Society Offices to Be Filled

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

Vice President (three-year commitment)

The Vice President serves as both a Director and an Officer of the Board. The Vice President’s duties include supporting the strategic objectives of the Society, as well as any other responsibilities assigned by the President. These responsibilities may vary from year to year. The STC Bylaws specify that the Vice President automatically progresses to President, and then to Immediate Past President. Each of these offices has a one-year term, so the person who becomes Vice President is committing to a total of three years of service.

Candidates for Vice President must be passionate about and experienced in our industry; have in-depth knowledge of Society-level processes and practices; and be experienced in implementing large business, policy, or educational initiatives outside of STC. They must have extensive leadership experience, preferably in prior positions at the Society level, community level or in other organizations; should be aware of STC’s accomplishments and opportunities; and should have good ideas about future actions needed in response to trends in the profession and the needs of our members.

Secretary (two-year commitment)

The Secretary serves both as a Director and officer of the board. The Secretary may run for two consecutive terms of office. The duties of this position include familiarity with managing a budget, attending monthly calls and other meetings, and preparing minutes, agendas and other documents for monthly deadlines in advance of each meeting or conference call. Candidates for Secretary should have some business experience, along with excellent organizational skills and the ability to follow discussion and record relevant details for the minutes.

In addition, candidates must have sufficient time to devote to the position. Experience as secretary for another not-for-profit organization may be helpful.

The secretary:

  • Attends all board meetings.
  • Serves on the executive committee.
  • Ensures the safety and accuracy of all board records.
  • Creates board minutes and summaries and works with STC staff to get summaries posted on the website.
  • Assumes responsibilities of the chair in the absence of the board chair and vice chair.
  • Provides notice of meetings of the board and/or of a committee when such notice is required.

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 programs for which the Director has been assigned. 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 or Society-level communities and committees. Valuable assets for this position are proven leadership skills, proven 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 holds an organizational meeting at the annual conference and meets by conference call regularly to carry on the committee’s business and to develop a slate of candidates for each election.

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