Leadership Roles and Responsibilities

First Vice Chair

This role is serving as part of EDmarket's leadership succession plan. The individual will serve on the Executive Committee, and work closely with the Chair, in preparation for leadership duties in the next year. Responsibilities include:

  • • Attend all board meetings
  • • Serve on the executive committee
  • • Carry out special assignments as requested by the board chair
  • • Understand the responsibilities of the board chair and be able to perform these duties in the chair's absence
  • • Participate as a vital part of the board leadership

Second Vice Chair

This role is serving as part of EDmarket's leadership succession plan. The individual will serve on the Executive Committee, and work closely with the Chair, in preparation for leadership duties in two years. Responsibilities include:

  • • Attend all board meetings
  • • Serve on the executive committee
  • • Carry out special assignments as requested by the board chair
  • • Understand the responsibilities of the board chair and be able to perform these duties in the chair's absence
  • • Participate as a vital part of the board leadership

Board of Director-at-Large

Members at large represent and are accountable to the general membership of EDmarket. A member at large has a responsibility to act with care and loyalty to EDmarket and its mission. These members shall report directly to the Board of Directors Chair and represent the general membership. Responsibilities include:

  • • Attend all board and committee meetings and functions, such as special events.
  • • Be informed about the organization's mission, services, policies, and programs.
  • • Review agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings.
  • • Serve on committees or task forces and offer to take on special assignments.
  • • Inform others about the organization.
  • • Suggest possible nominees to the board who can make significant contributions to the work of the board and the organization.
  • • Keep up-to-date on developments in the organization's field.
  • • Follow conflict-of-interest and confidentiality policies.

Secretary

The role of Secretary is critical for the smooth operations of the board. This individual ensures that board members are given appropriate notice of meetings, and proactively records these meetings, directly coordinating the written record with a designated staff member. Some of the general responsibilities of board secretary include: assuring that an agenda have been prepared by the board president and/or CEO and that the agenda is distributed in advance of the meeting; coordinating with staff the distribution of background information for agenda items to be discussed; reviews the official minutes of the meeting prior to distribution and records motions, discussions, votes, and decisions (this should be coordinated with staff); and providing the previous meeting's written minutes to board members before the next meeting and records any changes or corrections. Additional responsibilities include:

  • • Attend all board meetings
  • • Serve on the executive committee
  • • Ensure the accuracy of all board records
  • • Assume responsibilities of the chair in the absence of the board chair, chair-elect, and vice chair

Committee & Council Opportunities

  • • Architect Council
  • • Distribution Council
  • • Educational Institution Council
  • • EDtech Council
  • • Equipment Manufacturers Council
  • • Legislative Committee
  • • Retail Council
  • • Suppliers Council

Councils responsibilities include:

  • • Generate ideas for new products and services;
  • • Oversee program effectiveness to sustain quality;
  • • Mentor new members and new trade show attendees;
  • • Share views on issues affecting the industry;
  • • Identify future committee/council members.

Legislative Committee responsibilities include:

  • • Monitor and communicate to the membership government policies, legislative/regulatory issues, and funding opportunities that impact the education marketplace;
  • • Test member desire for advocacy.

Advisory Group Opportunities

Content Advisory Group

This body is being formed to help guide the efforts of promoting EDmarket as a thought-leader and knowledge keeper in education's sphere of influence. The EDmarket Content Hub, publications, and social media may all be an active set of tools in accomplishing goals driven by the upcoming strategic plan.

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