Call: ISPR Board of Directors positions

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
International Society for Presence Research
Board of Directors Positions

The International Society for Presence Research (ISPR) seeks nominations to serve the presence community as members of the ISPR Board of Directors.

If you care about telepresence research, theory and practice, please consider nominating yourself and/or others for one of the positions described below. All board members are elected to single, renewable 2 year terms. Nominees must be or become members of ISPR (membership details, and the organization’s bylaws, are available at https://smcsites.com/ispr/).

To submit a nomination, send an e-mail message to ispr@ispr.info containing your name, the name of the person you are nominating (self nominations welcome), the single board position for which the nomination is being made, and a short statement describing the nominee’s interest in serving.

Nominations will be accepted between February 19 and March 6, 2010, followed by an anonymous online election period among ISPR members beginning March 8, 2010.

Please direct questions to ispr@ispr.info

1. President. Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Call and preside at meetings
  • Appoint chairs of standing and special committees
  • Serve as the official representative of the Association
  • Act as one of the signing officers for Association bank accounts
  • Serve as an ex-officio member of all committees
  • Contract for all goods and services necessary for the management of the Association, and delegate powers and duties to members

2. Vice-President of Administration. Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Assume the duties of the President in their absence
  • Act as one of the signing officers for Association bank accounts
  • Assist in the planning, scheduling and coordination of (1) legal matters pertaining to the Association, (2) public relations activities and events, (4) financial activities and events, and (5) other activities as necessary
  • Maintain an ongoing calendar of all organization activities and events
  • Execute any other duties assigned by the President

3. Vice-President of Development. Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Assume the duties of the Vice President of Administration in their absence
  • Act as one of the signing officers for Association bank accounts
  • Assist in the planning, scheduling, and coordination of (1) corporate development activities and events, (2) other fund raising activities and events, and other activities as necessary
  • Execute any other duties assigned by the President

4. Vice-President of Membership. Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Assume the duties of the Vice-President of Development in their absence
  • Assist in the planning, scheduling and coordination of membership activities and events; specific duties include maintaining membership roster and database, processing applications for new memberships and renewal memberships, corresponding with members regarding membership, and developing and implementing strategies to maintain and increase membership
  • Execute any other duties as assigned by the President

5. Secretary. Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Conduct the correspondence of the organization
  • Give notice of all meetings
  • Publish on a routine basis a calendar for the organization
  • Review and approve all publications including newsletters, flyers, brochures, etc.
  • Maintain records of all non-financial transactions
  • Maintain adequate minutes of the proceedings and publish them on a regular basis
  • Give notice of all orders, resolutions, or proceedings affecting the organization
  • Call for nominations, oversee voting, and certify and report results for annual election of officers
  • Serve as the certifying representative for all elections, ballots and referenda
  • Call all special meetings

6. Treasurer. Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Have sole responsibility for the receipt and deposit of all funds
  • Maintain a record of receipts, disbursements, and other financial transactions made by or on behalf of the organization, in a uniform set of books, in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Present a financial report at meetings
  • Present financial statements annually
  • Serve as one of the signing officers for Association bank accounts
  • Preside at meetings in the absence of the President and the Vice Presidents
  • Commission a CPA to audit the chapter’s records and provide a report

7. Student Officer. Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Represent the interests and perspectives of the student members of the organization in all Board meetings and electronic discussions
  • Assist in the planning, scheduling, and coordination of (1) student fellowship and award programs, (2) student outreach activities and events, and (3) other activities as necessary
  • Execute any other duties assigned by the President

8. Open seats. Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Assist other officers of the organization in fulfilling their duties and responsibilities as outlined above
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