President-Elect Description

APNA President-Elect

This position is responsible for assisting the president and overseeing other duties as assigned by the president or the board. In the absence of the president, the president-elect performs the duties of the president, and when so acting, has all the powers of and is subject to all the restrictions upon the president. The president-elect year serves as an orientation for the upcoming year as president.


Serves one year as president-elect. The president-elect automatically succeeds to the presidency following the one-year term as president-elect and subsequently immediate past president.


In addition to the responsibilites of all members of the board, the president-elect:
  • Assumes the role and functions of the president in his/her absence
  • Presides at board meetings in absence of the president
  • Serves as a member of the finance committee
  • Prepares for board approval the Annual Board Work Plan for his/her term as president.
  • Attends annual Nursing Organization Alliance Leadership forum and annual meeting with executive director and president and other meetings as may be required
  • Represents association as assigned
  • Mentors current and prospective board and committee members
  • Avoids conflicts of interest and promptly notifies the executive director if a potential conflict arises.


  • Must be a voting member in good standing for at least one year immediately prior to assuming office. 
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and previous APNA volunteer leadership service are preferred.
  • Knowledgeable about global trends and issues influencing the association and the association’s programs, projects and services
  • Experience with strategic planning and budgeting
  • Understands and can interpret, analyze and explain financial statements
  • Understands applicable operating ratios and can evaluate the association’s performance relative to association standards
  • Excellent written, oral communication and presentation skills
  • Informal and formal leadership experience
  • Participative leadership style
  • Demonstrated problem solving and ethical decision making experience
  • Excellent time management and organization skills
  • Conflict resolution and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work with diverse styles and personalities and facilitate teamwork and consensus
  • Works well under pressure and is good on his/her feet
  • Experience mentoring future leaders
  • Demonstrates flexible work habits
  • Willing to commit the time and skills necessary to fulfill the expectations of the role.
  • Sets and maintains high standards for personal performance
  • Available to travel to APNA board meetings, annual conference and other APNA or allied organization meetings as may be required.
  • Experienced with public speaking
  • Formal management experience preferred.
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