Position Description: President Elect

Position Summary: The president-elect is elected at the state annual meeting during the
president’s first year. The president-elect actively works with the president to ensure a smooth
transfer of all presidential responsibilities at the end of the president’s second year. After
fulfilling her/his full term the president-elect shall automatically become president for a full two-year term.

Please keep a record of your activities during the year and upgrade this description as needed.

Leadership skills: The president-elect should have some familiarity with current technology
tools that AAUW of Oregon uses, i.e. Google Drive, MS Word, pdf files, Excel, Zoom and email.

Major duties:
• Serve on the AAUW of Oregon Executive Committee and the Board of Directors.
• Learn the president’s responsibilities; ask questions and clarifications during this year of
observation and engagement.
• Become familiar with branches and branch leaders in the state.
• Assume the office of president upon the completion of the president’s two-year term of office.
• Assume the office of the president in the event of a vacancy in that office.
• Perform the duties of the president in all cases in which the president is unable to serve.
• Assist in such matters as may be delegated by the president, the executive committee or the
board of directors.
• Serve as a member of any committee, except the nominating or audit committees, whenever
requested by the president.
• Perform such other duties as may be assigned by the president, the executive committee or
the board of directors, or as specified in the bylaws.

Time commitment:
Along with the time necessary to accomplish the above responsibilities, this position requires
time to serve on the state executive committee and the state board of directors. Attendance at
state board meetings and state meetings is required; attendance at the AAUW National
Convention is strongly encouraged.

Resources: Consult with your predecessor; AAUW of Oregon State Directory, AAUW of
Oregon Bylaws and Policies; state website aauw-or.aauw.net; national website AAUW.org

(adopted April 2020)