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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 October 2021. Candidates for Treasurer and Director-at-Large must be prepared to attend two in-person board meetings and virtual meetings each year. One in-person 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 the Nominating Committee must be prepared to attend a yearly in-person meeting at the annual conference and virtual meetings as needed each year. Please consider the following leadership opportunities:

Treasurer (1 position for a 3-year term)

This individual will coordinate the financial management of APHON to assure financial stability and 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, reviewing the strategic plan for financial implications, ensuring that reporting to the IRS is complete, including the 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, manage the staff in the 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, a local APHON chapter, ONCC, or other nationally recognized nursing organization), history of consistent meeting attendance, and successful work outcomes in a previous leadership role, a 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, a local APHON chapter, ONCC, or other nationally recognized nursing organization), history of consistent meeting attendance and successful work outcomes in a previous leadership role, a 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 (2 positions 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, a local APHON chapter, ONCC, COG Nursing, or other nationally recognized nursing organization), history of consistent meeting attendance, and successful work outcomes in a previous leadership role, a 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 for 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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