Congratulations on your interest in running for an ISEA leadership position. Becoming involved at this level of association work is challenging, but quite rewarding. You will have the opportunity to positively impact the lives of your fellow members.
There are three ways a person may be elected to serve on the ISEA Executive Board of Directors: through a Statewide Elected Position, as a Constituency State Executive Board Member, and as a UniServ Unit State Executive Board member.
There are four statewide elected positions on the ISEA Executive Board: president, vice president, and two NEA directors. These positions are elected by delegates at the annual Delegate Assembly. Any active ISEA member is eligible to seek nomination to the positions of president, vice president, or NEA director. Active members include persons enrolled on a current year basis as a professional member, educational support member, graduate assistant member, education student member, substitute member, or retired member.
Nomination papers for statewide elected positions may be obtained by contacting the ISEA executive director, 777 3rd Street, Des Moines, IA 50309. Completed nomination papers shall be filed in a sealed envelope with the ISEA executive director not later than the first day of the second month preceding the month the Delegate Assembly is scheduled at which the election is to be held (generally, February 1 deadline).
Nomination papers shall contain the signatures of at least 200 active members of the association or shall be signed and filed by the president of the nominee’s UniServ unit or affiliated local association or the ISEA-R, if a retired member, upon instructions from the respective organization. Additional nominations may be made from the floor at the annual meeting of the Delegate Assembly.
Pending vacancies on the state executive board for ethnic minority, retired, higher education, educational support professionals, and area education agency constituency groups shall be made in an official ISEA publication. An election shall be conducted in May and June with the new representative being seated at the Executive Board meeting preceding the ISEA Summer Conference. The election is conducted via the ISEA voting website, and the term of the office is for three years.
The individual receiving the largest number of votes for executive board member shall be the representative for that respective category to the Executive Board. A candidate may set up individual web sites for their own campaign purposes commencing on April 1 preceding the election. Association logos, tag lines, and promotional themes shall not be used by candidates in their campaign materials. Campaign contributions may not be solicited by a candidate or campaign worker before August 1.
ISEA members who are elected to represent their national constituency on the NEA Board of Directors are non-voting members of the ISEA Board of Directors.
Any active ISEA member is eligible to seek nomination to the position of state executive board member representing their respective UniServ unit. Each UniServ unit determines the procedure used in electing their state executive board member. Contact your UniServ office to obtain election procedures for your unit.