You may be a potential Executive Board Member if you are a member of NJTESOL/NJBE, Inc. and are interested in:
- Expressing new ideas and opinions about Bilingual and ESL programs in New Jersey and the nation;
- Providing leadership for one of the special interest groups;
- Donating the second Friday night of each month for Board meetings; and
- Being a member of a professionally active board.
Terms of office begin May 2017 for all positions and continue for two consecutive years ending May, 2019.
ALL executive board members must participate in ALL of the following meetings:
Friday evening meetings (6pm-9pm) in Sept., Oct., Mar., and Apr. in Perth Amboy
- Friday evening meetings (6pm-9pm) in Jan. and Feb. online
Saturday (9am-2pm) meetings in June (Summer Retreat) and Dec. (conference adjudication) location to be determined
Organization workshops and conferences
Executive board members must have a comfortable familiarity with technology and/or a willingness to learn.
Candidates for any position on the Executive Board must have been members of NJTESOL/NJBE for at least one year before their candidacy.
Positions which currently must be filled, include:
- Keep minutes of all Executive Board meetings.
- E-mail notices of meetings to members of the Executive Board.
- Send the minutes of a meeting to the Executive Board for corrections before the next meeting.
- Maintain the Executive Board address list and snow chain.
- Forward to the Historian copies of the minutes and all correspondence.
- Maintain a membership in TESOL or NABE.
- Coordinate our participation at the NJEA convention
- Represent NJTESOL/NJBE at NJEA Affiliate meetings and turnkey information at our Executive Board meetings.
- Arrange the NJTESOL-NJBE booth at the NJEA convention
- Serve as liaison to the NJTESOL/NJBE chapters and serve as mentor to members who wish to form new chapters.
- Maintain memberships in TESOL or NABE and NJEA.
Special Interest Group Representatives
- Represent their SIG constituency at Executive Board meetings.
- Keep constituents informed of issues and events particular to their area of interest through newsletter articles and participation in discussions on the NJTESOL/NJBE e-list serve (hotlist).
- Write an article four times a year for the newsletter.
- Actively recruit participation of their constituents in presenting workshops at the Annual Spring Conference.
- Attend all meetings of the Executive Board including the Conference proposal adjudication meeting, pre-conference preparation meeting and the annual retreat.
- Provide support at the Annual Spring Conference to the Conference Chair. The number of hours for this support will be decided by the Executive Board.
- Maintain membership in TESOL or NABE
Nomination Form Instructions