Leadership Positions

President

Reports to: Beta Iota Membership

Term of Office: The term of office is two years beginning July 1 and ending June 30 of the second year. This tenure follows sequentially a two-year term as President-Elect. In addition, an elected officer may serve only three consecutive terms or six years on the Board of Directors

Purpose: The Beta Iota Chapter Bylaws state that the President shall be the executive officer and shall administer all business of the Society as provided for by the bylaws. The President serves as chief representative of the chapter in interchapter activities, and shall be an ex-officio member of all committees except Leadership Succession Committee.

Qualifications: The President shall:

  1. Be an active member in the Beta Iota Chapter.
  2. Consent to serve in the position and be elected by majority vote of chapter members.
  3. Serve as President-Elect for a two-year term.

Responsibilities:

  1. Prepare the yearly calendar of the Board of Directors meetings, agendas, and conduct the regularly scheduled Board of Directors meetings.
  2. Be the executive officer and administer all business of the chapter as stated in the chapter bylaws.
  3. Serve as chief representative of the chapter in interchapter activities.
  4. Prepare a calendar and agenda for the general membership meetings as determined by the business of the chapter and headquarters.
  5. Finalize the committee and advisory council appointments in collaboration with the Board of Directors.
  6. Delegate responsibilities (not otherwise handled by the chapter bylaws) to the chapter officers, committees, advisory councils and/or task forces.
  7. Insure that at least one business meeting and at least two scholarly programs are held during each fiscal year.
  8. Oversee the development, implementation and evaluation of a Strategic Plan or monitor the implementation and evaluation of a developed-Strategic Plan.
  9. Arrange an orientation meeting, following the annual membership meeting, for the newly installed officers and committee chairpersons. The purpose is to facilitate the transfer of duties and responsibilities and to formulate the goals of the chapter for the coming year.
  10. Oversee the submission of the online Chapter Annual Report (August 1 each year) and all other required international or regional reports or documents (e.g., Bylaws).
  11. Oversee the development, implementation, and evaluation of the policies and procedures of the officers, committees, advisory councils and task forces.
  12. Develop and maintain policies and procedures related to the position of President. Submit newly-developed or modifications of former policies and procedures to the Board of Directors for approval.
  13. Collaborate with the Treasurer and Finance Committee to ensure the fiscal integrity of the chapter.
  14. Communicate the business, projects, and activities of the Board of Directors to the membership (e.g., President’s Comments in the newsletter and at chapter meetings).
  15. Serve as ex-officio (voting) member of all committees, advisory councils and task forces except for the Leadership Succession Committee.
  16. Attend and encourage members of the Board of Directors to attend chapter programs, activities, and events.

President Application

The President shall be the executive officer and shall administer all business of the Society as provided for by the bylaws. The President serves as chief representative of the chapter in interchapter activities, and shall be an ex-officio member of all committees except Leadership Succession Committee.

Position Application (PDF file)