2021-2022 Open Board, Committee and Gallery Call for Nominations is now closed

The deadline to complete a nomination for a Board, Committee or Gallery position is March 1, 2021.

Introduction: The NAPCRG Board of Directors is responsible for providing the leadership, strategic direction, selection and evaluation of the Executive Director, financial oversight, legal and ethical integrity, oversight for scientific meetings, membership growth and continued enhancement of the organization's public standing. The Board of Directors are required to attend two in-person meetings (one in conjunction with the NAPCRG Annual Meeting and one held in the Spring) and conference calls throughout the year. Board of Director members are required to Chair or serve on NAPCRG Committees or workgroups. The Executive Committee positions (Vice President, President, Immediate Past President and Secretary-Treasurer) require attendance of bi-weekly teleconference calls.

A vacancy in an office caused by death, resignation, removal or otherwise, shall be filled for the unexpired portion of the term by the Board of Directors. During the absence of any Officer, or his or her inability to act, the President may by written order, or the Board of Directors may be written resolution, delegate the powers of such Officer to any Officer or employee/agent of NAPCRG.

All members of the Board of Directors receive Directors' and Officers' Liability insurance to protect Board members from personal financial harm in the event of a lawsuit. When possible, the President position will be alternated between a U.S. and Canada member. The NAPCRG Governance Committee and Board of Directors strictly adheres to NAPCRG policy on promoting diversity when selecting nominees for open positions.

Nomination Board positions require a time and energy commitment that should not be underestimated. Candidates are urged to consider personal priorities for the first two years as well as ways to contribute to the development of the organization.

Open Board of Directors positions for 2021-2022 are:

  • Vice President/President/Immediate Past President (Board Chair) – one-year terms
  • Chair, Committee on Advancing the Science of Family Medicine (CASFM)
  • Chair, Community Clinician Advisory Group (CCAG)
  • Chair, Communications Committee
  • Chair, Governance Committee
  • Chair, Membership Committee
  • Vice Chair, Program Committee (Gallery position on the Board of Directors. The Vice Chair will advance to Chair following this two-year term.)
  • Vice Chair, Trainee Committee (Gallery position on the Board of Directors. This position will assume chair responsibilities in the second year. The current chair is from the U.S., and the position rotates between the U.S. and Canadian representatives.)
  • PaCE Patient Representative (U.S.)

Job descriptions for the Board of Directors positions can be found here.

*Nominations for the NAPCRG Board of Directors position of Vice President will be limited to NAPCRG members who have either served previously or currently serve on the NAPCRG Board of Directors and/or have actively participated on a NAPCRG Committee.

Time and Financial Considerations for Board Members

Meetings:

  • Conference Calls for updates on programs, setting policy, etc. (as needed)
  • Committee Work (generally by email) if applicable. November Board Meeting (date varies)
  • Spring Board Meeting (date varies)
  • Attendance at the NAPCRG Annual Meeting

Travel Cost:

NAPCRG Board members are reimbursed the amount of coach airfare, ground transportation and expenses for the days during the Spring meeting. Board members will be reimbursed for (1) night hotel expense while attending a Board meeting at the NAPCRG Annual Meeting if an extended stay is required. Board members pay for their own travel, additional nights hotel and conference registration to attend the NAPCRG Annual Meeting.


Committee Members

NAPCRG has nine standing committees and six workgroups. These groups meet once every two or three months via teleconference and use email to update and communicate. Committee meetings typically last 1-2 hours and action items from committees are considered by the Board of Directors. 

Open Committee positions for 2021-2022 are:

  • Awards Sub-committee (Sub-committee of Communications Committee)
  • Chair and Vice Chair, Building Research Capacity (BRC) - NAPCRG and ADFM will appoint a Chair and Vice Chair for the BRC Steering Committee. NAPCRG members are encouraged to apply online, and ADFM will recruit nominees through a separate process. The Chair will serve two years. The Vice Chair will serve two years before advancing to the role of Chair. The selected members will need to be prepared to begin their terms on June 1 following a transition period in April and May 2021.
  • Committee on Advancing the Science of Family Medicine (CASFM) Co-Chair, Medical Education Work Group -The Working Group for Medical Education sits at the nexus of a number of organizations promoting medical educational research, including STFM, and (potentially, in the USA) the AAMC. New and exciting resources to promote medical educational innovation and evaluation are growing in their availability. This Co-chair position offers the opportunity to lead and facilitate NAPCRG members on the journey into this expanding territory of discovery.
  • Communications Committee
  • Governance Committee
  • International Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Program Committee
  • Research Advocacy Committee
  • Trainee Committee 

In order to be eligible for Board/Committee/workgroup membership, candidates must be current, paid members of NAPCRG. Members of NAPCRG’s standing committees serve for a two-year term and are limited to two consecutive terms.

A Committee member’s term begins and ends on the last day of the NAPCRG Annual Meeting (usually held in October or November). 

NAPCRG Committee descriptions can be found here.  


Gallery Members

Open positions for 2021-2022 Gallery are:

  • N/A

Gallery positions are non-voting positions. Gallery members are invited to attendee two in-person meetings per year, as well as teleconference meetings and active electronic conversations.

Time and Financial Considerations for Gallery Members

Meetings:

  • Committee work (generally by email) if applicable. November Board Meeting (date varies, attendance optional)
  • Spring Board Meeting (date varies, attendance optional)
  • Attendance at the NAPCRG Annual Meeting

Travel Cost:

Gallery members pay for their own travel, hotel nights and conference registration, when applicable, to attend the Board meetings.

The deadline to complete a nomination for a Board, Committee or Gallery position is March 1, 2021.


Nominations Overview & Process

To apply for Board of Directors Positions:

  • Submit the completed nomination form with two signed letters of recommendation, your curriculum vitae and the Conflict of Interest form by midnight, March 1, 2020.
  • The Conflict of Interest form can be found here. Upload the completed form as an attachment to the nomination form in the space provided on the nomination form.

To apply for Committee Positions:

  • Submit the completed nomination form, and attach your curriculum vitae to the nomination form in the space provided on the nomination form by midnight, March 1, 2020.

Process: 

  • Copies of the completed application and attachments will be distributed to the Governance Committee and members of the Board of Directors for review, and will aid in understanding how you would like to contribute to the organization's work.
  • The Governance Committee will make recommendations for each open Board position to the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors meet and review the recommendations and then motion for selection. 
  • Committee member nominations will be submitted to the respective committee chair.

Questions?  Contact Julie Sutter at jsutter@napcrg.org

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