2017 NASW-NJ CHAPTER ELECTIONS
We are currently seeking candidates to fill the following seats:
- First Vice President
- Northwest Regional Representative
- Northeast Regional Representative
- Undergraduate Student Representative (BSW only)
- Graduate Student Representative (MSW only)
- Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification: Four (4) positions open
Interested candidates should submit a nomination form.
Candidates that are selected to run for office will be notified by the Chapter Office.
Each candidate will be asked to submit a 150
word biographical statement, and invited to submit a picture.
Both will be on the final ballot.
Election will take place in May of 2017 via on-line and paper ballots. Terms of service begin on July 1, 2017.
Candidates will be notified of Election results by the first week of June.
The following is a list of ALL elected positions in the leadership of the New Jersey Chapter:
Board of Directors (Each position is a 2 year term unless otherwise stated.)
In addition, each of the Chapter's Units (local groups) has a Chair and Co-Chair. These are no longer elected positions, but are appointed.
The President Elect serves a one-year term before assuming the office of President; is available to work in close collaboration with the President; and, performs duties as assigned by the President.
The President is the presiding officer of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, and an ex-officio member of all committees without a vote except as provided in the committee charge; represents the Board of Directors and reports to the Board of Directors all important interim actions; and, in consultation with the Board of Directors, makes all appropriate committee, task force, unit and other appointments. The President shall work collaboratively with the Executive Director and the National Office to achieve the goals of the Chapter.
The First Vice President
fulfills the duties of the President in the event of absence or disability and assumes the Presidency upon the President’s resignation or inability to discharge the office. The First Vice President also oversees the Chapter Diversity Plan, including the annual progress reporting, and performs other duties as assigned by the President.
The Second Vice President is the primary liaison between the Chapter Board and the Executive Director on the financial matters of the Chapter, including the review of the Chapter’s budget and financial reports with the Chapter Board. The Second Vice President ensures adherence to the financial policies and practices required by the National Office or approved by the NASW National Board.
The Secretary is responsible for the Board of Directors’ and Executive Committee’s meeting Minutes, as well as for other non-fiscal records of the Chapter.
Regional Representatives will represent the interest of their Region’s Units and members to the Board of Directors, and communicate Chapter Board processes and decisions to their Units’ membership. There will be four (4) Regional Representatives on the Board of Directors. They will represent the Northwest, Northeast, Central and Southern Regions.
The Graduate Student Representative will work with the Chapter Board and staff to insure that programs of the Chapter are relevant for graduate students Members. The Representative will work with Chapter staff to offer programs of interest to graduate students, and will encourage participation by graduate students in the programs and meetings of the Chapter. The Representative will work to increase graduate student membership in the New Jersey Chapter from students in the graduate programs of NJ and neighboring states.
The Undergraduate Student Representative will work with the Chapter Board and staff to insure that programs of the Chapter are relevant for undergraduate students Members. The Representative will work with Chapter staff to offer programs of interest to undergraduate students, and will encourage participation by undergraduate students in the programs and meetings of the Chapter. The Representative will work to increase undergraduate student membership in the New Jersey Chapter from students in the undergraduate programs of NJ and neighboring states.
Members of CCNLI have the important responsibility of identifying leaders within the association to be candidates for Chapter office. These candidates should be selected to reflect the diversity of the NASW-NJ membership especially with regard to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and geographic locale of residence. Efforts should include outreach to the larger membership, including the current officers and Board members of NASW-NJ, to identify persons interested in and qualified for leadership positions. Members of CCNLI must also ensure that Chapter elections adhere to the policies and procedures set forth by the national organization. This includes ensuring that all activities are conducted in a fair and consistent manner and those interested in running for Chapter office are treated with dignity and respect.
Delegate Assembly is the representative, decision-making body, comprised of 277 elected delegates, through which NASW members set broad organizational policy, establish program priorities, and develop a collective stance on public and professional issues. Delegates meet in a 2-day virtual Assembly during which Delegates from all 55 NASW Chapters discuss certain business of the National organization. The Delegate Assembly meets once every three years. As stated in the National Bylaws, "The membership shall act through the Delegate Assembly in all matters except as otherwise provided in the Bylaws."