The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest professional association of social workers in the world. As the only organization dedicated to advocating for the entire profession of social work, NASW strengthens the social work profession and gives social workers and clients a stronger voice.
ELECTION/VACANT BOARD POSITIONS
NASW-Alabama Chapter relies on volunteers to set policy to guide the Chapter. Services offered by the Alabama Chapter depend upon committed and capable Volunteer Leaders who give generously of their time, talent, and ideas and upon members who choose effective leaders to represent them.
If you know of potential candidates that would be interested in filling any of these vacant positions (including yourself), please fill in the attached candidate nomination form and return it to the NASW – Alabama Chapter office by March 31, 2016.
Thank you for your commitment to the NASW-Alabama Chapter and the Social Work Profession!
BOARD OF DIRECTORS EXECUTIVE OFFICER
►President-Elect (serves a one year term as President- Elect, two year term as President)
►Vice-President (serves a two year term)
►Secretary (serves a two year term)
BOARD OF DIRECTOR MEMBERS
►Regional Representatives (Serves a two year term; 3 positions available)
· Northern Region Representative (Must live in and be able to represent one of the following counties: Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, Morgan, and Winston County)
· Eastern Region Representative (Must live in and be able to represent one of the following counties: Autauga, Butler, Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Chilton, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Etowah, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Montgomery, Randolph, Russell, St. Clair, Talladega, and Tallapoosa County)
· Western Region Representative (Must live in and be able to represent one of the following counties: Bibb, Blount, Choctaw, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Lamar, Marengo, Marion, Perry, Pickens, Shelby, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, and Walker County)
►BSW Student Representative (Serves a one year term; 1 position available)
Students in their freshman, sophomore, or junior years in a BSW program are encouraged to apply
►MSW Student Representative (Serves a one year term; 1 position available)
Students in their first year of a MSW program are encouraged to apply
►Committee on Chapter Nomination and Leadership Identification Chair (Serves a two year term)
Responsible for identifying potential leadership for the Chapter Board of Directors including committees.
COMMITTEE LEADERSHIP / MEMBERSHIP
►Legislative Affairs/PACE Committee
This committee is responsible for identifying and supporting legislation that is in the interest of the social work profession and those served by the social work profession. This committee also works to help elect & keep in office public officials/candidates who support the goals and objectives of the social work profession.
►Conference Planning Committee
The purpose of this committee is to work with the BOD and Chapter in planning, coordinating, and conducting the Annual Conference and Social Work Advocacy Day. Additional regionally based conferences could be considered for facilitation as well.
The purpose of this committee is to support and promote the NASW-Alabama scholarship program. They will build upon planning, marketing, and oversight of the scholarship program. The committee will also seek sponsorship and benefactors for the scholarship.
►Committee on Chapter Nomination and Leadership Identification
The CCNLI committee is responsible for identifying strong and qualified potential Leadership and Committee Members for the NASW-Alabama Chapter. This committee is also responsible for conducting the Chapter Nominations and Election process.
The committee of Ethics shall be composed of four persons from at least two different regions, appointed by the Vice-President with advice and consent of the Board and who shall be responsible for hearing and determining complaints filed in accordance with the Association’s policy on professional review. The Committee on Ethics may convene local panels to conduct hearings.