Call for 2019 PAEA Board of Directors

Have you been thinking about serving on the PAEA Board of Directors? Because now would be the ideal time to make your move.

Nominations for the 2019 Board are currently being accepted. PAEA encourages faculty to take an active role in the Association’s leadership activities, either by personally considering Board service or encouraging another member to pursue a Board position.

Board membership represents the highest level of service to PAEA. Board members assume fiduciary responsibility for the Association and are ambassadors for both the profession and for PA education. Through voluntary Board service, members gain a valuable opportunity for both personal and professional growth, develop a greater sense of community with their fellow PA educators, and advance the mission of PAEA. Candidates who bring diversity to the Board are strongly encouraged to self-nominate.

Positions Available

Five positions are open for the 2019 Board of Directors: president elect, treasurer, secretary, and two directors at large. An election to fill all positions will be held in conjunction with the 2018 PAEA Education Forum in Anaheim on Thursday, October 25, 2018.

The deadline for candidate materials to be submitted is June 1, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Funding

Although there is no monetary compensation for your time, PAEA pays all expenses associated with Board service, including attendance at Board meetings held during the year and at the Education Forum.

Additional Information

Submission Requirements for All Positions

Candidates must submit all materials by 5:00 p.m. ET, on June 1, 2018. If you do not receive a confirmation of receipt within two business days, please call to make sure that your materials were received. Questions regarding the candidacy process can be directed to Lynn Heitzman at lheitzman@PAEAonline.org or 703-667-4330.

Board Candidate Materials Due with Nomination

  1. Brief statement of candidate’s interest in running for office
  2. Current and complete curriculum vitae (CV)
  3. Conflict of Interest Disclosure form

2018 Timeline

  • June 1: Candidates’ material submission deadline
  • June 4–30: Confirmation of candidates’ eligibility and conflict of interest review
  • July 16: Candidates notified of eligibility and supplemental materials requested
  • July 18: Candidates’ information posted to the website
  • August 16: Eligible candidates’ supplemental materials due
  • August 29: Candidates’ supplemental materials posted to website
  • Date TBD: Candidate Q&A at Education Forum
  • October 25: Election at Education Forum

Questions?

Questions can be directed to PAEA staff member Lynn Heitzman at lheitzman@PAEAonline.org or 703-667-4330.

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Board Position Descriptions

President Elect (Office of the President)

Term of Office: Three years (one year as president elect, one year as president, and one year as immediate past president)

Criteria and Requirements for Service

Candidates for the position of president elect must hold an appointment as a faculty/staff member in a PAEA member program. They must have at least three years’ experience in a PAEA-elected or Board-appointed position (e.g., participation on a volunteer group or as a workshop facilitator) and should also have experience on a PA-related board.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate their ability to:

  • Solve problems in creative and innovative ways
  • Lead and communicate with skill and diplomacy
  • Conduct business in a professional and ethical manner
  • Listen and employ public speaking skills effectively
  • Work collaboratively and facilitate dialogue
  • Fulfill the responsibilities of the office they seek
  • Maintain confidentiality on sensitive issues

Responsibilities of the president elect include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare for and participate in the Board’s meetings and conference calls
  • Serve on Board committees or as a Board liaison as assigned
  • Represent PAEA to other organizations and the public, as requested by the president
  • Participate in the annual evaluation of PAEA’s business plan, strategic plan, and policy manual
  • Recruit and cultivate prospective new leaders
  • Assume a membership position on the Audit Committee

Responsibilities of the president include, but are not limited to:

  • Advance PAEA’s mission, values, and strategic plan
  • Represent PAEA to other organizations and the public
  • Serve as a primary spokesperson for the Association
  • Represent PAEA on all issues affecting the Association, PA education, and the profession
  • Partner with the chief executive in achieving the Association’s mission
  • Ensure that the Board fulfills its responsibilities for governance of the Association
  • Prepare for and lead Board meetings and conference calls
  • Mentor the president elect
  • Serve as chair of the Audit Committee

Responsibilities of the immediate past president include, but are not limited to:

  • Help mentor the president and president elect
  • Prepare for and participate in the Board’s meetings and conference calls
  • Serve on Board committees or as a Board liaison as assigned
  • Represent PAEA to other organizations and the public as requested by the president
  • Participate in the annual evaluation of PAEA’s business plan, strategic plan, and policy manual
  • Perform duties as delegated by the president and/or the Board, including service on Board committees
  • Recruit and cultivate prospective new leaders for PAEA, as requested
  • Serve on the Audit Committee

Travel Commitment

The president will attend quarterly Board meetings, typically three days in length. Meetings are held at the PAEA national office, one remote location, and at the Education Forum. The president is expected to travel, as a representative of the Association, to conferences. Occasional travel to the national office for planning and advocacy purposes is required.

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Treasurer

Term of Office: Three years

Criteria and Requirements for Service

An applicant for treasurer must hold an appointment as a faculty/staff member in a PAEA member program and have at least two years’ experience in PAEA by the time the nominee takes office with prior experience on the Board, as the chair of a PAEA committee, or on the finance committee of a professional organization or constituent chapter.

Candidates should possess sound knowledge of budgeting and accounting principles and the ability to articulate these. They should also be organized and detail-oriented and able to communicate with skill and diplomacy.

Candidates for the treasurer position should be able to demonstrate their ability to:

  • Lead and communicate with skill and diplomacy
  • Facilitate and complete projects and meet deadlines
  • Conduct business in a professional and ethical manner
  • Work collaboratively and facilitate dialogue between individuals and groups
  • Fulfill the responsibilities of the office they seek
  • Maintain confidentiality on sensitive issues

Responsibilities:

  • Chair the PAEA Finance Steering Committee including meetings and conference calls
  • Review PAEA’s financial status from previous years and review the annual budget with other members of the Finance Steering Committee
  • Monitor disbursement of funds and ensure the accuracy of all financial transactions and records
  • Ensure that the financial records are audited annually by an independent CPA
  • Provide financial advice and investment strategies, with the assistance of other members of the Finance Steering Committee, to the Board of Directors
  • Report to the board on the quarterly financials of the Association
  • Report to the membership on the annual financials of the Association
  • Participate in the annual evaluation of PAEA’s business plan, strategic plan, and policy manual
  • Submit proposals to the Board of Directors to generate non-dues revenue
  • Serve on Board committees or as a Board liaison as assigned
  • Attend Board meetings including those at the Education Forum and participate on conference calls
  • Maintain confidentiality on sensitive issues
  • Assume a membership position on the Audit Committee

Travel Commitment

The treasurer will attend quarterly Board meetings, typically three days in length. Meetings are held at the PAEA national office, one remote location, and at the Education Forum. The treasurer will attend the Finance Steering Committee’s annual meeting. The treasurer may be asked to travel, as a representative of the Association, to conferences. Occasional travel to the national office for planning and advocacy purposes may be required.

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Secretary

Term of Office: Two years

Criteria and Requirements for Service

Candidates for the position of secretary must hold an appointment as a faculty/staff member in a PAEA member program. They must have at least two years’ experience in a PAEA-elected or Board-appointed position (i.e., participation in a volunteer group or as a workshop facilitator).

Candidates for Secretary should be able to demonstrate their ability to:

  • Facilitate and complete projects
  • Pay close attention to details
  • Meet deadlines
  • Solve problems in creative and innovative ways
  • Lead and communicate with skill and diplomacy
  • Conduct business in a professional and ethical manner
  • Listen and effectively employ public speaking skills
  • Work collaboratively and facilitate dialogue
  • Fulfill the responsibilities of the office they seek
  • Maintain confidentiality on sensitive issues

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Advance PAEA’s mission, values, and strategic plan
  • Ensure accuracy of minutes taken during Board meetings
  • Accurately record executive session minutes
  • Oversee Association bylaws and manuals
  • Prepare for and participate in quarterly face-to-face Board meetings and monthly Board conference calls
  • Serve on Board committees or as a Board liaison as assigned
  • Represent PAEA to other organizations and the public, as requested by the president
  • Participate in the annual evaluation of PAEA’s business plan, strategic plan, and policy manual
  • Assume a membership position on the Audit Committee

Travel Commitment

The secretary will attend quarterly Board meetings, typically three days in length. Meetings are held at the PAEA national office, one remote location, and at the Education Forum. The secretary may travel, as a representative of the Association, to conferences. Occasional travel to the national office for planning and advocacy purposes may be required.

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Director at Large (Two positions open)

Term of Office: Two years

Criteria and Requirements for Service

Candidates for director at large (DAL) must hold an appointment as a faculty/staff member in a PAEA member program and have at least two years’ experience in a PAEA-elected or Board-appointed position (e.g., participation on a PAEA volunteer group or as a workshop facilitator; or as a PAEA liaison to another organization).

Candidates for the DAL position should be able to demonstrate their ability to:

  • Lead and communicate with skill and diplomacy
  • Facilitate and complete projects and meet deadlines
  • Conduct business in a professional and ethical manner
  • Work collaboratively and facilitate dialogue between individuals and groups
  • Fulfill the responsibilities of the office they seek
  • Maintain confidentiality on sensitive issues

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Advance PAEA’s mission, values, and strategic plan
  • Prepare for and participate in all Board meetings and conference calls
  • Serve on Board committees or as a Board liaison as assigned
  • Participate in the annual evaluation of PAEA’s business plan, strategic plan, and policy manual
  • Perform other duties as delegated by the president and/or the Board of Directors

Travel Commitment

DALs will attend quarterly board meetings, typically three days in length. Meetings are held at the PAEA national office, one remote location, and at the Education Forum. A DAL may be asked to travel, as a representative of the Association, to conferences. Occasional travel to the national office for planning and advocacy purposes may be required.

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Guidelines for Board Candidates’ Materials

Interest Statement

Candidates should submit a brief statement of interest in running for a Board position.

CV

Candidates are required to submit a complete and updated CV when applying.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure

PAEA recently revised its conflict of interest policy. See policy 6.01 on page 43 in the PAEA Policies and Procedures Manual for more details. Currently, the only identified unmanageable conflict of interest for Board members is serving on the Board of Directors for another organization whose activities are in conflict with PAEA’s mission. All Board candidates are required to complete the conflict of interest disclosure form. This form is reviewed by PAEA’s Governance & Ethics Board to determine eligibility of each candidate. This review may result in management recommendations for the conflict in the event a candidate is elected to the Board; however, manageable conflicts will not impact a candidate’s eligibility.

Guidelines for Board-Eligible Candidates’ Supplemental Materials

These materials will be required of all candidates who are deemed eligible to run for a position.

Platform Statement

PAEA does not require the Board of Directors candidates’ platform statements to follow a format or list specific items to be addressed. Basically, a platform statement should be a declaration of the principles and beliefs that guide the candidate. It should expand upon those principles and beliefs in clear, concise, and effective language to provide members with a comprehensive understanding of the individual’s reasons for running for the Board. The platform statement should not exceed 400 words.

Photo

All candidates are required to submit a high-resolution jpg or tiff photo.

Candidate Questions

Board candidates will be asked to respond to questions posed by the Association. Eligible candidates will receive these questions in late July. Responses to the questions will be limited to 250 words each and will be published — exactly as submitted without being proofed — along with the additional candidate materials, on the PAEA website in late August.

A portal for submission of the supplemental materials will be provided and included in the message sent in late June.  Questions can be directed to Lynn Heitzman at lheitzman@PAEAonline.org or 703-667-4330.