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Board of Directors Position Summaries
The following are brief summaries of all the positions in the San Diego Book Awards Association Board of Directors. These are not intended to be all-encompassing.
The President presides at all meetings of the Board of Directors and general membership meetings. The President signs all warrants and checks as authorized; calls special meetings of the organization when necessary; provides general oversight and supervision over all matters pertaining to the organization, appointed committees, and chairpersons as required to facilitate handling organization business. The President fulfills their duties in an ethical manner and under all governing rules, regulations, laws, and bylaws.
In the President’s absence or disability, the Vice-President (President Pro Tem) performs all duties of the President. When so acting, the VP has all the powers of and is subject to all the President’s restrictions.
The Vice President has other powers and performs other duties as from time to time may be prescribed by the Board of Directors or by the organization’s Bylaws.
Further, the Vice President is the Parliamentarian of the organization and is responsible for interpreting the provisions and restrictions of Robert’s Rules of Order, the manifesto under which all organizational meetings are conducted. The Vice President fulfills their duties in an ethical manner and under all governing rules, regulations, laws, and bylaws.
The Secretary maintains the book of the minutes of all Board of Directors’ meetings and General Meetings, whether regular or special. The Secretary is responsible for giving notice of all meetings of members and of the Board of Directors. They keep the Seal of the organization in safe custody and has other powers to perform duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors or Bylaws.
The Secretary ethically fulfills their duties under all governing rules, regulations, laws, and bylaws.
The Treasurer maintains adequate and correct accounts of the organization’s properties and business transactions, including accounts of its assets, liabilities, receipts, and disbursements. The Treasurer deposits all monies in the name of and to the credit of the organization, with the depositor designated by the Board of Directors. The Treasurer also renders an account of all their transactions as Treasurer as well as SDBA’s financial condition to the President and Board of Directors.
Annually, the Treasurer presents a report concerning that year’s organization’s financial status to the Board of Director’s Meetings. The Treasurer issues checks as required, but only when approved by two (2) or more Directors. The Treasurer fulfills their duties in an ethical manner and under all governing rules, regulations, laws, and bylaws.
The Member-at-Large is a vital resource to the San Diego Book Awards. They complete various tasks, assignments, and projects commensurate with their skills and experience. The Member-at-large is a voting member of the Board of Directors and fulfills the Director Member Expectations listed below. At-large-members fulfill their duties in an ethical manner and under all governing rules, regulations, laws, and bylaws.
Benefits of Serving on the SDBAA Board of Directors
- Networking with other accomplished book industry professionals
- Having a voice in the direction of an established organization
- Opportunity to represent the organization in highly visible industry events
- Continuous refinement of leadership capabilities through real-world experience
- Enhancement of publishing industry resume
Board of Directors Member Expectations
- Attend monthly Board of Director Meetings, Annual Board of Directors Meetings, and special meetings when necessary
- Uphold all ethical standards in their service
- Actively participate in the yearly San Diego Book Awards competition as a Judging Chair
- Work collaboratively with other members of the Board of Directors and demonstrate responsiveness to all SDBAA stakeholders
- Perform their duties on a volunteer basis and receive no compensation
Thank you for your interest in serving on the San Diego Book Awards Association Board of Directors!
If you have read the job description, are interested in joining the Board of Directors, and agree to perform the duties per the expectations outlined above, please email your resumé and cover to [email protected]. Identify the Board member position you are interested in and detail your qualifications to serve in that position.
About the San Diego Book Awards Association
The San Diego Book Awards Association is a nonprofit organization founded in 1995 by the esteemed Chet Cunningham. SDBA recognizes published and unpublished authors with our annual competition.
As an organization committed to promoting excellence in the craft of writing and publishing books, we operate at the highest ethical and professional standards possible. The members of our Board of Directors are essential in advancing our commitment to professional excellence. Therefore, Board Member positions are open to individuals who have proven their knowledge in various aspects of the traditional and/or independent publishing industry.