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Executive Director: Duties and Evaluation Procedures
The Executive Director is responsible for the day-to-day administration and management of the League pursuant to the current job description; for carrying out directions given by the LWVUS/LWVEF Board of Directors/Trustees; and for working diligently to ensure that the League meets its organizational objectives and carries out its mission as effectively as possible within the limits of available resources.
The Executive Director is responsible for assisting the boards in 1) assessing the organization's performance and effectiveness and 2) determining future actions required to achieve its mission. This is to be accomplished through participation in the annual board retreat and through the biennial report to the membership contained in the convention workbook.
The LWVUS/LWVEF Board of Directors/Trustees shall conduct an annual evaluation of the Executive Director to accomplish the following goals:
1. Maintain a harmonious working relationship between the Executive Director and the boards.
2. Assure that the boards’ policies are being effectively administered.
3. Confirm that the boards and the Executive Director have a common understanding of LWVUS and LWVEF goals, priorities and directions.
4. Relate individual performance to organizational goals.
5. Help the Executive Director know what the boards and the membership need from the national office.
6. Provide a mechanism for the Executive Director to let the boards know what she/he needs from them to do her/his job effectively.
The President/Chair is responsible for performing the evaluation, making use of personal knowledge and comments solicited from the full LWVUS/LWVEF Board of Directors/Trustees.
In early spring, the President/Chair shall solicit comments concerning the Executive Director’s performance from the Board of Directors/Trustees. Using these comments, the President/Chair shall prepare a summary evaluation and provide a written copy to the Executive Director. The Executive Director shall prepare a self-evaluation and shall meet with the President/Chair to discuss the two documents and negotiate performance goals for the following year.
At its summer meeting, the Board of Directors/Trustees shall meet in executive session with the Executive Director to consider an oral report from the President/Chair, the Executive Director's performance goals for the coming year and any related recommendations.
In years when there is a change in the Presidency/Chair, it shall be the responsibility of the outgoing President/Chair to solicit comments from the outgoing boards, prepare the summary evaluation, and provide copies to the Executive Director and the incoming President/Chair. It shall be the responsibility of the incoming President/Chair to see that the evaluation process is completed. This will include meeting with the Executive Director to discuss the evaluation and negotiate performance goals for the year and scheduling an executive session for the new boards at the summer meeting to hear and consider the President's oral report on these matters.
Executive Director’s Salary: The Executive Committee is responsible for establishing the Executive Director’s salary.