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TED currently has four positions open for election. Review the description and how to apply below, Nominations are open from September 7-September 21.

Election Timeline: September 7: Call for Nominations to TED Membership September 21: Nominations Due @ 11:59pm EST September 24: Ballot slated and all nominees notified of results September 27- October 4: Slated candidates are able to submit an election statement/ short video ( if preferred) describing their background, platform, contributions, etc. October 8-22 Ballots distributed for member voting October 25- Results submitted to TED President The president will share results with the candidates and membership   

President-Elect Length of Term: 1year term as President-Elect. 3 years on Presidential Line/ TED Board Time Commitment: Average 4-6 hours a month Summary: Assists the division president in the performance of division management duties, automatically succeeding to division president. Participates in the recruitment of board members to lead the division in the succeeding year. In the absence of the president, perform all the presidential duties. Learn more about the president-elect role here and apply here. 

Treasurer/Representative Assembly Length of Term:  2 years Time Commitment:  Average 2 hours a month. Depending on Board Meetings and Budget Time can be a little less or a little more. 

The powers and duties of the Treasurer shall be to

  • To make a report of the financial status of the Division to the presidential line, Board Meeting, and at the general business meetings
  • To maintain the financial records of the Division including assuring that the Executive Director files 1099’s, annual 990 tax forms, and maintains Federal non-profit status

  • To serve as liaison to CEC in all fiscal matters

  • To submit for payment expenses approved on authorization of two of the following: President, Treasurer, and/or Executive Director; and

The powers and duties of the Division's Representatives to the CEC Representative Assembly shall be to:  

  • Represent the Division at meetings of the CEC Representative Assembly and to participate in balloting, and other activities necessary to the functioning of the CEC Representative Assembly
  • Report regularly to the Division's Executive Committee/Board and general membership on activities of the Representative Assembly and CEC
  • Communicate issues and concerns from the Division to the CEC Representative Assembly
  • Inform the Division about the disposition of Representative Assembly issues and advice forwarded to the CEC Board of Directors.
Applications are accepted thru September 17th Apply Here
 

Member-At-Large; Knowledge & Skills and Professional Development Length of Term:  2 years Time Commitment:  Average 2 hours a month. Depending on Board Meetings and Conference Time can be a little less or a little more.

The Chair of the Professional Development Committee and Member-at-Large for Knowledge and Skills has several responsibilities, including:

  • Serves as the TED representative to the CEC Knowledge and Skills Committee and as such attends CEC Knowledge and Skills Committee meetings and contributes to ongoing standards revision.
  • May also head a TED Knowledge and Skills subcommittee tasked with primary responsibility for revision of a specific standard set.
  • In addition, the Member-at-Large is responsible for leading business meetings for the TED Knowledge and Skills subcommittee at the annual TED and CEC conferences, and for meeting with subcommittee members as needed to perform committee work.
  • Studying emerging professional development issues pertaining to the preparation of personnel to educate individuals with exceptional educational needs.
  • Making recommendations to the Conference Advisory Committee regarding relevant topical areas in continuing professional development for inclusion in TED conferences/workshops/ seminars.
  • Establishing and maintaining a network of professionals who are responsible for the continuing professional development of persons involved in the education of individuals with exceptional needs.
  • Proposing and coordinating professional development activities involving members of the Division and collaborating with other divisions or organizations on professional development in areas of interest to the membership of TED
  • Assuming responsibility for other activities related to professional development as assigned by the Executive Committee.
  • In addition, the Chair holds committee business meetings at the annual TED and CEC conference and meeting with committee members as needed to plan and execute professional development activities.

Applications are accepted thru September 17th Apply Here

Member-at-Large; Publications & Communications Committee Length of Term:  2 years Time Commitment:  Average 2 hours a month. Depending on Board Meetings and Award season can be a little less or a little more.

  • Overseeing nominations and voting of TESE publication award
  • Coordinating with presidential line and executive director on social media strategy and communication
  • Collaborating with TESE editor(s) pertaining to journal strategy and outreach
  • Attend TED conference board meetings
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by presidential line
Applications are accepted thru September 17th Apply Here

 

Volunteer Year Round

TED Is fortunate to have many volunteers pushing forward the organization.  Some of these positions are multi-year commitments, while some are short-term projects.

We are looking to expand our volunteer opportunities and working to get more members involved!

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the form below and your profile will be used to fill positions as they open. To update your profile or add another volunteer interest, simply complete the profile again

If you have any questions please reach out to bmeyers@exceptionalchildren.org

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