The Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association

Call For Executive Board Member Nominations

In Spring 2018, MAWCA will hold elections for five open positions on the MAWCA Executive Board. Members of the Executive Board must be directors, staff members of writing centers, or those involved with writing centers. Board members should commit to being available for two face-to-face meetings per year: a September  retreat and the Board meeting at the spring conference.  The deadline to nominate will run through Monday March 5th at 5pm.

Please consider running for a position or nominating a colleague. Serving on the board is a great way to promote the work of writing centers, meet writing center colleagues throughout the region, and gain professional development. Click here to read a few testimonials from current and past MAWCA board members.

The open positions are:

One year, renewable in case of vacancy

The treasurer will:

  • collaborate with the vice-treasurer to divide the responsibilities of the office as detailed in the bylaws and the treasurer’s procedural documents;
  • be in charge of collecting dues and work with the web coordinator to maintain membership;
  • maintain records and receipts of all financial transactions;
  • act as signatory for MAWCA’s bank account with fiduciary responsibility to the organization;
  • pay bills and reimburse officers and members for expenses incurred in conducting Board-authorized MAWCA business;
  • maintain an archive of monthly bank statements in the MAWCA online archive;
  • file financial reports concerning financial transactions of the organization, to be presented at executive board meetings and at the annual general business meeting;
  • file the annual post card required to maintain public charity status, and work with the President to ensure compliance with all IRS requirements;
  • maintain the procedural document for treasurer responsibilities as noted above.

 Vice-TreasurerOne-year term, then becomes Treasurer for one year

The elected vice treasurer will assist the treasurer with carrying out the duties of the treasurer.

 At-Large Member (1 open position) One-year term, renewable

Elected At-Large Representatives will:

  • Represent broad constituency interests in setting policies and planning events;
  • Lead and serve on committees as needed.

Graduate Student Representative  One-year term, non-renewable Represent the interests of graduate students in all board functions, meetings and voting.
Undergraduate Student Representative
One-year term, non-renewable Represent the interests of undergraduate students in all board functions, meetings and voting.

How do I nominate a colleague?

Email the nominees's name, email address, and the position to Holly Ryan ( We will take care of the rest.

How do I self-nominate?

Self-nominating is very common, and we encourage it, so don’t be shy. Please read these bio guidelines and write a brief bio as instructed. Email this bio, as well as the position for which you are running, to by the March 5th deadline.

MAWCA is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt public charity. 
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