Call for Executive Officer Nomination Applications
The 2023 PSUNYC Nominations Committee is currently accepting nomination applications for the 2023-2024 Executive Officers of the Board of Directors
Applications are due to the chapter's Nominations Committee by May 28, 2023. The Nominations Committee will review all applications, ensure applicants have the minimum required experience—as determined by the committee— to lead the organization and then nominate a slate of candidates. If more than one nomination is made for any position by the Nominations Committee, an election will be conducted via electronic ballot prior to the 2023 Annual Meeting on June 13. A biography and a personal statement provided by each candidate will be placed on the ballot for consideration by the chapter's voting members. A full timeline of the 2023 nominations and elections process is listed below.
If you are interested in being considered as a candidate for any one of the executive officer positions listed below, please contact Lynn Hendrickson, our Nominations Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. A biography and a personal statement is required and please send other important information that the committee should consider such as a resume, business leadership experience, leadership roles on other boards, and other applicable skills & abilities, etc.
Not interested in an executive officer position? Don't be shy, please reach out to us anyway! The Chapter needs volunteers for our committees and also has some open committee leadership positions. A list of committees and contact information can be found by clicking here.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact Lynn Hendrickson.
Nominations and Elections Timeline:
May 10 – Nominations Committee announced
May 14 – Nominations Committee begins accepting applications
May 28 – Deadline to submit applications to Nominations Committee
June 5 – Posting of candidates including bios and position statements to chapter's website and newsletter. If there is more than one (1) nomination for any position, electronic ballots will be provided to Chapter members for voting in a timely manner.
June 12 – Electronic voting will close, if needed.
June 13 – Annual Chapter Meeting and Election Results.
Executive Officer Description of Duties:
The President shall be the chief executive officer of the Chapter. He/She shall preside at all meetings of the members of the Chapter and Directors. He/She shall have general and active management of the affairs of the Chapter. He/She shall see that all orders and resolutions of the Board of Directors are carried into effect, subject, however, to the right of the Directors to delegate any specific powers, except such as may be by law exclusively conferred on the President, to any other officer or officers of the Chapter. The President shall be an ex-officio member of all Chapter committees, chair monthly Executive Board & Board of Director meetings, and shall have the general powers and duties of supervision and management usually vested in the office of President. Additionally, the President will act as the "face" of the Penn State NYC Chapter for all external events.
The Vice President shall act in all cases for and as the President in the latter's absence or incapacity, and shall perform such other duties as he may be required to do from time to time by the Board or President including building and maintaining relationships with external and other Penn State organizations, working with the President to ensure coverage at Big Apple Big Ten meetings, act as the Event Coordinator for the Annual Celebration and Nittany Networking event. The Vice President will also serve as the liaison to the Advisory Board and the regional recruiting team for the University.
The Secretary shall attend all meetings of the Board of Directors and all business meetings of the members, and act as clerk thereof. He/She shall record all the votes of the Chapter and the minutes of all its transactions. He/She shall perform like duties for all Committees of the Board when required. He/She shall keep the Chapter calendar of events to be provided to the Communication Senior Director for publication on the website or in the newsletter to the general membership. He/She shall be responsible for the generation and submission of reports to the Regional Director/Executive Director/Volunteer Management Team of the Penn State Alumni Association with the input and consensus of the Executive Core Committee. The Secretary shall also develop the agenda for all Board meetings, keep Board meeting minutes, assist the Communications Senior Director in issuing the Chapter newsletter up to twice a week, and serve as Event Coordinator for Chapter Volunteer Engagement Events.
The Treasurer shall have custody of the Chapter funds and securities. He/She shall keep full and accurate accounts of the Chapter's receipts and disbursements in books belonging to the Chapter. He/She shall keep the moneys of the Chapter in a separate account to the credit of the Chapter, for which account the financial institution shall be approved by the Board. He/She shall disburse the funds of the Chapter as may be ordered by the Board, taking proper vouchers for such disbursements. He/She shall render to the President and Directors at the regular meetings of the Board, or whenever they may require it, an account of all transactions as Treasurer and of the financial condition of the Chapter. He/She shall cause to be prepared and filed with the appropriate governmental authorities all tax returns or other financial records that the Chapter may be required to file with such authorities from time to time. He/She shall generate the annual Treasurer's report to be submitted to the Penn State Alumni Association Volunteer Management team and the general Chapter membership after approval from the Board.