As the League of Women Voters approaches its 100th anniversary, the organization continues to empower voters and defend democracy in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. This grassroots organization, with more than 750 affiliates, is working to transform itself to ensure its continued strength and vitality in its second century and beyond. Through its work, the Nominating Committee plays a vital role in defining and ensuring the League’s future success by recruiting and selecting strong candidates for the Board of Directors.
Nominating Committee members have core organizational responsibilities, including:
- To make decisions in the best interest of LWVUS, putting the interests of the organization before their personal and professional interests
- To engage openly with committee members and candidates to ensure that bias is not having unintended negative impact on the process
- To work collaboratively and across differences
- To apply a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion lens in doing their work
- To create and present a diverse and high-functioning slate of candidates for LWVUS Board and Nominating Committee
Specific Roles and Expectations
- Recruit and screen candidates for LWVUS Board and Nominating Committee
- Assess current board and organizational leadership needs
- Select candidates
- Present slate of candidates to delegates at 2022 LWVUS Convention
- Be responsive to emails and commit fully to participating in committee calls and work
Job Description for LWVUS Nominating Committee Chair
The Nominating Committee Chair is elected separately but at the same time as the rest of the Nominating Committee during the LWVUS Convention. Both the Chair and the Committee members serve a two-year term.
The primary responsibilities of the Nominating Committee Chair include:
- Work with LWV staff to:
- plan the work of the Nominating Committee
- develop meeting agendas, procedures, etc.
- Call and Chair Nominating Committee meetings
- Oversee the work of the Nominating Committee
- Present Nominating Committee’s Report to the Convention as prescribed by the LWV Bylaws