CALL FOR BOARD MEMBERS

 

Are you passionate about educational interpreting? 

Interested in getting involved with NAIE?

 The NAIE Board is seeking new board members!

NAIE has been going through a period of transition. During this time of transformation, NAIE has appointed an Interim Board of Directors  to focus on updating NAIE’s bylaws, policies and procedures, and board structure to reflect the needs of the organization. We are ready to recruit interested and passionate individuals who will fill vacancies within the NEW board structure. To learn more about the duties and responsibilities for each board position see the NAIE Policies & Procedures Manual (do not request editing access). Call for board members shall be for the following positions with descriptions included below: 

  • Credentialing Director (through 2023, then 2023-2025)
  • Professional Development Director (2022-2024)
  • Resource Director (through 2023, then 2023-2025)

 

The NAIE Board is a group of professionals who are dedicated to the mission of NAIE. At its core, the board provides direction and strategic planning of NAIE’s mission and purpose. NAIE’s strategic plan priorities for 2022-2026 include:

  • Professional Development
  • Leadership Development
  • Certification & Credentialing
  • Collaborative Partnerships 



Credentialing Director – Position Description
  1. Oversees the investigation, development, and establishment of a Credentialing Program. 
    1. Serves as chair and board liaison to committees and/or task forces relevant to credentialing. 
    2. Recruits committee and/or task force members. 
  2. Monitors the implementation and maintenance of the Credentialing Program. 
    1. Manages development and evaluation of credentialing policies and procedures.
  3. Serves as the point-of-contact on credentialing matters for the NAIE.
    1. Coordinates with educators, consultants, and leaders in quality improvement and credentialing activities.

 

Professional Development Director – Position Description
  1. Plans the overall direction of professional development activities including the biennial conference. 
  2. Oversees and serves as the board liaison to the Professional Development Committee and the conference planning committee.
    1. Recruits committee members.
    2. Communicates the committee goals and objectives. 
    3. Works with the committees on yearly budgets.
    4. Schedules, runs, and sets the agenda for committee meetings as necessary.
    5. Develops and maintains templates and organizational documents related to professional development activities. 

 

Resource Director – Position Description
  1. Curates content relevant to educational interpreter professionals for NAIE resources and resource library accessible to members. 
  2. Oversees revisions on major NAIE publications including but not limited to the Guidelines and Educational Interpreter Code of Ethics.
    1. Coordinates the development of supplemental resources to promote NAIE publications. 
  3. Routinely reviews and updates the State Standards data and website information.
  4. Develops and maintains a centralized database of external resources and contacts.
  5. Solicits authors for white papers and additional publications on behalf of NAIE.

 

Time Commitment 
  • Directors should plan on approximately 3-4 hours per week or roughly 20 hours a month on NAIE work. 
  • The new directors will be provided training to transition and the goal will be to fully transition by September 1, 2022. 
  • The board currently meets on a monthly basis online via video conference, once a year for a face-to-face retreat, and on conference years board members are expected to attend the conference.* 
  • Other time commitments and responsibilities will be fluid depending on projects. 

*Travel and other expenses are covered for board members doing work for NAIE. 

Benefits of Board Service
  • Influence positive change and make a difference in the field of educational interpreting
  • Increase your national network of professional contacts
  • Attend the National Conference on Interpreting in Education hosted by NAIE

 

If interested in joining the NAIE Board please submit a letter of interest along with a resume highlighting any volunteer and leadership experience to Pat Himes (treasurer@naiedu.org) no later than June 10th, 2022

In your letter, please answer the following questions:

 

  1. What makes our mission meaningful to you?
  2. What types of privileges are present in your life and what has their impact been on your professional journey thus far?
  3. What knowledge, skills, and experience do you have that directly relates to the position you are applying for? 

 

Diversity in Nonprofit Board Leadership

Nonprofit boards continue to face a problem with lack of diversity in board leadership. NAIE recognizes that we, too, have this issue. We want to ensure the collective voice we promote at the national level is not only representative of demographics within our professional membership but also the diversity of our consumers. 

We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply to become a board member, state ambassador, or volunteer within our organization. All volunteers are welcome!

 

Questions? Email treasurer@naiedu.org for more information.