Board Director Roles
The Board of Directors
The Board of Directors are elected by the membership to serve for one year terms beginning January 1st. The Directors have sole responsibility to conduct the affairs of SDPCA in the best interests of the members, in a manner that is consistent with California law, the Association’s Bylaws, and the Association’s established Policies and Procedures.
Directors have a fiduciary responsibility to the members of SDPCA to jointly and severally conduct the affairs of the Association solely for the benefit of the members of SDPCA. SDPCA is an all-volunteer organization and, as such, it has no employees. Consequently, all Directors have two different yet complementary roles.
A Director’s primary role is to serve the members in a Servant Leadership capacity overseeing the affairs of SDPCA and initiating activities that respond to what members indicate they want, and that contributes to SDPCA’s growth.
A Director’s secondary role is to take responsibility for performing a specific function that ordinarily might be filled by an employee. SDPCA endeavors to seek Directors for the Board who agree to serve for one year and have the experience and willingness to fulfill one of the functional roles in which they have personal strengths, experience, and a desire to accept responsibility in an area that contributes to the success of SDPCA.
Expectations for Board Directors
A Director of the Board is expected to commit to the following:
- Become familiar with SDPCA’s Bylaws, the Association’s Policies, and specific procedures relating to their specific functional role.
- Understand, accept, and be comfortable performing the primary role of a Board Director and the secondary role encompassing the responsibilities they represent to the members they would accept if they are elected to the Board by the members.
- Believe that every decision you make as a Director of the Board is in the best interests of the members who elected you to the Board.
- Become familiar with Drop Box and use it to archive documents SDPCA should retain.
- Be willing to support other Board Directors as and when necessary if they are unable to perform their Board role or the Roles and Responsibilities for which they had agreed to accept responsibility.
- Prepare or revise written procedures that describe what your role entails that can assist others who succeed you.
- Seeks out prospective members to join SDPCA and encourages members to become Board Directors.
- Train incoming Board Director who becomes a successor to your Board position.
Corporate Officer Roles
The following Corporate Officer positions and their primary Roles are summarized as follows:
President – Chairs the Board of Director meetings and ensures that Directors fulfill the Roles and Responsibilities assigned to them to the best of their ability and that the Association’s activities benefit its members, accomplishes its mission, and demonstrates its values.
Secretary – Prepares or retains documents prepared by others that support and provide evidence of actions or decisions taken by the Board of Directors.
Treasurer – Oversees and manages the financial activities of SDPCA for the benefit of members and reports financial, tax, and legal information as required by SDPCA Bylaws and the relevant regulatory agencies.
VP Communications – Facilitates the communication of events, activities, and other information to members and others who want to receive or view our messages.
VP Marketing – Prepares and disseminates information about SDPCA to the appropriate media that promotes its brand, attracts attention, expands its reach, and encourages membership growth.
VP Membership – Advocates and facilitates membership activities that enhance the value of membership, attracts new members, and encourages membership renewals
VP Meetings – Provides a meeting atmosphere and experience that is inviting and encourages networking with all attendees.
VP Professional Development – Obtains speakers that can provide high quality development and learning programs for members that enhance and broaden professional coaching, business and personal skills, and qualify for continuing education credit for credentialed coaches.
Past President – Coaches and counsels President based on what they experienced and learned when they were President.
Note 9/18/2017 – The detail responsibilities for all Board positions are being revised and will be posted soon.