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Music Educator Development Division President


Constitutional Job Description (Bylaw III, Section 2)

The Music Educator Development (MED) Division President is an elected officer of the Illinois Music Education Association and a voting member of the ILMEA Board of Directors. It is the responsibility of the MED Division President to “address issues within music education that impact all areas of the profession.” As a member of the Board of Directors, the MED Division President shall share general jurisdiction over, and responsibility for, the functions of the Association including the management and operations of the Association, the appointment of an Executive Director and the appointment of the Editor. 

Term of Office (Bylaw III, Section 5,6)

The Division Presidents shall be elected to serve a term of three years. Division presidents may serve two consecutive terms and may be returned to office after two years have lapsed. A Division President shall be elected one year prior to assuming active office and function in an elect, non-voting position on the Board of Directors for this year. Division Presidents shall assume office immediately following the State Conference following their year of service as Division President Elect. 

Board of Directors (Bylaw III, Section 3)

The Board of Directors shall be composed of the President, President Elect, Past President, Division Presidents and District Presidents. Certain Advisory members, without the right to vote, may be named by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall have general jurisdiction over, and responsibility for, the functions of the Association. The Board of Directors shall (a) assume responsibility for management and operations of the Association and control of the funds thereof (b) appoint an Executive Director, prescribe his/her duties and compensation, and have full control of his/her actions as Executive Director, and (c) appoint an Editor of the Association’s official publications, prescribe the duties and compensation and have full control of his/her actions as Editor.

Executive Committee (Bylaw III, Section 4)

The Executive Committee of the Association shall consist of the President, President Elect, Past President, the Executive Director (without the power of vote), and four(4) members of the Board of Directors recommended by the President and approved by the Board of Directors as the President assume his/her regular term of office. At least one of the four at large members shall be a District President and at least one a Division President.  The Executive power of the Association shall be vested in the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee shall be vested with the power to make emergency decisions. The Executive Committee shall advise the Executive Director in situations not expressly covered by this Constitution.

Succession of Officers (Bylaw III, Section 7)

If the State President, the Division President, or the District President should be unable to fulfill the specified term of office, the State President Elect, the Division President Elect, or the District President Elect, respectively, shall assume the unexpired portion of the office. If the State President Elect is unable to fulfill the specified term of office, whether by reason of succession to the Presidency or for any other reason, the Board of Directors shall appoint a successor to complete the term of office or a special election may be held to fill the vacancy. If the Division President Elect or the District President Elect should be unable to fulfill the specified term of office, the State President shall select and appoint, with the approval of the Executive Committee, a person to fill the unexpired portion of the term.

Re-Election of Officers (Bylaw III, Section 8)

Division Presidents may serve two consecutive terms and may be returned to office after two years have lapsed. Division Presidents may be elected to a different office on the Board of Directors upon completion of their expired term. 

Limitation of Responsibility of the Officers (Bylaw III, Section 9)

The authority and responsibility for the management and maintenance of the good will and credit of the Association is vested in the Board of Directors, but it is expressly understood that neither the Board, nor any member thereof, not any staff member, nor any member of the Association shall be required to accept personal financial responsibility for duly authorized bills or obligations, or for litigation that may develop from authorized activities of the organization carried on in good faith and in pursuit of the objectives, purposes and activities prescribed or authorized by the Constitution and Bylaws of the Association.

Constitutional Responsibilities

1.     Preside at meeting of the MED Division general membership

2.    Preside at meetings of the MED Council

3.    Provide for the planning, preparation and scheduling of IMEC MED Division activities in conjunction with the Executive Director and other Division Presidents

4.   Communicate to the ILMEA Board of Directors policies and motions adopted by the MED Division Council

5.   Appoint ad hoc committees at the Division level

District 1 District 2 District 3 District 4 District 5 District 6 District 7 District 8 District 9