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Apply for the Board of Directors or to be a Student Representative to the Representative Assembly

Thank you for your interest in serving in a leadership position for the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) as either a member of the Board of Directors or as a Student Representative to the Representative Assembly

The Nominations Standing Committee (NSC) is looking for candidates who, beyond leadership experience within CEC, are open-minded, creative, strategic thinkers with excellent communication, problem-solving and decision-making skills. Visionary, articulate people with passion, creativity and commitment. If that is you, read on!

Board of Directors

Before you apply, you should:

  • Preview the candidate application and other important information to make sure you have the pertinent information available. This form is  a preview of the official online application that must be completed. Notice will be provided on this page when the application is available.  Or, email nominations@cec.sped.org to request an email notice.
  • Prepare your candidate application responses in advance.  The official online application allows for ONE-TIME ACCESS ONLY.  You should plan to copy your responses and paste them into the application form.
  • Review the guidelines for letters of recommendation (below).

How to Apply:

  • Complete the online candidate application by 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, May 13, 2015.
  • E-mail all letters of recommendation in PDF format to nominations@cec.sped.org by 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, May 13, 2015.

DEADLINE:  The official online application must be completed no later than 4:00 pm EST, May 13, 2015

PREVIEW THE APPLICATION:  A preview of the application is provided for your convenience.  All candidates must complete the official online application.  A link will be provided here when the application site is live.  All portions of the application must be completed. Please feel free to contact a member of the Nominations Standing Committee or send an e-mail to nominations@cec.sped.org with questions about completing the candidate application.  

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION: Applicants for Board positions must submit two letters of recommendation. Applicants for President Elect must submit three letters.  Letters of recommendation must be received by 4:00 pm EST on May 13, 2015, and should be sent to nominations@cec.sped.org.  

QUALIFICATIONS: 

President Elect: Nominees must have served on the Board of Directors or have equivalent leadership experience within other areas of the Council, in similar organizations/associations, and/or in major administrative roles to be considered for this position.

Each slated candidate for President Elect will make 2 short video clips (with the assistance of CEC staff), each of approximately 2 minutes in length, which will be posted to CEC’s website.  Read more. 

View the rating rubric for this position

Member-at-Large Positions:  Nominees for these positions should have demonstrated knowledge and/or experience with the Council and its various activities.

Member-at-Large, Non-Designated (3 positions): Any member of the Council, including those members who could file for any designated position.

View the rating rubric for this position.

Member-at-Large, Diverse Ethnic and Multicultural Groups (2 position): Any member of the Council belonging to a group that, because of racial or ethnic origin, constitutes a distinctive and recognizable entity in our society, e.g., American Indian, Alaskan Native or First Nations; Asian, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander; Black or African American; Hispanic, Latino/a or Spanish. For the 2016 seat, preference will be given to African American and Native American/First Nations candidates.

View the rating rubric for this position.

Student Representative to the Representative Assembly

Candidates slated for election as one of 2 Student Representatives to the Representative Assembly are selected by the CEC Student Committee and voted on by Student members.  All candidates must be a CEC Student member.  Before you apply, please review the candidate information and preview application

To apply for the Student RA position:

  • Review the candidate information and preview application. 
  • Prepare your application responses in advance.  The official online application allows for ONE-TIME ACCESS ONLY.  You should plan to copy your responses and paste them into the application form.
  • Complete the online candidate application by 4:00 p.m. EST, May 13, 2015. 
  • Email nominations@cec.sped.org to request an email notice when the online application is live.
  • Have letters of recommendation emailed in PDF format to alisonh@cec.sped.org by 4:00 p.m. EST, May 13, 2015.