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Our FY17 leadership team is a diverse and dynamic group! Join our FY18 team and make the most of your Dallas SWE experience.

It’s that time of year again: we are gearing up to elect a new team of Dallas SWE Leaders! SWE is a great place to learn new leadership skills, give back to your community, and build a network of engineering professionals and friends! Per our section bylaws, elected officers must be voting members of Dallas SWE in good standing with the Society.

Officers are expected to attend monthly 1-hour executive council meetings, usually conference calls on a weekday evening. The schedule for the year is agreed-upon by officers each year. Once a quarter, in place of a conference call, we have a face-to-face 2-hour business meeting on a weekend. At the start of each fiscal year, a day-long officer transition meeting is held to share lessons learned from outgoing officers to incoming officers and bring everyone up to speed on Dallas SWE happenings. We have a wealth of experience to help you succeed in your leadership role and won’t leave you hanging!

See an important message from our FY17 Nominating Committee below!


Dallas SWE is currently seeking nominations for officers to serve for FY18 (July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018).

There are 8 positions available and self nominations are highly encouraged! We need nominations for the following 1-year term positions: President, Executive Vice President, Vice President of Membership, Vice President of Outreach, Secretary, Section Representative (1 position). Additionally, we are seeking nominations for Treasurer (2 year term) and one Financial Advisory Committee Member (3-year term). Below (under the cut) are detailed positions descriptions per our section Bylaws. You can also view practical descriptions of our assigned activities on our website here. Please e-mail any questions to zgahmad@gmail.com.

Please e-mail nominations to zgahmad@gmail.com  by Saturday, April 8th at 11:59pm.

Thank you!
Dallas SWE FY17 Nominating Committee
Teri Cate (Chair), Tessa Hazlett, Zaineb Ahmad, Molly Sing

 


Dallas SWE Officer Positions and Responsibilities
The following information is per the SWE Dallas Professional Section Bylaws

President (1 year term):

  • Represent the section before the public and preside at meetings of the section and its executive council.
  • Appoint the chairs of all committees, with the approval of the executive council, except the chair of the nominating committee.
  • Approve the appointment of all committee members, except the members of the nominating committee.
  • Authorize the disbursement of section funds within the budget approved by the executive council.
  • Be an authorized signatory on all section accounts.
  • Coordinate activities and execute the business and policies of the section between meetings.
  • Review and approve the year-end section financial report.
  • Provide oversight and guidance to the committee chairs as assigned.
  • Manages the Dallas SWE email account and should attend as many Dallas SWE meetings / events as possible
  • Perform other duties normally associated with the office of president or as may be assigned by the executive council or the governance documents.
  • Estimated time commitment: 5-10 hours per week

 

Executive Vice President (1 year term):

  • Assume the duties of the president if the president is temporarily unable to serve.
  • Arrange all meeting locations and professional development programs.
  • Provide oversight and guidance to the committee chairs as assigned.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned by the president, the executive council, or the governance documents.
  • Estimated time commitment: 1 hour per week

 

Treasurer (2 year term):

  • Responsible for collection, distribution and safekeeping of section funds.
  • Prepare, maintain, and report as directed on the financial position of the section in relation to the approved budget.
  • Submit a financial report to the Society in accordance with established procedures.
  • Provide oversight and guidance to the committee chairs as assigned.
  • Perform other duties normally associated with the office of treasurer or as may be assigned by the president, the executive council, or the governance documents.
  • Estimated time commitment: 1-3 hours per week

 

Vice President of Membership (1 year term):

  • Welcome all new members.
  • Recruit new members, retain members, and follow up with all lapse of membership.
  • Coordinate and manage the awards program.
  • Provide oversight and guidance to the committee chairs as assigned
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the president, the executive council, or the governance documents.
  • Estimated time commitment: 1-5 hours per week

 

Vice President of Outreach (1 year term):

  • Create, organize, and manage outreach events.
  • Coordinate and manage the K-12 certificates program.
  • Provide oversight and guidance to the committee chairs as assigned.
  • Coordinate and manage fall and spring Design Your World conferences.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the president, the executive council, or the governance documents.
  • Estimated time commitment: 5-10 hours per week during peak activity (DYW event planning)

 

Secretary (1 year term):

  • Maintain the records of the section.
  • Coordinates communications on behalf of the section (via the Dallas SWE website, email newsletters, and social media accounts).
  • Provide oversight and guidance to the committee chairs as assigned.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the president, the executive council, or the governance documents.
  • Estimated time commitment: 1-5 hours per week

 

Section Representative – 1 Position (final 1 year term):

  • Section Representative serve on the Region C Council which is made up of Section Representatives from other Professional section in the region as well as two Region Collegiate Representatives. The following information is per the Region C Bylaws.
  • Ensure the objectives and purposes of the region are pursued.
  • Formulate region policy.
  • Support the initiation and development of sections within the region.
  • Approve the region budget by a majority of the region council members.
  • Attend monthly Region Council meetings (conference calls and at Region/National conferences).
  • Communicate region news to the Dallas SWE Executive Council.
  • Complete quarterly Dallas SWE Section Reports.
  • Estimated time commitment: 1 hour per week

 

Financial Advisory Committee – General Member (3 year term):

  • Manage and invest funds agreed to with the SWE Dallas Executive Council.
  • Generate an annual investment income Planning Report in March of each fiscal year.
  • Attend a minimum of two BOT meetings per fiscal year.
  • Estimated time commitment: <1 hour per week.

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