The Maryland Council for Social Studies is seeking candidates for several important positions on its Board of Directors. These positions are Member-at-Large, Membership Coordinator, Secretary and President-Elect. Each of these positions are described below. Interested parties should submit their name, reason for seeking the position for which they are becoming a candidate and resume to MDCSS president, Amanda Roberts, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Elections will begin on December 29, 2014 and will continue for a period of two weeks. New Board Member terms in office will begin on March 1, 2015
Member-at-Large – as a member of the Board of Directors, a member-at-large has full voting privileges. They also will be considered for officer positions as they become available. Members-at-large play an integral role in planning the conference and in helping the organization grow.
Membership Coordinator – The membership coordinator is in charge of maintaining accurate membership records. He/she receives all membership requests and sends a welcome letter and membership card to all new and renewing members. When an individual’s membership is about to expire, the membership coordinator sends a letter informing the member and asking for renewal. At all Board of Directors meetings, the membership coordinator will be prepared to give an accurate report about the current membership of the Council. The membership coordinator is also responsible for determining ways to increase the Council’s membership. Finally, the membership coordinator manages the MDCSS annual conference registration.
Secretary – The secretary is responsible for taking minutes during all Board of Directors meetings. He/she sends the minutes to the Board for approval. Once minutes have been approved, the secretary is responsible for archiving the minutes. Finally, the secretary is responsible for archiving the MDCSS bylaws and all other essential documents and communications.
President-Elect – The president-elect will assume the position of President on March 1st 2016. The president-elect serves as head of the conference committee and plays a large role in planning the annual fall conference. He/she helps the president to manage the organization in order to learn the responsibilities of the president.