Thank you for your interest in serving on the Iowa Recycling Association (IRA) Board of Directors (BOD).
In order for you to understand the time/resource commitments of this leadership position, please take time to read through the board responsibilities, then fill out the application form.
Applications will be accepted from January 1 to July 1, 2020. All applications must be submitted by July 1, 2020.
Application responses will be made available to IRA membership for review. Directors are elected by a majority vote of current IRA members at the annual membership meeting in October. Applicants must be IRA members and must be in good standing (dues paid; membership renewed) to apply and must remain in good standing to be seated on the BOD.
Board of Director Responsibilities
- Serves one (1) three-year term from the elected date.
- Determines the organization’s mission and set policies for its operations to ensure provisions of the organization’s charter, bylaws, standing rules, and the law are being followed.
- Sets the organization’s overall programs from year to year and engage in longer-range planning to establish its general course for the future. Assist in implementation of programs.
- Establishes fiscal policy and boundaries, with budgets and financial controls.
- Attends and participate in bi-monthly BOD meetings (lasting an average of 2 – 3 hours each) and applicable committee meetings. Board members are encouraged to attend major events such as IRA outings, networking events, and the annual Fall Conference.
- Serves on two or more IRA committees and makes a serious commitment to participate actively in committee work.
- Volunteers for and willingly accepts assignments and completes them thoroughly and on time.
- Stays informed about committee matters, prepares themselves well for meetings, and reviews and comments on minutes and reports.
- Builds a working relationship with other committee members.
- Participates in membership recruitment and retention for the organization.
- Contributes to IRA communications, including newsletter article support.
- Provides adequate resources for the activities of the organization through direct financial contributions, in-kind contributions, and participation in fundraising for the organization.
- Selects, evaluates, and, if necessary, terminates the appointment of the Administrator and/or any other employees.
- Develops and maintains a communication link to the community, members, and the public to promote the work of the organization.
- Assists in the planning of the annual Fall Conference.
- Discloses any interests in transactions or decisions where there may be a potential conflict, and will not participate in discussion or vote in matters where a conflict of interest arises. (IRA Conflict of Interest Policy)