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|2020-21 Call for Nominations: Board of Directors|
2020-21 Board of Directors Call for Nominations
Overview of the Board of Directors
The EnglishUSA Board of Directors focuses on the short- and long-term goals and opportunities that serve the needs of the Association, its members and the profession. Board members embody excellence and adhere to the highest standard of professional and ethical conduct in all aspects of guidance, decision-making, and leadership of the Association. They also play a key role in ensuring policies, procedures, and communications reflect and support EnglishUSA’s vision and mission.
Ideal nominees will have demonstrated extensive experience and service in the field, have experience in organizational governance and leadership, and have demonstrated success in policy and strategy development and execution. Other qualifications described here.
The EnglishUSA Board of Directors is a mission-driven, strategic-focused body. Strategic priorities for the upcoming three years include expanding membership categories for 2020-21, implementing new committee structure for the Board, and preparing a new strategic plan for 2021-2026, as well as continuing to develop impactful and relevant programs/services to serve the needs of members, exploring board governance and volunteer structures, and continuing to increase awareness of the EnglishUSA brand globally.
Positions & Terms
According to the Bylaws revised and approved in June 2019, the Board of Directors will be restructured beginning in 2020-2021. In place of three Vice Presidential streams, three Directors-at-Large will be elected to serve 3-year terms. Therefore, the Nominating Committee is charged with selecting the slate of President-Elect and three Directors-at-Large for 2020-2021.
Board members serve three-year terms (see below) beginning approximately June 1 (after the NAFSA conference). The positions for nomination for 2020-21 include:
o At-Large Director (1)
o At-Large Director (2)
o At-Large Director (3)
If you would like to be considered for a position on the board, please prepare the following:
· Cover letter/candidate statement highlighting relevant skills and knowledge for the position(s) for which you are interested.
· Preferences (choose 2) of committee service (see descriptions here)
· 100-word bio
· Contact information for two professional references
· Signed Candidate Commitment Form
Submit contact information, 100-word bio, desired board position(s), and contact information for 2 references on the website by November 1, 2019. Documents (cover letter, CV/resume, and Candidate Commitment Form) can also be uploaded on the site.
Note: A Nominating Committee has been formed according to the EnglishUSA by-laws. This committee is charged with presenting a single slate of candidates to the current Executive Board for approval.