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Annual Election of Board of Directors & Nominating Committee Members

Nominations are now open for APHON leadership positions with service beginning in September 2018. Candidates for President-Elect, Treasurer and Director-at-Large must be prepared to attend two board meetings per year. One board meeting is held at the APHON office in Chicago, IL (expenses paid by APHON), and one meeting is held in conjunction with the annual APHON conference. Candidates for Nominating Committee must be prepared to attend a yearly meeting at the annual conference. Please consider the following leadership opportunities:

President-Elect (1 position for a 4-year term)

This individual will manage the organization and act as the official representative. The length of term is as follows: 1 year President-elect, 2 years President, and 1 year Past-president (4 years total on board). Specific responsibilities include: leading board meetings and setting the agenda; regular review of committee and board activities; appointing task force/committee chairs; assigning board liaisons to task forces, committees, JOPON, and other organizations; representing APHON at meetings of other organizations; leading membership meeting - setting agenda; signing contracts with board approval; writing column for newsletter and conference program brochure and program book; and providing mentorship and recognition. Qualifications include 5 years of continuous APHON voting membership, major leadership position within national APHON, (former CCPON, or ONCC – may include board member, officer, committee chairperson), history of consistent meeting attendance and successful work outcomes applicable to previous leadership role within APHON, recommendation from an APHON or other nursing leader to whom the candidate has reported, strong collaboration/relationship-building skills, public speaking skills, and commitment to time demands (both from candidate and candidate’s institution).

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Treasurer (1 position for a 3-year term)

This individual will coordinate the financial management of APHON to assure financial stability, and will oversee custody of the organization’s funds and budget development. Specific responsibilities include: Oversight of APHON’s bank accounts, payment of expenses, financial statements, and accounting system, reporting on APHON’s financial status at the annual membership meeting and in the newsletter, reviewing the strategic plan for financial implications, ensuring that reporting to the IRS is complete including status of local chapters, ensuring that insurance policies and bonding for all signatures on bank accounts are maintained, assisting the Board members and committees in developing budget submissions, assisting the executive director in development of the budget, and submission of the budget for Board review and approval. Qualifications include 4 years of continuous APHON membership, demonstrated leadership experience (within national APHON, local APHON chapter, the former CCPON, ONCC, or other nationally recognized nursing organization), history of consistent meeting attendance and successful work outcomes in previous leadership role, recommendation from an APHON or other nursing leader to whom the candidate has reported, strong collaboration/relationship-building skills, and experience in developing and managing a budget (i.e., management position).

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Director-at-Large (1 position for a 3-year term)

This individual will assist in managing the general affairs of APHON and participate in policymaking decisions of the board. Specific responsibilities include: Participating in formulating annual goals and objectives of the organization, reviewing the strategic plan for continued organizational development, voting on all policies affecting membership, approving the yearly budget, serving as liaison to committees as assigned by the president, supporting and encouraging growth and development of assigned liaison committee chair(s), submitting reports to the board, and attending board meetings. Qualifications include 2 years of continuous APHON voting membership, demonstrated leadership experience (within national APHON, local APHON chapter, the former CCPON, ONCC, or other nationally recognized nursing organization), history of consistent meeting attendance and successful work outcomes in previous leadership role, recommendation from an APHON or other nursing leader to whom the candidate has reported, and strong collaboration/relationship-building skills.

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Nominating Committee (1 position for a 3-year term)

This individual will prepare the slate of candidates and direct the annual election according to the bylaws. Qualifications include 2 years of continuous APHON voting membership, demonstrated leadership experience (within national APHON, local APHON chapter, the former CCPON, ONCC, COG Nursing, or other nationally recognized nursing organization), history of consistent meeting attendance and successful work outcomes in previous leadership role, recommendation from an APHON or other nursing leader to whom the candidate has reported, and strong collaboration/relationship-building skills.

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The Nominations Committee asks your support in preparing a slate of well-qualified candidates. Please take advantage of this opportunity to become actively involved in APHON. 

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