Call for Nominations

SNRS is seeking individuals who have been members of the Society for at least two years to serve on the 2023 Board of Directors. Applicants should be passionate, enthusiastic, and energetic about the SNRS mission: To lead transformation of health outcomes through nursing research.

The SNRS leadership group builds on valued organizational traditions while continuously and creatively positioning the organization to better meet the mission and more effectively respond to the evolving needs of current and future members.

Available Officer Positions:

  • Vice President
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • Three (3) Directors:
    • Director of Awards
    • Director of Membership
    • Director of RIGs
  • Two (2) Succession Planning and Nominations Committee Members

Term length:

Officers serve for a two-year term of office (2023-2025) beginning at the 2023 Annual Conference.

Overview of SNRS Elected Officers and Board Members-at-Large

SNRS Governing Board consists of the officers (President, President-Elect, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer) and six directors (Development, Communications, Grants, Career Development, RIGs, Membership).

This leadership group sets goals, priorities, activities, and the strategic direction of the Society. It establishes the major administrative policies governing affairs of the Society, oversees the finances of the Society, and transacts the Society’s business, both internal (e.g., conferences) and external (networking with other research-intensive nursing organizations). The regional research organizations have moved to the forefront of research leadership in the nation.

Members of the Governing Board participate in two in-person board meetings, on-site the first day of the conference and an early fall meeting, 4-6 Board conference calls (unless more are needed), interact with SNRS committees as appropriate, and carry out their assigned responsibilities.

The following positions will be filled by election in fall 2022, with a term of office from February 2023- February 2025.

Vice-President: The primary responsibility of the Vice President is to provide oversight for the Annual Meeting according to established policies and procedures. The VP also serve as Vice-President of the Governing Board and Executive Council, conducts meetings in the absence of the President; and perform other duties as assigned. Past experience on an SNRS local planning committee or other meeting planning experience is needed.

Secretary/Treasurer: The Treasurer provides oversight for the fiscal operations of SNRS and works closely with the SNRS Management firm to ensure that all financial operations are in accordance with federal law, ethical principles and Society policy and procedure. Responsibilities include oversight for fiscal operations of the SNRS Management firm, providing ongoing oversight of budget implementation, and leading fiscal planning in conjunction with the Finance Committee. Past experience with fiscal planning and budget oversight, as well as knowledge of fiscal spreadsheets and basic accounting principles, are needed.

Three (3) Director Positions: Participate in the deliberations and leadership activities of the Governing Board and carry out specific designated responsibilities.

  • Director of Awards
  • Director of Membership
  • Director of RIGs

Two (2) Nominations Committee Members: Responsible for all aspects of Society elections and succession planning. Ideally, Succession Planning and Nominations Committee members are connected to a large network of people, friendly, able to ask people to run for office; knowledgeable or willing to become knowledgeable about the organization and the responsibilities of elected officers and Board members.

Nominating Information:

Completed nomination materials are due Monday, October 3, 2022. Self-nomination is encouraged. Notification of selection to appear on the ballot will occur by October 2022.

Nomination materials include:

  1. Completed Nomination/Consent to Serve Form (linked below), which includes a brief (limit of 300 words) campaign statement to be used on the ballot. The campaign statement should include a brief summary of your research experiences, your prior leadership experiences, and your reasons for seeking a leadership position in SNRS.
  2. Upload your current CV and headshot in the completed nomination/consent to serve form.

Election Information: 

Electronic balloting will be open for two weeks from October 10 – October 28. The election is by majority vote as described in the bylaws. Election results will be announced in early December and newly elected Governing Board members will begin their responsibilities at the end of the 2023 Annual Conference.

Frequently asked questions:

Am I paid to serve in an elected position? No, SNRS is operated by a volunteer Board and a paid management firm. SNRS members are not paid to serve in Board positions or on committees.

How much time will it take? This is somewhat dependent on the position. Board conference calls are held about once a month. Some activities (such as member awards and grants) have periods of inactivity and periods of intense activity. Most board members spend at least a couple of hours each week on SNRS related business.

What are the requirements to run for office? The bylaws specify that to run for elected office, at a minimum, one must have been a member of SNRS for at least two years. The Succession Planning and Nominations Committee recommends a slate of candidates to the Governing Board based on an effort to ensure wide geographic and employment diversity, as well as ensuring that the best qualified are on the ballot.

 

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