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Executive Council - Officer Job Descriptions

AATSEEL President
Two-year term as President-Elect (PE), Two-year term as President (P), Two-year term as Past-President (PP)

General Responsibilities
  • Attend the EC meetings at the annual AATSEEL conferences for 6 years (PE, P, PP) as a voting member of the EC and, if possible (strongly preferred), one year as President-Elect to be (non-voting)
  • Contribute to the occasional discussion of issues as they come up among the members of the steering committee during the year (in between EC meetings)
  • Chair committees
  • Participate in committee work
  • Be in touch by e-mail
PE: President-Elect's Responsibilities (Years 1-2)
  • Take minutes at two EC meetings as PE
  • Create action agenda from minutes for these two EC meetings as PE
  • Work closely with the steering committee (consisting of PE, P, PP, Executive Director), contributing to the occasional discussion of issues as they come up during the year
P: President's Responsibilities (Years 3-4)
  • Write letters of support for threatened programs
  • Write letters of support for members nominated for awards
  • Write president's message for AATSEEL Newsletter four times a year for two years as president
  • Direct member queries to appropriate committee chair or executive director
  • Review reports from executive director and committee chairs
  • Prepare and chair annual EC meetings, determine agenda, keep meeting moving along, making sure that decisions are made in a timely fashion
  • Run annual AATSEEL Business Meeting
  • Help Past-President give awards at President's Reception
  • Represent AATSEEL at other conferences
  • Delegate other members of the EC or the association to represent AATSEEL at other conferences
  • The President is provided with a free room at the AATSEEL Conference Hotel; AATSEEL picks up other travel expenses if the President's home institution is unable to do so.
PP: Past-President's Responsibilities (Years 5-6)
  • Chair Nominations and Awards Committee
  • Present Awards at Annual Conference
  • Run the annual elections, including soliciting statements from candidates and notifying them of the results
  • The Past-President is provided with a free room at the AATSEEL Conference Hotel.
AATSEEL Vice President: Three-year term
  • Attend the EC meetings at the annual AATSEEL conferences for 3 years as voting VP and if possible (strongly preferred) one year as VP-Elect (non-voting)
  • Chair a committee
  • Participate in committee work
  • Volunteer for other leadership activities for the good of the association
  • Represent AATSEEL at other conferences upon request of the President
  • Review minutes, reports and agendas from EC meetings
  • Be in touch by e-mail with President, Executive Director and other members of the EC during the course of the year

Prepared by Ben Rifkin, February 2004. Revised by Nancy Condee, January 2012.