The call for international leaders is now open!

Want to collaborate with other nursing leaders and participate in conversations that propel Sigma into the future? Sigma is currently accepting nominations for board and non-board leadership positions at the international level. Learn about open positions, requirements for office, and roles and responsibilities. Nomination deadline is 30 November 2020.


Learn more by registering for an upcoming webinar!

Please join us for one of the sessions below to learn more about utilizing your passion and skills to serve Sigma as a leader.

Tuesday, 18 August at 4:00 p.m. EDT
Wednesday, 9 September at 8:00 a.m. EDT
Thursday, 17 September at 4:00 p.m. EDT

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General Qualifications for All Positions

To volunteer at the international level, you must be an active, dues paying Sigma member. Ideal candidates have also served as a volunteer within Sigma and other organizations. Specific requirements include:
•    Understand Sigma's mission, vision, values, and priorities
•    Facilitate and participate in groups effectively
•    Demonstrate problem-solving and policy-governance experience
•    Have experience in fiscal oversight (e.g., planning and critiquing investments, financial statements, and audits)
•    Have time to fulfill obligations of office
•    Be willing to participate in philanthropy on behalf of Sigma
•    Be a cooperative, team player
•    Able to speak and write in fluent English

International Board of Directors

The Sigma board of directors is responsible for managing Sigma’s business and corporate affairs. The board consists of the chief executive officer and 11 voting members, which includes the president, president-elect, vice president, secretary, treasurer, Regional Chapters Coordinating Committee Chair, and five directors. Each board member serves on one or more board committees and as a liaison to committees, advisory councils, and task forces. Board members may also to represent Sigma at US or international conferences/events, Sigma chapter inductions, and chartering events.

President

The president is the elected leader of the organization and serves a two-year term. After serving as president-elect for two years, the president-elect becomes the president.

President-elect

Serving a two-year term, the president-elect becomes the president at the end of their term. This position is required to learn the work of the president; represent the president and Sigma as needed; and serve as a member of the Executive Committee and the Corporate Audit and Accountability Committee.

Vice President

Serving a two-year term, the vice president performs the duties of the president in their absence. If the president vacates office during their term, the vice president assumes the presidency until the House of Delegates meets. This individual also serves as a member of the Executive Committee.

Secretary

Serving a four-year term, the secretary serves as the corporate secretary and fulfills all duties authorized by the board of directors. This individual also serves as a member of the Executive Committee.

Treasurer

Serving a four-year term, the treasurer is the corporate treasurer and serves as a key resource in matters of finance. This individual also serves as a member of the Executive Committee and is chair of the Corporate Audit and Accountability Committee.

Directors-at-large

Serving a four-year term, the five directors provide expertise in policy and governance, deliberate issues before the board, and exercise and engage in decision-making that is beneficial to Sigma.

Regional Chapters Coordinating Committee (RCCC) Chair

Serving a two-year term, the RCCC Chair serves as a liaison between the Sigma Board of Directors and Regional Coordinators.

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Non-Board Leadership Positions

Sigma members can also volunteer to be on international committees or represent a Sigma region.

Governance Committee

Members of this committee serve either two- or four-year terms. There are seven committee members: two from the previous committee, two who serve a four-year term, and three who serve a two-year term. The Governance Committee oversees bylaws, chapter development, and eligibility issues.

Meet the committee members »

Leadership Succession Committee

Members of this committee serve either two- or four-year terms. There are 10 committee members: three from the previous committee, three who serve a four-year term, and four who serve a two-year term. The LSC develops members in leadership roles, selects nominees, and prepares the biennial ballot.

Meet the committee members »

Regional Coordinators

Serving a two-year term, Regional Coordinators provide leadership that establishes and maintains communication and networking among chapters and regional committee members. As members of the Regional Chapters Coordinating Committee, Regional Coordinators lead the regional committee and collaborate with Sigma headquarters staff.

  Meet the Regional Coordinators »

Questions?

The Leadership Succession Committee helps Sigma members prepare for leadership roles in the organization. If you have any questions about volunteering internationally for Sigma, email Gwen Sherwood, Leadership Succession Committee Chair.