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Call for Board Nominations

AUGS’ governance structure and process is designed to serve members and the field efficiently and effectively, as well as to meet the current and future needs of the society and the membership. The AUGS Board of Directors is the chief governing and policy-making body of AUGS made up of AUGS member urogynecologists. The Board is empowered to carry out the business of the Society and is responsible for fiduciary oversight. It is responsible for overseeing and transacting the business necessary to achieve AUGS’ goals and to fulfill its mission. Board terms begin at the end of the annual meeting. The Board meets in person four times per year.
 

Call for Nominations Process

The call for nominations starts the process of choosing the officers and directors of the AUGS Board. The Governance Committee oversees this process each year.  A formal process is utilized each year and includes the following process:

  • The Board considers the characteristics and traits it is seeking for new Board candidates.
  • The Governance Committee, working with staff, updates the Call for Board Nominations to ensure it aligns with the needs of the Board.
  • AUGS members are notified of the open positions and are encouraged to self-nominate, if eligible, or recommend qualified members for consideration.
  • Interested applicants are required to fill out the nominations application, provide a CV and complete a conflict of interest form.
  • The Governance Committee meets to finalize the slate of candidates based on the criteria established by the Board at the start of the process.  
  • AUGS members will be presented with the slate for an electronic vote. Elections will remain open for 3 weeks.


2018 Call for Nominations

AUGS is currently seeking nominations for Vice President, Treasurer and 2 Board Members. Nominations will be solicited via the AUGS Connect platform only. Completed nominations must be submitted by May 31, 2018.
 

Vice President – serves a four-year term on the Board. The ideal candidate will have:

  • Basic leadership skills (not an ability to manage, but to lead).
  • An interest in building strong working relationships with the Board members, AUGS staff and external partners.
  • Dedication to building a stronger organization for the future.
     

Treasurer – serves a three-year term on the Board. The ideal candidate will be:

  • Understanding and have experience with financial management, preferably in a non-profit environment.
  • Previously served on the AUGS Finance Committee or similar financial role as deemed appropriate by the AUGS Board.
  • An interest in building strong working relationships with the Board members, AUGS staff and external partners.
     

Board Member (2 positions) – serves a three-year term on the Board. The ideal candidate will have the:

  • Ability to think strategically and to guide AUGS into the future.
  • Interest in building strong working relations internally and externally.
  • Understanding and awareness of professional and business issues pertinent to AUGS’ members.
  • Dedication to putting the needs of AUGS before personal interests.

For a nomination to be considered by the Governance Committee, the nominee should have prior involvement or service with AUGS. The nominee should have demonstrated the ability to think strategically, commit to working effectively within a collective decision-making body and have knowledge of or experience with association governance. The Governance Committee will consider nominations in the context of the following:

  1. Demonstrated leadership skills (not an ability to manage, but to lead).
  2. Capacity for forward thinking; nimble and adaptive.
  3. Ability to build strong working relations internally and externally.
  4. Understanding and awareness of professional and business issues pertinent to AUGS’ members.
  5. Positive attitude (Optimistic, fun, respectful, tolerant, inclusive)

Nominees will be asked to demonstrate consistent commitment to AUGS by providing specific information confirming their service in their personal statement. The ideal nominee will have:

  1. Been an AUGS member in good standing for a minimum of three years;
  2. Attended AUGS meetings;
  3. Vice President candidates must have previously served as a Committee Chair, Treasurer, or past or current Board member. 

To ensure that the Board’s composition is balanced and strengthened by differences among members regarding race, gender, age, professional and institutional disciplines, geographical regions and practice areas, the Governance Committee encourages nominations that will provide diversity on the Board.

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