Vice President


VICE-PRESIDENT

 

1. Qualifications

2. Charge

3. Term of Office

4. Duties

 

1. Qualifications

The candidates for Vice-President must:

a. be a member in good standing of the Society at least 40 years of age;

b. be prepared to function as President in the President's absence;

c. have been an active participant in the Society;

2. Charge

The Vice-President works closely with the President and acts as chief executive officer in the event of the President's inability to serve. The Vice-President also assumes such other responsibilities as may be determined by the President or the Board.

3. Term of office

The Vice-President serves for a two-year term and may be re-elected once.

4. Duties

a. The Vice-President is a member of the Development Committee.

b. The Vice-President is responsible for the ongoing evaluation of the Long Range Plan and for reporting on its implementation to the Board, as well as the membership.

c. Conduct an evaluation of the Executive Director during the summer of every even-numbered year. The Executive Director should be evaluated every second year. During the summer of every even-numbered year, the Vice President will ask the Executive Director to submit the Executive Director job description, a list of tasks undertaken (some accomplished, some still in progress) since the last review, a list of upcoming projects, and an optional narrative statement. The Vice President should solicit information about the Executive Director's performance from individuals who served as Officers and members of the Board of Trustees during the evaluation period, from the Local Arrangements and Program Chairs of the two meetings held during the evaluation period, and from the Chair of the Development Committee. The Vice President will write an official report with an appendix that includes all the comments, and submit it to the evaluation committee (the Executive Committee, minus the Executive Director) prior to the fall board meeting. That committee will meet in person at the time of the September Board meeting and discuss the evaluation. Subsequent to that meeting the President will write an addendum to the report that reflects the conclusions of the committee, and will share with the Executive Director both the report and the addendum. The Executive Director will have the opportunity to respond in writing to the report prior to a personal meeting with the President to discuss the evaluation, recommendations, and goals for the next two years. This meeting can take place at either the November AMS meeting (if both plan to attend) or just prior to the spring board meeting at the Society's national conference. All three of the documents should become part of the Executive Director's personnel file. At the spring meeting, conclusions reached as a result of the evaluation (but not the personnel documents themselves) will be shared with the Board. More information