Due to a recent resignation on the board of directors, there is a director of advocacy vacancy (serving a two-year term starting in FY14) on the FY14 board of directors. Per the Society bylaws (IV.8.C, below), it is the responsibility of the senate to fill this vacancy by vetting candidates and voting to elect the new director. This call for nominations is going out to all Society members, and those who are interested need to contact their region senator or the senate nominating committee chair to submit a nomination.
Under Society bylaws, candidates for these elected positions must be a voting member of the Society in good standing and must have served at least two years in the aggregate as a professional member of the senate, Society committee chair, region governor, professional section or members at large president, or professional section or members at large representative, except that one year as a collegiate senator or collegiate representative may be counted. Proviso: For the purpose of fulfilling eligibility requirements, service as an international representative for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2009, shall count toward these requirements (expires 2019). A candidate for president elect must be either a senior member or a fellow, and must have served at least two years on the board of directors. A candidate for director of regions or deputy director of regions must have served as a region governor (or region director prior to 2004).
There are four SWE leadership competencies that each future leader should possess to some degree: leadership abilities, communication, business knowledge & management and self management & development. The SWE Leadership Competency Model describes the competencies and provides additional information on requirements and duties for each position. Please review the skills, leadership competencies, interests and SWE experience of members you are familiar with and use the nomination form to recommend appropriate candidates.
To be considered, candidates must complete the attached Candidate Consent & Eligibility Form & Candidate Statement Form, and have their nominators (a SWE senator) complete the attached Candidate Nomination Form. All documents must be returned to Senate Nominating Committee Chair, Karen Roth by Monday, July 22nd.
The Senate nominating committee is responsible for insuring that qualified candidates are placed on the ballot, however, identifying SWE's future leaders is everyone's responsibility. Our Society has many competent members who are interested in leading us forward. It is the responsibility of all of us to see that all candidates are fairly considered for the Society's elected offices. We look forward to receiving your recommendations. Please contact the Senate Nominating Committee for any additional questions, and discuss this vacancy with Region and other Society leaders in order to identify qualified candidates.
Thank you for helping us to identify candidates who can provide leadership excellence for SWE in the coming fiscal year.
Karen Roth, Chair, Senate Nominating Committee, Region E Senator
Tracy Van Houten, Region B Senator
Stacey Culver, Region C Senator