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AAMC & AAMC Foundation is accepting Board Nominations until April 1.

3/24/2015
When: 3/24/2015

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Call for Board Nominations

The AAMC & AAMC Foundation Governance & Nominating Committee calls for nominations for up to FIVE at-large positions on the Board of Trustees. Additionally, TWO Executive Committee roles also need to be filled: Vice President of Finance and Vice President of Governance & Nominating.

The Governance & Nominating Committee vets nominations for the AAMC & AAMC Foundation Board of Trustees and Executive Committee positions and makes a particular effort to ensure the creation of a broad slate that speaks to the diversity of the AAMC membership in terms of geography, institution, specialization, gender, and cultural background. The candidates moved forward through the recommendation of the Committee are then approved by a vote of the Board of Trustees.  A full membership vote to ratify the final nominations will take place at the AAMC Conference & Meeting on May 11, 2015.

Nominations

--All AAMC members are invited to make nominations.

--Self-nominations are welcomed and encouraged.

--All nominations must be made with the prior approval of the candidate.

Required information for nominations

--The nomination or self-nominations must include the following:

            -Information about the candidate's record of service to the AAMC 

            -Brief bio;

            -Current CV;

            -Full name, title, organization affiliation (if applicable);

            -​Contact information, including email;

            -Letter of intent/statement of interest; and

            -Inclusion of the nominee’s willingness to serve (only required if not a self-nomination).

--All candidates affiliated with an institution must secure permission from their director to serve on the Board and should confirm that this permission has been secured in her/his statement of interest.

Submitting a nomination
Send all material, as pdf attachment(s) ONLY to aamc@artcurators.org.  

Deadline
All material is due BY April 8, 2015.

Information for all candidates
All candidates should solicit support from their organizations to attend key AAMC & AAMC Foundation meetings in person (at least two of the four board meetings are held each year in New York) as well as the AAMC & AAMC Foundation Annual Conference & Meeting each year.

December and April are the most active times of the year and may require additional hours. Terms of office are for two years, however, these terms may be extended another year with approval of the Board of Trustees.

A list of essential Board responsibilities are noted below:

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

1. Determine the mission and purpose of AAMC. It is an ongoing Board responsibility to review and update as appropriate the statement of mission and purpose that articulates the organization’s goals, means, and primary constituents served.

2. Select the Executive Director (if the position is vacant). The Board must reach consensus on the Executive Director’s responsibilities and undertake a careful search to find the most qualified individual for the position.

3. Provide proper financial oversight. The Board assists in developing the annual budget and ensures that proper financial controls are in place.

4. Ensure adequate resources. One of the Board’s foremost responsibilities is to provide adequate resources for the organization to fulfill its mission.

5. Ensure legal and ethical integrity and maintain accountability. The Board is ultimately responsible for ensuring adherence to legal standards and ethical norms.

6. Ensure effective organizational planning. The Board must actively participate in an overall planning process and assist in implementing and monitoring the strategic plan’s goals.

7. Recruit and orient new Board members and assess Board performance. The Board has a responsibility to articulate prerequisites for candidates, orient new members, and evaluate its own performance periodically and comprehensively.

8. Enhance the organization’s public standing. The Board should clearly articulate the organization’s mission, accomplishments, and goals to the public and garner support from the museum community.

9. Determine, monitor and strengthen the organization’s programs and services. The Board’s responsibility is to determine which programs are consistent with the organization’s mission and to monitor their effectiveness.

10. Support the Executive Director and assess his or her performance. The Board should ensure that the Executive Director has the moral and professional support he or she needs to further the goals of the organization.

 

VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE

On average, the Vice President, Finance will need to commit to 1-2 hours a week. Late November, December, January, April, and May, are the most active times of the year and may require additional hours. The Terms of Office is for two years, however, the term for Vice President of Finance may be extended in two-year increments two times with 2/3rds approval of the Board of Trustees.

  1. Serve as an active member of the Executive Committee.
  2. With a co-chair, oversees the Finance & Audit, and Fundraising Committee.
  3. Oversees financial operations, ensuring that incoming revenues and outgoing payments are handled and recorded appropriately.
  4. Oversees the process of approval of the Annual Budget.
  5. The Vice President shall perform such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him/her by the President or by the Board of Trustees.
  6. The Vice President shall perform such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him/her by the President or by the Board of Trustees.

VICE PRESIDENT, GOVERNANCE

On average, the Vice President, Governance will need to commit to 3-4 hours a week. March, April, July, August and September, are the most active times of the year for the Governance & Nominating Committee and may require additional hours. The Terms of Office is for two years.

  1. Serve as an active member of the Executive Committee.
  2. Oversee, with the Co-Chair, the Governance & Nominating Committee.
  3. Work with Executive Director and relevant Committees to manage Board & Officer nominations and the election process.
  4. Update and review the Governance & Nominating material, as needed.
  5. Review the Executive Director job description with regularity and suggest changes to Executive Committee. 
  6. The Vice President shall perform such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him/her by the President or by the Board of Trustees.

The Executive Committee roles and Board of Trustee positions are voted upon at the May 2015 AAMC Conference & Meeting, with the roles beginning in June 2015.  Orientation material will be shared over the summer months.


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