality policies. Board members must never use information gained through his/her position for personal gain; and must always act in the best interests of the organization.

· Assist the board in carrying out its fiduciary responsibilities, such as reviewing the organization's annual financial statements. The board member is trusted by the public to manage donated funds to fulfill the organization's mission.

 


 

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