Qualifications and Responsibilities of Officers

President-Elect
Terms: President-elect 2017; President 2018; Past-President 2018
The President-elect shall be a Member of the Society who is elected one year prior to taking office as President. The President-elect must be a member of APA. The President-elect shall serve as the presiding officer of the Society in the absence of the President and shall perform such other duties as may be required by the President or the Executive Committee.

The president-elect's responsibilities are described in our handbook as 1) Appoint a Program Chair for the APA convention in the year in which the President‑elect will terminate his or her year as President. 2) Work closely with the Program Chair and the Division Executive Committee to develop an inclusive program of high caliber. 3) Oversee the Division newsletter, working with an appointed newsletter editor. 4) Assisting the Newsletter Editor in the tasks of collecting items for the newsletter from the various officers and committee and working group chairs, dialoguing with them about their work and sending the materials to the production editor. 5) Advise the President and the Executive Committee as needed; step in for the President as requested. 6) Participate in the Division Leadership Conference arranged by the Committee on Division‑APA Relations (CODAPAR).

Secretary
Term: January, 2017- December 2019
The Secretary shall be a Member of the Society. He or she shall keep all records of the Society, publish decisions of the Executive Committee, maintain these bylaws, supervise Society mailings, and maintain Society records. If the Secretary cannot complete the term of office, the President, with a majority approval of the Executive Committee, shall appoint another member of the Society to complete the remainder of the term.


The secretary's responsibilities are described in our handbook as 1) Revise and order Division 48 brochure and insert annually. 2)Revise and order stationary (letterhead and envelopes) annually. 3)Compile annually contact information sheet (distribution list) for Division officers, Executive Committee members, committee chairs and members, working group (co‑)chairs and liaisons. 4)Distribute distribution list, brochure, and stationary to members on list. 5) Take, write, and distribute minutes of Convention and Winter Meetings of the Executive Committee. 6) Work with President to have fall and spring mailings sent to membership. 7) Respond to APA information requests. 8) Submit Secretary's report for Convention meeting of the Executive Committee. 9) Maintain Division bylaws. 10) Maintain Division records, sending appropriate materials to Division historian. 11) Collaborate with the Membership Chair to build Division membership and to maintain accurate membership records. 12) Oversee the ordering and use of Division mailing labels. 13) Oversee and work with appropriate APA offices on any mailings that are needed 14) Submit an annual report to APA on behalf of the Division. 15) Provide material pertinent to the Division to the APA Division Services Office for the annual APA Convention. 16) Corresponding as needed with parties interested in the Division.


Treasurer:
Term: January, 2017- December 2019
The Treasurer shall be a member of the Society. The Treasurer shall collect dues, disburse funds, maintain a record of income and disbursements and will yearly prepare a tax report and financial reports. He or she will oversee Society investments and fund raising and will publish the Society's financial status and budgetary decisions made by the Executive Committee. If the Treasurer cannot complete the term of office, the President, with a majority approval of the Executive Committee, shall appoint another member of the Society to complete the remainder of the term.

The Treasurer's responsibilities as described in our handbook are 1) Oversee all financial matters of the Division. 2) Monitor the Division budget on an ongoing basis. 3) Assure that all expenses incurred by the Division are paid in a timely manner. 4) Submit a financial report to the Executive Committee twice a year, in conjunction with each meeting of the Executive Committee. 5) Recommend to the Executive Committee needed budget adjustments as soon as possible. 6) Review Division 48 monthly statements prepared by APA. 7) Communicate readily with the APA accountant regarding Division 48 financial matters. 8) Ensure that the journal fund is kept separate from the general fund. 9) Communicate regularly with the journal Editor, who at present has responsibility for journal bank account and bond investments, regarding the status of journal funds. 10) Insure that the APA accountant receives all backup material such as bank statements, bond statements, and original receipts, which are necessary for efficient accounting and also for tax purposes. 11) Review IRS documents annually and assist the APA accountant as requested in the preparation of tax statements for the IRS. 12) Preserve organized financial records for archival purposes. 13) Orient the incoming Treasurer, passing on the financial records.


APA Council of Representative:  
Term: January, 2017- December 2019
Representative(s) to the American Psychological Association Council shall be nominated in accordance with the Association Bylaws. The Council Representative(s) shall serve a three-year term.


The representative's responsibilities as described in our handbook are 1) Participate in the winter (February) and convention meetings of the Council of Representatives. 2) Work through the fall mailing, the newsletter and other venues to inform Division members of the importance of the fall apportionment ballot and to encourage them to allocate as many votes as possible for Division 48. 3) Participate in the winter and convention meetings of the Division 48 Executive Committee. 4) Consult with the Division President and Executive Committee about issues before Council that pertain to the Division's interests and about the Division's position regarding them. 5) Sensitize and educate the Division leadership about the workings of Council and about how to enlarge the impact of Division 48 within the APA. 6) Prepare reports on Council meetings for the Division 48 Executive Committee and the Division newsletter. 7) Bring items from the Division Executive Committee to the attention of the Council.


Executive Committee Member-at-Large:
Term: January, 2017- December 2019
Members-at-Large shall be elected for three-year terms. If a Member-at-Large is unable to serve a full term, the President, with the approval of the Executive Committee, shall appoint another Member of the Society to complete the unexpired term. Members-at-Large shall be elected on a staggered schedule so that at one time there is one member-at-large in the first year of the term, one in the second year of the term, and one in the third year of the term.

The Member-at-Large responsibilities as described in our handbook are 1) serve as a liaison between general membership and the Executive Committee, 2) advise the Executive Committee and officers as need, and 3) undertake responsibilities, tasks or projects to further the Society's mission as mutually agreed upon.