CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR ELECTED POSITIONS
AGT announces open positions for election in 2021. All nominees must be regular AGT members in good standing.
The deadline for nominations is March 26, 2021.
PRESIDENT-ELECT Term of Office: 6 year
Qualifications and Duties: This position requires organizational skills, good verbal and written communication skills, and a sincere interest in AGT and its members. Nominees must have served either on the Board of Directors or Council of Representatives.
The first two years as President-Elect provide a learning phase as assistant to the President in office. In the third and fourth years, as Chief Executive Officer of AGT, the major responsibilities are:
- organizing and directing Board of Directors’ meetings;
- communicating regularly with Board members regarding finances, projects and policies; and,
- working with AGT’s Executive Office to ensure deadlines and contractual obligations are met. If elected, travel to the annual meeting of the Board of Directors is required at your expense.
For the final two years, as Past-President, the focus is on advising the current President on roles and responsibilities of the office, while providing a historical prospective based on experience.
SECRETARY / TREASURER Term of Office: 3 year
Qualifications and Duties: This position monitors all AGT monies and is responsible for insuring that accurate and complete financial records are maintained for all financial transactions.
Duties include: 1) review all invoices prepared by the Executive Office and 2) review the monthly Financial Statements with budget summary that is prepared by the Executive Office. A financial summary should be submitted by the Secretary/Treasurer to the Board for inclusion in all Board teleconference meetings. The Secretary/Treasurer works with the Executive Office to develop the Annual Budget for submission to the Board at the Annual Meeting. The Secretary/Treasurer is responsible for assuring that all Minutes of all meetings of the Board, Council of Representatives and Membership Information are recorded and properly stored for review and future reference needs. If elected, travel to the annual meeting of the Board of Directors is required at your expense.
DIRECTOR AT-LARGE – EDUCATION DIRECTOR Term of Office: 3 years
Qualifications and Duties: The position of Director requires good organizational skills and an ability to coordinate duties and deadlines with AGT’s Executive Office. If elected, travel to the annual meeting of the Board of Directors is required at your expense.
- Education Director: Responsible for activities related to the educational needs of the Association and its members including writing or finding education committee members to write and score Webinar post-tests, Test Yourselves and Journal Clubs. Reviews requests for CEUs for educational programs offered regionally, including assigning CEUs. Helps to arrange speakers for webinars; moderates or finds moderators for webinars. Candidates must be Board of Certification (BOC)-certified in cytogenetics or molecular biology. Candidates need to be familiar with issues related to cytogenetics and molecular genetics. Knowledge of test item construction is essential, and familiarity with the Board of Certification and the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences and the formal educational programs is an advantage. There are often strict timeframes and deadlines that must be met.
Apply online no later than March 26, 2021.