AALNC's Board of Directors establishes a strategic plan to achieve the mission and goals of the organization. In order to accomplish this; the Board sets policies, directs current and future activities, and manages the organization's elected officers, directors, volunteers, JLNC Editor, Director of Programs and Education, and Headquarters staff. The Board of Directors has direct fiduciary responsibility and is responsible to the membership from which it was elected.
Participation on the Board is an honor and duty not to be taken lightly. Each office and committee is a vital link in the successful operation of AALNC. Elected officers and appointees are expected to fulfill the commitment they have accepted or make it known that there is a problem preventing their serving in that capacity in order to enable assistance, reappointment, or alternate assignment.
As a member of the Board of Directors, there are those responsibilities which everyone has in common.
In addition to the general board duties, there are position-specific duties for the directors. The duties for open positions include:
- Chairs Finance Committee
- Monitors financial performance and policy adherence
- Develops and presents budget for board approval
- Reviews monthly board call minutes
- Assists with auditor selection and annual audit
- Attends monthly finance committee calls
- Represent and serve as liaison between Board of Directors and the chapter/local membership
- Serve as Board liaison to committee(s) as assigned
- Encourage local and chapter members to become involved in AALNC committees and activities
- Current directors-at-large may apply to serve two years of their term as Secretary/Treasurer
AALNC acknowledges that much time is asked of its volunteers. The volunteer team is AALNC's most vital resource, and the organization depends heavily upon all volunteers to manage the organization.
All the positions require the following:
- Attendance at the annual Legal Nurse Consulting Education and Networking Forum and concurrent meetings, including a Board Meeting, Board Orientation, Annual Business Meeting, and committee meetings (as needed)
- Attendance at 1-2 interim, in-person Board Meetings (typically over weekends)
- Attendance at monthly Board Meetings via conference call
- Attendance at Committee Meetings via conference call (typically monthly)
- Director-at-large terms are for three years.
As a board member, please also anticipate approximately 8-12 hours a week in organizational business. This includes general business (emails, conference calls, reviewing financials and other documents, etc.) as well as various projects (i.e. serving as board liaison to the committees).
Download Board of Director's Application:
Applicants must be current members of AALNC. The deadline to submit an application for the 2016-2017 Board of Directors and/or Nominations Committee is October 16, 2015. If you have any questions or concerns contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (877) 402-2562.