Election Description of Open Positions

IAPAE open posts for Board of Directors and Committee Chairs

The open Board of Director posts and Committee Chair posts are described below. Note, any role/responsibility is also dependent upon the needs of the organization and may change or evolve as decided by the Board, or proposed by the person filling the role, approved by the Board.

IAPAE open posts for Board of Directors

The open Board of Director posts and Committee Chair posts are described below. Note, any
role/responsibility is also dependent upon the needs of the organization and may change or evolve as decided by the Board, or proposed by the person filling the role, approved by the Board.

1. Board of Director position of President-Elect in Waiting

Any IAPAE member can nominate themselves for this post. The IAPAE general membership will vote for one nominee to select one candidate. The candidate with the most votes will become the next President-Elect in Waiting.

Role & Responsibilities of President-Elect in Waiting

  • The President-elect in Waiting shall shadow the President-Elect in their duties
  • They will work under the authority of the President in learning the organisational structure and activities 
  • They support the President and President-Elect in all official duties
  • They will automatically become the President-Elect in the next election cycle (1-year), and thereafter in 1 year become the President, and thereafter in 1 year become the Immediate Past President, to serve a full four year term
  • This position has a full vote as an Executive Team member of the Board of Directors  

2. Board of Director position of Treasurer

Any IAPAE member who resides in the United States with the ability to access the IAPAE chosen bank account can nominate themselves. The IAPAE general membership will vote for one nominee to select one candidate. The candidate with the most votes will become the next Treasurer.

Role & Responsibilities of Treasurer

  • The Treasurer shall have the care and custody of all monies belonging to the organization and shall be responsible for such monies or securities of the organization. 3 IAPAE Election Rules distributed 20 September, 2023. www.iapae.org, info@iapae.org
  • They must be one of the officers who shall sign checks or drafts of the organization. (No special fund may be set aside that shall make it unnecessary for the Treasurer to sign the checks issued upon it)
  • The Treasurer shall prepare and deliver quarterly Finance Reports as well as Annual General Meeting Finance Report
  • They shall be responsible for Financial Statements, affixed to the minutes of the Board of Directors meetings
  • They shall exercise all duties incident to the office of Treasurer
  • Be responsible for organizational tax status compliance 
  • Be responsible for all revenue/expenses/transactions/payments of organization
  • This position has a full vote as an Executive Team member of the Board of Directors 

3. Board of Director position of Secretary

Any IAPAE member can nominate themselves. The IAPAE general membership will vote for one nominee to select one candidate. The candidate with the most votes will become the next Secretary.

Role & Responsibilities of Secretary

  • The Secretary shall keep the minutes and records of the organization in appropriate books and/or online.
  • It shall be his/her duty to file any certificate required by any statute, federal, state and/or international body.
  • They shall give and serve all notices to members of this organization. 
  • They shall be the official custodian of the records and seal of this organization.
  • They shall present to the membership at any meetings any communication addressed to him/her as Secretary of the organization.
  • They shall submit to the Board of Directors any communications which shall be addressed to him/her as Secretary of the organization. 
  • They shall attend to all correspondence of the organization and shall exercise all duties incident to the office of Secretary. 
  • This position has a full vote as an Executive Team member of the Board of Directors. 

4. Board of Director positions of Regional Director

Any IAPAE member of the stated region can nominate themselves for that Regional Director post. The IAPAE general membership will vote on three of the nominees to select three candidates. The three candidates with the most votes will be given to the Board of Directors to vote and appoint one of the three candidates as the Regional Director.

The open Board of Director positions for Region Director include:

  • Regional Director of Africa
  • Regional Director of Oceania

Role & Responsibilities of Regional Director

  • Represent the geographic region of the position
  • Liaison to the Board for the geographic region chapters, activities, events
  • Support and advocate for the regional chapter educational mission, vision, aims in line with IAPAE mission, vision and aims
  • Promote the core activities and strategic plan of the organization to the regional chapter
  • Mentoring of future leadership roles in the region
  • Follow direction from the Executive Team of the Board of Directors
  • This position has a full vote as a Non-Executive Team member of the Board of Directors

5. Board of Director position of Student Board Member

Any IAPAE student member can nominate themselves. The IAPAE general membership will vote on three of the nominees to select three candidates. The three candidates with the most votes will be given to the Board of Directors to vote and appoint one of the three candidates as the Student Board Member.

Role & Responsibilities of Student Board Member

  • The Student Board member will represent the PA/PA Analogue student perspective
  • They are responsible for building and organizing the IAPAE student membership
  • They will build partnership with international PA/Analogue student associations
  • Mentoring of future leadership roles in the student membership
  • This position is a non-voting non-executive member of the Board of Directors

IAPAE open posts for Committee Chairs

Committee Chair open positions:

Any IAPAE member can nominate themselves. The IAPAE general membership will vote on three of the nominees for each Committee Chair open position to select three candidates. The three candidates with the most votes will be given to the Board of Directors to vote and appoint one of the three candidates as the Chair of the designated Committee.

The open positions for Committee Chairs include:

Chair of Advocacy and Education Committee.
Terms of Reference for this Committee:

  • Serve as the advocacy arm of IAPAE for promoting PA/PA Analogue educators and education programs, leading to best practices of health science education and clinical training
  • Serve as a resource for teaching, learning and training of PA/PA Analogue educational programs
  • Serve as the global accreditation body for PA/PA Analogue educational programs

Chair of Communications Committee.
Terms of Reference for this Committee:

  • Serve as the main channel of communication for IAPAE organisation
  • Present IAPAE to the global education community
  • Maintain a repository of knowledge

Chair of Faculty and Membership Committee.
Terms of Reference for this Committee:

  • Promote participation, collaboration and networking opportunities
  • Design and incorporate membership benefits within the website
  • Develop and maintain membership database

Chair of Innovations Committee.
Terms of Reference for this Committee:

  • Promote innovation and readiness for the organisation

Chair of Research Committee
Terms of Reference for this Committee:

  • Promote research of global impact and of international standard related to PA and PA Analogue education and practice
  • Serve as scientific paper reviewers for IAPAE conferences
  • Maintain a global repository of scientific papers

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