Positions to Be Elected

The following Society-level roles will be filled in STC’s upcoming election:

Director (two-year term)

Every Director represents all members of the Society and serves as a communication link between the Board and members, communities, and any committees they have been appointed to chair. Directors are voting members of the Board.

Each candidate for Director should have a history of successful leadership in STC or with another organization. Leadership can be in various areas of the Society, such as local communities or Society-level committees. Valuable assets for this position are proven leadership skills, demonstrated strategic thinking, knowledge of STC, ability to speak effectively in public, trouble-shooting skills, and tactfulness. Experience in one of the following areas is also helpful: governance, finance, or community advocacy.

Nominating Committee Member (two-year term)

The Nominating Committee has four elected members, with two members elected each year to serve a two-year term. The Nominating Committee members use their knowledge of the Society’s governance structure and its members and leaders to develop a slate of candidates for each election.

Candidates for the Nominating Committee should have an extensive network of STC members across the organization, including leaders at all levels; be good judges of character and leadership potential; and have a solid understanding of how the Board works to lead Society strategy.

Officer Positions Elected by the Board

Beginning with the 2024 election, the Society membership no longer elects officers. Instead, the Board elects the following officers from among the Directors with at least one year of Board experience.

President (one-year term)

The President serves as both a Director and an officer of the Board. The President works with the Executive Director to set the agendas for and calls and presides at meetings of the Society, the Board, and the Executive Committee. This individual also appoints chairs and members of Society Board, Standing, and Advisory committees, subject to Board approval. The President may delegate any responsibilities to staff as needed.

Secretary (one-year term)

The Secretary serves both as a Director and an officer of the board. The Secretary keeps minutes of all Society, Board, and Executive Committee meetings and distributes them in accordance with Board policies and procedures; and performs such other duties as the President or the Board may assign. The Secretary may delegate any responsibilities to staff as needed, with the approval and oversight of the President.

Vice President (one-year term)

The Vice President serves as both a Director and an officer of the Board. The Vice President assumes the duties of the President in the absence or incapacity of the President and performs such other duties as the President or the Board may assign. The Vice President may delegate any responsibilities to staff as needed, with the approval and oversight of the President.

Treasurer (one-year term)

The Treasurer serves as both a Director and an officer of the Board. The Treasurer oversees Society finances; works with Society staff to prepare an annual budget for approval by the Board; and delivers a report to the members on the Society’s financial condition at the Society’s annual business meeting. The Treasurer performs such other duties as the President or the Board may assign. The Treasurer may delegate any responsibilities to staff as needed, with the approval and oversight of the President.