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Regional Director

Position: Regional Director
Responsible To: Executive President

POSITION SUMMARY:The Regional Director provides leadership through effective communication to the designated regional chapters and Chapter Presidents by supporting the development, planning, coordination and evaluation of regional activities; promotes the association's philosophy, objectives and goals; and serves on the Executive Board of Directors.

Qualifications: An active member of AOHP for at least four years, unless waived by the Executive President; employed in the specialty of occupational health in healthcare in the respective region; an articulate, knowledgeable and professional representative of the association; and an employee health role model. 

Term of Office:  The Regional Director will be elected by a vote of the membership at large to serve a term of two years and is eligible to serve a maximum of two consecutive full terms upon successful re-election by the membership at the conclusion of the first term of office. 

Duties and Responsibilities:
1.   Acts as a liaison to the region's chapter officers.
2.   Maintains active communication with the regional chapters, providing information to the Executive Board of Directors regarding chapter activities.
a.   Prepares twice-yearly report to the Executive Board of Directors.
b.   Collaborates with the Executive Vice President during new chapter formation within the region, and coordinates respective site visits.
c.   Communicates with Chapter Presidents at least four times per year and upon request. At least two of these communications need to be in the form of written documentation, to be submitted at each Executive Board of Directors meeting as part of the twice-yearly report.
d.   Fosters close communication among the members by being available to the constituency.
3.   Serves on the Executive Board of Directors, representing the members of his/her respective region.
4.   Utilizes a collaborative style of leadership in an effort to ensure the cooperation of the membership in association activities.
a.   Supports and guides Chapter Presidents through problem-solving processes.
b.   Provides direction to committees and task forces at the regional level.
5.   Acts as a liaison to related professional organizations at the regional level.
6.   Orients and acts as a mentor to the incoming Regional Director.
·       Reviews the current job description with the incoming Regional Director.
·       Discusses each of the job duties with the incoming Regional Director and assures that any questions or concerns are answered.
·       Provides sample documents for specific job duties as requested by the incoming Regional Director.
7.     If at any time during the term of office, the Regional Director does not feel that he/she can perform certain job duties, he/she should notify the Executive President in writing the specifics of any concerns. The Executive President or other appointed Board member will work with the Regional Director on a potential resolution.
8.     The Regional Director, and any other Board members, are not permitted to miss more than two meetings per year, barring any emergencies. For any member to be excused from a specified Board meeting, she/he must notify the Board and arrange for a proxy. The absent Board member will specifically name a non-voting member to whom the proxy is assigned. A no-show without prior notification is defined as an unexcused absence. Officers are responsible for all duties noted in respective job descriptions.

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