Vice Officer Positions and National Board of Directors
Call for Applications for Vice Officer Positions and Members of the American Diabetes Association’s National Board of Directors for 2015
Volunteerism is the cornerstone of the American Diabetes Association. Leadership is the life blood of the Stop Diabetes® Movement.Each and every day, our volunteer leaders make significant contributions across the organization, bringing to bear multi-faceted skill sets, life experiences, diverse perspectives and the passion of those who want to make a difference for the 26 million American children and adults with diabetes.
Ensuring a strong, diverse volunteer leadership is crucial to the success of our organization and we are currently accepting applications for the following Elected Officer Positions and Members of the National Board of Directors:
- Vice Chair of the Board
- Vice President, Health Care & Education
- Vice President, Medicine & Science
- Vice Secretary/Treasurer
- Member, National Board of Directors
Elected Vice Officer Positions and Members of the National Board of Directors for 2015
The American Diabetes Association seeks volunteers who hold the passion and skills to offer strategic counsel that will help our organization deliver on our mission to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes, and who reflect the professional, geographic and ethnic diversity of the Association's constituents.
We are seeking leaders who want to step up their participation in the Stop Diabetes movement to help us change the future of this devastating disease. Self nominations are welcome for all Vice Officer and National Board of Director positions.
Before beginning the application process, we encourage individuals to review the relevant position descriptions (which outline the responsibilities and qualifications desirable in a nominee for each position), Officer and Board Member Letter of Agreement, Conflict of Interest Policy and other reference resources that are provided below.
Specific Requirements for the Vice Officer Nominees
Since all Officers must have served, or be serving, on the National Board of Directors, the pool for Officers is currently defined. This list of individuals is available below.
Member, National Board of Directors
For the 2015 Class of the National Board of Directors we seek a diverse set of nominees with demonstrated leadership in their chosen profession. For example, they are senior staff within a corporation who have been recognized by their peers for outstanding achievements, and/or are well-known in their industry. Individuals with knowledge of business practices and financial management are highly desirable. A close connection to diabetes is not necessary. We also desire candidates with proven fund raising proficiency who can help the Association form, nurture and leverage relationships with other individuals and/or large corporations. We welcome individuals from the health care professional community, including well-established, highly cited researchers or clinicians with an established interest in diabetes and recognition by their peers for their clinical or scientific expertise. In addition, we seek highly regarded individuals who represent other health professional groups including certified diabetes educators, nurses, clinical dietitians, podiatrists, pharmacists, behavioral scientists or other practice areas related to the treatment of diabetes.
The National Board of Directors will meet three times per year in March, June and November. Additionally, individuals who serve are asked to participate in a January orientation. Regular attendance and participation is expected at each of these meetings. Each Board member is assigned to serve on a national committee, which would generally meet in conjunction with the March and November Board meetings.
Completing and Submitting an Application
Individuals who wish to be considered for one of the elected positions identified above should complete an application or have someone complete one on his/her behalf. It is important that the individual to be considered provide the information contained in the application. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered. The position description for each elected position is available below.
A completed application form must be received by/before 8:00 p.m. (ET), Tuesday, January 2, 2014 to be considered. Submissions should include as a separate attachment a headshot (post the photo guidelines). Please submit all materials via email to ADAApplications@diabetes.org.
Please retain a copy of your completed application for your personal file.
Applications for these elected positions are reviewed by the National Board Development Committee. Applications are evaluated based upon the expertise and service of the individuals in context of the needs, goals and objectives of the Association. The review process may also take into consideration additional information about nominees/applicants as necessary and appropriate.
The Board Development Committee presents the recommended slate of nominees for the elected positions to the Association's voting membership, which includes the National Board of Directors, delegates from the community leadership boards as well as other groups, including the national volunteer committees.
The vote takes place in late spring for appointments beginning in January the following year.
Expenses Associated with Meetings
Consistent with the Association's travel and expense guidelines, reasonable and appropriate travel and hotel expenses for the Officers and Members of the National Board of Directors in connection with the meetings will be covered. Individuals may also choose to pay his/her own expenses, which typically qualify as a tax-deductible contribution for income tax purposes.
If you have any questions, please contact Bobbie Alexander, Managing Director, Governance, Meetings & Travel, at 800-676-4065 ext. 2002 or email@example.com.
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