Board of Directors Job Descriptions

President

  1. Provides leadership for and monitoring of current STN organizational plan, bylaws, policies, and projects and help to provide vision for new opportunities.
  2. Works with the management firm to align the scope of work and work plan to the organizational projects and workload.
  3. Approves and officially signs for the STN organization on contracts, MOUs and other agreements and documents.
  4. Helps to resolve issues amongst parties either internally or between STN and other organizations.
  5. Serves as a spokesperson for STN and the membership when requested.
  6. Provides oversight for STN board members, meetings, conferences and conference calls

President-Elect

  1. Support and back-up for the current president
  2. Learning mode to become the president
  3. Resource for my tier on the organizational chart
  4. Be available for any ad hoc projects that may arise that need immediate action for the short term
  5. Oversight of the Operation Plan and to assure that we are staying on track with the identified areas as well as any bylaw changes that may need to be reviewed.

Secretary

  1. Participation in Executive Committee and Board of Director conference calls monthly
  2. Maintain Master Motions/Significant Decisions File
  3. Write News and Notes for JTN
  4. Maintain Policy and Procedure Manual
  5. Support assigned BOD as needed/requested

Treasurer

  1. Maintain knowledge of the organization’s goals and objectives.
  2. Serve as a chair of Finance Committee.
  3. Present annual budget to the board for approval.
  4. Authorize completion of taxes.
  5. Ensure that appropriate financial reports are made available to the board on a timely basis.
  6. Maintain solvency of STN.

Immediate Past President

 Immediate past president is a non-voting entity and functions mostly in a supportive role to include the following:

  1. Support President as needed.
  2. Provide for historical reference point.
  3. Assist in smooth transition and handoff of projects etc to President and new Board
  4. Lead immediate past president council.
  5. Manage awards and distinguished lectureship for annual conference.
  6. Participate in president/president elect/exec director weekly calls.
  7. Participate on executive board.

Director-at-Large: Education

  1. Provide STN membership with quality continuing education opportunities.
  2. Provide membership with the maximum continuing education contact hours possible for all STN educational activities.
  3. Evaluate and promote STN and non-STN trauma related education programs deemed valuable by STN Board and EC.
  4. Provide membership with STN member resources (speaker pool) to support their local and regional education activities.
  5. Collaborate with other organizations to promote excellence in trauma education.

Director-at-Large: Special Interest Groups

  1. Provide board support to SIGs - provide 2-way communication of what is happening at the SIG level and what is happening at the board level; support and mentor SIG leadership; attend SIG conference calls, chair SIG chair committee
  2. Support the mission and vision of the STN especially in membership needs (i.e.SIG)

Director-at-Large: Business Development

  1. Development/revisions of the STN strategic plan
  2. Website content and development
  3. Developing/enhancing methods of communication for STN member
  4. Marketing of STN products
  5. Explore potential growth opportunities

Director-at-Large: Leadership Development

  1. Support and mentor the leadership committee leadership

Director-at-Large: Outreach

  1. Coordinate activities and resources for Trauma Awareness Month (May of each year) and collaborate with related organizations when appropriate to develop information.
  2. Manage organizational humanitarian projects. Projects may include responses to natural disasters including press releases, donations, volunteers, etc.  Other projects may include an annual or one-time organizational sponsorship of a cause or foundation.
  3. Oversight of the society’s collaborations and partnerships. Track and ensure the policies and procedures are followed and assist leadership as needed.

Director-at-Large: Legislation

  1. Building and enhancing relationships with new and established STN partners (EAST, NASEMSO, AAST, ANSR, TCAA) through committee participation, meeting attendance and networking.
  2. Mentoring the chairperson of the legislative committee to develop committee goals for the year, conduct meetings and follow up on established action items.
  3. Keeping the board and membership informed about federal legislative initiatives impacting trauma centers and ways to influence policy.
  4. Educating trauma nurses regarding the importance of becoming a member of STN and benefits including networking, education, and leadership facilitation.
  5. Acting as a resource to the STN Board of Directors in matters including nonprofit finances, policies, and organizational procedures

ATCN Chair

  1. Leadership for ATCN program
    1. Promote  STN and ATCN
    2. Facilitate Growth of ATCN
    3. Recruit Regional Directors
    4. Liaison between ATCN providers and STN leadership
    5. Work with International Chair to ensure program consistency

Membership Committee Chair

  1. Evaluation and Collaboration with Management Group with annual analysis of the Membership
    1. assess need for membership survey
    2. analyze membership for trends; which areas of nursing is growing, which are stagnant, which are declining
  2. Incorporate Membership with other Sig Groups
  3. Needs assessment for roles of Region/State Chairs
    1. ongoing assessment of terms, re-appointments
  4. Semi-annual report to Board on the above

JTN Liaison

  1. Work with the Editors, Publisher, STN Board and STN staff to identify opportunities for improvement for the journal.
  2. Work with this team to make needed improvements.
  3. Continue to identify and implement marketing opportunities for the Journal.
  4. Facilitate the communication between the Board, Editors and Publisher.
  5. Assist with identifying and measuring JTN key indicators.

JTN Editor

  1. Work with the Editors, Publisher, STN Board and STN staff to identify opportunities for improvement for the journal.
  2. Work with this team to make needed improvements.
  3. Continue to identify and implement marketing opportunities for the Journal.
  4. Facilitate the communication between the Board, Editors and Publisher.
  5. Assist with identifying and measuring JTN key indicators.