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Nominations & Voting

The deadline for nominations is December 5, 2014.

The Nominating Committee will select a slate from all eligible nominees, and will present that slate to the CLC membership with a recommendation for approval. In constituting a slate, the Nominating Committee will consider all candidates whose names are put forward.

To be eligible for consideration by the Nominating Committee, a candidate must be a Certified Child Life Specialist and a CLC member in good standing, with demonstrated leadership abilities and a record of active engagement in CLC and/or the child life profession in general.

You may nominate yourself, or put forth the name of another CLC member you believe is qualified. The CLC office will follow up with all candidates suggested to confirm their interest in being considered and to submit the necessary materials. Refer to the details below for more information about the nominations process, the primary duties of each position, and the selection criteria and attributes sought in CLC leaders.

All of these items are due by December 5, 2014.

The Nominating Committee will select an individual for each available position to recommend to the CLC membership for approval in the early spring. If you have any questions about the process, please contact acting executive director Colleen Maguire at cmaguire@childlife.org.

 

2015 Board of Directors Positions & Responsibilities

The CLC Board of Directors provides governance and oversight for CLC operations and initiatives. The role of each Board member is to act in the best interest of the organization as a whole and to exercise the legal duties of stewardship.

 
President-Elect

Three-Year Commitment, One Year Each Position:

The role of the President-Elect is to serve as a member of the Executive Committee, assist the President and strengthen leadership skills in preparation for assuming the position of President.

The President directs the efforts of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee in setting CLC’s strategic direction, providing fiscal oversight, ensuring necessary resources, enhancing CLC’s public standing and monitoring and strengthening CLC’s programs and services. As chief elected officer, the President works with the staff and volunteer leaders to safeguard the organization’s reputation and credibility, support and defend policies and programs adopted by the membership, ensure progress in implementing the strategic plan, and foster an environment that attracts and energizes outstanding volunteer leaders. The President appoints the chairs of committees and task forces and outlines the purpose and duties of these groups, monitoring their progress in conjunction with the board liaison.  The President acts as spokesperson and leader for the association and works in partnership with the Executive Director for the achievement of established annual goals and objectives.

The role of the Immediate-Past President is to provide advice and counsel to the President and Board, serve as a member of the Executive Committee and chair of the Nominating Committee, and act as a mentor and coach to emerging leaders to help them strengthen their leadership skills.

Read the complete President Job Description 

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Treasurer

Two-Year Commitment: May 2015 – May 2017

The Treasurer serves as a voting member of the CLC Board of Directors, and reviews financial issues and deviation from expected income or expense categories at the Board meetings in collaboration with the Executive Director. The Treasurer serves on the Executive Committee. Working with the President, the Treasurer helps ensure compliance with Board policies and procedures and all relevant legal and ethical standards, including policies and standards governing corporate relationships. The Treasurer serves as a chair, appointed member, ex officio member or Board liaison with oversight of association task forces, working groups, and meetings, and performs other duties as directed by the Board or the President.

Read the complete Treasurer Job Description 

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Director (Two Elected Positions Available)

Two-Year Commitment: May 2015 – May 2017

Directors serve as voting members of the CLC Board. Working with the President, they help to ensure compliance with Board policies and procedures and all relevant legal and ethical standards, including policies and standards governing corporate relationships. They serve as chairs, appointed members, ex officio members or Board liaisons with oversight of association task forces, working groups, and meetings, and perform other duties as directed by the Board or the President.

Read the complete Director Job Description

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Criteria/Attributes for CLC Board Members

 

Attributes that will be part of the selection process for new board members

  1. Demonstrated leadership commitment and involvement with CLC and the child life community. Examples include but are not limited to service on a CLC committee, council, commission, or task force.
  2. Recognized leader in the child life community. Examples include but are not limited to serving in a leadership capacity with CLC or other organizations.
  3. Relevant expertise in the disciplines of organizational management. Examples include but are not limited to fundraising, budgeting, meeting facilitation, corporate and media relations, finance, and strategic alliances.
  4. Presentation and representation skills. Ease in making presentations, and in representing an organization or cause to individuals and to groups.
  5. Commitment to participate in 3-4 board meetings a year. CLC supports travel and lodging for all board meetings. Board members are responsible for their own food (other than group board meal functions) and incidental expenses.
  6. Positive leadership attributes. Emotional intelligence. Ability to work collaboratively and engage in appropriate and professional debate and discussion when needed.
  7. Visionary and strategic thinker. Demonstrated ability of new and innovative programs within their sphere of influence. Examples include but are not limited to incorporating strategy, leadership, future focus, risk taking and an entrepreneurial spirit.
  8. Commitment to further develop leadership skills during Board tenure.

 

Primary Duties of All Board Members

 

Board of Directors Qualifications

 

Characteristics Sought in CLC Leaders:

 

Time Commitment

The monthly time commitment for Board members can vary by the position; please refer to the complete job description for each position to learn more. All Board members are required to attend three to four Board meetings and participate in multiple Board conference calls each year. Additionally, Board members participate in conference calls and ongoing communication with their assigned committees, task forces and work groups. All Board meetings are funded by CLC, and Board members will be reimbursed for approved out-of-pocket expenses.

All nominations and candidate information must be received by December 5, 2014.

  

Nominating Committee Members

Amy Bullock Morse, MSEd, CCLS - Committee Chair
Child Life Specialist/Consultant
Washington, DC

Kimberly Allen, MS, CCLS
Medical College of Georgia, Children's Medical Center
Augusta, Georgia

Jaime Holliman, DrPH, MA, CCLS
Vanderbilt Children's Hospital
Nashville, Tennessee

Stacey Koenig, MS, CCLS
Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Kansas City, Missouri

Susan Marchant, MA, CCLS
Mills College
Oakland, California

Martha McLeod, BA, CCLS
Credit Valley Hospital
Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Sheri Mosely, MS, CCLS
Arnold Palmer Medical Center
Orlando, Florida

Jamie Snow, MBA, CCLS
Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, Texas

Colleen Maguire, MS (Staff Liaison)
Child Life Council, Inc.
Rockville, Maryland

 

 

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