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Dear North America Chapter members,      

We invite any member of the North America Chapter as of the date of this call who is willing to devote the necessary time and enthusiasm to take over the management of this Chapter, to volunteer as a candidate for the following position:

  • Chair of the North America Chapter

This position requires a real contribution of time and effort to organise the Chapter activities. The Chair should also engage other Chapter members to get involved in Chapter management and planning. Responsibilities include:

  • Chapter Annual Plan of Activities
  • Chapter mid-term and annual report
  • Management of Chapter budget
  • Communication with the MCAA Board
  • External representation of MCAA in the Chapter geographical area
  • Organization of two Chapter meetings per year
  • Chapter member engagement
  • Fundraising and Sponsorship

The Chair is not acting alone. S/he is supported by a Management Team Members, currently comprising of:

  • Vice-Chair,
  • Three members of the communication team,
  • EU Liaison,
  • Canada Regional Coordinator,
  • Coordinator of US East,
  • Coordinator for US West.

Candidates for Chapter Chair should be regularly residing in the region of the Chapter. Waiving of this rule is at the discretion of the MCAA Ex-Com upon request.

One person cannot be the Chair / Vice-chair of more than one Chapter or Working-Group. If a current Chair of either runs for this position and wins, they must resign their current Chair position.

As per the MCAA statutes, the Chapter Chair is an ex-oficio (i.e., non-voting) member of the MCAA Board. The Chapter Chair can take part online in all MCAA Board meetings and will be invited to join the MCAA Board meeting in conjunction with the MCAA General Assembly each year.

Any volunteer should send an e-mail to contact@mariecuriealumni.eu by 17:59 EST, 15 July 2020 stating the intention to run with a short statement (up to 200 words) explaining the motivation to run.

If there is only one candidate for this position, no election will be necessary, and the ExCom will declare this candidate the new Chair.

If there are two or more candidates, an online poll will be organised to allow North America Chapter members to elect their new Chair amongst these volunteers.

If there are no candidates by the above deadline, the MCAA Executive Committee reserves the right to close the North America Chapter altogether.

In addition, the Chapter will put forward the Call for Management Team members by 20 July 2020.

Further details concerning Chapter management are available at: 
https://www.mariecuriealumni.eu/chapter-guidelines

https://www.mariecuriealumni.eu/chapters (call details)

Finally, we sincerely thank Agnieszka Weinar for the service he provided the past years as Chair of the Chapter. 

Best regards,

The MCAA Team

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