2017 Call for Nominations: MATSOL Board of Directors

Show your commitment to the value of the MATSOL and help to shape its future!

The MATSOL Nominations Committee is charged with developing a slate of qualified candidates to fill open positions on the MATSOL Board of Directors. We invite your participation in this important process.  Help us identify competent, energetic, committed members of MATSOL to take a leadership role, work on behalf of the organization, and represent MATSOL members and stakeholders. Members may self-nominate or be nominated by a colleague. Deadline: Wednesday, March 15, 2017.  

Basic Qualifications

  • Support for MATSOL’s mission, values, and vision.
  • Willingness to take an active leadership role in MATSOL and make a commitment for your board term.
  • MATSOL membership in good standing for at least one year prior to nomination, with previous participation or leadership in MATSOL activities and initiatives (conference, member meetings, advocacy, publications, etc.).
  • Previous experience on a non-profit board is helpful but not required.

Board Member Commitment

MATSOL’s Board members are expected to:

  • Serve a three-year term from June 2017 to May 2020.
  • Take an active role in the organization
  • Complete organizational tasks and committee work outside Board meetings.
  • Attend all Board of Directors meetings (approximately 1 per month), the Board annual retreat, the MATSOL conference, and occasional special meetings, at locations in the Greater Boston area.
  • Serve on at least one standing committee (Finance, Governance, Program, or External Relations Committees), and attend meetings and complete tasks related to the work of the committee.


The Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing MATSOL’s operations:

  • Membership activities, programs and the annual conference;
  • Advocacy initiatives and responses;
  • Membership development;
  • TESOL affiliate responsibilities;
  • Financial and legal obligations as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Members may self-nominate or by nominated by a colleague.  The nominee should complete the Board of Directors Nomination Form with a nomination statement (1 page maximum) and a current resume.  If you are nominating a colleague, please also include a brief statement explaining your recommendation.  Email the nomination forms to [email protected] with subject line NOMINATION by midnight, Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

The MATSOL Nominations Committee will contact the nominee for a brief interview, to explain more about being a Board member, and to answer any questions about the position. Nominees will be elected by the membership at the MATSOL Annual Meeting in May 2017. 

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