MNEA board members work to:
Ensure that MNEA provides quality programs to achieve its mission and is prudently manage.
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.
Responsibilities for board positions
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).
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 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.
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.
Two Communications Chairs work together to disseminate 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 Chairs are 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.
Student members will represent the perspectives of MNEA members attending college and studying evaluation. Student Representatives attend board meetings, organize one event annually for students interested in the evaluation field and are invited to lead special projects. These projects could include compiling and sharing member profiles, identifying and sharing helpful resources for evaluators or leading the development, administration, analysis and reporting of a membership survey. The MN Evaluation Association Board selects the student representatives and they serve a one year term.