Serving on the PNACAC Board

PNACAC members are part of a professional organization that promotes ethical standards and provides resources, through its members, to guide and empower students as they navigate their post-secondary options. We are able to do this because year after year, our members volunteer to serve on our committees and our Board. Serving on the Executive Board is an exciting opportunity to develop leadership skills, project plan, discuss issues facing our region, and work with other thought leaders on solutions that help shape the future of this organization.

PNACAC Executive Board Positions are three-year term commitments and require work beyond normal hours. Additional details are provided when nominations open each year.

General Election Timeline

  • Mid-Janauary: Application Opens
  • Late February: Application Closes
  • Early March: Nominations Committee reviews applications, Committee selects Slate of Candidates, Nominations Chair contacts candidates’ Supervisors
  • Mid March: Candidates notified, accept positions
  • Late March: Electronic ballot opens
  • Mid-April: Electronic ballot closes
  • Mid-April, at Annual Conference: Executive Board Meeting - current, outgoing, and incoming board members; Business Meeting - new officers and committee chairs introduced

2024 Nomination Process

We invite nominations from eligible candidates to apply for the following positions to serve from July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2027. Applications will be accepted starting January 17, 2024. Applications are due February 28, 2024.

Nominations and questions about the positions or process can be directed to James Miller, Immediate Past-President and Nominations Committee Chair. All inquiries will be confidential.

Responsibilities of each position can be found in the here.

  • President-Elect
    • Must work in a professional capacity serving students in a secondary school or as an IEC.
    • Must be a voting member of NACAC by July 1, 2024.
  • Treasurer-Elect
  • Awards & Recognition Chair 
  • Diversity, Equity & Access Chair
  • Information & Technology Chair
  • Professional Development Co-Chair
  • Professional Scholarships & Fundraising Chair  
  • Tribal Relations Chair 

Candidates may self-nominate or be nominated. The nomination form will require:

  • Letter of interest on serving on the PNACAC Executive Board and the specific role(s)
  • Professional Resume
  • 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
  • Have 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)
  • 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.