To be considered for a position on the NFDA Board of Directors, each applicant must be an Individual Member of NFDA. An Individual Member is defined by the NFDA Bylaws as a Practitioner who owns or is employed by a Firm Member. A Practitioner is an individual who, to the extent required by State law, possesses all the necessary licenses to engage in the profession of funeral directing and/or embalming. Any Practitioner who does not own nor is employed by a Firm Member may become an Individual Member of NFDA by making written application and agreeing to all conditions of membership. Individual Members do not include Retired, Student, Apprentice, Associate or International Members. (Reference NFDA's Bylaws)
To apply for an open position on the NFDA Board of Directors, review the online Application & Instructions information. Follow the directions provided on the form and submit your completed application form to NFDA by 5 p.m. Central Time on February 1, 2019 to be considered by the NFDA Leadership Development Committee for an open position.
The NFDA Leadership Development Committee will review and evaluate all applications and interview applicants. The knowledge, experience, skills and abilities demonstrated by each individual, relative to the following established core competencies and leadership expectations, will be evaluated:
- Leadership qualities and experience
- Commitment to NFDA
- Organizational awareness
- Experience as a funeral service professional
The NFDA Leadership Development Committee will present a list of qualified candidates for officer positions to the membership, and a list of qualified candidates for At-large Representative positions to the NFDA Policy Board, no later than March 1, 2019. Applicants will be notified of the outcome prior to the release of the list of qualified candidates to the membership and the Policy Board.
Any applicant not included on the list of qualified candidates for officer positions issued by the Leadership Development Committee will be added to the ballot if he or she submits to the NFDA Secretary prior to April 1, 2019 a petition signed by a minimum of 250 Individual Members nominating the Individual Member as a candidate.
Any applicant not included on the list of qualified candidates for at-large representative positions issued by the Leadership Development Committee will be added to the ballot if he or she submits to the NFDA Secretary prior to April 1, 2019 a petition signed by a minimum of 30% of the current Policy Board Members nominating the candidate.