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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 2-year term: one year as VP and one year as President. 

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

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

  2. Chair the Election Committee 

  3. 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) 

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

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

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

  7. 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). 

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

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

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

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


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