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Call for Candidates for the ISMTE Board of Directors Election of 2019

 

The International Society for Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE) Board of Directors supervises and controls the business, property, and affairs of the Society. It is composed of 12 members: five officers, the immediate past president (ex officio), and six directors at large. Each officer holds office for a term of two years and each director for a term of three years, except the EON Editor (director) who holds office for a term of two years. Each officer (except the president) and director may be re-elected to the same position one additional time but otherwise have no limit on seeking other officer (or director if currently an officer) terms.

 

The 2019 Nominations Committee comprises:

Michael Willis (Immediate Past President, chair)

Alethea Gerding (representative of Board)

Deborah Bowman (chair of Ethics Committee)

Jason Roberts (member at large)

Cheryl Shanks (member at large)

 

The ISMTE Board of Directors will have five open positions as of 1st January 2020. In line with our nomination process, we are looking for nominees who fulfill the following criteria:

 

• Has past experience in ISMTE, whether in committees, presenting at a conference or other

volunteer experience;

• Exhibits enthusiasm toward ISMTE’s programs and projects;

• Exhibits ideas for improvements to existing programs, or ideas for new programs;

• Has served two consecutive years on the Board (for those interested in an officer position)

 

The open positions are as follows:

 

Officer position - President-Elect: The President-Elect shall perform the duties of the President in his or her absence and shall perform such other duties as may be assigned by the President or the Board. The President-Elect shall be, on the expiration of the term of the President, the succeeding President of the society. The President shall also serve as Chair of the Board to preside at Board meetings and shall perform such other duties incident to the office of Chair, as well as those that may be designated by the Board. The President/President-Elect should also have previously served on the Board.

 

Officer position - Vice President: The Vice-President shall perform such duties as may be assigned by the President or the Board.

 

Office position - Secretary: The Secretary shall have oversight responsibility for the minutes of the meetings of the Board of Directors; ensure that notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of the Bylaws; review the activities of staff members that are responsible for corporate records; and perform those duties incident to the office of Secretary and others that may be assigned by the Board of Directors.

 

Director – two positions: Directors are responsible for representing a focus area of the Society (e.g., conference planning, professional development, membership, peer organizations, etc.).  This may include serving as a member of or chairing a committee, and liaising with the Board.

 

Time Commitment & Expenses for the Board of Directors

The ISMTE Board of Directors meets monthly by conference call on a schedule determined at the beginning of each year.  Owing to the geographical diversity of its members, we schedule these calls to allow all members to participate.  It is expected that every Board member will attend each of these monthly calls and prepare for them by submitting committee/focus area reports and reviewing the agenda and supporting materials in advance.
 

The ISMTE Board of Directors also meets annuallface-to-face at the same location as one of the annual meetings. It is anticipated that every Board member will attend this annual in-person meeting to ensure a quorum, and prepare for it by submitting committee/focus area reports and reviewing the agenda and supporting materials in advance.

ISMTE Board members are not compensated for their roles as Directors or Officers. ISMTE will reimburse Board members for coach air travel or other transportation means to the annual meeting site for the face-to-face Board meeting, as well as for one hotel night.  

Applications must be received by October 1, 2019.

For more information contact execdir@ismte.org or call +1-919-314-3900.

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