Call for Nominations for FY 2016-17 National Elected Leadership Positions.

National Board of Directors
Board of Directors Term/s

BSW Student Member

2017-2019

Member-at-Large

2017-2020

Region I Representative

2017-2020

Region II Representative

2017-2020

Region X Representative

2017-2020

Region XIII Representative

2017-2020

National Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification
NCNLI Term/s

Region I Representative

2017-2020

Region III Representative

2017-2020

Region V Representative

2017-2020

Region IX Representative

2017-2020

We are strongly seeking candidates whose most advanced degree at the time of election, is the BSW.

To be considered for the BSW Student Member position, candidates must be enrolled in a CSWE-accredited program and must have a full year before completing the MSW program when they assume office on July 1, 2017.

If you would like to be considered for any of these positions to submit an application.

For questions, please contact us at governance@naswdc.org

Revised 9/29/15

Description of All National Electoral Positions
National Board of Directors

NASW NATIONAL PRESIDENT-ELECT: (One Year Term During the President’s Last Year in Office)

Role
To prepare for role as President of the Association, advancing the mission of the Association, representing the Association externally, and ensuring effective management of the Board. Candidates for President-Elect must meet the qualifications and be able to assume the responsibilities and meet the time commitment when they assume the Presidency (*information below).

Responsibilities

  • Serve as President-Elect of the Board of Directors for one year prior to assuming the duties of the President
  • Serve as a member of the NASW Foundation Board of Directors
  • Ensure compliance with Board policies, procedures, and legal standards
  • Understand and support all entities of the Association including the 56 chapters, NASW Foundation, NASW Assurance Services, Inc., Political Action for Candidate Election, Legal Defense Fund, and NASW Press

Time Commitment

  • Attend three in person Board meetings and one virtual meeting annually
  • Attend Executive Committee meetings as scheduled (either in conjunction with Board meetings or separately)
  • Attend one joint meeting with the NASW Executive Committee and the NASW Assurance Services, Inc. Board of Directors
  • Attend one NASW Foundation Board meeting and other special meetings as requested
  • Attend the three-day NASW Annual Leadership Meeting
  • Represent NASW internally and externally as requested

Qualifications

  • Strong leadership experience in NASW at chapter and national levels, and/or other non-profit organizations is required
  • Outstanding professional reputation, credibility, and stature
  • Availability to make required time commitment
  • Knowledge of legal record-keeping requirements
  • Knowledge of the respective governance and management roles of volunteer and paid staff, and the ability to distinguish between Board leadership responsibilities and executive leadership decision making
  • Proficient writing, communication, and presentation skills
  • Critical thinker with the ability to analyze, think clearly and creatively
  • Effective team work (with Association staff, Board members, and Association members) and time management skills

*PRESIDENT: (Three Year Term)

Role
To advance the mission of the Association, represent the Association externally, and ensure effective management of the Board.  The Board of Directors is responsible for governing the Association by establishing board policies and objectives; protecting assets and providing financial oversight; and approving and ensuring annual programmatic goals of the Association are accomplished.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as President and presiding officer of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee
  • Ensure compliance with Board policies, procedures, and legal standards
  • Ensure that the organization’s assets are protected, expended, and invested according to Board policies and procedures
  • Oversee annual performance evaluation of the Chief Executive Officer in conjunction with Board of Directors
  • Inform the Board of Directors of significant organizational developments and Executive Committee Actions in between regular Board meetings
  • Serve as ex-officio on all Association committees
  • Appoint all chairpersons and most members of Association committees, task forces, commissions, and other relevant working groups and organizational units
  • Serve on the NASW Foundation Board of Directors, the NASW Assurance Services, Inc. Board of Directors, and the International Federation of Social Workers Executive Committee and serves as the Regional President of North America for a two-year term
  • Serve on the Action Network for Social Work Education and Research (ANSWER) as a group representative
  • Act as an official NASW ambassador and spokesperson in conjunction with the Chief Executive Officer
  • Assist in representing NASW in legislative and political events as appropriate
  • Understand and support all entities of the Association including the 56 chapters, NASW Foundation, NASW Assurance Services, Inc., Political Action for Candidate Election, Legal Defense Fund, and NASW Press
  • Collaborate with sister social work organizations, including education, practice, research, regulatory, and specialty groups

Time Commitment

  • Attend three in person Board meetings and one virtual meeting annually
  • Attend Executive Committee meetings as scheduled (either in conjunction with Board meetings or separately)
  • Attend one joint meeting with the NASW Executive Committee and the NASW Assurance Services, Inc. Board of Directors
  • Attend the three-day NASW Annual Leadership Meeting
  • Attend Executive Committee meeting of the International Federation of Social Workers
  • Attend one NASW Foundation Board meeting and other special meetings as requested
  • Attend and present at Chapter events as available (average 7-10 annually)
  • Represent the Association at major governmental and civic meetings
  • Attend and present at relevant conferences and social work activities nationally and internationally
  • Preside over virtual Delegate Assembly
  • Meet with the CEO regularly (via phone and in person meetings) on overall Association business
  • Write five-six columns a year for the NASW News

Qualifications

  • Strong leadership experience in NASW at chapter and national levels, and other non-profit organizations is required
  • Outstanding professional reputation, credibility, and stature
  • Availability to make required time commitment
  • Knowledge of legal record-keeping requirements
  • Knowledge of the respective governance and management roles of volunteer and paid staff, and the ability to distinguish between Board leadership responsibilities and executive leadership decision making
  • Proficient writing, communication, and presentation skills
  • Critical thinker with the ability to analyze, think clearly and creatively
  • Effective team work (with Association staff, Board members, and Association members) and time management skills

NASW NATIONAL SECRETARY: (Three-Year Term)

Role
To help the Board maintain accurate and sufficient documentation.

Responsibilities

  • Serves as a voting member of the Board and the Executive Committee.
  • Takes minutes of meetings of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee.
  • Certifies the results of the national election.
  • Certifies resolutions of the Board.
  • Assists the Board in carrying out its fiduciary responsibilities by reviewing financial statements and monitoring organizational outcomes.
  • Participates on board committees, task forces, and other Association units as assigned.
  • Facilitates communication between national and chapter leadership when appropriate.
  • Performs any other related duties required by the Bylaws, law, or a the request of the Board.

Time Commitment

  • Attends three in person Board meetings and one virtual meeting annually.
  • Attends Executive Committee meetings as scheduled (either in conjunction with Board meetings or separately).
  • Attends meetings of National units to which the Secretary may be assigned- this may result in participation at one to two additional virtual meetings.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in NASW committees or task forces, preferably at the national level.
  • Leadership experience in a non-profit organization is highly desirable.
  • Willing and able to make the time commitment required.
  • Knowledge of legal record-keeping requirements.
  • Knowledge of the respective governance and management roles of volunteer and paid staff.

NASW NATIONAL REGIONAL BOARD MEMBER (Three-Year Term)

Role
To act in the best interest of the Association as a whole and to exercise the legal duties of stewardship: 1) to be faithful to the Association’s mission, 2) to exercise due diligence and 3) to give undivided allegiance to the Association when making decisions affecting the Association.

Responsibilities

  • Represents the National Association of Social Workers membership as a whole in consideration of policy issues, operating problems, and external relations.
  • Assists the Board in carrying out its fiduciary responsibilities by reviewing financial statements, monitoring organizational outcomes and asking questions.
  • Reviews agendas and supporting materials prior to meetings, and comes prepared to make a thoughtful contribution.
  • Remains informed about the Association’s services and programs and acts as an ambassador to promote the Association’s efforts.
  • Facilitates communication between national and chapter leadership when appropriate.
  • Brings issues or concerns of chapters to the Board.
  • Participates on Board committees, task forces, and other Association units as assigned.
  • Represents NASW, as assigned, with other national social work organizations and national professional organizations.
  • Assists student representatives to develop linkages between students, schools, chapters and national.
  • Facilitates and supports the NASW Foundation.
  • Participates in membership recruitment activities.
  • Relates directly to the President of the National Board of Directors on matters of organizational policy.

Time Commitment   

  • Attends three in person Board meetings and one virtual meeting annually.
  • Attends meetings of National units to which the Board member may be assigned - this may result in participation at one to two additional virtual meetings.
  • May attend meetings of other organizations to represent the Board of NASW, as assigned.          

Qualifications

  • Previous experience on NASW Chapter Boards or committees highly preferred.
  • Leadership experience in non-profit organization highly desirable.
  • Ability to collaborate with Association staff and fellow Board members.
  • Knowledge of the respective governance and management roles of volunteer and paid staff.
  • Willing and able to make the time commitment required.

NASW NATIONAL BOARD MEMBER-AT-LARGE (Three-Year Term)

Role
To act in the best interest of the Association as a whole and to exercise the legal duties of stewardship: 1) to be faithful to the Association’s mission, 2) to exercise due diligence and 3) to give undivided allegiance to the Association when making decisions affecting the Association.

Responsibilities

  • Represents the National Association of Social Workers membership as a whole in consideration of policy issues, operating problems, and external relations.
  • Assists the Board in carrying out its fiduciary responsibilities by reviewing financial statements, monitoring organizational outcomes and asking questions.
  • Reviews agendas and supporting materials prior to meetings, and comes prepared to make a thoughtful contribution.
  • Remains informed about the Association’s services and programs and acts as an ambassador to promote the Association’s efforts.
  • Facilitates communication between national and chapter leadership when appropriate.
  • Brings issues or concerns of chapters to the Board.
  • Participates on Board committees, task forces, and other Association units as assigned.
  • Represents NASW, as assigned, with other national social work organizations and national professional organizations.
  • Assists student representatives to develop linkages between students, schools, chapters and national.
  • Facilitates and supports the NASW Foundation.
  • Participates in membership recruitment activities.
  • Relates directly to the President of the National Board of Directors on matters of organizational policy.

Time Commitment   

  • Attends three in person Board meetings and one virtual meeting annually.
  • Attends meetings of National units to which the Board member may be assigned - this may result in participation at one to two additional virtual meetings.
  • May attend meetings of other organizations to represent the Board of NASW, as assigned.     

Qualifications

  • Previous experience on NASW Chapter Boards or committees highly preferred.
  • Leadership experience in non-profit national organization highly desirable.
  • Ability to collaborate with Association staff and fellow Board members.
  • Knowledge of the respective governance and management roles of volunteer and paid staff.
  • Willing and able to make the time commitment required.

STUDENT BOARD MEMBER (Two-Year Term), one BSW student, one MSW student
* To qualify for this position, the student must be enrolled in a CSWE-accredited program and must have a full year before completing their BSW program when they assume the position.

Role
To represent the interest of student members of the Association.

Duties

  • Represents the National Association of Social Workers membership as a whole in consideration of policy issues, operating problems, and external relations.
  • Assists the Board in carrying out its fiduciary responsibilities by reviewing financial statements, monitoring organizational outcomes and asking questions.
  • Reviews agendas and supporting materials prior to meetings, and comes prepared to make a thoughtful contribution.
  • Remains informed about the Association’s services and programs and acts as an ambassador to promote the Association’s efforts.
  • Facilitates communication between national and student members when appropriate.
  • Brings issues or concerns of student members to the Board.
  • Participates on Board committees, task forces, and other Association units as assigned.
  • Assists in developing linkages between students, schools, chapters and national.
  • Facilitates and supports the NASW Foundation.
  • Participates in membership recruitment activities.
  • Relates directly to the President of the National Board of Directors on matters of organizational policy.

Time Commitment

  • Attends three in person Board meetings and one virtual meeting annually.
  • Attends annually one to two meetings virtually of assigned national units.
  • Represents student members at chapter meetings as appropriate.

Qualifications

  • At time of election be in good academic standing at an accredited school of social work.
  • Ability to collaborate with Association staff and fellow Board members.
  • Knowledge of the respective governance and management roles of volunteer and paid staff.
  • Willing and able to make the time commitment required.
NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS AND LEADERSHIP IDENTIFICATION (NCNLI)

REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES: (Three Year Term)

The National Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification (NCNLI), authorized by Article VIII of the NASW Bylaws, is composed of thirteen (13) persons, one selected from each electoral area, whose alternate shall be in each case the candidates receiving the second largest number of votes to each electoral region. (Article VIII.B.1.a.)

Duties
This committee is charged with:

  • Selecting at least two candidates for each position in the regular selection of Association officers, Board members, and representatives to the Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification;
  • Certifying to the Secretary of the Association the completed ballots of candidates;
  • Receiving nominations by petition; and
  • Working closely with chapters and staff and maintaining a leadership roster to be used by the President of the Association for committee and task force appointments and to aid in the selection of candidates.

The Board of Directors sets the policy of the Association, and NCNLI is charged with carrying out policy as it may relate to the nomination process.  However, NCNLI is completely autonomous in its selection of candidates, working within the Association policy.

Time Commitment
The Committee shall meet at least once a year virtually – one meeting shall be held primarily for the purpose of preparing the slate for elections.  Other meetings may be scheduled as resources and need indicate.

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