Serving on the PNACAC Board

As a professional membership organization, PNACAC is led by a group of committed volunteers from throughout the five state region who serve as Officers, Assembly Delegates and Committee Chairs in three-year terms.

Nomination Process
Open Positions

2023 Nomination Process

We invite nominations from eligible candidates to apply for the following positions to serve from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2025 (unless otherwise noted below).  Applications will be accepted starting February 1, 2023.

Questions about the positions or process can be directed to Jennifer Reeves-Eisbach, Immediate Past-President and Nominations Committee Chair, at [email protected]. All inquiries will be confidential.

  • President-Elect & Assembly Delegate (must work in a professional capacity serving students in higher education, i.e., public or private college or university
  • Treasurer-Elect
  • Secretary
  • Awards & Recognition Chair (term ends 2024)
  • Community College Relations & Transfer Advocacy Chair
  • Diversity, Equity & Access Co-Chair
  • Fundraising & Professional Scholarship Chair
  • Inter-Association Chair
  • Professional Development Co-Chair
  • Regional College Fairs Co-Chair
  • Information & Technology Chair (term ends 2024)

Candidates may self-nominate or be nominated, but should apply by logging into the PNACAC website and submitting the application, including:

  • Letter of interest on serving on the PNACAC Executive Board and the specific role(s);
  • Professional Resume; and,
  • Name and Contact Information for Supervisor.
While a letter of recommendation or support from your supervisor is not required at the time of application, candidates should discuss their interest in serving with their supervisor prior to applying. The Chair of the Nominations will contact each candidate’s supervisor to ensure that they will be supported in serving, including time away from their professional duties and funding to attend required events (registration and travel expenses to the National Conference, travel expenses to the Regional Conference).

While no specific experience is required, successful candidates will:

  • Be knowledgeable about the mission of PNACAC and NACAC;
  • Have a desire to execute programs related to PNACAC’s Strategic Plan; and,
  • A willingness to serve the profession.

If elected, all candidates will be expected to:

  • Act as a voting member of the Executive Board;
  • Become knowledgeable and act within PNACAC’s Bylaws, Policy and Procedure Manual, budget and programs;
  • Attend and participate in all meetings of the Executive Board (held quarterly - two in person and two virtual) and Membership (held twice annually at the National and Regional Conference); and,
  • Fulfill the responsibilities outlined under their role as specified within the Policy and Procedure Manual.

The opportunity to serve PNACAC in this capacity offers professional development, including leadership skills, project management, budgeting, and more. Executive Board members will network with others in the profession regionally and nationally.


Open Officer Positions

The role of President and Treasurer are Officers of PNACAC. In addition to the primary roles and responsibilities below, individuals serving in these roles are required to attend the annual NACAC National Conference to be held in Baltimore September 21-23, 2023, Los Angeles 2024 and TBA 2025. PNACAC provides full funding for these individuals to attend the National Conference (per current Finance Policies).


Must work in a professional capacity serving students in secondary education, i.e., public, private or independent school/college counselor or independent educational consultant.

Primary Role and Responsibility

  • As President-Elect - serve as chair of the annual PNACAC conference, in 2023 to be held in cooperation with Rocky Mountain and Western ACACs in Spokane.
  • As President - guide the Association for continued progress toward serving the membership and strategic goals, preside over the Executive Board and meetings of the Association.
  • As Immediate Past-President - review Bylaws and Policies and Procedures Manual for updates, chair the Nominations Committee, serve as Chief Delegate for the NACAC Assembly.

In all three years of service, one also will serve on the PNACAC Finance Committee, in the NACAC Affiliate Presidents Council (APC) and as a NACAC Assembly Delegate. The President must be a voting member of NACAC by July 15 through their term of service in order to satisfy the role of Assembly Delegate. The NACAC APC meetings at least twice annually - at the National Conference and in the summer.

Prior PNACAC Board experience is preferred, but not required.


Primary Role and Responsibility

  • As Treasurer-Elect - serve as a signer for organizational funds, take and distribute minutes of Finance Committee meetings, monitor accounts, serve on annual conference planning committee to manage budget.
  • As Treasurer - maintain financial records for the Association, review and approve/reject all invoices, reimbursements and check requests, manage invoices and payments with assistance from Executive Assistant and contracted bookkeeper, report financial status at Executive Board and Association Membership meetings, chairs Finance Committee.
  • As Past-Treasurer - reviews prepared reports for the IRS and ensures compliance with state and federal law with assistance from Executive Assistant and contracted accountain, conduct review of distribution of finance duties among Treasurer trifecta, Executive Assistant and accountant/bookkeeper, serve on the Finance Committee.

Open Committee Chairs

Committees (as outlined in the PNACAC Bylaws) are chaired by an elected member of the association and should include members with expertise and experience to the issues and programs of the relevant committee. Committees study, deliberate, discuss, meet, and recommend and implement programs, services, publications, and research to achieve the organization’s goals, with the Committee Chair leading the conversation and acting as a liaison between the Executive Board and their committee members. In addition to the specific responsibilities listed below, all Committee Chairs are expected to:

  • Attend all Executive Board meetings.  
  • Recruit and maintain a committee, or sub-committees, to assist in the implementation of relevant programs, including by following up on inquiries from prospective committee members.
  • With input from the Executive Board and committee members and in consideration of the Strategic Plan, develop an annual set of objectives.  
  • Provide updates to the Presidents, Executive Board and membership regarding committee activities, including via Association membership notices and at membership meetings. 
  • In consultation with the Treasurer, stay apprised of committee expenses in the current fiscal year and submit a proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year. 
  • Maintain all necessary records in accordance with association policy.
Awards and Recognition Chair

Primary Role and Responsibility

  • Recruit and maintain a committee that reflects the diversity of the Association membership and student population we serve to review nominations for both professional recognition awards and student scholarships.
  • Promote and solicit nominations for professional recognition awards among membership.
  • Promote student scholarship among membership and to students.

Community College & Transfer Advocacy Chair
Primary Role and Responsibilities 


  • Facilitate growth in community college membership.
  • Increase awareness of and create new or improve professional development opportunities for community college professionals
  • Represent PNACAC in the community college sector and facilitate discussions of transfer advocacy and university partnership.
  • Assist with cross promotion of recruitment events that will help connect transfer students with two- and four-year colleges and universities, pending their current educational status and goals.
  • Serve as a connection point for community college members and represent their interests to the Executive Board.
Diversity, Equity and Access Co-Chair
Primary Role and Responsibilities
  • Coordinate with the Professional Development Co-Chairs on DEA programming through webinars, town halls or other means.
  • Participate on the Annual Conference planning committee to coordinate DEA programming for the Annual Conference.
  • Provide guidance to the Officers and Executive Board on statements related to diversity, equity and access, including in response to regional incidents impacting the membership.
  • Create, manage and update a list of resources for members related to diversity, equity and access training (as professionals and for students).
  • Attend NACAC’s Guiding the Way to Inclusion (GWI) program and coordinate with Fundraising & Professional Scholarships chair on GWI scholarship process for eligible members.
  • In consultation with the President and Treasurer, discuss Executive Board member requests for financial support in order to serve the Association.
  • Oversee Anti-Racism and Tribal Relations ad hoc committees.
  • Serve on the Nominations Committee.

Fundraising and Professional Scholarship Chair
Primary Role and Responsibilities

  • Fundraising
    • Oversee a committee that assists with the development of fundraising campaigns and initiatives, including annual giving day and past-presidents donation drive.
    • Manage Association’s AmazonSmile account, including promotion to members to select PNACAC as their charity of choice.
    • Consult with and report to the Finance Committee fundraising initiatives, funds received and funds distributed.
    • Collaborate with the Communications Chair for promotion of donation campaigns.
    • Collaborate with the Technology Chair to ensure donation capabilities are maintained on the web site.
  • Professional Scholarships
    • Maintain, recommend change and enforce the professional scholarships policies including scholarships offered, eligibility, funding sources, conditions, timeline, and committee members.
    • Collaborate with committee chairs that offer professional scholarships to create and maintain the scholarship application, awarding and reporting process.

Inter-Association Chair
Primary Role and Responsibilities

  • Identify organizations in the region that have related or overlapping membership bases.
  • Outreach to organizations where opportunities for collaboration exist either in programming, organizational management and development or cross-promotion of mission and events.
  • Consider attending or sponsoring other organizations conferences and events to promote and increase awareness of the Association.
  • Collaborate with Committee Chairs to identify individuals who have expertise and may be available to present or attend other organizations conferences and events to promote and increase awareness of the Association.
Professional Development Co-Chair 
Primary Role and Responsibilities
  • Assess and identify the professional development needs of PNACAC members.
  • Recommend and develop programming through webinars, town halls, conferences and other venues.
    • Create and maintain list of speakers/experts as program presenters
  • Collaborate with other PNACAC Committee Chairs in the development and promotion of programs.
  • Participate on the Annual Conference planning committee to coordinate Educational Session programming.
  • Develop Professional Development Budget.
    • Establish attendance and revenue/expense projections for individual programs.
  • Coordinate with Fundraising & Professional Scholarships chair on program-based scholarship process for eligible members.
  • Plan annual regional college tour for school-based and independent counselors.
  • Plan annual summer institute for new admission professionals.
  • Work with Executive Assistant to maintain clock hours and continuing education units for eligible programs.
Regional College Fairs Co-Chair
Primary Role and Responsibilities
  • Establish the annual regional college fair calendar
  • Develop college fair guidelines, including exhibitor eligibility, exhibitor rules and enforcement, attendee expectations and enforcement, bus stipend requests, promotion of non-PNACAC hosted fairs
  • Develop Regional College Fairs Budget
    • Establish revenue projections and budget model based on number of fairs, cost per fair, and expenses, such as facility use, table/chair rentals, refreshments and student scanning
    • Work with on-site coordinators to establish individual fair budgets
    • Review and approve site reimbursement requests prior to submission to Treasurer
    • Manage reimbursement requests for school bus stipends
  • Coordinate with Executive Assistant on exhibitor registration process.
  • Prepare communication to promote the regional college fairs
  • Act as primary point of contact for exhibitors via col[email protected]
  • Act as primary point of contact for on-site coordinators and liaison to Executive Board.
  • Attend regional college fairs.
  • Evaluate individual fairs to maintain and improve effectiveness for participating exhibitors, counselors and students.
  • Explore, evaluate and recommend external service providers for student scanning or virtual fair platform.
  • Meet with on-site coordinators annually to discuss policies, planning and best practices.
  • Respond to requests regarding partnership of new fair locations and make recommendations to Executive Board on the establishment of new fair locations.
Information and Technology Chair
Primary Role and Responsibilities
  • Act as an primary administrator of the website and technology applications (i.e., Google Drive/Apps, Zoom, etc.).
  • Collaborate with the Secretary and Treasurer to ensure all official documents, such as Bylaws, Board and Membership Meeting Minutes, IRS documents, etc., are accessible as necessary by federal and state law.
  • Collaborate with the Communications Chair to update and maintain PNACAC Communication and Event Form, and manage submissions.
  • Coordinate with the Executive Assistant on website updates, including content, job board, access and forms.
  • Ensure appropriate access to and secured storage of electronic records.


February 1, 2023: Application Opens
February 28: Application Closes
March 1-17: Nominations Committee Reviews Applications, Committee Selects Slate of Candidates, Nominations Chair Contacts Candidates’ Supervisors
March 20-24: Candidates Notified & Accept Position
March 24:  Electronic Ballot Opens
April 7:   Electronic Ballot Closes
April 16: Executive Board Meeting with Current, Outgoing and Incoming Board Members in Spokane, Washington
April 18: Business Meeting, New Officers and Committee Chairs Introduced