Board Election Task Force

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Signup Deadline: 11-22-2019
Starts: 01-01-2020
Ends: 07-31-2020

Description:

PURPOSE:
The Board Election Task Force will review the current process for electing the ILTA Board of Directors (“the Board”).

ROLE:
Task force members will review the current process for electing the Board, with careful consideration of ILTA’s culture and core values and best practices among comparable non-profit associations. Based on its findings, the task force will recommend whether any changes should be made to the Board election process and associated governance documents.

TERM:
Task force members will serve until the deliverables are complete and accepted by the Board. The term is anticipated to be a minimum of six months, and will end no later than July 31, 2020, in order to effect changes (if any) in time for the 2021-2023 Board election cycle.

TEAM COMPOSITION:
The team is comprised of the following roles:

  • Two ILTA Board Representatives (President & Secretary)
  • ILTA Chief Executive Officer (ex officio)
  • Five participants from member entities in good standing


The team will be supported by the ILTA Senior Project Manager.

Note: Seated Talent Council members are not eligible to serve on the task force.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Research the Board selection processes for comparable non-profit associations to determine best practices and assess the pros and cons of the more common approaches and models.
  • Review the work done by the 2015-17 Board regarding the issues ILTA hoped to address with the current selection process and assess whether and how effectively the process has addressed those issues.
  • Analyze and outline the strengths and weaknesses of ILTA’s current Board election process as compared with its own past processes, non-profit association best practices, and other common approaches and models.
  • Recommend to the Board that the current election process either be retained as-is or revised.
  • Detail proposed changes, if any.


DUTIES:

  • Participate in all scheduled meetings
  • Complete all research and investigative work as assigned
  • Collaborate with teammates to reach consensus and develop recommendations to the Board

In Person Meetings (with most travel expenses covered by ILTA):
  • None

QUALIFICATIONS FOR SERVICE:
Objective Criteria:
  • ILTA member in good standing
  • At least two years’ experience working in legal technology
  • Willingness to accept direction from the volunteer leadership and ILTA staff as required
  • Willingness at all times to act in accordance with ILTA’s core values
  • Experience with organizational governance useful, but not required
Subjective Criteria:
  • Professional demeanor
  • Ability to work within a goal-oriented, results-driven team
  • Ability to keep an open mind
  • Ability to respectfully convey ideas
  • Respect for protocol and history of the organization
  • Ability to put aside personal objectives in deference to the needs of the membership
Desired Skills:
  • Effective interpersonal communication
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Ability to prioritize tasks to meet deadlines
  • Business acumen
  • Ability to respond to rapidly shifting priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to work toward, support, and communicate consensus
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
Skills you can expect to learn from this volunteer position include:
  • Leadership
  • Goal setting
  • Meeting facilitation
  • Mentorship
  • Communication
  • Organizational governance
  • Consensus-building

COMPENSATION:
ILTA volunteer leaders do not receive compensation for their services but may be reimbursed for expenses.

System Qualifications:

Volunteer-ILTAMember

Volunteers Needed:

5 (5 open slots)

Experience Required:

1 to 3 Years Industry Experience

Points:

640

Contact:

Teresa Laird