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NAJIT depends on the work of its volunteers. Serving on the Board is an excellent and rewarding opportunity to help shape the future of the profession. Membership and member involvement are vital to furthering NAJIT’s mission. The NAJIT Board of Directors is comprised of volunteers, and members must be nominated to be considered a candidate.

NAJIT 2021 Elections: Call for Nominations

NAJIT’s Nomination Committee is pleased to announce the call for nominations for our annual elections. The results of the elections will be announced at our Annual Meeting on May 15, 2021.

This year NAJIT will be holding an election for two board positions to serve a two year term. The Nominations Committee has pledged to present two candidates for each position open for election.

The terms of current Directors Hebba Abulsaad and Hilda Shymanik expire on May 15, 2021; only Hilda Shymanik will be running for reelection.

Who is Eligible?

Under NAJIT’s Bylaws, any Active member who attains two years of continuous membership as an Active Member in good standing as of December 16, 2020 shall be eligible for nomination to the Board of Directors.

All NAJIT officers and directors serve on a volunteer basis.

Nomination Deadline

Members are invited to submit nominations to the Nominations Committee.  Nominations must be received before close of business on December 16, 2020. Nominee documents are due to the Nominations Committee by January 10, 2021.

How does the Nomination Process Work?

Members may nominate themselves or may be nominated by fellow members. We invite all members to recommend potential candidates to the Nominations Committee or to volunteer themselves to be considered.

All nominations should include the nominee’s complete name and contact information, and a statement explaining why the nominee would make a good addition to the board of directors.

The Nominations Committee will verify eligibility and contact all nominees to invite them to apply and send the materials they need to present for assessment. Nominee documents are due to the Nominations Committee by January 10, 2021.

The Nominations Committee has the responsibility of proposing the names of candidates to the members for the subsequent election, taking into account, to the extent possible, a balanced slate as far as language, geographical location and professional activities.

Only members who meet the eligibility criteria established in NAJIT bylaws (that is, who have been active members continuously and in good standing since December 2018) may be nominated to the Board of Directors. Members uncertain of their status may verify it with headquarters.

Nominees who comply with the eligibility criteria will be contacted directly by the Committee. They will receive information on what being a Board member entails. They will also be asked to send more detailed information, including a short questionnaire, a short biography, a CV stating their areas of expertise, and a formal candidate statement to be published on the NAJIT website. Only nominees who send the complete information requested shall be considered.

All nominations should be emailed to the Nominations Committee at:

If you plan to submit names for nomination, we recommend contacting the potential nominees first, explaining your intention and the fact that a nomination does not guarantee a formal invitation to run for office.

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