Dear I-MDRC members,
I-MDRC is seeking enthusiastic members interested in applying for positions on the Executive Committee (EC) or the Advisory Committee (AC) for terms starting January 1, 2024. All members in good standing for at least three years (except for student representatives), who have also attended a minimum of one consortium assembly before the election (in person or online), can apply for one of the positions below. Applications for the AC should meet additional criteria stipulated under 2. We look forward to adding enthusiastic individuals to our committees who are willing to share their knowledge, skills, and time, to keep I-MDRC growing. The nomination and election procedure will be organized according to the following timeline:
February 15, 2023
Nominations are open for submission on February 15, 2023. Any member in good standing may be nominated, either by another member or by him/herself. A nomination consists of a document including name, affiliation, position applied for, area of expertise, and a short (5-10 lines) explanation of why you or the individual you are nominated is interested in this role. Applying for multiple positions is possible at this stage.
March 31, 2023
Nominations are due on March 31, 2023. Nominations should be sent to the I-MDRC President-Elect, Prof. David Stodden (Stodden@mailbox.sc.edu)
Positions Overview and Eligible Candidates
The Secretary is an Executive Committee (EC) member and shall keep written records of all minutes of the Consortium's meetings and work closely with the Communications Director, Media, and Membership Coordinator to provide the membership with information in a timely fashion. The Secretary also works closely with the President in preparing the EC and AC meetings. The term of office for the Secretary will be two years, with no limit on the number of reappointments.
Candidate: Kip Webster
The Communications Director is also an EC member and shall manage strategic oversight of I-MDRC internal/external communications activities such as advertising, marketing, media relations, and direct and oversee communications programs that effectively describe and promote I-MDRC. The term of office for the Communication Director will be two years, with no limit on the number of reappointments.
Candidate: Ryan Sacko
The Media Coordinator, member of the Advisory Committee (AC), is responsible for communicating with the membership including, but not limited to, reviewing and updating website material, facilitating social media and email announcements, and working with the Communications Director and Membership Coordinator(s) to develop and distribute organizational information (e.g., newsletter). The term of office for the Media Coordinator will be two years, with no limit on the number of reappointments.
Candidate: Donna Niemistö
The Members-at-Large (3 positions) serve on the Advisory Committee and are responsible for serving on standing or ad hoc committees and completing special projects. We would like to encourage applications that enhance our representation from different geographic locations and would like to encourage individuals to apply for representation on the Advisory Committee. The term of office for Members-at-large will be two years, with no limit on the number of reappointments.
Candidate 1: Francesco Sgrò
Candidate 2: Isaac Estevan
Candidate 3: Sam Logan
Election Committee will review the nominations and ensure that at least two candidates for each position have been nominated. At this time, the committee will invite candidates to formally apply. During this process, the committee aims to ensure diversity (expertise, international location, race/ethnicity, gender) in the pool. The application includes CV (2 pages max.) and a brief letter of interest from the candidate should be sent to Prof. David Stodden (firstname.lastname@example.org).
May 31, 2023
Applications due and set up of formal election
August 31, 2023
Closing of the election and communication of the new AC and EC members
Eligibility for elected positions on the Advisory and Executive Committees
In any election, the nominating committee should consult Article 6, section 2 of the IMDRC bylaws to help guide the composition of the Executive and Advisory Committees.
Eligibility for membership on the Advisory Committee
Any member in good standing who meets the criteria listed in Article 6, Section 1 is eligible to run for election on the Advisory Committee. In order to maintain a position on the AC, membership status must be current.
Eligibility for membership on the Executive Committee
In order to run for a position on the Executive Committee, individuals:
Must be a member in good standing,
Meet the nomination criteria described in Article 6, Section 1 of the I-MDRC bylaws, and
Have served on the Advisory Committee for at least 1 term within the previous 5-year period. This will ensure that members of the Executive Committee have institutional knowledge of I-MDRC as well as experience working in a leadership position with other members of I-MDRC.