CHAIR-ELECT JOB DESCRIPTION
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CHAIR-ELECT JOB DESCRIPTION Position Summary The commission chair-elect is the second highest volunteer leader of the Maine Commission for Community Service and presides at meetings of the commission or the executive committee when the Chair is absent. The chair-elect is expected to move into the senior leadership position of board chair. Elected By: Commission members Length of Term: 1 years Time Commitment: Sufficient to meet the requirements of the organization Reports To: The Commission Chair Responsibilities 1. Attend board meetings and serve on the executive committee. 2. Prepares to assume the office of the board chair by assisting the chair with execution of his or her responsibilities. 3. Fills the office of board chair should that office become vacant, and subsequently fills the office of chair for a regular term as is entitled to the chair-elect 4. Coordinates the liaison activities between the board and its current major initiative. 5. Serves as the chair’s designee on specified work groups and ensure items needing full board approval are placed on the regular meeting agenda. 6. In collaboration with the chair and vice-chair, provide leadership on behalf of the chair in the areas of board and resource development to ensure board responsibilities are met. 7. Participate actively as a member of the board leadership team and perform any other duties as assigned by the board chair Qualifications A commitment to the Maine Commission for Community Service, its values and beliefs; an understanding of the Commission’s objectives, organization, and initiatives; and the responsibilities and relationship of paid and volunteer staff Knowledge, experience, and appreciation for the role of volunteers in community life, the elements of successful service programs, and the challenges as well as opportunities facing Maine’s volunteer sector. Knowledge of and influence in the state’s communities. Ability to understand concepts and articulate ideas. Understanding of the role of public boards including the requirements for conducting meetings, public participation, ethics, and stewardship of public resources. Evidence of sufficient time and resources to meet the leadership expectations of this role.