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 SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE NURSES ASSOCIATION

Leadership Opportunities

Learn and practice leadership and management skills that will enhance your professional growth and development - and that's the best gift you can give your career.  Opportunities are available to serve on our Leadership Team as an Executive Board Member or as a Steering Committee Member.  

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE   2023 & 2024

President 

The officers of the Chapter include the President, President-Elect, and Secretary/Treasurer.  Multiple positions can be held by the same person.  The minimum number of officers is two.  The officers are responsible to the Chapter to assure that the Chapter complies with all rules and regulations of HPNA and with any applicable state and local laws or regulations. The officers of the chapter are elected by secure online ballot and direct the activities of the chapter.

Primary role & responsibilities

  • Direct the activities of the Chapter, including appointment of non-elected standing committee chairs.
  • Monitor the implementation of the Chapter goals, plans, objectives, and overall budget. 
  • Ensure that the financial records of the Chapter are kept confidential with secure access and collaborate with the Treasurer regarding expenditures and accurate accounting. 
  • Advise the general membership and the Chapter Executive Board of information from the national HPNA. 
  • Schedule and preside at a minimum of two (2) meetings of the Chapter Executive Board. 
  • Schedule and preside at a minimum of two (2) meetings of the general membership. At least one membership meeting must conduct the business of the Chapter.
  • Coordinate the completion, review, and submission of the Annual Renewal of Charter Report according to procedures established by the national HPNA.
  • Schedule and attend a transition meeting between the outgoing and incoming members of the Chapter Executive Board and standing committee chairs.
  • Ensure that the records of the Chapter are maintained according to procedures established by the national HPNA.
  • Serve as a liaison between the Chapter Executive Board, national HPNA, and district leaders.
  • Perform other responsibilities designated by the Chapter Executive Board or the national HPNA. 

Treasurer

The officers of the Chapter include the President, President-Elect, and Secretary/Treasurer.  Multiple positions can be held by the same person.  The minimum number of officers is two.  The officers are responsible to the Chapter to assure that the Chapter complies with all rules and regulations of HPNA and with any applicable state and local laws or regulations. The officers of the chapter are elected by secure online ballot and direct the activities of the chapter.

Primary role & responsibilities
  • Maintain Chapter financial records in compliance with the policies and procedures of the HPNA national Office. 
  • Supervise the financial transactions of the Chapter.
  • Ensure that the financial records of the Chapter are kept confidential with secure access and collaborate with the President regarding expenditures and accurate accounting.
  • Prepare Annual and Bi-annual Treasurer’s Reports for the Chapter President to sign and submit to HPNA by published dates.
  • Prepare, seek and submit scholarship/grant applications on behalf of the Chapter to National HPNA. 
  • Prepare and coordinate thank you cards and financial payment for instructor honorariums.

Communications 

This is a Committee Chair position that may be elected as a voting member or appointed as non-voting member of the Chapter Executive Board as determined by the Chapter Standing Rules.  The term of the appointment is determined by the Chapter Executive Board.

Primary role & responsibilities
  • Oversee communications and information related to Chapter Membership
  • Collaborates with President regarding email blasts, automatic message updates and annual membership survey.
  • Collaborates with Programming Chairs to facilitate effective marketing of upcoming programs/events as well as assisting with all virtual platform utilization involved.
  • Leads virtual platform during events including break-out room discussions.
  • Initiates virtual event logistics including invitations, registration, posting, polls and reports. 
  • Updates virtual platforms such as website and social media accounts. 
  • Participate in strategies to improve and develop virtual platforms. 
  • Implement a plan to assure that Leadership Team is trained to use virtual platforms. 

Program Chair

Committee chairs may be elected as voting members or appointed as non-voting members of the Chapter Executive Board as determined by the chapter Standing Rules.   Purpose:  Identify the educational needs of the Chapter membership and plan programs that meet the identified educational needs of the Chapter membership.  The President is an ex-officio member of the Program Committee.

  • Primary role & responsibilities 
  • Develop, distribute, and analyze the results of an educational needs assessment to determine the educational needs and interests of Chapter members.
  • Develop an annual plan for meeting the educational needs of the Chapter membership.
  • Select educational programming in consultation with the President and the Chapter Executive Board.
  • Coordinate educational programming events for local Chapter members by completing the following activities:
  • Determine the date, time, and location for all programs
  • Secure program topic, format, and presenters/coordinators
  • Establish the educational objectives and evaluation plan of programming.
  • Secure continuing education credits for event attendees (optional)
  • Assist in the promotion and advertising strategies of educational events
  • Maintain a listing of Chapter member and guest attendees at each educational offering

Community Outreach - Ongoing
Community Outreach positions are appointed as non-voting member of the Chapter Executive Board as determined by the Chapter Standing Rules.  The term of the appointment is determined by the Chapter Executive Board.

Primary role & responsibilities 

  • The Community Outreach members act as representatives for specified geographic areas of the San Francisco Bay Area or other California regions.
  • Participate in strategies with Membership Chair to recruit and retain membership in the Chapter.
  • Assists the Executive Board in increasing membership in their respective areas by promoting chapter events.
  • Implement a plan to assure that all Hospice and Palliative organizations and their contact information is current in their respective geographical or assigned areas.
  • Implement a plan to identify contacts at Hospice and Palliative organizations and regularly communicate the Chapter’s messages, education events and encourage membership.



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