Qualifications and Responsibilities

Nominations for President-Elect and other board and network positions are accepted until March 3, 2021.  Please read the candidate qualifications and the responsibilities of the role before applying. Successful candidates will serve a two-year term beginning September 1, 2021.


The following qualifications are evaluated by the Elections Committee to develop a slate of candidates for this position:

1. Participation in and support of the National Association for Gifted Children. Criteria for consideration include:

  • Nominee must be an NAGC member in good standing
  • Have served on the BOD for at least one term within the past 10 years
  • NAGC convention attendance
  • Presentation at NAGC conventions
  • NAGC committee participation

2. Evidence of competency in gifted education

3. Evidence of financial management experience

4. Support of, and contributions to, the field of gifted education (e.g., books, monographs, creative contributions)

5. Demonstrated advocacy and leadership experience (e.g., starting a parent group, starting a local association for the gifted)



  • Serve as Chair of the annual convention and the national convention program committee
  • Perform the duties of the President in the event of the absence or incapacity of the President
  • Fulfill other duties as assigned by the President or the Board of Directors
  • In the event of vacancy in the office of President, the President-Elect shall become the President and serve the unexpired portion of the President’s term
  • Participate on the review committee to annually evaluate the performance of the Executive Director and determine the compensation and other financial arrangements of the Executive Director.
  • Exercise fiduciary responsibility for the fiscal health of the organization
  • Attend three (3) NAGC Board meetings per year; one in early fall, one at the annual convention each November, and the other usually scheduled in conjunction with the affiliate conference in March (Expenses for Board meetings are eligible for some reimbursement upon presentation of original receipts)
  • Serve on at least one Board Committee at the request of the President
  • Represent the best interests of the organization on all issues raised in board meetings, based on careful analysis of agendas and supporting material
  • Know and uphold the regulations, policies, and procedures of the organization
  • Represent NAGC positions to individuals and groups with whom the board member interacts (e.g. open doors to potential donors, make visits, or identify key alliance partners)
  • Adhere to conflict of interest policy of NAGC
  • Agree to refrain from simultaneous service on Organizational Committees for the duration of the term of office
  • Make an annual cash or in-kind contribution to NAGC during the term of office
  • Make up to two (2) presentations each year to relevant groups on behalf of the organization as part of the Expert Speakers Program (ESP)
  • Recruit new members for the organization
  • Recruit new members for the organization