Run for NASW/Texas Office - Terms beginning July 1, 2014
The Deadline to submit nominations has been extended to December 11, 2013.
Being a volunteer leader with NASW/Texas is fun and is a great way to increase your leadership skills. It is also a good way to pursue your passions. NASW/Texas staff is made up of 2 social workers and 4 administrative staff. We cannot do it alone, nor would we even try. Volunteer leaders are a vital part of what we do and determine what direction we head in Texas.
Frequently Asked Questions about Running for Elected Office
Q. Who can run for NASW/Texas elected positions?
A. Any member in good standing
Q. How long is the term?
A. Terms vary depending on the position. Please see the open positions for the terms.
Q. What positions will be open?
A. The following positions are open for the 2014 NASW/Texas elections.
Please note, Board Secretary and Board Treasurer were erroneously listed as open positions in the October issue of Network and Board President-Elect was omitted. Open positions listed on this page are correct.
- Board President-Elect
- BSW Student Representative
- MSW Student Representative
- Regional Board Members
- Branch Chairs
- NLIC Representatives
Click here to read position descriptions.
See the positions open in your area: Open Positions Listed by Region or Branch
Electoral Regions by County
Map of Electoral Regions
Q. When is the next election?
A. The online ballot will be open between April 15 and May 15, 2014. The April 2014 issue of NETWORK will include candidate information. Paper ballots may be requested during the election period by contacting the Chapter Office at 800-888-6279 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. Who do I contact if I want to run or have questions?
A. This year's nomination process is by self-nomination, so you do not need to contact your Nominations & Leadership Identification Committee Representative in order to nominate yourself. However, if you have questions, please contact your local NLIC Representative. Click here for their name and email address. If you do not have a local NLIC Representative, please contact the Chair of the Nominations and Leadership Identification Committee, Judy Schlotzhauer at 512-507-9596.
Q. What materials will I need to submit?
A. You will need to submit the nomination and biographical form, including a position statement, online.
- You must be logged in as an NASW/Texas Member to access this form. Your username is your Member ID Number, which can be found on the back of your Network Newsletter. Should you require any assistance signing in, please contact our staff at email@example.com or 512-474-1454.
- You may use this Word or PDF version of the form to prepare for the online form. Once you begin filling out the online form you must complete it in one sitting; you cannot save and return to it. NASW/Texas recommends using these downloadable forms to ensure you have collected all the necessary information. Click here to access the online form.
- The position statement should be the following length: President-elect, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary (200 words); Board Member, Student Representatives, Branch Chairs, NLIC Representatives, Delegate Assembly Representatives (75 words). If your statement is too long, it will not be edited, it will be cut off at the maximum word length.
- Please do not attach resumes, vitae etc., these will not be considered by the NLIC.
Q. What is the deadline for indicating interest?
A. The deadline for submitting the Nomination and Biographical information form is
December 2, 2013. Extended to December 11, 2013.
Q. What if my question was not answered here?
A. Contact the Chapter Office at 800-888-6279 or the Chair of the Nominations and Leadership Identification Committee, Judy Schlotzhauer at 512-507-9596.
Q. Why should I become a volunteer leader with NASW?
A. Being a volunteer leader with NASW/Texas is fun and is a great way to increase your leadership skills. It is also a good way to pursue your passions. NASW/Texas staff is made up of 2 social workers and 3 administrative staff. We cannot do it alone, nor would we even try. Volunteer leaders are a vital part of what we do. In addition, it looks great on your resume and will connect you with contacts that you will use many times in your career as a social worker.
Nomination Guidelines for NASW Student Representatives to the Board of Directors
Elected Leadership Position Descriptions