MNEA is currently accepting applications for people to join the MNEA Board beginning January 1, 2018. Applications are due by October 20, 2017 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:
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).
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 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).
Two 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 current Program Chair's position period is 2017-2019, which provides a two-year overlap with the incoming 2018-2020 Program Chair.