It’s election time for the HCDFW board. Here are the positions and the responsibilities for each office. Nominate someone you think can do the job. The person must be a member of HCDFW. You can also nominate yourself.
1. President – Must be a working or former broadcast or print journalist, other new media, or PR professional who has worked as a broadcast, print or electronic journalist, if a working journalist is not available to serve. He or she presides over meetings and develops the working agenda. He/she serves as official spokesperson of the organization. The president appoints committee chairs and members to assist with committee assignments. Upon the expiration of his/her term, the president will help the newly elected president in the transition period and will serve as an advisor. President must be a current member of NAHJ.
2. Vice President – Journalism
Must be a working or former broadcast or print journalists, or PR professional who has worked as a broadcast, print or electronic journalist if a working journalist is not available to serve. Will help oversee Journalism Workshop Committee. Must be current member of NAHJ.
3. Vice President General
Must be a professional in mass communications, public relations, marketing, multi-media field and educators in those fields. Must be current member of NAHJ. Will help oversee Journalism Workshop Committee. Any member can serve in this position.
Will serve as the main fundraiser and keeper of minutes. The treasurer will procure funds, which includes letter writing and maintaining a list of potential contributors, and working with the Hispanic Communicators’ chief financial officer to coordinate check, credit cards, bills and financial transactions. The treasurer will also be responsible for monthly treasurer’s report provided to the board at the beginning of each month. As secretary, he/she keeps minutes of all meetings and posts meeting notices and coordinates telephone/email notification to the membership. He/she shall assist officers and committees in coordinating and recording all official communications. The secretary shall be responsible for ensuring the membership receives meeting notices by mail, e-mail or telephone. Will also oversee scholarship/banquet committee. Any member can serve in this position.
5. Social Media Manager – will oversee all of the organization’s social media platforms, including the website. Will be responsible for coordinating duties performed by volunteers. Will implement and execute a strategy plan. Will be the administrator of all social media platforms. Will work with the president to ensure information being disseminated on behalf of the group is proper, accurate and appropriate. Will also help oversee the E-Newsletter Committee. Any member can serve in this position.
6. Spanish Language At Large – Will concentrate on recruiting and maintaining relationships with Spanish language media. Will assist the social media manager in providing spanish language content to members. Will also help oversee Journalism Workshop Committee. Any member can serve in this position.
7. Chief Financial Officer — The Hispanic Communicators’ chief financial officer will be appointed by the president, pending approval of the Hispanic Communicators officers. The CFO will serve as the Hispanic Communicators business manager and be responsible for documenting all incoming revenues, gift scholarship donations, and membership dues. The CFO will provide regular financial statements to the membership at its monthly meetings and be responsible for maintaining current and accurate financial books for review by the officers and the Hispanic Communicators’ prospective benefactors.
MEETINGS AND ELECTIONS
A. Hispanic Communicators’ meetings shall be held a minimum of six times a year. Additional meetings may be called at the discretion of the president and/or a majority of the officers.
B. Biannual election of officers shall take place in September. Nominations will be received at the August meeting. Should an officer resign a post, the other officers will appoint a replacement.
C. A quorum of at least three-fifths of the elected officers is required to conduct official Hispanic Communicators’ business.
REMOVAL OR RESIGNATION OF OFFICERS
A. Any elected officer may resign his/her post by providing a letter of resignation to the president and officers.
B. Any elected officer may be removed by a majority or two-fifth vote of members present at the regular monthly meeting. Committee chairs may be removed by the president without any vote. Officers may be subject to removal for missing three meetings per year.
C. Resignations of duties of Committee chairs must be reported in writing to the President.
Those interested please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re interested in a position please email the following:
- Brief bio
- Tell us the reason you want to be part of the HCDFW board.
You can nominate yourself or others. Nominations will be accepted through Monday Sept. 30th. The election will take place the following Monday Oct. 7th.