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We are pleased to open the call for officer & director applications for the IDSA Board of Directors. We are seeking volunteers for the office of Vice President and three Director positions, with terms beginning in October at the conclusion of IDWeek 2020. Considerable weight will be given to past IDSA related activity in selecting candidates for director and officer positions. In addition, the selection process will keep our goals of inclusion, diversity, access and equity top of mind. Our definition of diversity is broad and includes race/ethnicity, gender, work setting, region, member degree, professional activity, and key areas of expertise, among other factors. Please complete the online application by Thursday, Feb. 27. Applicants may be contacted for additional information.

Please contact Chris Busky, IDSA CEO, or Dr. Bill Powderly, Chair of the Leadership Development Committee, with any questions about the application process.

Important Dates

Application Opens: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 12 p.m. (EST)
Application Closes: Thursday, Feb. 27, 11:59 p.m. (EST)
Leadership Development Committee review of applications: March 2020
All applicants notified: April 2020
Election Process: June 2020
Candidates Notified of Election Results: July 2020

Application Checklist 

Term of Office

One year, followed by one-year terms as President-Elect, President and then Immediate Past President.

Method of Appointment

The Vice President shall be elected by the voting members of the Society as described in the Society’s bylaws.

Roles

Member of the Board of Directors
Member of the Executive Committee
Vice Chair, Society Awards Committee (ex officio)
Board Liaison to one of the Society’s committees

Accountability

Reports to: Board of Directors
Staff Liaison: Chief Executive Officer

Estimated Time Commitment

  • Board of Director in-person meetings (March, June, October)
  • Board of Director conference calls (up to three calls per year)
  • Executive Committee conference calls (six calls per year)
  • Committee meetings (up to four in-person meetings/conference calls per year)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

In collaboration with the full Board of Directors:

  • Exercise Duty of Care: Act honestly, reasonably and in good faith
  • Exercise Duty of Obedience: Faithfully pursue IDSA’s mission and act consistently with policies, procedures and bylaws
  • Exercise Duty of Loyalty: Act in the best interest of IDSA and disclose and avoid all conflicts of interest
  • Understand the needs, wants and values of the membership of the Society
  • Establish the strategic direction of the Society
  • Ensure effective organizational planning and adequate resource allocation
  • Partner with the Chief Executive Officer to monitor progress towards strategic goals
  • Set and monitor Society policies

Individually:

  • Carry out special assignments as requested by the President
  • Prepare for, attend and actively participate in all Board of Director, Executive Committee and committee meetings and conference calls
  • Actively engage in identifying, nominating and mentoring other Society leaders
  • Leverage connections, networks and resources to help achieve the Society’s mission
  • Support all Board of Director decisions and policies
  • Protect the confidentiality of the Society’s proprietary and privileged information
  • Participate in Board governance training sessions
  • Make an annual contribution to the IDSA Foundation
  • At the Society’s request, officially represent IDSA in various settings
  • As a member of the Executive Committee, annually evaluate the Chief Executive Officer’s performance

Experience/Skills and Attributes

  • Has served on the IDSA Board of Directors
  • Ability to Solve Problems Collaboratively: Contributes to group decision making by sharing various perspectives, balancing analysis and experience.
  • Ability to Demonstrate Accountability: Engages and contributes during meetings and follows through on commitments in a timely manner.
  • Ability to Communicate Effectively: Is able to effectively transmit thoughts and concepts in a variety of settings: one-on-one, group and with diverse audiences.
  • Ability to Establish Credibility: Gains the trust and respect of colleagues and staff.
  • Ability to Think Innovatively: Generates and encourages new ideas and develops tangible strategies to implement new initiatives.
  • Ability to Exhibit Sound Decision Making: Remains objective in analyzing complex and ambiguous situations.
  • Ability to Manage Group Dynamics and Discussions Effectively: Maintains an open, collegial atmosphere while keeping group discussions focused.
  • Ability to Effectively Appropriate Resources: Balances appropriate use of financial and staff resources.
  • Ability to Display Executive Presence: Projects calm, confidence and poise under a variety of circumstances.
  • Ability to Think Strategically: Anticipates future trends and can translate vision into clear and obtainable strategies.
  • Ability to Lead and Manage Change Thoughtfully: Influences others and builds coalitions to support key initiatives.

Term of Office

Three years.

Method of Appointment

A Director shall be elected by the voting members of the Society as described in the Society’s bylaws.

Roles

Member of the Board of Directors
Board Liaison to one of the Society’s committees

Accountability

Reports to: Board of Directors
Staff Liaison: Chief Executive Officer

Estimated Time Commitment

  • Board of Director in-person meetings (March, June, October)
  • Board of Director conference calls (up to three calls per year)
  • Committee meetings in your role as a Board Liaison (up to four in-person meetings/conference calls per year)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

In collaboration with the full Board of Directors:

  • Exercise Duty of Care: Act honestly, reasonably and in good faith
  • Exercise Duty of Obedience: Faithfully pursue IDSA’s mission and act consistently with policies, procedures and bylaws
  • Exercise Duty of Loyalty: Act in the best interest of IDSA and disclose and avoid all conflicts of interest
  • Understand the needs, wants and values of the membership of the Society
  • Establish the strategic direction of the Society
  • Ensure effective organizational planning and adequate resource allocation
  • Partner with the Chief Executive Officer to monitor progress towards strategic goals
  • Set and monitor Society policies

Individually:

  • Carry out special assignments as requested by the President
  • Prepare for, attend and actively participate in all Board of Director and committee meetings and conference calls
  • Actively engage in identifying, nominating and mentoring other Society leaders
  • Leverage connections, networks and resources to help achieve the Society’s mission
  • Support all Board of Director decisions and policies
  • Protect the confidentiality of the Society’s proprietary and privileged information
  • Participate in Board governance training sessions
  • Make an annual contribution to the IDSA Foundation
  • At the Society’s request, officially represent IDSA in various settings

Experience/Skills and Attributes

  • Recent volunteer involvement with the Society is desired
  • Ability to Solve Problems Collaboratively: Contributes to group decision making by sharing various perspectives, balancing analysis and experience.
  • Ability to Demonstrate Accountability: Engages and contributes during meetings and follows through on commitments in a timely manner.
  • Ability to Communicate Effectively: Is able to effectively transmit thoughts and concepts in a variety of settings: one-on-one, group and with diverse audiences.
  • Ability to Establish Credibility: Gains the trust and respect of colleagues and staff.
  • Ability to Think Innovatively: Generates and encourages new ideas and develops tangible strategies to implement new initiatives.
  • Ability to Exhibit Sound Decision Making: Remains objective in analyzing complex and ambiguous situations.
  • Ability to Manage Group Dynamics and Discussions Effectively: Maintains an open, collegial atmosphere while keeping group discussions focused.
  • Ability to Effectively Appropriate Resources: Balances appropriate use of financial and staff resources.

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