ASAE Seeking Nominations for Board Positions

ASAE has opened the call for association professionals and industry partners to fill open positions on the ASAE, and the ASAE Research Foundation Board of Directors to help lead the association dedicated to furthering the profession of association management.

Association professionals and industry partners are encouraged to serve in leadership roles for the following positions: Secretary-Treasurer, four At Large Directors and one Industry partner. All directors selected will serve on the ASAE Board and two of the four selected will also serve on the ASAE Research Foundation Board.

“If you have a passion for associations, I strongly encourage you to apply or nominate a peer. Joining the ASAE board provides not only the opportunity for professional growth, but you will also be able to use your experience to advance the association industry,” said Stefanie Reeves, MA, CAE, ASAE board member and Executive Director of the Maryland Psychological Association. 

ASAE and the ASAE Research Foundation value and seek diverse leadership as defined by race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, appearance, geographic location, and professional level. It seeks leaders from all types and sizes of eligible organizations.

Interested parties should contact Jenna Worley, CAE at jworley@asaecenter.org. Nominations must be received no later than April 24, 2020.

There are many benefits of serving as a volunteer leader, including:

  1. Playing a significant role in advancing the profession;
  2. Having an opportunity to enhance the value of ASAE and the ASAE Research Foundation to the association community;
  3. Accessing up-to-date information about the challenges facing the profession; and
  4. Exchanging ideas and perspectives with other volunteer leaders.

The Leadership Committee has identified a number of desired attributes that will be part of the selection process for new Board members. Applicants should possess:

  1. Demonstrated leadership commitment and involvement with ASAE and the ASAE Research Foundation, and the nonprofit community. Examples include but are not limited to: service on an ASAE and ASAE Research Foundation committee, section council, commission, task force and/or obtained the CAE credential. 
  2. Recognized leader in the association community. Examples include but are not limited to: serving as chair of an Allied Society; ASAE and ASAE Research Foundation committee, section council, commission or task force, or philanthropic organizations.
  3. Relevant expertise in the disciplines of organizational management. Examples include but are not limited to: branding, fundraising, component relations, finance, international and strategic alliances.
  4. Commitment to participate in 3-4 board meetings a year. ASAE board members are asked to provide financial support to the Annual Giving, APAC, The Power of A, and special events and/or campaigns.
  5. Positive leadership attributes, emotional intelligence, ability to work collaboratively and engage in appropriate debate and discussion when needed.
  6. Visionary and strategic thinker. Demonstrated ability of new and innovative programs within their sphere of influence. Examples include but are not limited to: incorporating strategy, leadership, future focus, risk taking and an entrepreneur spirit.

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