State Representative

Qualifications and Responsibilities

Nominations for State Representative 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 three-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. Essential Qualifications

  • NAGC member in good standing
  • Experience with gifted children in any setting as a teacher and/or administrator
  • Five years of progressively increasing leadership experience in an NAGC recognized State Affiliate group OR currently employment as a State Director or State Consultant of Gifted Education with at least two years in the role

2. Prefered qualifications:

  • Documented service as an officer, committee chair or employee within a State Affiliate group
  • Evidence of advocacy activity on behalf of gifted children at any level
  • Experience organizing others to support gifted education policies and practices (e.g. head of a local parent group)
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within an organization and across organization
  • NAGC Convention attendance
  • NAGC Committee participation
  • Evidence of competency in gifted education
  • Familiarity with governance and finance issues
  • Leadership experience outside of gifted education

3. Agreement to abide by the Candidate Campaigning Policy 4.1 throughout the election cycle.

The Elections Committee will also judge candidates for re-election to the board on:

  • Accomplishments for the organization
  • Evidence of meeting deadlines
  • Responsiveness to communications regarding board issues (e.g. voting, program feedback, etc.)


  • Participate in the development and annual monitoring of NAGC’s strategic plan;
  • 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 analyses of agendas and supporting materials;
  • 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);  and,
  • Recruit new members for the organization.