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    Nominations are Sought for ARMA Board

    Oct 19, 2017
    Do you know someone who would make a great addition to the board and who meets the stated qualifications. Or would you like to nominate yourself? 

    For this election cycle, the Election Management Task Force will be filling these three positions beginning July 1, 2018:
    • President elect. The president elect serves a one-year term beginning on July 1, 2018, moves to president for a one-year term, and serves the final one-year term as immediate past president/chair of the board. The position concludes on June 30, 2021. 
    • Director. The director serves a three-year term from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2021. (One director spot is open.)
    • Treasurer. The treasurer serves a two-year term from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2020, and is eligible to be re-elected for a second term. 
    Qualifications
    Please review the ARMA International Board of Directors Position Qualifications and Responsibilities document.  

    Role of the Board
    The board members' primary focus is strategic and looks at the long-term effects outside the association, not on the administrative or programmatic means of attaining those effects. Board members are also responsible for policies and practices that reflect the board’s values, and they communicate the ends to be achieved and the means to be avoided.  

    The board has a fiduciary obligation to the members of the association. This is a position of trust, which requires that board members always act in the best interests of the membership and the profession, and not in the best interest of the board, individual members of the board, or the individual board member’s employer. Board members commit to conduct themselves loyally, impartially, and for the benefit of the association.
       
    Time Commitment
    The board meets in person two times a year, in the spring and fall. The fall meeting takes place directly before the annual conference, which is held in various cities. The board also meets monthly via conference call, which requires prep work involving review of agenda materials. Board obligations may include working on task forces, taking part in e-mail exchanges and communications, and representing the association at selected events. 

    Successful candidates for the current open board positions are invited, but not required, to attend the board’s in-person strategic planning spring meeting in Kansas City on March 14-16, 2018.  

    Conflict of Interest
    Per the association’s governance policies, every member of the board is required to sign a conflict of interest statement. Members are required to disclose actual or potential conflicts to the board and may be asked to take certain action as a result of a conflict.

    Expense Coverage
    Pre-approved travel, housing, and daily meal allowances are paid or reimbursed for board members traveling on ARMA business.

    Submission Requirements
    Submit a current resume or at least the equivalent in the form of a LinkedIn profile, plus a professional head-shot (not required, but strongly encouraged), a biography, and a statement that says why you want to serve on the ARMA board, why you meet the listed qualifications, and the contributions you can bring to the board.

    Also required is a letter from your employer (if applicable; not to be published) that indicates support for the time commitment.

    Before submitting, please review the ARMA International Board of Directors Position Qualifications and Responsibilities document to ensure the candidate meets the qualifications.  

    These materials, excluding the employer letter, will be made public and may be used by ARMA International if the candidate is elected.

    In addition, please respond to the following questions for the specific position for which you are running:

    President elect
    1. What strategic steps should ARMA take to support and advance our place in the broader world of information governance?
    2. How will you strategically build on ARMA's vision, core purpose, and mission to continue to advance the professions of RIM and information governance and their professionals?
    3. What do you believe will be the challenges for our members over the next few years?
    Director:
    1. What strategic steps should ARMA take to support and advance our place in the broader world of information governance?
    2. What roles have you had (either in business or in a volunteer capacity) that you would characterize as a governance rather than management role?
    3. What are the top two issues ARMA should focus on in the next 12 months, and why? 
    Treasurer:
    1. What strategic steps should ARMA take to support and advance our place in the broader world of information governance?
    2. What roles have you had (either in business or in a volunteer capacity) that you would characterize as a governance rather than management role?
    3. Describe your previous experience with financial analysis and budgeting as it relates to a business or volunteer operation.
    Nomination steps and deadlines:
    Send your nominations or self-nomination to Board.Affairs@armaintl.org. Nominations should include the necessary phone numbers and e-mail address for the nominee. ARMA International will contact the person directly to confirm interest. Nominations are due by October 27.  

    Candidate submissions must be submitted electronically to Board.Affairs@armaintl.org by November 10. Late submissions will not be accepted. 

    All materials submitted (other than the employer support letter) will be posted to the ARMA website before the voting in January.
     
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