Nominate Candidates to Be NCFR's Next Leaders

Deadline Jan. 31, 2019, for the 2020 election nominations

The Elections Council encourages all members to nominate yourself or others for the February 2020 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.
  • 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 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 2020 election will begin in November 2020, at the end of the NCFR Annual Conference in St. Louis, Missouri.

Use this webform to nominate election candidates.

The positions are as follows:

Board Member-at-Large, 2020–2023 (3 Positions Open)

NCFR board members are responsible for the overall governance of the organization on behalf of all NCFR members. They attend two face-to-face board meetings per year and have regular conference calls and email exchanges. They take responsibility for maintaining contact with the membership and reflecting the needs of all NCFR members.

Elections Council Member, 2020–2023 (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 on recruitment are followed as provided by the NCFR Bylaws and the Elections Council Policies and Procedures.

Inclusion & Diversity Committee (IDC) Member-at-Large, 2020–2023 (3 Positions Open)

IDC members-at-large will assist IDC in responding to the needs and desires of NCFR members. The members-at-large will help the IDC send updates on its work via web postings, NCFR Report, and other effective venues of communication.

Students and New Professionals (SNP) Program Representative, 2020–2022

The SNP program representative serves a 2-year term as a member of the Annual Conference Program Committee and member of the Student Award Committee, has several Annual Conference responsibilities, and assists in networking for students and new professionals.

Annual Conference Program Chair-Elect, 2020–2021 and Program Chair for 2022 Conference—TBD

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, 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, 2019.