Board of Directors Election

Open Call for 2023-24 Board of Director Nominations

Submission Deadline:  December 15, 2022, at 5 PM Eastern 

Click here to submit your name for nomination. 

 

Board of Directors Nomination Criteria

All applicants must meet the minimum requirements:

  • Minimum of 4 years as a CORD member. 
  • Make a serious commitment to CORD and Board of Directors matters for the entire two-year term.
  • Regularly attend Board of Directors meetings and important related meetings and participate in Board conference calls.
  • Participate actively in CORD committee work including serving as a CORD Committee Chair or as an Academic Assembly leader or representing the CORD Board of Directors at a national level.
  • Volunteer for and willingly accept assignments. Follow through projects to timely and thorough completion.
  • Be informed about current CORD issues and topics of discussion, prepare thoroughly for Board of Directors meetings, and review and comment on minutes and reports.
  • Actively participate in the Board of Directors' annual evaluation and strategic planning.
  • Act as an ambassador for CORD, representing the organization’s mission to membership, and other emergency medicine organizations, in advocacy situations, and when serving as Director during interactions in public.
  • Be able to serve the job role which includes, attending the CORD Board Meeting at ACEP and CORD Business Meeting at ACEP, attending all CORD Academic Assemblies throughout the term, and attending one strategic planning meeting annually. 
  • Previous leadership positions within CORD are encouraged for applicants.

Board of Directors Duties and Responsibilities

  • For the 2023-2024 election, there is one open position.

     

    The President-Elect must meet the minimum requirements and the following:

    • Must be a current or past Residency Director or Assistant/Associate Program Director.
    • Must have previously served on the Executive Board.
    • This position is a three (3) year commitment.
      • Year one (1) President-Elect.
      • Year two (2) President.
      • Year three (3) Immediate Past President.

    Expectations of President-Elect

    • The President-elect is the second-ranking officer of CORD and serves at the order of the Board and the membership.
    • The President-elect assumes the Presidency at the conclusion of his or her term.
    • The President-elect's efforts are directed to assisting the President and in assuming the Presidency. Assignments are designed and designated with this purpose in mind. The President-Elect is actively involved in supporting the President in fulfilling the goals and objectives of the Board of Directors by providing continuity to established programs and formulating future programs for which they will take responsibility during their presidency.
    • The President-elect assumes all duties and responsibilities of the President in the event the President is absent or unable to perform the President’s duties.
    • The President-elect assists the President in fulfilling the President’s role by sharing specific duties and responsibilities as delegated by the President. The President-elect also serves as an alternate spokesperson for CORD.

    Expectations of Immediate Past President

    • Serves as ACEP Council Rep.
    • Other Duties to be listed.
  • For the 2023-2024 election, there is one open position.


    The Secretary/Treasurer must meet the minimum requirements and the following:

    • Must be a current or past Residency Director or Assistant/Associate Program Director.
    • Must have previously served on the Board of Directors.
    • This position is a one (1) year commitment.

    Expectations of Secretary/Treasurer

    • In the absence or disability of the President and President-Elect, perform the duties and exercise the powers of the President.
    • Attend all meetings of the CORD Board and record, or cause to be recorded, all the proceedings of the meetings of the CORD Board.
    • Give, or cause to be given, a notice of special meetings of CORD Board, and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by CORD Board or President, under whose supervision the Secretary-Treasurer shall serve.
    • Ensure the safekeeping of corporate funds and assets.
    • Keep, or cause to be kept, full and accurate accounts of receipts and disbursements belonging to CORD.
    • Maintain the assets of CORD in accordance with the investment policy of CORD.
    • Prepare, or cause to be prepared, required tax returns and related forms and filings.
    • Provide regular reports to the Board of Directors and to the Membership regarding the financial affairs of the organization.
    • Serve as the Chair of the Finance Committee.
    • Ensure an annual review of the Financial Policy Compendium.
  • For the 2023-2024 election, there are no open positions. 


    The Diversity, Equity and, Inclusion Member must meet the minimum requirements and the following:

    • This position is a two (2) year commitment.
      • Must have a track record of commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - DEI.
      • Must have collaborative engagement within the education community.

    Expectations of Diversity, Equity and, Inclusion Member

      • Identifying strategic initiatives for the organization related to DEI.
      • Identifying and promoting opportunities for career development, scholarship, collaboration, and innovation for URiM academic EM faculty and trainees. 
      • Providing expertise to the CORD Board of Directors, Committees, and Membership on DEI-related issues in GME and academic medicine.
      • Serving as the BOD liaison to the DEI Committee to facilitate organizational goals including:
        • Educate membership on DEI & healthcare disparities that impact education, training, patient care, and outcomes.
        • Assist programs in the creation of DEI and healthcare disparities related curricular content (consistent with CLER mandates and program requirements.)
        • Identify and disseminate best practices for residency and fellowship programs in utilizing holistic application review.
        • Identify and disseminate best practices for increasing diversity among trainees, faculty, as well as program and department leadership.
        • Create DEI-related policy templates and guidelines for use by CORD membership.
    • Serving as the Board of Directors Liaison to the ACGME and other relevant organizations or legislative bodies on issues related to DEI.
  • For the 2023-2024 election, there are three open positions.

    The Member-at-Large must meet the minimum requirements and the following:

    • This position is a two (2) year commitment.

    Expectations of Member-at-Large

    • The primary role of a Member-at-Large is to become familiar with the operations of the CORD Board of Directors. The Member-at-Large will assist the CORD Board of Directors in achieving the strategic goals and effecting policies and/or decisions made by CORD and the CORD Board of Directors.
    • Within the limitations of the CORD Bylaws, Standing Rules, and Policies established by the CORD Board of Directors, the Member-at-Large is responsible for and has commensurate authority to carry out the following:
      • Attend required meetings including but not limited to Board, Business, and any applicable committee meetings.
      • Serve as a Liaison between the CORD membership and the CORD BOD.
      • Serve as Board Liaison to CORD committee(s), communities of practice, and task force(s) as needed.
      • Make recommendations to the CORD Board of Directors for agenda items as needed.
      • Accept and fulfill responsibilities as delegated by the CORD President.
      • Fulfill the fiduciary, due diligence, and other responsibilities of CORD BOD members as described in the Bylaws.
      • Support and provide continuity to the President’s work by fulfilling the envisioned future, strategic plan, and policies established by the CORD Board of Directors.
      • Represent the CORD President or serve as spokesperson as requested by the CORD President.
      • Communicate key records of activities and timelines relevant to the position during the term of Member-at-Large and supply the incoming Member(s)-at-Large with those records to ensure a smooth transition.
  • For the 2023-2024 election, there is one open position.

    The Resident-at-Large must meet the minimum requirements and the following:

    • Must be a current PGY2, or above, resident at the time of the election.
    • Must submit a letter of recommendation from a program director with the nomination.
    • This position is a one (1) year commitment.
      • Year one (1), serve on the Board of Directors.

    Expectations of Resident-at-Large

    • In addition to the duties of a Member at Large, the Resident Member at Large shall also:
      • Serves as the resident representative on the CORD Board of Directors for one year.
      • Actively participates in all CORD Board of Directors' activities.
      • Serves as the resident liaison to EMRA.
      • Serves as the resident liaison to AAEM-RSA.
      • Facilitates communication between CORD resident members and CORD Board of Directors as necessary.

Board Member Conflict of Interest Policy
In their capacity as directors, the members of the Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine (CORD) must act at all times in the best interests of CORD. The purpose of this policy is to help inform the Board of Directors about what constitutes a conflict of interest, assist the Board of Directors in identifying and disclosing actual and potential conflicts, and help ensure the avoidance of conflicts of interest where necessary. This policy may be enforced against individual Board of Director members as described in the CORD Conflict.

Board Member Meeting Expectations and Requirements
The CORD Board of Directors has required monthly 2-hour conference calls (the second Thursday of every month) and the following in-person meetings:

    • 2023 CORD Academic Assembly, Las Vegas - Board Meeting: March 21, 2023
    • 2023 ACEP Scientific Assembly, Philadelphia, PA - Board Meeting: October 2023
    • 2023 CORD Board Retreat - Date and Venue to be Determined (Anticipate 2 1/2 Days between mid-August/mid-September)
    • 2024 CORD Academic Assembly - Board Meeting: TBD 

View the Board Participation and Attendance Policy