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SSWAA Board: Nominations--Odd Year
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Are YOU Interested in Serving on the SSWAA Board?

The School Social Work Association of America continues to need the active involvement and hard work of excellent leadership as we grow as an association in serving the increasing needs of our members and affiliate states.   Here's your chance to help shape the future of SSWAA and our profession.      

Board Positions Open for Nomination and Election?

Secretary:  (2 year term of office)  Odd

• Must have word processing experience
• Must be a SSWAA member for at least 36 months prior to ?nomination.
• Must have at least 5 years of experience working as a SSW.
• Must be employed or eligible to be employed as a SSW of your state.

 Members at Large (4 Regional Representatives):  (2 year term)

Must live or work in the designated SSWAA geographical Region for which they are running. (Northeastern, Midwest, Southern, Western)

Southern  Regional Representative:    (2 year. term)  Odd

Southern: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and the territories of Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands.

Western Regional Representative:    (2 year. term) Odd

Western: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the territories of American Samoa, Guam,
and the Northern Mariana Islands.

Midwest:  Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri,  Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin?

• Must be a SSWAA member in good standing for at least twelve (12) months prior to nomination
• Must have demonstrated leadership in professional or volunteer activities
• Must have at least (2) years experience as a school social worker
• Must have been employed or be eligible to be employed as a school social worker in the in the state of residence (including retirees, administrators, faculty and state consultants).

Representative for University Relations:  (2 year term) Odd

• Must be a SSWAA member for at least 24 months prior to nomination
• Must be a faculty member at a college or university within a Department of Social Work
• Must have published, presented workshops and taught courses in school social work

Qualification Criteria

The Board has developed guidelines to assist the Nomination Committee in the application and selection process for the SSWAA Board of Directors.  Please review Qualification Criteria closely. 

Additional Expectations:

>  Willingness to work/respond via email and telephone/computer conference-call as required by committee business and SSWAA organizational issues.
>  Commitment to be an active participant in at least one SSWAA board committee as requested by the President
>  Attendance at 2 - 4 SSWAA board meetings per year depending on schedule/budget:

Winter (January)           Friday afternoon through Sunday morning
Spring (March/April)     National Conference attendance and meeting (4 - 5 nights)
Summer (July)              Washington DC Leadership/Legislative Institute and meeting  (Saturday through Wednesday afternoon)
Fall (October)               Friday afternoon through Sunday morning


Download Board Nomination/Application Form:   Word Document

Download Board Nomination/Application Form:   PDF Document

Board Application and Election Time Line:

September 1:          Nominations Open/Applications available on website
October 15 :            Nominations close
October 16 - 29:       Nomination Committee reviews applications
October  30:            Slate of Candidates presented to SSWAA President
November 1:            Start Election of Board Candidates
November 22:           End Election
November 23:           SSWAA Nominations Committee Chair receives final vote tally.
November 24:           Nominations Committee Chair presents written report of election results to President **
November 25:           SSWAA President notifies candidates of election results. 

Elected Board Candidates take office in January 1, 2014


*Note:  A confirmation email will be sent when the Nominations Committee receives an application. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 3 days of submission, please contact the committee chairperson.

**Note:  If the SSWAA President is unable to review the slate for any reason, Robert's Rules of Order identifies the SSWAA Secretary as the officer that will review the slate.


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