At-Large Member

Qualifications and Responsibilities

Successful candidates will serve a three-year term beginning September 1, 2021


The following qualifications are evaluated by the Elections Committee to develop a slate of candidates for this position:

  • Participation in and support of NAGC
  • Nominee must be an NAGC member in good standing
  • NAGC convention attendance
  • Presentation at NAGC conventions
  • NAGC committee participation
  • Evidence of competency in gifted education
  • Support of, and contributions to, the field of gifted education (e.g. books, monographs, creative contributions.)
  • Demonstrated advocacy and leadership experience (e.g. starting a parent group, starting a local association for the gifted.)
  • Other Board experience, examples of Board-level governance service, and financial management experience desirable.
  • Agreement to abide by the Candidate Campaigning Policy 4.1 throughout the election cycle.

The Election Committee will also judge candidates for re-election to the board on:

  • Accomplishments for the organization
  • Evidence of meeting deadlines
  • Responsiveness to communications regarding board issues (e.g. voting, program feedback)


  • Participate in the development and annual monitoring of NAGC’s strategic plan;
  • Exercise fiduciary responsibility for the fiscal health of the organization;
  • Attend three (3) NAGC Board meetings per year; one in early fall, one at the annual convention each November, and the other usually scheduled in conjunction with the affiliate conference in March. Expenses for Board meetings are eligible for some reimbursement upon presentation of original receipts;
  • Serve on at least one Board Committee at the request of the President;
  • Represent the best interests of the organization on all issues raised in Board meetings, based on careful analysis of agendas and supporting material;
  • Know and uphold the regulations, policies, and procedures of the organization;
  • Represent NAGC positions to individuals and groups with whom the Board member interacts (e.g. open doors to potential donors, make visits, or identify key alliance partners);
  • Adhere to conflict of interest policy of NAGC;
  • Agree to refrain from simultaneous service on Organizational Committees for the duration of the term of office;
  • Make an annual cash or in-kind contribution to NAGC during the term of office;
  • Make up to two (2) presentations each year to relevant groups on behalf of the organization as part of the Expert Speakers Program (ESP); and,
  • Recruit new members for the organization.