Run for the AWAEM Executive Council

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AWAEM is governed by a Council composed of a President, President-Elect, Immediate Past-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President (VP) of Communications, VP of Corporate Sponsorship, VP of Membership and Outreach, and VP of Education.

Nominations are open until November 18, 2019!

 

Duties of the Council Officials

  • The AWAEM Council will meet in person at least once annually, during the SAEM Annual Meeting.
  • All elected officers shall by all reasonable means attend the AWAEM Council meeting(s), the AWAEM annual meeting, and perform their assigned duties accordingly.
  • Members of the AWAEM Council shall be limited to no more than two representatives per institution.
  • Each member of the AWAEM Council shall participate in at least 80% of the general and executive council calls throughout each year of their term.

 

    President

    • Shall serve as Chair of the AWAEM Council.
    • Shall work with the President-elect to develop goals and objectives for the coming year.
    • The President or designee shall set the agenda and preside at all AWAEM and AWAEM Council meetings.
    • Shall see that all orders and resolutions of the AWAEM Council are carried into effect.
    • Shall appoint organizational liaisons with approval of the AWAEM Council.
    • Shall report the Academy’s activities to the SAEM Board of Directors on a semi-annual basis.
    • Shall report on actions of the AWAEM Council to the general membership during the annual AWAEM meetings or more frequently as is deemed necessary.
    • Shall appoint committees, ad hoc committees, and task forces in conjunction with the President-elect as needed to accomplish the mission and goals of the Academy.

    President-Elect

    • Shall serve as a member of the AWAEM Council.
    • Shall chair the AWAEM Council meetings at the request of the President.
    • Shall serve in place of the President when necessary.
    • Shall serve as chair of the Operational Guidelines Committee.
    • Shall work with the President to develop goals and objectives for the coming year.
    • Shall appoint, in cooperation with the President and VPs, committee and task force chairs/members for the upcoming year, with the approval of the AWAEM Council.
    • Shall in conjunction with VPs and committee and task force chairs develop committee objectives for the upcoming year.
    • Shall assist the Academy in duties as designated by the President.
    • The President-elect shall advance to the office of President upon the expiration of the current President’s term.

    Immediate Past-President

    • Shall serve as advisor to the current President.
    • Shall serve as a member of the AWAEM Council.
    • Shall chair the Nominating Committee.
    • Shall assist the Academy in duties as designated by the President.

    Secretary

    • Shall serve as a member of the AWAEM Council.
    • Shall assure that minutes are taken and distributed for AWAEM and AWAEM Council meetings.
    • Shall assist in preparing, distributing, and counting of ballots related to proposed amendments to the operational guidelines.
    • Shall assist the Academy in duties designated by the President.

    Treasurer

    • Shall serve as a member of the AWAEM Council.
    • Shall prepare a semiannual review of AWAEM finances for the AWAEM Council and the SAEM Board of Directors.
    • Shall present an updated financial report to the general membership during the AWAEM annual meeting.
    • Shall be authorized to disburse the operational funds of AWAEM in accordance with policies that are established by the AWAEM Council, provided that SAEM operational expenses have been covered.
    • Shall assist the Academy in duties designated by the President.

    Vice Presidents (4: Communication, Membership and Engagement, Corporate Development, and Education)

    • Shall serve as a member of the AWAEM Council.
    • Shall assist the Academy in duties designated by the President.
    • Shall participate in voting for AWAEM award nominees.
    • Will be specifically elected to and is expected to oversee 4-5 designated committees and task forces assigned to their position as determined by the President.
      • Shall ensure timely progress of annual committee projects by setting short and long term committee-specific goals at the beginning of the academic year and checking in with each committee chair monthly to ensure progress.
      • Shall be responsible for working with the President to identify a suitable replacement if gaps in committee leadership or manpower emerge, and will assume to role of committee chair or provide support to the committee chair until a replacement is identified.
      • Shall work with current committee chairs to confirm a succession plan for each committee they oversee by March 30th of each year of their term.

    Resident-at-Large

      • Shall serve as a member of the AWAEM Council.
      • Shall assist the Academy in duties designated by the President.
      • Shall liaise between AWAEM and student and resident groups to ensure inclusion and consideration of pertinent collaboration


      Terms of Office

      • The President, President-elect, Immediate past-President, Secretary, and Treasurer shall serve for one year.  The Secretary and Treasurer are eligible to serve an additional consecutive one-year term. The President, President-elect, and Past-president shall not be eligible to be an Academy officer until they have been out of office for at least one year.
      • Vice Presidents shall serve for two consecutive years. 
      • Resident at-large members shall serve a one year term.
      • All terms of office will coincide with the dates of the AWAEM annual meeting.


      Eligibility

      Any non-resident AWAEM member in good standing who has served for at least one year as an AWAEM Committee Chair or who has provided a similar level of service to AWAEM is eligible to be nominated (or to self-nominate) for an AWAEM Council position.

      Appropriate level of service will be determined by the nominating committee, generally means a member has served as a vice president, committee chair, or an active participant of multiple committees.

      Resident-at-large members must be an active resident in good standing in an accredited emergency medicine residency for the duration of their term.