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President, Vice-President (Advocacy and Education), Vice-President (Fundraising), Vice- President (Legal and Governance), Vice-President (Marketing), Vice-President (Membership), Treasurer as per the attached job descriptions.

Please note: These job descriptions have been the subject of discussion within the current Board and represent what is desired for Board positions with a longer term view of governance. We request that NFAs take the job descriptions into account when making nominations so that the Nominations Committee can build up a balanced Board to take GWI into the next triennium.

STANDING COMMITTEES

  • Committee for the Award of International Fellowships, Finance Committee, Membership Committee, Resolutions Committee, and Education Committee

SPECIAL COMMITTEES and ASSISTANT TREASURERS

NFAs are each invited to submit one nomination for the two positions of Assistant Treasurer, who shall be APPOINTED by the General Assembly.

PROCEDURE

GWI Board: The constitution Article VII Clause 7 states there shall be a Nominations Committee to seek out and identify the best candidates for positions on the GWI Board in order to nominate candidates that will actively pursue the growth of the organisation.

All nominations must be submitted via email to the GWI Headquarters in Geneva to  nominations2019@gwi.graduatewomen.org by no later than midnight, Central European Time, on Thursday, 7 February 2019. Any nomination submitted after this date or any incomplete nomination will NOT be considered. Nominations for the GWI Board and Committees will be passed on to the Nominations Committee for processing.

Before completing a nomination, the NFA officers or members responsible should have read the description of the position for which the nomination is to be made and satisfied themselves that the nominee is qualified to meet the requirements of the position.

To nominate one or more candidates, an NFA or independent member must:

 

All nomination material may be downloaded from the Members’ Corner on the GWI website here.

RESTRICTIONS

NFAs and independent members may propose as many candidates as they wish from any of GWI’s national affiliates, but not more than one candidate from an NFA for the same committee. GWI Headquarters or the GWI Nominations Committee will inform NFAs if any of their members are nominated by another NFA. If your NFA wishes those currently serving to continue, you must nominate them again.

 

QUALIFICATIONS NEEDED

professional or volunteer experience

  • The ability to work with a team
  • The skills and time necessary to take responsibility for an allocated portion of work
  • Leadership experience if they are being nominated for the role of Convener of a particular committee in addition to their experience related to the committee
  • A working knowledge of English (the official language of GWI)

 

  • A commitment to attend all face to face and regular Skype or other electronic meetings of the group for which they are nominated and to work regularly throughout each year, reading material, preparing reports and corresponding by email in a prompt, timely manner
  • Regular, reliable access to e-mail and to Skype, or WhatsApp or Zoom
  • Working ability in Microsoft Office suite and access to it

 

LISTS OF CANDIDATES

  • Lists of candidates for the Board of Officers and the Standing Committees, along with biographical information, will be posted on the GWI website in mid-April 2019. Candidates who have not submitted a biographical data form by 7 February 2019 will not be included on this list and will not be eligible for election or appointment.

·       Candidates whose NFAs have not paid their dues by 30 June 2019 will no longer be eligible and will have their names removed from the website.

 

POLICY ON CAMPAIGNING

It is GWI’s established policy and practice that there should be no campaigning in support of candidates or by the candidates themselves.

 

ELECTION AND APPOINTMENT OF CANDIDATES

  • Elections will take place during the 33rd GWI General Assembly in Geneva from 25-28 July 2019.
  • The Board of Officers will be elected by the delegates to the 33rd General Assembly. National affiliates eligible to vote, but unable to be represented in Geneva, will be able to vote for the Board by electronic vote. (More details and information will be provided nearer the time.)
  • The Finance Committee, Membership Committee and the Education Committee will be elected

during the General Assembly.

  • The Assistant Treasurers will be appointed by the General Assembly.
  • The Committee for the Award of International Fellowships and the Resolutions Committee will be

appointed by the Board of Officers and announced at the end of the General Assembly.

  • The Special Committee on Project Development and the Special Committee for the Hegg Hoffet Fund will be appointed by the new Board of Officers and announced at the end of the General Assembly.

 

The Board of Officers encourages all NFAs and independent members to propose qualified candidates (an independent member may nominate herself.)

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