Declaration of Candidacy & Resume for GCU Director
Director-GCU Board of Directors Qualifications Summary
As a member of the 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 and direction, and assist with the leadership and general promotion of the GCU in support of its mission, strategic vision and core values.
As per Par.62 of the GCU Bylaws, All candidates for Director must submit a Declaration for Candidacy & Resume Form for Director together with a digital photograph 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 who is a member of a Byzantine Catholic Church under the jurisdiction of the Metropolitan Ruthenian Church of Pittsburgh.
(d) Of good moral character, reputation and good American spirit.
(e) 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 (e) 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.
Expectations of Board Members
- Be committed and possess values that are aligned with the purpose and mission of the GCU.
- Solid understanding of the GCU’s business.
- Contribute to the improvement of Board Governance though knowledge or skills possessed in one or more of the following areas: policy, finance, organizational strategy, technology, legal, marketing, sales, civic leadership, risk management or personnel.
- Gain understanding of the GCU’s policies and procedures.
- Become familiar with the GCU’s finances, budget, and financial/resource needs.
- Participate on standing committees of the Board and serve on ad-hoc committees, as necessary.
- Prepare for and participate in the discussions and the deliberations of the Board.
- Be alert to community concerns that can be addressed by the GCU’s mission, objectives, products and programs. Communicate this to the entire Board.
- Foster a positive working relationship with other Board members.
- Be aware of, and abstain from, any conflict of interest.
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 National, Lodge, Regional Lodge and District events or meetings.
Directors are elected by the membership to a four-year term.