KCNPNM Leadership Position Descriptions
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Coalition leadership position descriptions



KCNPNM’s President is the Chief Elected Officer and, as such, serves as chief spokesperson for the Coalition and represents the Coalition at outside meetings and functions.


Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Sets the agenda for board meetings and calls special meetings as necessary.

·         Chairs meetings with focus on enhancing discussion and bringing out all ideas and thoughts

·         Focuses the board’s attention on matters of institutional governance

·         Partners with executive director to fulfill the Coalition’s purpose and objectives

·         Acts as a consultant to the executive director regarding administrative matters and business operations

·         Appoints regional directors and committee chairs


Qualifications: The qualified candidate is likely to have served on the board of directors and/or been a regional director and/or committee chair; been active in legislative and policy discussions; aware and informed of past initiatives; available to advocate for the profession in Frankfort and with governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations; represent the Coalition on the national NP scene; available to commit approximately ten hours per week to the work of the Coalition with the expectation of much more time during the legislative session.


Vice President

KCNPNM’s Vice President shall perform the duties of the President in the absence of the President.  The Vice President advises the President and collaborates with committee chairs.


Duties and Responsibilities:  In addition to those outlined under Board of Directors, the Vice President provides direction and oversight to bylaws review and updates.


Qualifications: The qualified candidate is likely to have served as either regional director or committee chair; has working knowledge of Robert’s Rules; has experience in working with either association or non-profit management;



The Treasurer is the Chief Fiscal Officer

Duties and Responsibilities:  In addition to those listed under Board of Directors, maintains records of all funds collected and dispersed by the Coalition; maintain financial records of all monetary resources of the Coalition; submits a financial report at each board and general membership meeting.  The treasurer serves as Chair of the Finance Committee and develops a financial plan to manage resources of the Coalition.

Qualifications: The qualified candidate is likely to have served in some capacity related to the finances of an organization with an operating budget of at least $300,000; familiar with Excel and Quick Books reports;




SECRETARY. The Secretary shall keep the minutes of the Board of Directors’ meetings in one or more books provided for that purpose and, in general, perform all duties incident to the office of Secretary and such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him or her by the President or by the Board of Directors.


Board of Directors

The members of the KCNPNM Board, through careful deliberation and consensus-building, provide direction for all Coalition activities, programs, and initiatives.


Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Understands and supports the Coalition’s purpose and objectives

·         Adopts and revises strategic direction regularly

·         Adopts policies that ensure legal/ethical integrity and accountability

·         Ensures the budget adequately reflects the Coalition’s program priorities

·         Evaluates the Coalition’s programs and services  

·         Participates in regular self-assessment

·         Prepares for and participates in board meetings and conference calls

·         Works to develop consensus


Qualifications: The qualified candidates are likely to have experience at the committee or regional level; able to keep up to date on issues related to the Coalition and the profession through various means; a working knowledge of financial reporting and budgets; have ready access to www.kcnpnm.org a working knowledge of the website and blog system; is an Active member in good standing.


Nominations Committee

The role of the Nominations Committee is to identify, qualify and propose the slate of new board members to the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners Nurse Midwives. They shall obtain biographies and encourage participation of Nurse Practitioners to ensure selection of members of the highest caliber to serve as selected officers and directors.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Nominations Committee members are charged with recruiting members to fill leadership positions. Committee members should be well-connected and able to influence and persuade their peers into service. Nominations Committee members serve a two year term. The committee may also, from time to time, review elections procedures and make recommendations to the board regarding increasing membership participation and reducing costs associated with the election. Nominations committee members are encouraged to attend board meetings, but do not hold voting privileges, nor do they receive benefits.

Qualifications: Be a nurse practitioner or nurse midwife, an active member in good standing with the Coalition. Willing to be involved!


Student Representative to the Board of Directors

The Student Representative serves as a voting member on the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives (KCNPNM). As such, he/she shall participate with other Board members to oversee KCNPNM business.


Duties and Responsibilities:

In addition to the responsibilities outlined above, the Student Representative serves as an advisor to the President of the Board in matters relating to students and serves as the Committee Chair for the Student Union.  It is expected that the Student Representative will attend monthly Board meetings that consist of phone conferences or face-to-face meetings with other board members.


Qualifications:  Be a RN to APRN student member with at least one year left in their program of study, a member in good standing with the Coalition and their school/university and willing to be involved.


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