WASHINGTON—ASAE has opened the call for association professionals and industry partners to fill open positions on the ASAE and the ASAE Foundation Board of Directors to help lead the association dedicated to furthering the profession of association management. There are five open positions: Secretary-Treasurer and four At Large Directors. All directors selected will serve on the ASAE Board and two of the four selected will also serve on the ASAE Foundation Board.
“Participation as a member of the ASAE Board is not only valuable for your professional growth but it is also an opportunity to use your experience and insight to move the association industry forward. I strongly encourage my fellow association professionals to apply or nominate a colleague,” said Vicki Deal-Williams, MA, FASAE, CAE, Chief Staff Officer for Multicultural Affairs at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
ASAE and ASAE Foundation value and seek diverse leadership as defined by race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, appearance, geographic location, and professional level. It seeks leaders from all types and sizes of eligible organizations.
Interested parties should contact Jenna Worley, CAE at email@example.com. Nominations must be received no later than April 26, 2019.
There are many benefits of serving as a volunteer leader, including:
- Playing a significant role in advancing the profession;
- Having an opportunity to enhance the value of ASAE and the ASAE Foundation to the association community;
- Accessing up-to-date information about the challenges facing the profession; and
- Exchanging ideas and perspectives with other volunteer leaders.
The Leadership Committee has identified a number of desired attributes that will be part of the selection process for new Board members. Applicants should possess:
- Demonstrated leadership commitment and involvement with ASAE and the ASAE Foundation, and the nonprofit community. Examples include but are not limited to: service on an ASAE and ASAE Foundation committee, section council, commission, task force and/or obtained the CAE credential.
- Recognized leader in the association community. Examples include but are not limited to: serving as chair of an Allied Society; ASAE and ASAE Foundation committee, section council, commission or task force, or philanthropic organizations.
- Relevant expertise in the disciplines of organizational management. Examples include but are not limited to: branding, fundraising, component relations, finance, international and strategic alliances.
- Commitment to participate in 3-4 board meetings a year. ASAE board members are asked to provide financial support to the Annual Giving, APAC, The Power of A, and special events and/or campaigns.
- Positive leadership attributes, emotional intelligence, ability to work collaboratively and engage in appropriate debate and discussion when needed.
- Visionary and strategic thinker. Demonstrated ability of new and innovative programs within their sphere of influence. Examples include but are not limited to: incorporating strategy, leadership, future focus, risk taking and an entrepreneur spirit.
MEDIA CONTACT: Lauren Precker, CAE, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-626-2735.
ASAE is a membership organization of more than 44,000 association executives and industry partners representing 7,400 organizations. Its members lead, manage, and work in or partner with organizations in more than a dozen association management disciplines, from executive management to finance to technology. Together, they create a vibrant community that makes the world smarter, safer, and better every day. With support of the ASAE Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge, and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession and provides resources, education, ideas, and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community. Visit ASAE at asaecenter.org.