Nominating Committee Position Description

Term

  • The Nominating Committee composition consists of nine (9) voting members and one non-voting member. Each voting member has a three (3) year staggered term, with exception of the immediate past president, who will serve a one year term.
  • The immediate past president will have voting rights and the Academy CEO will serve in an ex/officio capacity.

Part I: Composition/Qualifications

Composition

  • Three (3) members with Academy BOD experience within the last ten (10) years
  • Four (4) members with experience on an Academy national level committee or task force, or as a Board member of an affiliate or DPG/MIG within the past eight (8) years
  • One (1) member in practice for 15 years or less with experience on an Academy national level committee or task force, or as a Board member of an affiliate or DPG/MIG within the past eight (8) years
  • The immediate past president
  • Academy CEO

Qualifications

  • Member of the Academy in the Active classification.
  • Possesses a strong understanding of Academy, its strategic direction, areas of dietetics practice and the requirements for effective functioning in leadership positions included on the ballot.
  • Registration with the Commission on Dietetic Registration preferred.

Part II: Requirements

  • Members of the Nominating Committee serve a three (3) year term. The Committee selects the chair-elect who becomes chair.
  • Time. The time commitment for members of the Nominating Committee is approximately fifteen (15) days each year for meetings and travel, in addition to time required for teleconferences and committee work. The position of chair also requires time for correspondence, and planning meetings. Employer support in advance is encouraged.

Face-to-Face Meetings (Double occupancy hotel accommodations, per diem and transportation are covered)

  • Summer Planning Meeting (2 days) in Chicago
  • Nominee Interviews and Business Meeting prior to FNCE® (2 days)
  • Slate Selection Meeting (2 days) in Chicago

Conference Calls

  • Four conference calls, plus additional conference calls as needed

Part III: Recommended Skill Sets

The universal skill set applies to all positions on the national ballot.

Specific to Nominating Committee

  • Has national networks with Academy members and organization units and Affiliates.
  • Understands strategic direction and associated leadership requirements of a diverse, large organization
  • Communicates effectively and with self-confidence, has critical thinking and evaluation skills, ability to work with a team and to put the needs of the organization first in order to reach consensus.
  • Evaluates information analytically.
  • Is proactive.
  • Is visionary.
  • Demonstrates broad knowledge of the dietetics profession.
  • Exhibits self-confidence with internal and external audiences.

Part IV: Functions

Committee Functions

Identify

  • Identifies potential candidates who possess the characteristics and skill sets needed to help advance the strategic plan.
  • Collaborates on a regular basis with CDR, ACEND, HOD, and BOD in reviewing and refining position skill sets and qualifications and consider refinements.
  • Interacts with membership groups to identify candidates.
  • Performs gap analysis of Board of Directors needs (current vs. future).

Orient

  • Maintain active, ongoing relationships with Academy organization units (DPGs/MIGs, ACEND, CDR, HOD and BOD) and affiliates encouraging nominations and voting.

Nominate

  • Communicates with all stakeholders within the Academy to identify a qualified, diverse and representative group of nominees.

Select

  • Evaluates, screens and selects candidates for the ballot.
  • Interviews candidates for President-elect, Treasurer-elect and Speaker-elect.
  • Encourages and promotes diversity inclusivity; recognizing differences in culture, ethnicity, age, gender, race, creed, religion, sexual orientation, physical ability, education, experience, philosophy, politics and socioeconomic characteristics.
  • Prepares an official ballot, annually or as otherwise specified in the Bylaws.

Elect

  • Managers the election process
  • Develops, disseminates, reviews and updates campaign guidelines.

Encourage

  • Influences other parts of the organization in their leadership development activities.
  • Informs a candidate of results, requests evaluation of the process and communicates other opportunities for leadership.

Cultivate

  • Continues to establish the pool of candidates.
  • Collaborates on year-round basis with Academy organization units (DPGs/MIGs, ACEND, CDR, HOD, BOD) and Affiliates in encouraging member engagement in the election process and sharing leadership database information to develop leadership skills and create a pipeline of future leaders.
  • Encourages the Board of Directors and organization units to use task forces, committees and work groups to create opportunities for leadership development and involvement in the Academy.

Evaluate

  • Evaluates and analyzes governance matters and make recommendations for change to the Board of Directors.

Supports Strategic Plan

  • The Academy and its members amplify the contribution of nutrition and dietetics practitioners and expand workforce capacity and capability.