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The officers of EnglishUSA, elected by the members, shall be the President, the President-Elect, the Secretary, the Treasurer, and the Immediate Past President. The Executive Director is considered a non-voting officer.

 

The President-Elect must have served for at least one (1) term as a Board of Director of the Association. Additional qualifications may be established by the Board of Directors to ensure that individuals have sufficient experience to lead the Association and to avoid any conflict of interest. Determination that an Officer is unavailable or otherwise unable to assume her or his duties will be made by a majority vote of the Board of Directors then serving. (Bylaws Section 4.0)

 

Additional qualifications for President-Elect 

  • Have been an active member in good standing of EnglishUSA for the past five (5) years by January 1 of the year for which his or her name will appear on the ballot
  • Have served on the EnglishUSA Board of Directors in the past
  • Not have been a full- or part-time employee of EnglishUSA within the past three (3) years
  • Not be a member of the Board of Directors at the time of the election
  • Not be a member of the Nominating Committee at the time of the election

 

Qualifications for At-large Directors 

  • Have been an active member in good standing of EnglishUSA for the past two (2) years by January 1 of the year for which his or her name will appear on the ballot
  • Not have been a full- or part-time employee of EnglishUSA within the past three (3) years
  • Not be a member of the Board of Directors at the time of the election
  • Not be a member of the Nominating Committee at the time of the election

 

The At-large Directors (n=7), elected by the members, shall be employed at a voting Member Program in good standing. Additional qualifications may be established by the Board of Directors to ensure that individuals have sufficient experience to lead the Association and to avoid any conflict of interest (Bylaws Section 4.03).

 

Officers’ Responsibilities

 

President. The President shall be the principal Officer of EnglishUSA and shall preside at meetings of the membership and of the Board of Directors. 

 

President-elect. In addition to his/her specific duties, the President-elect shall perform such duties as the President, or the Board of Directors may assign. 

Immediate Past President. In addition to his/her specific duties, the Immediate Past President shall perform such duties as the President, or the Board of Directors may assign. 

 

Treasurer. The Treasurer shall serve as the financial advisor to the Board of Directors and chair of the Finance Committee. The Treasurer shall review the annual budget and submit it to the Board of Directors for approval. The Treasurer shall also perform such other duties as the President, or the Board of Directors may assign. 

 

Secretary. The Secretary shall manage the minutes of the meetings of the Board of Directors and ensure they are distributed shortly after each meeting. The Secretary shall be sufficiently familiar with articles, bylaws, etc. to note applicability during meetings. The Secretary shall also perform such other duties as the President, or the Board of Directors may assign. (Bylaws Section 4.02).

 

Officer & At-Large Director Responsibilities

  • Promote the EnglishUSA brand to current and potential members and to other organizations in the international education field
  • Develop strategic partnerships that will further the mission of EnglishUSA
  • Attend all board meetings, annual business meeting and reception, Stakeholders Conference and Professional Development Conference
  • Provide and contribute to reports for review and discussion at board meetings
  • Contribute to the EnglishUSA webinars, journal/newsletter, conferences
  • Report on committee accomplishments at the annual business meeting
  • Align activities with the goals of the EnglishUSA strategic plan
  • Review the strategic plan annually and contribute to its revision as necessary
  • Contribute to the recruitment of new board members
  • Participate in the Executive Director’s annual performance review
  • Mentor incoming at-large Directors
  • Additional duties related to committee* assignments

 

2020-21 Committees

The committees that have been established to transition in the 2019-20 Board of Directors terms and fully in 2020-21 are:

 

  • Governance Committee (GC)
  • Finance Committee (FC)
  • Membership Development & Engagement Committee (MDEC)
  • Professional Development Activities Committee (PDAC)
  • Advocacy & External Relations Committee (AERC)

 

Each board member will serve on two committees each year.  These assignments are appointed by the Governance Committee at least a month prior to the new board year beginning.  Incoming and continuing Board members will be given the opportunity at the time of submitting their nomination to list preferences for committee work.  Workload of each committee is determined by the Board, based on the current strategic plan and the upcoming annual goals for the Executive Director.   Committees are designed to do the work directed by the Board and not the other way around. If committees are not provided a scope of work by the Board, then there may be conflicting goals that are not in line with EnglishUSA’s strategic plan.

 

Committees make up the heart of the governance structure of the organization.  Descriptions of the committees can be found here [NOTE: 2020-21 will be the pilot year on this structure]. 

 

Changes in Director Status / Vacancies Policy

The Offices and at-large Directors, elected by the members, shall be employed at a voting Member Program in good standing. If an Officer or at-large Director goes through an employment status change during his/her term and is no longer employed at a voting Member Program in good standing, the Board of Directors shall determine if said Office or at-large Director may conclude his/her remaining term by majority vote. Additional qualifications may be established by the Board of Directors to ensure that individuals have sufficient experience to lead the Association and to avoid any conflict of interest (Bylaws Section 4.03).  

 

Except for a vacancy occurring in an Officer position, which shall be filled as described in this section, appointment of a new Director to fill a vacant position shall be made by majority vote of the remaining voting members of the Board of Directors. A Director appointed to fill a vacancy shall fill such vacancy only for the remainder of her or his predecessor’s term.

 

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EnglishUSA
2900 Delk Road
Suite 700, PMB 321
Marietta, GA 30067
Tel: 404-567-6875

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