NASWIDAHO
Leadership Position Descriptions

 


JOB TITLE: CHAPTER PRESIDENT
Developed FY 2004



The President is the presiding officer of the NASW Idaho Chapter Board of Directors and Executive Committee and an ex-officio member of all committees. The President does not vote on issues except when needed to break a tie. He or she fills a three-year term. The President works with National NASW, Chapter Officers, Board and Chapter members, Chapter staff and pertinent outside entities to fulfill his or her responsibilities and the mission of the Chapter. All Chapter elected terms run from July 1 through June 30.
RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Serves as the presiding officer of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee and an ex-officio member of all committees. 2. Develops Board of Director meeting agendas in conjunction with the Executive Director.
3. Represents the Chapter and Board of Directors between meetings and reports to the Board of Directors on all important interim actions.
4. Makes all appropriate committee, task force, branch, and other appointments, in consultation with the Board of Directors.
5. Provides quarterly articles for the Chapter newsletter.
6. Attends the NASW Annual Leadership Meetings.
7. Chairs the Chapterís delegation to the Delegate Assembly.
8. Chairs the Executive Director Selection Committee.
9. Makes himself or herself available to consult with the Executive Director.
10. Participates in the development of and oversees authorization of the Executive Directorís employment contract with Board approval.
11. Coordinates completion of the Executive Directorís annual written evaluation.
12. Participates in the development of and authorizes all Chapter contracts as dictated by National NASW.
13. Facilitates both ongoing and annual evaluation of the Chapterís goals, financial status, and program plans as they relate to the Chapterís mission.
14. Serves on the Chapter Finance Committee.
15. Orients President Elect to ensure a smooth transition.
QUALIFICATIONS


JOB TITLE: PRESIDENT-ELECT
Developed FY 2004



The President Elect serves as a member of the NASW Idaho Chapter Board of Directors and is elected one year in advance of assuming the duties of the office of President. He or she attends all meetings of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, has voting privileges, and fully participates in the decision making process. The President Elect works with National NASW, Chapter Officers, Board and Chapter members, Chapter staff and pertinent outside entities to fulfill his or her responsibilities and the mission of the Chapter. All Chapter elected terms run from July 1 through June 30.

RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Completes an identified orientation process for this position to effectively assume the role of President.
2. Attends all meetings of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
3. Serves on Chapter committees as assigned by the President.
4. Represents the Chapter in attendance at national, regional and statewide meetings as assigned by the President.
5. Serves as the guaranteed alternate to the Delegate Assembly in appropriate years.
6. Serves on the Chapter Finance Committee.

QUALIFICATIONS

 


JOB TITLE: VICE PRESIDENT 
Developed FY 2009



The Vice President serves as a member of the NASW Idaho Chapter Board of Directors. He or she is elected to a two-year term, attends all meetings of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, has voting privileges and fully participates in the decision making process. The Vice President works with National NASW, Chapter Officers, Board and Chapter members, Chapter staff and pertinent outside entities to fulfill his or her responsibilities and the mission of the Chapter. All Chapter elected terms run from July 1 through June 30.

RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Fulfills the duties of the President in the event of absence or disability, and assumes the Presidency upon the President's resignation or inability to discharge the office.
2. Oversees development and implementation of the Chapter’s annual work plan which is consistent with the Chapter’s strategic plan, policies and procedures, and budget parameters.
3. Represents the Chapter in attendance at national, regional and statewide meetings as assigned by the President.
4. Chairs the Annual Awards Committee.
5. Serves on the Chapter Finance Committee. 
6. Orients the incoming Vice President to ensure a smooth transition.

QUALIFICATIONS



JOB TITLE: TREASURER
Developed FY 2004


The Treasurer serves as a member of the NASW Idaho Chapter Board of Directors. He or she is elected to a three-year term, attends all meetings of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, has voting privileges and fully participates in the decision making process. The Treasurer works with National NASW, Chapter Officers, Board and Chapter members, Chapter staff and pertinent outside entities to fulfill his or her responsibilities and the mission of the Chapter. All Chapter elected terms run from July 1 through June 30.

RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Oversees Chapter receipts, deposits, disbursal and withdrawal of all funds by Chapter staff.
2. Oversees financial planning for the Chapter, including development of financial policy for Board approval, prepares the annual budget with assistance from staff, secures the annual audit, and develops long-range plans for Chapter savings. Consults with Chapter staff on financial matters.
3. Monitors Chapter fiscal policies to ensure compliance with National standards.
4. Provides financial reports to the Board of Directors and Executive Committee on a quarterly basis.
5. Chairs Chapter Finance Committee and is an integral participant in any other committee established to develop fiscal policies and procedures.
6. Keeps the membership apprised of the Chapter's financial status on a regular basis.
7. Orients the Treasurer Elect to ensure a smooth transition.

QUALIFICATIONS


 

JOB TITLE: TREASURER-ELECT
Developed FY 2004


The Treasurer Elect serves as a member of the NASW Idaho Chapter Board of Directors and is elected one year in advance of assuming the duties of the office of Treasurer. He or she attends all meetings of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, has voting privileges and fully participates in the decision making process. The Treasurer Elect works with National NASW, Chapter Officers, Board and Chapter members, Chapter staff and pertinent outside entities to fulfill his or her responsibilities and the mission of the Chapter. All Chapter elected terms run from July 1 through June 30.

RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Completes an identified orientation process for this position to effectively assume the role of Treasurer.
2. Fulfills all of the duties of the Treasurer in the event of absence or disability of the Treasurer.
3. Serves on the Chapter Finance Committee.
4. Serves on other Chapter committees as assigned by the President.
5. Represents the Chapter in attendance at national, regional and statewide meetings as assigned by the President.

QUALIFICATIONS


JOB TITLE: SECRETARY
Developed FY 2009


The Secretary serves as a member of the NASW Idaho Chapter Board of Directors. He or she is elected to a two-year term, attends all meetings of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, has voting privileges and fully participates in the decision making process. The Secretary works with National NASW, Chapter Officers, Board and Chapter members, Chapter staff and pertinent outside entities to fulfill his or her responsibilities and the mission of the Chapter. All Chapter elected terms run from July 1 through June 30.

RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Records minutes at all Board and Executive Committee meetings and other meetings as assigned. 
2. Represents the Chapter in attendance at national, regional and statewide meetings as assigned by the President.
3. Announces the preliminary election slate and petition process to Chapter members through publication on the Chapter website and a membership e-mail blast.
4. Chairs the Bylaws Review Committee, which shall meet on a regular basis (as determined by the Board) to update the bylaws. 
5. Serves on the Chapter PACE Committee.
6. Orients the incoming Secretary to ensure a smooth transition.

QUALIFICATIONS



JOB TITLE: BRANCH CHAIR
Developed 2010



Branch Chairs serve as members of the NASW Idaho Chapter Board of Directors. They are each elected to a two-year term, attend all meetings of the Board of Directors, have voting privileges and fully participate in the decision making process. Branch Chairs work with National NASW, Chapter Officers, Board and Chapter members, Chapter staff and pertinent outside entities to fulfill his or her responsibilities and the mission of the Chapter. All Chapter elected terms run from July 1 through June 30.

RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Assesses interest and needs of NASW members and potential members in their part of the state. Communicates member interests, needs, and concerns to Chapter staff and leadership in a timely fashion.
2. Arranges Branch meetings/CEU offerings at least 3 times/year, offering at least six CEUs each calendar year.
3. Designs Branch flyers and coordinates copying and mailing of documents with the Chapter office. 
4. Ensures timely notice (at least 8 weeks in advance) of all Branch meetings by allowing Chapter office adequate time to have Branch meeting notices printed and mailed to all NASW members and as appropriate non-NASW members in the respective Branch.
5. In a timely manner, welcomes all new NASW members with a personal contact, using report supplied by Chapter staff.
6. Recruits new members to NASW by informing potential members of membership benefits. 
7. Coordinates resolution of membership problems with Chapter office staff.
8. Assists with arrangements for any NASW state level sponsored workshops in their geographical area.
9. Submits information on Branch activities for membership communications from the Chapter office.
10. Helps follow-up with members who have allowed their membership to lapse for more than 60 days, using report and guidelines supplied by Chapter staff.
11. Encourages participation in NASW sponsored activities by members from their region of the state.
12. Orients incoming Branch Chairs to ensure a smooth transition.

QUALIFICATIONS

 



 



JOB TITLE: MSW STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE
Developed FY 2009



The MSW Student Representative serves as a member of the NASW Idaho Chapter Board of Directors. He or she is elected to a one-year term, attends all meetings of the Board of Directors, and has voting privileges and fully participates in the decision making process. The MSW Student Representative works with National NASW, Chapter Officers, Board and Chapter members, Chapter staff and university/college faculty and students to fulfill his or her responsibilities and the mission of the Chapter. All Chapter elected terms run from July 1 through June 30.

RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Serves as the representative for all MSW students in the state assuring adequate flow of information from the Chapter and Board to appropriate students and faculty.
2. Convenes and serves as co-chair (with the BSW Student Representative) on the Legislative Advocacy Days Planning Team.
3. Provides student perspective/input to Chapter committees and task forces as requested.
4. Is encouraged to attend the local Branch meetings and facilitate student participation in these meetings and activities.
5. Convenes NASW meetings for students on his/her own campus 1-2 times a year in order to encourage student membership.
6. Writes articles on MSW student activities for distribution to the Chapter membership and assists with social networking sites (i.e. Facebook).
7. Identifies student members with leadership interest or potential for the Chapter Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification (CCNLI).
8. Orients the incoming MSW Representative to ensure a smooth transition.

QUALIFICATIONS



JOB TITLE: BSW STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE
Developed FY 2009


The BSW Student Representative serves as a member of the NASW Idaho Chapter Board of Directors. He or she is elected to a one-year term, attends all meetings of the Board of Directors, and has voting privileges and fully participates in the decision making process. The BSW Student Representative works with National NASW, Chapter Officers, Board and Chapter members, Chapter staff and university/college faculty and students to fulfill his or her responsibilities and the mission of the Chapter. All Chapter elected terms run from July 1 through June 30.

RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Serves as the representative for all BSW students in the state assuring adequate flow of information from the Chapter and Board to appropriate students and faculty.
2. Convenes and serves as co-char (with the MSW Student Representative) on the Legislative Advocacy Days Planning Team.
3. Provides student perspective/input to Chapter committees and task forces as requested.
4. Is encouraged to attend the local Branch meetings and facilitate student participation in these meetings and activities.
5. Convenes NASW meetings for students on his/her own campus 1-2 times a year in order to encourage student membership.
6. Writes articles on BSW student activities for distribution to the Chapter membership and assists with social networking sites (i.e. Facebook).
8. Identifies student members with leadership interest or potential for the Chapter Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification (CCNLI).
9. Orients the incoming BSW Student Representative to ensure a smooth transition.

QUALIFICATIONS



JOB TITLE: LEGISLATIVE CHAIR
Developed FY 2004



The Legislative Chair serves as a member of the NASW Idaho Chapter Board of Directors. He or she is elected to a three-year term, attends all meetings of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, has voting privileges and fully participates in the decision making process. The Legislative Chair works with National NASW, Chapter Officers, Board and Chapter members, Chapter staff, Chapter lobbyist and pertinent outside entities to fulfill his or her responsibilities and the mission of the Chapter. All Chapter elected terms run from July 1 through June 30.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Assures that the Legislative Committee meets regularly.
2. Chairs the Chapter Legislative Committee meetings.
3. Develops and implements the Legislative Committeeís annual legislative agenda and related work plan/budget.
4. Keeps the NASW-Idaho membership informed of pertinent legislative issues.
5. Maintains the legislative page on NASW-Idaho's web page and legislative action listserv.
6. Assures there is an article on legislative issues in each quarterly issue of NASW-Idahoís newsletter, Gatekeeper.
7. Collaborates with the Chapter lobbyist on legislative issues and related actions.
8. Participates on the Legislative Advocacy Day Planning Committee.
9. Serves on the Chapter PACE Committee.
10. Orients the incoming Legislative Chair to ensure a smooth transition.

QUALIFICATIONS


JOB TITLE: CHAPTER ETHICS COMMITTEE CHAIR
Developed FY 2010


The Chapter Ethics Committee Chair is appointed to this position by the Chapter President with a term of July 1st - June 30th. He or she serves as an identified NASW leader and reports on a regular basis to the Board of Directors. The Chapter Ethics Chair works with the Chapter Executive Director, National NASW, the Idaho Board of Social Work Examiners and other pertinent outside entities to fulfill his or her responsibilities and the mission of the Chapter. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Oversees the Chapter Ethics Committee and ensures fulfillment of the committee's identified responsibilities
2. Serves as a liaison between the Chapter Ethics Committee and the Chapter Board of Directors.
3. Provides written reports to the Board of Directors on a quarterly basis.
4. Orients the incoming Chapter Ethics Chair to ensure a smooth transition.

QUALIFICATIONS



JOB TITLE: CONTINUING EDUCATION APPROVAL CHAIR
Developed FY 2004



The Continuing Education Approval Chair is appointed to this position by the Chapter President with approval from the Chapter Board of Directors and has no defined restrictions on the length of his or her term as long as the identified responsibilities are being adequately fulfilled. He or she serves as an identified NASW leader and reports on a regular basis to the Board of Directors. The Continuing Education Approval Chair works with National NASW, Chapter Officers, the Idaho State Social Work Examiner's Board, Board and Chapter members, Chapter staff and other pertinent outside entities to fulfill his or her responsibilities and the mission of the Chapter. All Chapter appointed terms will attempt to coincide with elected terms which run from July 1 through June 30.

RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Oversees the Continuing Education Approval Committee and ensures fulfillment of the committee's identified responsibilities
2. Serves as a liaison between the Continuing Education Approval Committee and the Chapter Board of Directors.
3. Provides written reports to the Board of Directors on a quarterly basis.
4. Orients the incoming Continuing Education Approval Chair to ensure a smooth transition.

QUALIFICATIONS



JOB TITLE: UNITED VISION FOR IDAHO REPRESENTATIVES
Developed FY 2004



The President will appoint two representatives with approval from the Chapter Board of Directors to serve on the United Vision for Idaho's Board of Directors. These representatives serve as identified NASW leaders and report on a regular basis to the Board of Directors. The representatives work with National NASW, Chapter Officers, Board and Chapter members, and Chapter staff to fulfill their responsibilities and the mission of the Chapter. All Chapter appointed terms will attempt to coincide with elected terms which run from July 1 through June 30.

RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Attends quarterly UVI meetings.
2. Assumes, along with other UVI Board members, legal and fiduciary responsibility for UVI.
3. Engages in fundraising efforts for UVI.
4. Supports UVI's annual goals and priorities.
5. Communicates with UVI staff on how UVI can best serve NASW and be more supportive of our activities.
6. Advocates for NASW's issues.
7. Serves as a contact person from NASW to UVI staff.
8. Keeps UVI staff updated on NASW's activities and needs.
9. Shares UVI information with members of NASW.
10. Attends UVI activities and workshops when able.
11. Orients incoming UVI Representatives to ensure a smooth transition.

QUALIFICATIONS



COMMITTEE CHARGES AND RESPONSIBILITIES



ANNUAL AWARDS COMMITTEE



Charge
The NASW Idaho Chapter Awards Committee is responsible for developing and coordinating the annual recognition awards process.

Accountability
The Awards Committee is accountable to the Chapter Board of Directors.

Duties
1. Develops, maintains and carries-out a defined process for selecting annual award nominees.
2. Selects the annual award winners.
3. Designs, coordinates and conducts a recognition program(s).

Composition and Term of Participation
The Awards Committee will be chaired by the Vice President and comprised of at least four (4) NASW Idaho members from at least two (2) Branches. Committee members will be identified by the Vice President and will each serve a two year term.


Committee on Ethics, as defined in the NASW Procedures for Professional Review and the Professional Review Technical Aids. The Committee on Ethics shall be composed of 5 persons from at least two different branches, appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Board who shall be responsible for hearing and determining complaints filed in accord with the Association's policy on professional review. The Committee on Ethics may convene local panels to conduct hearings.


FINANCE COMMITTEE



Charge
The NASW Idaho Chapter Finance Committee is responsible for financial oversight of the Chapter budget and related financial recommendations to the Chapter Board of Directors.

Accountability
The Finance Committee is accountable to the Board of Directors.

Duties
1. Assists the Treasurer in preparation of an annual budget, monitoring fiscal operations and establishing fiscal policy.
2. Arranges for an annual audit by an independent CPA and for an audit report to be forwarded to the National Office.
3. Reviews quarterly reports on Chapter income and expenditures.
4. Brings to the attention of the Board all questions regarding Chapter finances that require Board consideration and action;
5. Submits an annual budget to the Board of Directors two weeks prior to the annual June Board meeting.
6. Maintains appropriate minutes for all meetings.

Composition and Term
The Finance Committee will be chaired by the Chapter Treasurer. The Treasurer-Elect, the President, the President-Elect, and the Vice-President are mandatory positions. A maximum of three (3) additional NASW Idaho Chapter members may be appointed to the committee by the President for a term of 2 years. These positions will all have voting privileges and are staggered to provide continuity. The Executive Director will serve as a non-voting member of the committee.


LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE


Charge
The NASW Idaho Chapter Legislative Committee recommends legislative priorities for the Chapter and assists the contract lobbyist in carrying out legislative programs approved by the Board.

Accountability
The Legislative Committee is accountable to the Chapter board of Directors


Duties
1. Participates in regular meetings.
2. Reviews legislation being introduced and determines what the Chapter will support.
3. Develops a legislative agenda for the Chapter that could include introduction of legislation that benefits NASW members.
4. Assists in carrying out the Chapter Legislative Committee work plan.
5. Maintains appropriate minutes for all meetings.
6. Oversees the Chapterís Legislative Advocacy Day event.

Composition and Term of Participation
The Legislative Committee will be chaired by the Legislative Committee Chair. The committee will consist of at least six NASW Idaho Chapter members including the Legislative Committee Chair and the Chapter Lobbyist. Committee members will be identified by the Legislative Chair and will have no defined limit on the time they can serve as a member of the committee.


Political Action for Candidate Election (PACE) Committee

Charge

The NASW Idaho Chapter PACE Committee endorses state and local candidates.

Authorization and Accountability

The PACE Committee is accountable for the activities of the PACE Committee and reports to the NASW Idaho Board of Directors on an annual basis.

Purpose

The purposes of the PACE Committee are:

  1. To help elect candidates to public office who support legislation and policies consistent with the goals of the social work profession and those who are served by the social work profession.
  2. To promote NASW legislative policies through political action and/or through support of candidates.
  3. To promote political education and full participation among members of the social work profession in Idaho.
  4. To take such other and further action as may be necessary to accomplish the foregoing.

Time Frame

The PACE Committee is an ongoing committee of the Chapter subject to termination by a majority vote of the NASW Idaho Board of Directors.

Members, Terms and Criteria

There shall be a minimum of five members administering this fund all of whom shall be members of NASW and who shall be appointed by the President of NASW Idaho. Three committee members shall be members of the Board of Directors of NASW Idaho.  One member, ideally, should be from each of the following geographic regions: Far North Branch, North Branch, Southwest Branch, Capital Branch, South Central Branch, and Southeast Branch. Committee members who are not NASW Board members shall be appointed for a full 3-year term unless appointed to fill an unexpired term of a previous member. Members who are NASW Board members shall serve as long as they are on the board. No member shall serve for more than six consecutive years on the committee. The Chairperson and a Secretary/Treasurer shall be selected by the Committee members annually from among their number by a majority vote.

 



CONTINUING EDUCATION APPROVAL COMMITTEE


Charge
The NASW Idaho Chapter Continuing Education Approval Committee is responsible for certifying
the number of clock hours of educational content at the appropriate level of social work licensure for continuing education applications submitted to NASW Idaho in accordance and compliance with the Idaho State Social Work Laws and Rules

*Special Note: The Idaho State Social Work Law and Rules states that final approval of acceptable programs rests with the Board.

Accountability
The Continuing Education Approval Committee is accountable to the Chapter Board of Directors.

Duties:
1. Maintains an appropriate CEU application packet to be provided to requesting entities.
2. Evaluates CEU applications on a monthly basis to determine appropriate level of approval as defined by the Idaho State Social Work Licensing Law Rules and Regulations.
3. Maintains meeting minutes to reflect committee action.
4. Notifies applicants of approval outcome.
5. Maintains appropriate documentation in Chapter office related to each individual CEU request.
6. Collaborates as needed with the Idaho State Board of Social Work Examiner's to insure compliance with the CEU requirements.
7. Responds to questions from applying entities regarding the provision of CEU offerings that will meet Idaho State Licensing criteria.
8. Provides regular information for newsletter and Web page concerning CEU programs.

Composition and Term of Participation
The Continuing Education Approval Committee is chaired by the Continuing Education Approval Committee Chair. The committee is comprised of at least 3 additional NASW Idaho Chapter members all of whom are appointed by the Chapter President with follow-up approval by the Chapter Board of Directors. Terms are not limited, although the President will review committee composition on an annual basis to insure effective fulfillment of the committee's charge. Chapter staff will provide administrative support as necessary. All Committee members should have a working knowledge of the Idaho State Social Work Licensing criteria related to CEUs.



COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS AND LEADERSHIP IDENTIFICATION

Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification Committee Charge

 

AUTHORIZATION

 

The Chapter Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification (CCNLI) is authorized by Article XVI of the NASW Bylaws and is accountable to the NASW Idaho Chapter Board of Directors.

 

TIME FRAME

July 1 through June 30

 

COMPOSITION

A.                  The Committee composition shall be representative of the chapter and branch membership.

B.                   The term of the office of CCNLI members shall be two years, and terms shall be staggered. A Committee member shall not be eligible for re-eligible for re-election for one year after the expiration of his or her term on the Committee.

C.                   The Chair of the CCNLI shall be elected by the membership during the general election or selected by members of the CCNLI from among those serving in the last year of their term.

 

RESPONSIBILITY

The CCNLI is responsible for conducting the chapterís nominations, selection, and election process in accordance with the Standards for NASW Chapter Nominations and Elections.

 

ACCOUNTABILITY

The CCNLI is accountable to the chapter board of directors.

The CCNLI shall carry out its duties related to the selection of candidates as an autonomous body. The CCNLI is subject to the policies set forth in the NASW Bylaws and by the National Board of Directors.

In the event of any necessary interpretation of Bylaws, CCNLI shall submit requests for bylaws interpretations to the Chapter Services Department and/or to legal counsel.

 

Checklist of Monthly Activities

 

JULY

 

AUGUST

 

SEPTEMBER

 

OCTOBER

*Biographical fact sheets are made available

* Screening for membership and good standing are

   completed.

*Affirmative action and representational data relevant to

   meeting chapter goals are available on all nominees.

*A working slate that meets the chapterís affirmative action   

   goals and representational mandates is identified.

 

NOVEMBER

 

DECEMBER

 

JANUARY

 

FEBRUARY

 

MARCH

 

APRIL

 

MAY

 

JUNE