DIRECTOR/OFFICER REQUIREMENTS

A WAA member who wishes to be elected as an Officer or Director of the association at the Conference in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, must announce his or her candidacy by 5 p.m.,Central time, on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2022.

WAA POSITIONS AVAILABLE

Vice President: One-year term. Must have served a full term on the Board of Directors.

Treasurer: Two-year term. Must have served a full term on the Board of Directors.

Directors: Candidate must: be a member of the WAA in good standing for at least three consecutive years.Two Directors are elected each year.

Board responsibilities: Expected to attend scheduled face-to-face meetings and serve on committees asrequested by the President. Board members may be requested to attend and speak at various state association conventions as WAA representatives and attend social and other functions sponsored by the organization when schedules allow.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Complete position descriptions for Vice- President or Director can be obtained by emailing WAA Executive Director Natalie Pratt at info@wisconsinauctioneers.org.

Once a WAA member has reviewed the aforementioned information, he or she may run for election by first submitting a letter of intent answering these questions:

Why are you interested in serving?

How many years have you been a member of the WAA?

What have you learned from serving on a volunteer board, if applicable?

What committees and/or offices have you served on or held in your state association or in NAA?

They also must provide the Committee two references and a professional photo of themselves.

Candidates will be notified if they are being endorsed by January 31st.

Contact info@wisconsinauctioneers.org for questions.

JOB DESCRIPTION OF THE WAA BOARD MEMBER

WAA Board Members act to support the overall mission and vision of the Wisconsin Auctioneers Association. To that end, they agree to accept the following responsibilities:

✓Serve on this Board for at least a full, three-year term.

✓Determine and support the
organization’s mission, vision and values.

✓Ensure the budget adequately reflects the organization’s program priorities.

✓Provide fiduciary oversight by ensuring proper procedures and policies are in place for financial and legal oversight and to be financially literate (this means being able to read and understand the financial reports used, knowing the organization’s financial situation and reviewing the 990 filed by the organization each year).

✓Ensure legal and ethical integrity and maintain accountability.

✓Supervise Executive Director performance through monitoring of policies and procedures and financials.

✓Attend at least four face-to-face meetings annually, prepared and informed about issues on the agenda, i.e. stay informed about committee matters, review board minutes and other materials prior to board meetings.

✓Attend conference calls as they are scheduled.

✓Contribute to meetings by expressing one’s point of view with the best interest of WAA in mind.

✓Support the decisions of the board.

✓Become knowledgeable about WAA and its programs.

✓Serve as an active ambassador for WAA when attending professional functionswhich may include speaking and/or attending state association annual businessmeetings.

✓Serve on committees as appointed by the President.

✓Have a working knowledge of Roberts Rules of Order.

✓Accept the non-governance responsibilities that come with service on the board –attend social and other functions sponsored by the organization when your schedule allows, communicate with others about the work of the organization, and show your support for the organization when talking with others.

✓Follow all conflict of interest and confidentiality policies of the organization. Err on the side of reporting even potential conflicts. Do not ask for favors or special treatment. Do not take on more responsibility than you can reasonably handle given your employment, family and other social and volunteer commitments.

✓Understand your role as a director and the roles of staff and other volunteers in the governance and operation of the organization.

CHARACTERISTICS AND ATTRIBUTES OF A MEMBER OF THE WAA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

  1. Teamwork
  2. Listening
  3. Speaking
  4. Decision-making
  5. Accountability
  6. Flexibility
  7. Member-focused
  8. Integrity
  9. Results-oriented
  10. Self-management
  11. Stress tolerance
  12. Tact
  13. Influence (as in the ability to influence others)
  14. Leadership
  15. Experience
  16. Technology
  17. Financial monitoring and analysis

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