Following a unanimous vote to approve the amended Constitution, Bylaws, and Transition Plan at our Annual General Meeting in Brighton last month, we are still looking for nominations to fill several open elected positions and appointed positions. We’re also calling for volunteers interested in serving on RSVP’s ad hoc committees, such as the conference program committee and the award selection committee. Details on these positions are below.
We hope you’ll consider nominating your colleagues or yourself! RSVP benefits from having a wide range of members participate in leadership roles, and our new process will hopefully help us do so in a fair and open way. If you have any questions, please email the Nominations Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elected Officers and Other Directors
Nominations due August 23, 2019
The RSVP Nominations Committee invites nominations and self-nominations for the following elected positions:
- Vice-President/President Elect (a 1-year term to align with the current President’s term)
- Treasurer (3-year term)
- Recording Secretary (2-year term)
- Five Directors (one 1-year term, and four 2-year terms to bring the Board to four members being elected in even/odd years)
Current members of RSVP are eligible to serve as Directors and Officers, except as noted below. Because the RSVP’s investments are held in US financial institutions, the Treasurer must be a United States citizen. Candidates for President and Vice President must have previously served as a Director. All Officers also have the status of Directors, as noted in the Constitution. Terms of service for Officers and Directors begin on September 15 and end on September 14.
Please note that members of the Senior Advisory Council are not eligible to serve as Directors or Officers.
Upon being notified of their nomination, members may choose to accept or decline the nomination. Each candidate who agrees to stand for election shall provide the Nominations committee a brief statement (75-100 words) indicating areas of expertise, qualifications, and interest in the position.
To submit nominations and self-nominations, please email email@example.com by August 23 for Directors with the name of the person and the specific position for which you are nominating them.
Nominations due August 30, 2019
The RSVP Nominations Committee also invites nominations and self-nominations in serving for the following appointed positions:
- Student Representatives (2 positions: one 1-year term for someone in North America and one 2-year term for someone in UK/Europe/other locations, in order to align with the alternating schedule set in the bylaws)
- Marketing Coordinator (2-year term)
All current members of RSVP, including Directors and members of the Senior Advisory Council, are eligible to serve in appointed positions. Terms of service for appointed positions begin on September 15 and end on September 14.
To submit nominations and self-nominations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by August 30 with the name of the person and the specific position for which you are nominating them.
Volunteers for Committee Service
Nominations due September 30, 2019
Finally, the RSVP Nominations Committee invites expressions of interest in serving on RSVP’s ad hoc committees, which include the conference program committee and the selection committees for the Curran Fellowships, the Peterson Fellowship, the Field Development Grant, the Colby Prize, and the dissertation fellowship. These ad hoc committees are appointed throughout the year for limited terms of service (typically 2-4 months).
To volunteer to serve on an ad hoc committee, please email email@example.com by September 30.
Questions? Contact the Nominations Committee
Please contact the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to submit nominations or self-nominations. The members of the Nominations Committee are:
- Laurel Brake
- Bob Nicholson
- Joanne Shattock
- Natalie Houston (the President chairs the committee without a vote)