Leading volunteers determine and advance strategic directions, govern over long-term goals, represent the association to other members, and set the tone for the member experience.
Find out more about the responsibilities, time commitment, and selection process for each position below.
Board of Trustees
Help establish and further the strategic direction of the Association. Board members participate in a weekly conference call and up to two in-person, multiday meetings annually (paid by CSHEMA). Terms are three years and begin at the CSHEMA Annual Conference in July. The Board of Trustees consists of the president, vice president, treasurer, recording secretary, immediate past president, and six directors. Each year, two directors and the vice president will be elected; the treasurer and recording secretary are elected every three years, but never in the same election cycle.
- Advancing the strategic vision and core values of the Association
- Directing the work of various volunteer committees and teams
- Reviewing the Association’s budget Performing some ceremonial duties, such as speaking at various functions or representing the Association to outside groups
Community of Practice Leader
Foster innovation and networking within the membership. Typically, each community has two co-leaders who each serve two-year terms. Responsibilities include:
- Serving as a resource in helping members maximize the use of the community of practice.
- Monitoring, promoting, and creating new threads for ongoing discussion and sharing in the online forum with the community of practice.
- Contributing to the educational goals of the community of practice through relevant online learning programs, developing resources, proposing educational sessions, etc.
- Serving as the primary point of contact for planning, promoting, and facilitating community events at the Annual Conference.
Communities are responsible for self-selecting their leaders annually.
Task Force Leader
Volunteers on a task force are charged with completing a specific project with defined outcomes. This could include researching best practices and recommending a course of action or the development of a new member benefit. Task forces are generally small, nimble, and narrow in focus. The leader of the task force is charged with keeping it on track, delegating tasks, and ensuring defined work is completed. Task force responsibilities might include:
- Research and/or benchmarking.
- Regular task force meetings conducted online.
- Working in ambiguity.
- Creation of written reports, articles, or other resources.
- Presentation of materials, research, or other findings.
Task forces are appointed as needed.