Vice President

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Policy

The Vice President is elected by the membership of ConnAPA. S/he must be a fellow member in good standing of the AAPA and ConnAPA.

Responsibilities

  • Attend all officially designated Board and Academy business meetings.
  • Uphold the responsibilities of a Board Member as outlined in the Academy Bylaws.
  • Assume the duties of the President in his/her absence.
  • Serve as Committee Chair or committee member if appointed.
  • Periodically review and recommend revision of this position description as needed.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Board or President.
  • Become familiar with all aspects of organization including history, committee operations & functions, and financial status.
  • Run for presidency at the conclusion of the first elected year (this is not required but is customary)
  • Seek out persons to work with during Presidential Year (e.g. Vice President, Committee Chairs), if applicable.
  • Formulate agenda for upcoming term as President, if applicable.

Competencies

  • Previous Board of Directors or Committee Chair experience (desirable).
  • Knowledge of how to effectively run board meeting including a keen sense of diplomacy and ability to facilitate discussion.
  • Strong dedication to the profession.
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to speak in public forums.
  • Ability to lead, including ability to motivate others and delegate responsibility and tasks to others.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Multi-tasking skills.
  • Timeliness and accuracy in completing projects.

Time Commitment

  • This is a one-year commitment to ConnAPA but potentially a three-year commitment with President and Past President in second and third years, respectively.
  • This position may require travel long distances and participation in daytime, evening and weekend meetings.
  • The Vice President must be willing to attend all Board meetings and conference calls.
  • The Vice President may be required to represent the President at Committee meetings, ConnAPA functions and other functions.

Annual Calendar

July – August
Prepare for upcoming fiscal/membership year (July-June)
Brainstorm and develop strategic plan with President, the rest of the BOD, and the committee chairs for the upcoming year

September
Follow up on strategic planning information and ideas
BOD meeting: attend and assist where needed (meeting date subject to change)

October
Participate in PA Week activities

November – December
BOD Meeting: attend and assist where needed (meeting date subject to change)
January
Submit nominee for the next Vice President
Make arrangements to meet with new Vice President
BOD Meeting: attend and assist where needed (meeting date subject to change)
AAPA HOD: register if attending as an alternate
Work with Legislative Committee to schedule legislative appointments to advance the Academy’s legislative endeavors

February
Discuss with CME Chair the needs for Charter Oak Conference
Continue to work with Legislative Committee to schedule legislative appointments to advance the Academy’s legislative endeavors
Attend the AAPA-sponsored Constituent Organization Resource Exchange (CORE) (in odd years)
Attend the AAPA-sponsored Adventures in Lobbying (in even years)

March
Follow-up on ideas from CORE or Adventures in Lobbying (or other AAPA sponsored leadership event)
Submit report on CORE or Adventures in Lobbying (or other AAPA sponsored leadership event)
Attend COC (date subject to change)

April
Attend COC (date subject to change)
BOD Meeting: attend and assist where needed (meeting date subject to change)

May
Budget planning: meet with new Vice President

June
Attend formal recognition for outgoing President – passing the gavel
Complete transition planning with outgoing President to ensure continuity, if applicable
Submit incoming President article for ConnAPA Newsletter, if applicable