Call for Nominations for the AEA Board of Directors
Deadline: Friday, March 23, 2018
Show your commitment to the value of the American Evaluation Association and help to shape its future! You may nominate yourself or a committed AEA colleague. This year we will elect three Board Members-at-large and a President-elect. Nominating candidates for office is a valuable service to the Association and your thoughtful participation in this process is greatly appreciated.
Qualifications and Time Commitment
Any AEA member (international as well as national) may serve on the AEA Board. The Board Members serve three-year terms, beginning January 1, 2019 and attend three in-person Board meetings a year. Each Board member regularly participates in the work of the Board through attendance at Board meetings, active participation in the work of the Board, ongoing email communications, and liaising with Board Task Forces, and other Board-focused volunteer groups. The Board follows the Policy Governance/Carver model.
Expenses for the first two in-person yearly Board meetings not held in conjunction with the annual conference are fully reimbursed. The third meeting coincides with the annual meeting and reimbursement is limited to the two additional nights' hotel and food expenses needed to attend the Board meeting.
Only an AEA member based in the United States may serve as President. The president must preside over all Board meetings unless otherwise stated. The tenure of the President is as follows:
1st year President-elect
Requirements for All Candidates
When reviewing nominations for candidates, the Elections Working Group considers the following information:
Proposed candidates must agree to be fully available for Board work during their term. More specifically, each candidate will be asked to sign a letter of agreement stipulating his/her/their:
Due to legal, financial, and organizational requirements, in addition to the above conditions, nominees for President-elect must agree to (1) undergo a credit check prior to being placed on the ballot, and (2) reside in the United States throughout the three-year term if elected. Nominees for President-elect should recognize that their role requires a great deal of time, creative energy, and focus.
AEA and the Leadership Team are committed to nourishing and broadening diversity in the governance of the association. As stated in the AEA bylaws, "It is the policy of the American Evaluation Association to actively seek diversity across the Board and all committees, task forces, and other advisory groups, and individuals." Particular attention is paid to adequate representation and balance according to the following criteria:
View current Board composition here.
The Submission Process
Think broadly and consider candidates both within the United States and around the world. All nominations should be sent as a single packet, or emailed file, to the AEA office.
Submit COMPLETED applications to the AEA office on or before March 23, 2018 by 11:59 pm EST.
Each nomination submission should contain:
Nominations may include up to 5 letters of support sent with the packet or under separate cover. Letters of support may not come from current sitting members of the AEA Board of Directors or members of the Nominations/Elections Working Groups. Send all materials (including letters of support) in one packet via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via land mail to AEA, 2025 M ST NW Ste 800 Washington, DC 20036 on or before March 23, 2018.
The bylaws require the Elections Working Group, with Board approval, to submit to the membership the names of only two candidates for each open position. There is no guarantee that a nominee will be placed on the ballot. Reminder: If you are nominating someone, please obtain the nominee's permission.
The bylaws also allow for an alternate approach to the nominations process. Any nominee who petitions for inclusion on the candidate slate for Board of Directors, including President, must have the support of at least 1% of the current membership. This support can be demonstrated in electronic (e.g., email) or hard copy form, as long as the information can be recorded and documented in a physical manner. Individual letters in support of a petition may not be sent to the AEA office; rather, it is the responsibility of the nominator to collect and compile the letters and to submit them as a single set in a single file. The petition and supporting letters must be received in the AEA office, for forwarding to the Elections Working Group, on or before the March 23, 2018 deadline for nominations.
If you have questions about nominations process, please contact the 2018 Nominations Working Group Chair, Anne Vo, via email at email@example.com.
Thank you for participating in the health and life of the Association.