For Volunteers

Chapter Board Positions

CUPA-HR chapters are governed by a board of directors, and the duties of the designated directors are defined in the chapter bylaws. Those position descriptions are:

The President serves as the Chief Volunteer of the Chapter and partners with the regional and national CUPA-HR boards to achieve the Association’s mission. The President provides leadership to the Board of Directors, who sets policy for the Chapter. The President also chairs meetings of the Board after developing the agenda and helps guide and mediate Board actions with respect to organizational priorities and governance concerns. The President may appoint committees as he or she determines is advisable to assist in accomplishing the mission and goals of the Chapter.

The President-elect shall serve as the special aide to the President, and shall assume all presidential duties in the absence of the President. The President-elect serves as Chair of the Program Planning Committee charged with planning and implementing the annual conferences and meetings of the chapter.

Past President
The Past President shall act as advisor to the President and the Board to ensure continuity of leadership.

The Treasurer shall ensure that the Chapter operates on sound fiscal principles. The Treasurer shall present to the Board of Directors the Chapter’s annual budget and periodically report on the Chapter’s fiscal status. The Treasurer shall recommend to the Board of Directors all fiscal policies and operating procedures.

The Secretary shall record all official actions of the Board of Directors and of the membership at the Chapter’s annual business meeting. The secretary will also ensure that members are notified of time, date and place of meetings, and ensure distribution of agenda materials.

Many chapters assign additional responsibilities to the president, president-elect, past president, treasurer or secretary positions by noting those in their meeting minutes or operating procedures.

A chapter can also appoint other directors as needed to achieve the goals of the board. To make the additional positions official, additional board positions should be noted in the chapter’s business meeting minutes or in the chapter’s operating procedures.

Several CUPA-HR chapters have shared their chapter board position descriptions. The examples below contain additional board positions or expanded duties of the designated chapter board. If your chapter would like to share its board position descriptions, please email us.