Elections Council seeks leaders for NCFR

Deadline Jan. 31, 2017 for 2018 election nominations

The Elections Council encourages all members to nominate yourself or others for the February 2018 slate of election candidates. Here are the eligibility criteria to help you decide whether you would be willing to be nominated and/or to identify potential candidates for the upcoming election:

  • Current membership in NCFR
  • Knowledge and/or experience in areas reflecting broad trends in human development, family science, marriage and family practice, sociology, and related professions
  • Knowledge and/or experience in leadership roles through sections, affiliate councils, Elections Council, conference planning, publishing, public policy, or other committee work

When identifying members to run for office, consideration should be given to a slate that is diverse in its representation of members. Please see NCFR's definition of diversity and guiding principles for inclusion and diversity.

The terms for candidates elected in the subsequent February 2018 election will begin in November 2018, at the end of the NCFR Annual Conference in San Diego, California.

Use this webform to nominate election candidates.

The positions are as follows:

Students and New Professionals Program Representative, 2018–2020

The SNP program representative serves a two-year term as a member of the Annual Conference Program Committee and member of the Student Award Committees, has several Annual Conference responsibilities, and assists in networking students and new professionals.

Elections Council Members, 2018–2021 (2 Positions Open)

It is the responsibility of the Elections Council to prepare a slate of nominees for officers and members of the Board of Directors, Students and New Professionals board representative, Students and New Professionals program representative, Fellows Committee, Elections Council, and Inclusion and Diversity Committee positions, and to ensure that the policies regarding recruitment as provided by the NCFR Bylaws and the Elections Council Policies and Procedures are followed.

Fellows Committee, 2018–2021 (3 Positions Open)

The Fellows Committee shall review the applications from nominees for NCFR Fellow status. During the NCFR Annual Conference, the Fellows Committee will discuss and vote on which nominees will be recommended to the Board of Directors for NCFR Fellow status.

Inclusion and Diversity Committee Member-at-Large, 2018–2021

IDC members-at-large assist IDC in responding to the needs and desires of NCFR members. The members-at-large will help the committee send updates on the work of IDC via web postings, NCFR Reports, and other effective venues of communication. The members-at-large will provide information and suggestions to IDC, ensuring that information is documented via a report.

Annual Conference Program Chair-Elect, 2018–2019, Program Chair for 2020 Conference

The NCFR conference program chair is appointed by the NCFR Board of Directors; however, the Elections Council is interested in your suggestions for potential program chair appointees. Please feel free to suggest names along with your other nominations.

Again, we encourage you to become involved in the leadership of our organization. Submit nominations using our nomination webform.

The deadline for nominations is Jan. 31, 2017.