Improving Trauma Care Worldwide

2024 Call for Board of Director Nominations

Nominations for the ITLS Board of Directors
The ITLS Awards, Bylaws, & Nominating Committee cordially invite you to consider submitting a nomination to serve on the ITLS Board of Directors.

 ITLS Mission: Save lives by empowering individuals and communities worldwide with high-quality trauma education.

 Serving on the Board of Directors can be a fulfilling way to contribute to ITLS’ success while also growing personally and professionally.

Board Roles & Responsibilities:
The ITLS Board of Directors has several responsibilities that are crucial to the organization’s success and governance.

The Board has a fiduciary duty to act in the best interests of the organization and its stakeholders, ensuring sustainability, accountability, and impact in achieving its mission.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Mission and Strategy: responsible for ensuring that the nonprofit stays true to its mission and strategic goals
  • Governance and Oversight: to ensure the organization operates legally, ethically, and effectively. This includes approving policies, monitoring financial performance, and overseeing risk management
  • Financial Oversight: approving budgets, reviewing financial statements, and ensuring adequate financial controls are in place
  • Strategic Planning and Decision Making: set long-term goals and priorities for the organization. This includes making key decisions about major initiatives, partnerships, and organizational direction
  • Collaboration and Partnerships: working alongside the office staff, committee, volunteers, and other key stakeholders to advance the mission and achieve the goals of ITLS
  • Community and Outreach: serve as ambassadors for the organization, advocating for its mission and building relationships with stakeholders, chapters, training centres, and more all around the world
  • Evaluation and Continuous Improvement: evaluate the organization’s programs and services to assess their impact and effectiveness

Qualifications & Eligibility Criteria:
To be eligible to serve on the ITLS Board of Directors, potential candidates must:

  • Be an active participant in ITLS chapter or international activities for at least two of the last five years.
  • Be experienced in teaching or coordinating ITLS courses.
  • Demonstrate a high-level of motivation in the development of ITLS within the chapter or at the international level.
  • Demonstrate experience in leadership roles, either within ITLS or their career.
  • Disclose all potential conflicts of interest.
  • Adhere to the ITLS Code of Conduct.

Board of Director Term – Regular Election

  • Board members serve a 3-year term that shall begin immediately upon election (2024-2027).
  • Elected Directors are limited to 3 successive terms.

Board of Director Term – Special Election due to Director Vacancy

  • To fill the remaining two (2) years of term that shall begin immediately upon election (2024-2026).
  • After completion of the two (2) year term, Elected Directors are limited to three (3) successive terms.

Please note the following:

  • Potential candidates are not eligible to run for both the regular election and special election open positions.
  • Potential candidates who have previously served on the Board of Director are only eligible for nomination if it has been at least one (1) full year since their term or service to the Board has ended.

Board Nomination Submission Package:

All required items in the submission package must be submitted via the online form  that includes:

  • Candidate Information
    • Name, Credentials/Designations
    • Contact Information
    • ITLS Chapter
    • Occupation
  • The following questions will be answered and limited to 300 words each:
    • Describe your involvement with your ITLS Chapter.
    • Describe your involvement with ITLS International (committees, etc.).
    • What other volunteer or leadership activities have you been involved with?
    • Describe any previous or current experiences on other Boards.
    • If applicable, does your employer support your candidacy for the ITLS Board?  Yes/No
    • How many hours per month could you contribute?
    • Why are you interested in serving on the ITLS Board?
  • Upload a Letter of Support from the ITLS Chapter which is signed by the Chapter Coordinator and/or Medical Director (maximum 2 pages).
  • Upload your CV/Resume limited to two (2) pages (8.5 X 11 size) and accepted formats to upload should be PDF or Word Document.
  • Upload your Photo. Accepted formats are PNG, JPG or related image.

    Board Nomination Deadline: August 2, 2024
    Submit Your Nomination!

    Election & Nomination Information:
    Please note the following the nomination deadline, the Committee will review the nomination submission packages and present their candidate slate to the ITLS Board of Directors.

    Selected candidates will be notified with the Board Candidate Qualifications and Campaign Rules and required information for next steps in the process following the nomination deadline.

    ITLS will be returning to IN-PERSON voting and elections to be held at the ITLS Business & Awards Session.