National APSE 2020 Call for Board of Directors Nominations
National APSE will accept nominations for its 2020-2022 Board of Directors from now until Tuesday, March 10, 2020 (8 p.m. EST, 7 p.m. CST, 6 p.m. MST, 5 p.m. PT).
The National APSE Board of Directors is responsible for planning and implementing strategies to strengthen and increase the growth of APSE and its mission to advance employment and self-sufficiency for all people with disabilities. The primary board member responsibilities revolve around the fiscal and strategic operational oversight of APSE and this is accomplished, in large part, through board member participation on committees. Current committees include Board Development, Professional Development, Delegates Council, Finance, and Public Policy. If you are interested in this national-level leadership opportunity, please consider answering this Call for Nominations.
What do I need to submit a nomination?
You will need a bio, photo, and two letters of support.
To streamline the election process, APSE has changed platforms to Survey Monkey Apply. If you don’t have a Survey Monkey account, you will need to create one. All you need is your name and email address to do this.
What type of applicants will be considered?
The organization is seeking enthusiastic and dedicated leaders to serve on the National APSE Board of Directors. We want members who have the expertise, talent and desire to actively contribute to our national leadership. Family members, those with financial experience, teachers, direct-service community employment professionals, chapter leaders, and anyone that represents the rich diversity reflected in the communities in which our members work and serve are encouraged to apply. There are 5 At-Large and 3 Regional Delegate positions open for election this year.
What are the duties of the National APSE Board of Directors?
The National APSE Board of Directors is responsible for planning and implementing strategies to strengthen and increase the growth of APSE, and its mission to advance employment and self-sufficiency for all people with disabilities. The primary board member responsibilities revolve around the fiscal and strategic operational oversight of APSE. This is accomplished, in large part, through board member participation on committees. Current committees include Board Development, Professional Development, Delegates Council, Finance, and Public Policy. If you are interested in this national-level leadership opportunity, please consider answering this call for nominations.
What are the requirements to be considered for a Board position?
Individuals interested in running for a National APSE Board of Director’s seat must:
- Be a current member of National APSE (individual or business)
- Be an active member of your state APSE chapter; if your state does not have a chapter, you should be an active member of National APSE
- Have a demonstrated interest and involvement in integrated community-based employment for citizens with disabilities and in advancing Employment First
- Support APSE’s Mission and Values, APSE’s Ethical Guidelines, and APSE’s Conflict of Interest. Board Member Job Description and APSE’s Ethical Guidelines and Conflict of Interest Policy can be reviewed and downloaded by clicking the words above.
- Uphold integrated, community-based employment values and principles and demonstrate these principles in their respective activities and occupations
- Attend two annual face-to-face meetings at their own expense (APSE may assist with travel expenses on an as-needed basis):
- First, a pre-conference full day and a half-day board meeting held in conjunction with the Annual APSE conference. This year’s meeting is on June 14 (all day) and June 15 (morning), 2020 in Denver, Colorado
- Second, an annual board member Fall retreat (Rockville, MD). This year’s fall retreat will be December 3-4, 2020
- Actively participate in monthly (regularly scheduled) teleconference/online meetings and, when needed, special teleconference/online meetings
- Serve and actively participate on at least one committee (Regional Delegates serve on the Delegates Council, which fulfills this requirement)
- Have sufficient time to fully participate in all board activities, and actively contribute and assist with the ongoing development and growth of APSE as an organization. Please see below for the job description and a full list of board duties
- Complete the nomination form and provide the necessary attachments
Board positions begin June 14, 2020.
All new board members are required to attend a board member orientation at the National APSE Conference in Denver, CO.
Background information on the National APSE Board of Directors
APSE has two categories of Board members: At-Large Board Members, and Regional Delegates. Both categories are full voting members of the APSE National Board.
- At-Large Members: At-Large Board Members are elected by all APSE members who vote in the election. At-Large members represent the full membership. 5 At-Large Board Members will be elected in this year’s election. Each will serve a three-year term. Per APSE’s by-laws, no more than two elected at-large board members may be from one state.
- Regional Delegates: Regional Delegates serve directly on the National APSE Board as full board members, representing the needs of the chapters in their region, and serving as members of the Delegates Council (see attached job description). Regional Delegates are elected by the APSE members in their geographic regions only. There are six geographic regions. 3 Regional Delegates will be elected in this year’s election. These delegates will serve a three-year term and represent the following regions:
- Midwest: OH, MI, IN, IL, MO, KS, IA, WI, MN
- Mid-Atlantic: PA, MD, DE, VA DC
- Northeast: MA, CT, NY, NJ, RI, NH, VT, ME
The APSE Bylaws state: “When an open seat is available for a Regional Delegate position via election, this seat may not be filled by an individual from the same state as that currently serving the delegate position for that region.” This election, no one from the states of Missouri, Pennsylvania, or Connecticut can run for Regional Delegate positions. If you are from the state of Missouri or Connecticut and wish to run for election to the board, you must submit an application for an At-Large Member position. If you have any questions regarding the board member categories or election process, please contact Heidi Maghan at firstname.lastname@example.org