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Junior Fellow District Officer Position Description and Duties 

Chair

  • Seek a close working relationship with the District Fellow officers. Junior Fellow Chair must communicate with the Fellow Chair and Fellow Treasurer regarding Junior Fellow activities, including budget provisions and provisions for meeting attendance
  • Help the Junior Fellow District Vice Chair prepare for his/her Chair year by sending him/her copies of all your correspondence
  • Identify concerns and problems of Junior Fellows in your District and communicate this to the Junior Fellow College Advisory Council in your District reports
  • Establish contact with your Junior Fellow Section Chairs and Vice Chairs. Coordinate district activities for recruitment of non-members and Junior Fellow meetings
  • Attend JFCAC Interim Meeting, the ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting, and the JFCAC Annual Meeting
  • Work with the Fellow District Chair to coordinate Junior Fellow activities at the Fall District Meeting

Vice Chair

  • Observe and assist the Junior Fellow District Chair and become familiar with the duties of the office of District Chair. The Junior Fellow District Vice Chair serves for a term of one year, and at the time of the Fall Annual District Meeting, the Vice Chair automatically becomes Junior Fellow District Chair
  • Assist and cooperate with the Junior Fellow District Chair regarding district activities, meeting planning, and recruitment
  • Identify items of concern and problems of Junior Fellows in your district and communicate this to your Junior Fellow District Chair

Junior Fellow Section Officer Position Description and Duties 

Chair and Vice Chair

  • Communicate with your Junior Fellow District Chair, the Fellow Section Chair, and the Junior Fellow Section Vice Chair regarding all Junior Fellow Section activities, including budget provisions and meeting attendance
  • Identify issues in the section that should be brought to the attention of the Junior Fellow District Chair and the JFCAC
  • Hold annual elections for Section Vice Chair (Chair-Elect) and to communicate with and assist by sending copies of all correspondence to the Department of Junior Fellow Services
  • Organize at least one Junior Fellow section activity annually
  • Serve as members of the Junior Fellow District Advisory Council and attend interim and annual Junior Fellow District Advisory Council meetings, the Annual District Meeting (ADM), Fellow meetings, if invited, and Section meetings 

Junior Fellow District Election Process

Officer Term Qualifications
District Vice Chair
Candidates must send ONE document including a letter of intent and summary of CV electronically in a Word format to jfelect@acog.org
Three years (beginning as Vice Chair, progressing to Chair, then to Immediate Past Chair)
  • Junior Fellow member of the District
  • Prior history of service to ACOG at Section, District, or National Level as officer, committee member, or task force member; or attendance at an ACOG educational event
District Secretary-Treasurer
Candidates must send ONE document including a letter of intent and summary of CV electronically in a Word format to ACOG
One year
  • Junior Fellow member of the District

 

Time Frame Process
By March 1 Junior Fellow Nominating Committee formed. Committee comprised of: 1) Junior Fellow District Past Chair*, 2) Junior Fellow District Chair, 3) Junior Fellow District Vice Chair, 4) District Junior Fellow Advisor (auditing member)
*Junior Fellow District Past Chair will serve as Chair of the Committee
By April 1 Junior Fellow Nominating Committee solicits nominations from Junior Fellows (through District Newsletters, emails, faxes, letters, and other means that may be deemed appropriate). Department of Junior Fellow Services places candidate’s name on JF website.
By June 1 Deadline for submission of nominations. No candidates will be permitted to campaign for office.
By June 15 Department of Junior Fellow Services sends candidate information to the Junior Fellow Nominating Committee
By June 30 The Junior Fellow Nominating Committee reviews candidates' information and the committee develops a slate of at least one but no more than three (3) eligible candidates for each position to be filled. The Chair of the Junior Fellow Nominating Committee submits the slate of nominees form to the ACOG Department of Junior Fellow Services.
By July 8 The Department of Junior Fellow Services will put the candidates CV summary on the JF Web site and send the candidates an email indicating:
  • Their information was received
  • Their CV summary will be placed on the website
  • Balloting will begin by August 1
  • Balloting will conclude on August 15
August 1 The Department of Junior Fellow Services will send an email blast to all Junior Fellows indicating that voting has begun, CV summaries are available, and all voting will conclude on August 15.
August 15 Deadline for casting votes.
August 15-18 Notification of election results is sent to the Junior Fellow Nominating Committees and Junior Fellow officer candidates (winners and losers), and is posted on the Junior Fellows web page.
Fall District Meetings Election results presented to Fellow and Junior Fellow District Advisory Councils; new officers are installed.