Board of Directors

Roles and Responsibilities

PRESIDENT
Serve as figurehead in representing the membership
Oversee the general business of the Chapter
Conducts Board and General Meeting
Delegates duties to the board

Appoints committee chairs and members

Acts as a liaison to state and national organizations
Act as ex officio of all committees

Performs other duties as are prescribed by the bylaws

VICE PRESIDENT
In absence of the president, presides and performs the duties of president.
The Vice President duties change occasionally to meet the goals of the Chapter, as defined by the President.
Ensure that each officer and committee chair is familiar with his/her duties and responsibilities
Heads important committees according to the goals of the Chapter

SECRETARY
Takes the minutes of the meetings
Performs roll call and reads the minutes each meeting
Records all motions and the names of members introducing motions
Maintain a roster of membership
Performs other duties as prescribed in the bylaws
Assists the president with creating the agenda

TREASURER
Receive and manage all moneys due to the organization
Keep bookkeeping records of such 
Pay bills from officers and committee members 
Disperse all moneys as the organization directs
Gives a statement of finances to the 
Respond to and coordinate any requests for audits
File appropriate tax and financial disclosure documents
Gives a complete financial report at the annual meeting

ASSOCIATE REPRESENTATIVE 
Represent the interests of the Associate members at meetings of the board of directors

Support outreach efforts to non-Certified interpreters in the community

The Associate Representative's duties may change occasionally to meet the goals of the Chapter, as defined by the president

DIRECTORS AT LARGE (DAL)

An organization's executive board of directors is tasked with specific governing duties for the organization. Directors of the board – including a Director at Large – are elected. Unlike other executive board leadership such as a president or treasurer, a Director at Large doesn't have a specific role. A Director at Large serves as a liaison to the general membership. Duties change as defined in organization bylaws or as needed to fulfill board requirements and address overall organizational goals. Our board has four Directors at Large

Directors at Large serve as a liaison between the board of directors and the rest of the organization. They have no specific duties, and the role may change according to need.

Attend All Board Meetings. Taking information back to the membership in a timely fashion is imperative. It means the membership is able to contribute to the decision-making process before the board votes and finalizes things. The Director at Large primarily serves as a liaison between the membership and the board of directors. The Director at Large serves to get input, provide feedback, and become a spokesperson to the membership.

As new unassigned board tasks arise, the board of director's president can assign duties to the Director at Large. This might include overseeing task forces, external focus groups or collaborations with other organizations. A Director at Large may also sit on certain committees to ensure the board's directives and committee's desires align. For example, a Director at Large can sit on the finance committee to ensure appropriations follow budget votes by the board of directors.

A Director at Large is part of the executive board of directors, while a committee chair is not. The Director at Large works with committee chairs to review status and progress. The Director at Large brings committee reports back to the executive board for oversight. Instances occur where a Director at Large may oversee and run a committee for a short period of time if a vacancy occurs.

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PO Box 70
New York, NY 10272

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