The general guidance on the remit and responsibilities of all Board Members is applicable in addition to the specific responsibilties for each position stated below.


Job description of EANS president

•Plans, presides over and oversees board meetings, Annual General meetings and any other meetings of the EANS Council or General Assembly.
• Works in partnership with the executive director to make sure board resolutions are carried out
• Calls for quarterly board meetings and any special meetings if necessary
• Maintains knowledge of the organisation and personal commitment to its goals and objective
• With the assistance of the other board members and the executive director, appoints all committee and section chairs, and recommends individuals to serve on committees
• Partners with executive director in conducting new board member orientation
• Oversees searches for a new executive director
• Coordinates executive director's annual performance evaluation
• Works with the governance/nominating committees to recruit new board members
• Acts as an ambassador and spokesperson for the organisation
• Periodically consults with board members on their roles and helps them assess their performance

 

Job description of EANS president-elect

Attends all board meetings
Maintains knowledge of the organisation and personal commitment to its goals and objectives
Carries out special assignments as requested by the president
Understands the responsibilities of the president and is able to perform these duties in the president's absence
Participates as a vital part of the board leadership• Acts as an ambassador and spokesperson for the organisation

 

Job description of past-president

Attends all board meetings
Maintains knowledge of the organization and personal commitment to its goals and objectives
Acts as an ambassador and spokesperson for the organisation
Periodically consults with the president and president-elect on their roles and helps them in their tasks and performance
Carries out special assignments as requested by the president


Job description of EANS secretary

Attends all board meetings
Maintains knowledge of the organization and personal commitment to its goals and objectives
Assists executive director and President in preparing agenda for board meetings
Ensures the safety and accuracy of all board records
Reviews board minutes
Assumes responsibilities of the chair in the absence of the board president, president-elect, and past president
Provides notice of meetings of the board and/or of a committee when such notice is required


Job description of EANS treasurer

Attends all board meetings
Maintains knowledge of the organization and personal commitment to its goals and objectives
Understandsfinancial accounting for nonprofit organizations
Manages, with the executive director, the board's review of and action related to the board's financial responsibilities
Works with the executive director to ensure that appropriate financial reports are made available to the board on a timely basis
Presents the annual budget to the board for approval
Reviews the annual audit and answer board members' questions about the audit