Position Description – Speaker of the House

Summary

The Speaker of the House serves as the House of Delegates’ representative on the Board of Directors. He/she communicates board action to the membership, and solicits and shares with the board the members’ responses and concerns.

 

Duties
    • Chairs and facilitates House of Delegates meetings; calls special meetings of the House of Delegates as necessary
    • Works with Chair and President & CEO to prepare agendas for HOD meetings
    • Serves as a full member on the Board of Directors and acts as liaison between board and House of Delegates
    • Works with the President & CEO to ensure HOD resolutions and inquiries are addressed
    • Provides regular reports of Board meetings to HOD representatives
    • Actively solicits recommendations and comments from HOD representatives and effectively represents these issues to the Board of Directors
    • Serves on the Governance Committee
Desired Attributes
    • Strong communications skills
    • Ability to coalesce the Board of Directors’ deliberations and actions into a clear description of its processes and actions.
    • Ability to synthesize diverse viewpoints into a coherent vision of the members’ needs, concerns and expectations.
    • Meeting facilitation skills
    • Relationship building skills