Science Policy Group Election Nomination Form
If you would like to run in 2019-2020 elections or nominate a colleague, please fill out the form below. Final candidate descriptions will be confirmed over email before elections begin. All nominations are due by midnight CST on Friday, April 12th 2019.
Positions available
President: Call and preside over executive committee meetings, provide leadership and direction, assist members in fulfilling their duties, prepare a detailed year-end report.

Executive Vice President: Assist in managing executive board and delegating tasks, conduct an annual review of the bylaws, take notes at executive committee meetings.

Membership Vice President: Focus on the development, growth, and retention of members within the organization, disseminate member feedback, manage attendance lists and group listserv.

Treasurer: Oversee and maintain financial records, manage spending accounts, provide monthly budget summaries during executive committee meetings describing available funds and potential expenses.

Advocacy Committee Chair: Call and preside over advocacy committee meetings, divide responsibilities and project assignments appropriately, provide monthly report of committee activities. Goal of advocacy committee is to advocate for nonpartisan change in science-related policies at the local, state, and national level. Activities include: call-a-representative-day, state capital trips, public comments, town hall meetings.

Inform Committee Chair: Call and preside over advocacy committee meetings, divide responsibilities and project assignments appropriately, provide monthly report of committee activities. Goal of inform committee is to inform members about science policy topics and the legislative process. Activities include: invited lectures, panel discussions, coffee chats, reading groups.

Professional Development Committee Chair: Call and preside over advocacy committee meetings, divide responsibilities and project assignments appropriately, provide monthly report of committee activities. Goal of professional development committee is to equip members with skills needed to pursue a career in science policy. Activities include: Science Policy Certificate Program, fellowship workshops, networking events, webinar series.

Partnerships Chair: Establish and maintain formal relationships with other organizations, assist committee chairs in communication with partnered organizations, represent the group in funding renewal processes.

Advertising Chair: Collaborate with event organizers to generate flyers, distribute flyers digitally and physically, update and maintain the group contact list.

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