2022-23 GCU Board of Directors Vacancy Application

Board of Directors Vacancy Information

Board of Directors Authority

The GCU’s Board of Directors is seeking qualified candidates to fill two Board Member vacancies due to the retirement of GCU Directors Dorothy Foran and Barbara Kushner. The Board of Directors has the authority to fill Board vacancies per Paragraph 51 of the Bylaws:
Par. 51: The Directors shall have the authority to fill a vacancy of an elected Director for the unexpired term with a member who meets the qualifications of Paragraph 62.

Qualifications
Bylaw Qualifications

Par. 62: All candidates for Director must submit a Declaration for Candidacy & Resume Form for Director and comply with the following qualifications:
(a) A citizen of the United States of America.
(b) A member of the GCU for a minimum of five (5) years as of January 1 of the election year.
(c) A person of Slav origin and a Byzantine Catholic for a minimum of five (5) years as of January 1 of the election year.
(d) Of good moral character, reputation and good American spirit.
(e) A candidate must have attained the age of 30 prior to January 1 of the election year and not be older than age 77 prior to January 1 of the election year.
(f) Any other qualifications set forth by the Directors in the Declaration of Candidacy & Resume Form for Director.

Qualifications as set forth by the Board of Directors per Par. 62 (f) are as follows:

Must possess a minimum of two of the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • Currently hold or has held a senior level, Executive or C-Suite position for a minimum of five years.
  • Own a successful business for a minimum of five years.
  • Currently employed or has been employed in the financial/insurance industry for minimum of five years or possess a financial/insurance certificate for a minimum of five years.
  • Serve or has served on a professional Board for a minimum of three years.

Qualified candidates must submit their Declaration for Candidacy by January 31, 2023. Declaration of Candidacy forms are available on the GCU website in the Member Events section or can be obtained by calling GCU President/CEO George Juba at 724-495-3400 ext. 3928 or emailing gjuba@GCUusa.com.

Summary of Directors’ Responsibilities

As a member of the GCU Board of Directors, a Director is responsible for the effective governance of the GCU. Their main purpose is to advise, govern, set and oversee policy & direction, and assist with the leadership and general promotion of the GCU in support of its mission, strategic vision and core values.

Expectations of Board Members

As a member of the GCU Board of Directors, a Director is responsible for the effective governance of the GCU. Their main purpose is to advise, govern, set and oversee policy & direction, and assist with the leadership and general promotion of the GCU in support of its mission, strategic vision and core values.

Key Responsibilities

Members of the Board shall share these responsibilities while acting in the best interest of the GCU. Each member is expected to make recommendations based on their profession, experience, expertise and vantage point in the community.
• Organizational leadership and advisement.
• Formulation, oversight and governance of policies and procedures developed by the Board.
• Establish overall long and short term goals, objectives and priorities for the GCU.
• Recommend policy.
• Prepare for and participate in the discussion and the deliberations of the Board.
• Financial oversight, including approval and oversight of the annual operating budget.
• Oversight of program planning and evaluation.
• Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the GCU’s annual business plan through a regular review of sales and budget reports as well as a review of products, programs, and services as compared to the market and competitive environment.
• Review of key departmental (finance, membership, sales, marketing, fraternal) plans, budgets and performance reports.
• Promotion, and support thereof, of the GCU’s membership and mission through advertising, outreach and community networking.

Meeting and Time Commitment

• The Board of Directors meets quarterly with a minimum commitment of 20-30 days on site annually, not including travel time.
• In addition, Board members are to be available at the call of the Chairperson of the Board for any special meetings. The special meetings may be either in person or via teleconference.
• Board members are expected to attend GCU events and meetings.

Term

The term of office for these two Board positions will end on September 30, 2024.

Completed and notarized candidacy forms should be postmarked by Tuesday, January 31, 2023 and mailed to: GCU-Attn. President George Juba, 5400 Tuscarawas Road, Beaver, PA 15009.

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