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The President will work collaboratively with the Board of Directors and management company staff in leading the transformation of the WOCN Society from its current stage to a more mature organization capable of delivering on its long term vision. Specifically, s/he will ensure that the WOCN Society's fiscal, operational, fundraising, marketing, human resource, technology, and programmatic strategies are effectively implemented across all segments of the organization.

The President-Elect will assume the position of the President at the completion of the President's two-year term, at which time the President becomes the Immediate Past President for a one-year term.

Qualifications (President-Elect/President)

  • Must have 5 years of documented board level involvement in healthcare non-profit arena and a minimum of 5 years WOC nursing experience.
  • Prior nonprofit organization experience ideal
  • Board development, fundraising, marketing/branding and fiscal management experience preferred.
  • A financially and politically knowledgeable leader with the ability to set clear priorities, delegate, and guide investment in people and systems; analytical, organizational and problem solving skills, which support and enable sound decision making.
  • Strong coalition building skills with an ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders; a persuasive negotiator able to achieve consensus amongst differing opinions
  • An articulate communicator via all mediums. Outstanding presentation and communication skills with the experience to be an outgoing spokesperson, and relationship builder
  • Experience in recruiting and retaining a diverse team.
  • Comply with the Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement and Code of Conduct Policy

Responsibilities (President-Elect)

  • Serve as liaison from the Board of Directors to the Accreditation Committee.
  • Perform duties of the President in the absence or incapacity of the President.
  • The president-elect should be fully cognizant of the responsibilities of the president. By being fully informed of the activities in all areas of the WOCN Society and WOCN Foundation, the president-elect will be prepared to assist the president in any way and to assume the responsibilities of the office of president should the need arise.

Strengthening Infrastructure and Operations (President-Elect/President)

  • Promote the delivery of high quality services while managing for current and future growth
  • Support and motivate the organization's board, volunteers, and staff
  • President presides at all meetings of the WOCN Society and WOCN Foundation (e.g., board of directors, WOCN annual conference, Annual Member's Business Meeting, Strategic Planning Session.
  • Work with the executive VP and executive director to ensure efficient and effective operations of the National Office and the WOCN Society.
  • President appoints chairs of WOCN committees and task forces, subject to approval of the board of directors.
  • President serves as ex-officio member, with a right to vote, on all WOCN committees except the Nominating Committee.
  • Ensure that the flow of funds permits the WOCN Society to make continuous progress towards the achievement of its mission and that those funds are allocated properly to reflect present needs and future potential.

Program Development (President-elect/President)

  • Work with staff to increase efficiencies and consistency throughout the organization by developing and implementing standardized programs, services and program marketing

Responsibilities (President) Strategic Vision and Leadership

  • Collaborate with board to develop, refine and implement the strategic plan while ensuring that the budget, staff and priorities are aligned with the WOCN Society’s core mission
  • Provide inspirational leadership and direction to all board, volunteers, and staff, to ensure the continued development and management of a professional and efficient organization; establish effective decision-making processes that will enable the WOCN Society to achieve its long- and short-term goals and objectives
  • Cultivate a strong and transparent working relationship with the Board and ensure open communication about the measurement of financial, programmatic, and impact performance against stated milestones and goals
  • In partnership with the Board, help build a diverse and inclusive Board representative of the WOCN Society membership that is highly engaged and willing to leverage and secure resources
  • Provide visionary leadership as an innovative change agent that sees the big picture and thinks strategically.
  • Approach problem solving with creativity, imagination, insight, and boldness.
  • Present challenges in ways that call forth the best in people to bring them together around a shared sense of purpose.
  • Work with the power of intentionality and alignment with a higher purpose.


Odd-numbered years (ex. 2017, 2019, 2021…)


Two-year term (maximum: one term)

Please Note

  • Active members who are employed by a commercial industry that provides products or services as defined in the WOCN policy are not eligible to serve on the Board of Directors.
  • There may be other candidates  running for each position. We are ethically bound to keep the slate of candidates confidential until approved by the board and the election is open.

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