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Guidelines for the ORTESOL Vice President (1 position)

Overall Objective: Assist the President and other officers with their duties as needed.  Election: The Vice President will be elected by the ORTESOL Board for a 1-year term. 

Duties & Time commitment: Approximately 60+ hours of commitment for 1 year excluding the quarterly board meeting time.

  • Be a member of the Executive Committee (time commitment: approximately 30  minutes each month). As a member of this committee, consent to a background check.

  • Be a member of the Election Committee 

  • Prepare for quarterly board meetings by checking in with the president and with other  board members who will be presenting information at the meeting (time commitment:  approximately 30 minutes each week for 2-3 weeks leading up to the board meeting) 

  • Preside over meetings in the absence of the president (time commitment: no extra  time). 

  • Assist Committee Chairs and other officers as needed (time commitment: potentially  30 minutes each month) 

  • Serve as liaison to the Advisory Council for communication of board activities,  invitations and other notifications (time commitment: potentially 30 minutes each  month).  

  • Become thoroughly acquainted with the president’s duties in order to assist the  President (time commitment: approximately 1 hour quarterly for meetings with the  president; potentially more time at the end of the year). 

  • Work with President to prepare to take over Presidency (time commitment: potentially  2-3 hours at the end of the year). 

  • Take nominations and lead a discussion for a representative to attend the TESOL  conference. 

  • Serve as Grant Committee Chair (time commitment: 4-6 hours per grant; 4 grants total  spread out over the year)

  • Serve as President for the 2nd year of a two-year term. 

  • The outgoing Vice-President will deliver a report of procedures taken to address  each duty, as well as all documents associated with position. 

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