Board of Directors- Member

The Board of Directors is the primary governing body of NCURA. While membership on the Board of Directors may occur in a variety of ways, the charge remains the same for each member: guided by a strategic plan and working for the good of the organization, members shall oversee and direct the business of the national organization in accordance with the bylaws.

Concurrent with the duration of each office

  • Regionally Elected Members: Two-year terms
  • Elected At Large Members: Two-year terms
  • Appointed At Large Members: One year concurrent with President’s term


Function of Position - Actively support the missions and goals of NCURA. In concert with the other Directors, control and direct the affairs of the Council and determine its policies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities & % Time Devoted - Attendance at Board meetings which occur not less than twice annually. Review of all minutes, reports, special studies, petitions, and other documents brought before or provided to the Board. Participation in special non-routine Board working groups as needed. Liaison with Board appointed Task Forces as assigned. Design, deliberate and approve new policies and changes to existing policies as appropriate for the mission of the Council. Time involved annually averages 2 hours per week, including about four days for attendance at Board Meetings.


Knowledge and/or Skills – An understanding of the mission of NCURA. The ability to set aside personal and parochial concerns when in conflict with acting in the best interests of the Council.

Education and/or Experience – An understanding of the structure and workings of the Council as a whole. An ability for logical decision making. Good communications skills. Ability to work within a team, demonstrating respect for all the players in the governance process.

Training and Support - Support and training will come from Officers, members of the NCURA Staff, and written documents of the Council such as the Administrative Policies and the Strategic Plan.

Additional Information (Benefits, Cost Reimbursement, Travel Requirements, etc) - All mandatory travel to meetings not held in conjunction with other events will be reimbursed by NCURA. Board Meetings require a minimum of four days per year. Much of the business of the Board is conducted via email and conference calls. 


Nominations (including self-nominations) will only be accepted if the following information is submitted to nominations@ncura.edu by October 21, 2019. The nomination materials include:

  • A one-page nomination letter from a current NCURA member addressing why the nominee is qualified for the position for which they are being nominated.  For self-nominations, submit a one-page letter of support from a current NCURA member in addition to the nomination letter.
  • A CV (no more than two pages) for the nominee emphasizing her/his leadership experience and NCURA service related to the position for which they are being nominated.
  • A confirming statement from the nominee that their Collaborate profile is complete and up-to-date.                                                                   




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