Nominate Candidates for 2022 NCFR Elections
The NCFR Elections Council wants to encourage all members to nominate someone for the February 2022 slate. As you think about who would serve NCFR well, please give serious consideration to nominating yourself as well as others. Here are the selection 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.
- NCFR members may not serve concurrent terms as board member, section chair, conference program chair, conference program chair-elect, journal editor, or member of the Fellows Committee, Elections Council, or Inclusion and Diversity Committee.
- 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, focus groups, conference planning, publishing, public policy, and/or other committee work.
When identifying members to run for NCFR 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.
Keeping this in mind, we invite self-nominations and nominations of others for the following positions for the slate to be elected in February of 2022. The terms for these positions will begin November 2022 at the end of the 2022 NCFR Annual Conference.
The positions are as follows:
Board Member-at-Large (2022–2025), 2 Positions
NCFR board members are responsible for the overall governance of the organization on behalf of all NCFR members. They attend two in-person board meetings per year, along with having regular conference calls and email exchanges. They take responsibility of maintaining contact with the membership and reflecting the needs of all NCFR members. See full job description
Students and New Professionals Conference Program Representative (2022–2024), 1 Position
The representative serves a 2-year term as a member of both the Annual Conference Program Committee and the Student Award Committee, has several responsibilities at the annual conference, and assists in networking for students and new professionals. See full job description
Elections Council Members (2022–2025), 2 Positions
It is the responsibility of the Elections Council to prepare a slate of nominees for officers and members of the NCFR Board of Directors, Students and New Professionals board representative, Students and New Professionals program representative, Fellows Committee, Elections Council, the 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. See full job description
Fellows Committee (2022–2025), 2 Positions
The Fellows Committee shall review the applications from nominees for NCFR Fellow status. During the NCFR Annual Conference, committee members discuss and vote on which nominees will be recommended to the NCFR Board of Directors for NCFR Fellow status. See full job description
Inclusion & Diversity Committee Member-at-Large (2022–2025), 2 Positions
IDC members-at-large assist IDC in responding to the needs and desires of NCFR members. The members-at-large help the committee send updates on the work of IDC via website postings, NCFR Report publications, and other effective venues of communication. See full job description
Annual Conference Program Chair-elect (2022–2023), Program Chair for 2024 Conference, Bellevue, Washington
The NCFR Conference Program Chair-elect is appointed by the NCFR Board of Directors. 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, please consider becoming involved in the leadership positions of our organization and what kind of involvement you can offer.
Deadline for nominations is extended to March 1, 2021.