MNEA is currently accepting applications for people to join the MNEA Board beginning January 1, 2017. Applications are due by November 7, 2016 to be considered. Please read below to learn more about the benefits and responsibilities of board membership. A link to the application can be found at the bottom of the page.
The mission of the Minnesota Evaluation Association (MNEA) is to promote and improve the theory, practice, understanding and use of evaluation and its contribution to the community.
The MNEA Board is an all-volunteer working board. All board members are responsible for and actively involved in the on-going management, implementation, and work of the organization.
All board members work together to provide leadership and governance for MNEA and its programs through strategic planning, and management of resources, personnel, and other MNEA bylaw responsibilities.
A MNEA board member works to:
Ensure that MNEA provides quality programs to achieve its mission and is prudently managed
Secure and manage MNEA’s human, financial, and material resources and fulfills MNEA’s legal obligations
Become knowledgeable about the operations of MNEA and the audiences that MNEA serves
Represent MNEA in the community both informally and formally
A board member commits to MNEA that s/he will:
A board member displays:
Due to the hands-on nature of MNEA Board service, the Association relies on diverse skill sets and active board members to continue the growth of the association. The following qualifications have been identified as priorities for the 2017-2019 term:
All board members are required to be:
Because MNEA has a working board, all members are actively engaged in the work of the association. We have endeavored to provide an accurate assessment of the average time you can expect to spend. However, the amount will vary depending on each board position’s specific flow of work.
All Board Members serve three-year terms and may serve up to two consecutive terms (six years of consecutive service, maximum).
Executive Committee Roles and Responsibilities (those in bold are open for 2017)
The MNEA President is the principal officer of the organization. The President sees that the resolutions and directives of the Board are carried into effect. The President presides at all meetings of the Board of Directors and at all meetings of the membership. The President may execute organizational contracts and other documents in writing that may be required or authorized by the Board of Directors. The President represents MNEA and is the liaison to the American Evaluation Association. The President is a voting ex-officio member of all Board committees. This is a three-year position (serving one year as President Elect, advancing to President for one year, and completing a one-year term as Past President).
The MNEA President Elect acts in the absence or disability of the President to perform duties. The President Elect fulfills all responsibilities that are assigned to by the President. This is a three-year position (serving first as President Elect, advancing to President, and completing the term as Past President).
The Secretary of MNEA is responsible for keeping the organization's records. The Secretary keeps the minutes of all meetings of the Board of Directors and the membership. The Secretary sends all notices of Board of Directors meetings and meetings of the membership. The Secretary is responsible for the keeping of all books, correspondence, committee minutes and papers relating to the business of MNEA, except those of the Treasurer. This is a three-year position.
The Treasurer shall be responsible for preparation of the proposed annual budget and shall keep (or cause to be kept) financial records belonging to MNEA. This includes, but is not limited to, general financial oversight, financial planning, banking, bookkeeping, record keeping and management of annual organization filings. The Treasurer will present to the Board of Directors a report of the finances of MNEA and will make other such reports to the Board of Directors as required.
The MNEA Past President will serve on the Board to provide continuity and advice to the current President. The Past President oversees outreach efforts to new and prospective members and chairs the Nominating Committee, coordinating the nominations process. This is a three-year position elected by the membership (serving first as President Elect, advancing to President, and completing the term as Past President).
The Program Chairs work together to lead MNEA's program development and implementation. This includes: identifying and prioritizing program topics from the board, MNEA members, or other relevant stakeholders; managing and supporting board or committee members in event planning; providing program budgets and reports; and fulfilling all other board member duties.
The Communications Chair is responsible for disseminating information via the MNEA website, email, and MNEA’s social networking sites that keep the membership informed of MNEA activities and events, and share relevant professional information to the members. The Communications Chair is also responsible for setting an overarching communications plan for MNEA and overseeing its brand, including maintaining MNEA’s digital presence and creating promotional materials, as necessary.
Member at LargeThe Member at Large will represent the perspectives of members of MNEA and accept responsibilities for special projects assigned by the Board of Directors. Special projects could include the development, administration, analysis and reporting of the membership survey, or active recruitment of new members to the organization. This is a three-year position.