New Leaders - Candidates

Panama TESOL is looking for NEW LEADERS!

Positions begin on January 2023 (2-year commitment)

Nomination Deadline: September 11, 2022
Elections will take place at Annual Convention 2022 on September 24, 2022

This position presents an exciting opportunity to take on a leadership role in our organization and put  your management experience and knowledge to use while developing strategies for team motivation and optimal results. The First Vice President is constitutionally the president’s companion and second representative in charge.  She/he together with the 2nd Vice- President helps the President  to make decisions.

Constitutional duties and responsibilities

The following are the main duties and responsibilities the position requires according to the bylaws of the organization:

  •  Takes responsibility  for all programs
  •  Helps president to do his job
  •  Replaces the President in his/her absence
  •  Becomes the elected president for next period

Other duties and responsibilities
The following are some of the duties and responsibilities the position might requires along the period. Although, there might be many coming up on the term, these are the most relevant to consider as you enter the position:

  •  Coordinates the Marketing plan together with the President and the ones he assigns
  •  Coordinates the Corporate Image Plan

 

Qualifications & Requirements
According to Chapter III, Article 7 on Panama TESOL Bylaws:
Any resident in the Republic of Panama who is involved in the teaching of English to speakers of other languages can be a member. The membership can include teachers, administrators, translators, writers, editors, students, or any retired professional from a related field to the teaching of English for speakers of other languages.

The basic qualifications required to successfully occupy the position are as follows:

  •  Membership: Be an active member of Panama TESOL 
  • Education: Be a professional from a related field to the teaching of English for speakers of other languages
  •  Specialized knowledge: TESOL, Association management, basic financial understanding
  •  Skills: kin on details, technology oriented, people skills
  •  Abilities: to manage people, direct groups, be organized
  •  Other: Be respectful, supportive, and enthusiastic
  •  Experience: preferably 

Working conditions
This position does not require a specific working place. As Panama TESOL is a volunteer organization, times and places will be as the position or the events demand, except for the responsibility to attend meetings whether they be on-site, or via web.
The person holding this position acknowledges there is work to do and commits him/herself to organize his/her time to be available to collaborate.

This position presents an exciting opportunity to take on a leadership role in our organization  and put your management experience and knowledge to use while developing strategies for team motivation and optimal results. The Second Vice President is constitutionally, together with the 2VP, the president’s companion and third representative in charge. Represents the President and 1st Vice-President when both are absent and helps both in the decision making process.

Constitutional duties and responsibilities

The following are the main duties and responsibilities the position requires according to the bylaws of the organization:

  • Is responsible for  promoting  and maintaining  membership register
  •  Coordinates public relations

Other duties and responsibilities
The following are some of the duties and responsibilities the position might require along the period. Although, there might be many coming up on the term, these are the most relevant to consider as you enter the position:

  •  Coordinates the plan to add Volunteers (Helping Hands) to the events
  •  Coordinates the recruitment plan for HR sustainability
  •  Coordinates the Marketing plan together with the President and the ones he assigns

Qualifications & Requirements
According to Chapter III, Article 7 on Panama TESOL Bylaws:
Any resident in the Republic of Panama who is involved in the teaching of English to speakers of other languages can be a member. The membership can include teachers, administrators, translators, writers, editors, students, or any retired professional from a related field to the teaching of English for speakers of other languages.
The basic qualifications required to successfully occupy the position are as follows:

  •  Education: Be a professional from a related field to the teaching of English for speakers of other languages
  •  Specialized knowledge: TESOL, Association management, basic financial understanding    
  •  Skills: kin on details, technology oriented, people skills
  •  Abilities: to manage people, direct groups, be organized
  •  Other: Be respectful, supportive, and enthusiastic
  •  Experience: preferably

Working conditions
This position does not require a specific working place. As Panama TESOL is a volunteer organization, times and places will be as the position or the events demand, except for the responsibility to attend meetings whether they be on-site, or via web.
The person holding this position acknowledges there is work to do and commits him/herself to organize his/her time to be available to collaborate.
 

This description contains the main and initial duties for the position you have been elected/appointed. There might be modifications along the term, as needs emerge.

This position presents an exciting opportunity to take on a determining role in our organization and put management and financial experience in practice in the development of strategies that translate into accountability and transparency in the conduction of transactions and management of revenues. The treasurer helps in the financial decisions and assures transparency in the transactions. Takes care of the financial health of the organization.

Constitutional duties and responsibilities

The following are the main duties and responsibilities the position requires according to the bylaws of the organization:

  • Is responsible for the finance of the association along with the President
  •  Authorizes expenses and financial transactions
  •  Delivers a 3-monthly report (to be published in the newsletter)
  •  Delivers a complete financial report to the membership after period (audited) signed by
    the president and the treasurer

Other duties and responsibilities
The following are some of the duties and responsibilities the position might requires along the period. Although, there might be many coming up on the term, these are the most relevant to consider as you enter the position:

  •  Conducts the internal audit with the president
  •  Prepares audit report
  •  Evaluates financial sustainability for every project
  •  Advices Board’s financial decisions

 

Qualifications & Requirements
According to Chapter III, Article 7 on Panama TESOL Bylaws:
Any resident in the Republic of Panama who is involved in the teaching of English to speakers of other languages can be a member. The membership can include teachers, administrators, translators, writers, editors, students, or any retired professional from a related field to the teaching of English for speakers of other languages.

The basic qualifications required to successfully occupy the position are as follows:

  •  Membership: Be an active member of Panama TESOL
  •  Education: Be a professional from a related field to the teaching of English for speakers
    of other languages
  •  Specialized knowledge: TESOL, Association management, basic financial understanding
  •  Skills: kin on details, technology oriented, people skills
  •  Abilities: to manage people, direct groups, be organized
  •  Other: Be respectful, supportive, and enthusiastic
  •  Experience: preferably

Working conditions
This position does not require a specific working place. As Panama TESOL is a volunteer organization, times and places will be as the position or the events demand, except for the responsibility to attend meetings whether they be on-site, or via web.
The person holding this position acknowledges there is work to do and commits him/herself to organize his/her time to be available to collaborate.
    

This description contains the main and initial duties for the position you have been elected/appointed. There might be modifications along the term, as needs emerge.

This position offers a great opportunity to understand the management of the organization’s second most important pillar: data. If you are detail-oriented and skilled in technology (Office Suite) this data-management role can give you the chance to fully play an essential role in the success of our organization by ensuring all data is updated. The Correspondent Secretary is responsible for keeping track of all the correspondence (emails in the central account). Coordinates with the 2VP, Recording Secretary, Sub-Secretary and Newsletter Editor.

Constitutional duties and responsibilities

The following are the main duties and responsibilities the position requires according to the bylaws of the organization:

  •  Invites members to meetings
  •  Manages all official correspondence, including mail and printed announcements
  •  Collaborates with 2VP in public relations of the association

Other duties and responsibilities
The following are some of the duties and responsibilities the position might require along the period. Although, there might be many coming up on the term, these are the most relevant to consider as you enter the position:

  •  Consolidates and manages all the official social media accounts
  •  Designs a plan for communications

Qualifications & Requirements
According to Chapter III, Article 7 on Panama TESOL Bylaws:
Any resident in the Republic of Panama who is involved in the teaching of English to speakers of other languages can be a member. The membership can include teachers, administrators, translators, writers, editors, students, or any retired professional from a related field to the teaching of English for speakers of other languages.

The basic qualifications required to successfully occupy the position are as follows:

  •  Education: Be a professional from a related field to the teaching of English for speakers of other languages
  •  Specialized knowledge: TESOL, Association management, basic data management understanding
  •  Skills: Communicative, kin on details, technology oriented (Microsoft Suite and social media), people skills
  •  Abilities: to manage people, direct groups, be organized
  •  Other: Be respectful, supportive, and enthusiastic
  •  Experience: preferably

Working conditions
This position does not require a specific working place. As Panama TESOL is a volunteer organization, times and places will be as the position or the events demand, except for the responsibility to attend meetings whether they be on-site, or via web.
The person holding this position acknowledges there is work to do and commits him/herself to organize his/her time to be available to collaborate.

This position offers the chance to contribute on data collecting and information management. If you are detail-oriented and skilled on technology (Office Suite) this data-management role allows you to keep the Board informed of all the decisions and projects in agenda. The Correspondent Secretary is responsible for keeping track of all the details discussed in meetings and for keeping the board informed through the minutes. Collaborates with the 2VP, Correspondent Secretary and the Sub-Secretary.

Constitutional duties and responsibilities

The following are the main duties and responsibilities the position requires according to the bylaws of the organization:

  •  Keeps minutes from every meeting
  •  Keeps a record of all association’s official documents and Archive
  •  Collaborates with 2VP to keep precise and updated database of membership

Other duties and responsibilities
The following are some of the duties and responsibilities the position might requires along the period. Although, there might be many coming up on the term, these are the most relevant to consider as you enter the position:

  •  Consolidates and manages all the official signed documents (Bylaws, agreements, proposals, acts, minutes, etc.)
  •  Always considers the benefits and status of members in Board decisions (Active, Honorary, Benefactors, and Passive)
  •  Collaborates with the Parliamentarian to review the impact on the membership

Qualifications & Requirements
According to Chapter III, Article 7 on Panama TESOL Bylaws:
Any resident in the Republic of Panama who is involved in the teaching of English to speakers of other languages can be a member. The membership can include teachers, administrators, translators, writers, editors, students, or any retired professional from a related field to the teaching of English for speakers of other languages.
The basic qualifications required to successfully occupy the position are as follows:
   

    •  Membership: Be an active member of Panama TESOL
    •  Education: Be a professional from a related field to the teaching of English for speakers
      of other languages
    •  Specialized knowledge: TESOL, Association management, basic data management
      understanding
  •  Skills: Communicative, kin on details, technology oriented (Microsoft Suite and social
    media), people skills
  •  Abilities: to manage people, direct groups, be organized
  •  Other: Be respectful, supportive, and enthusiastic
  •  Experience: preferably

Working conditions
This position does not require a specific working place. As Panama TESOL is a volunteer organization, times and places will be as the position or the events demand, except for the responsibility to attend meetings whether they be on-site, or via web.
The person holding this position acknowledges there is work to do and commits him/herself to organize his/her time to be available to collaborate.

This position presents an exciting opportunity to take a representative role in the organization. If you have really good reading and writing skills and are skilled in technology and social media platforms, this role allows you to demonstrate. The Newsletter Editor is responsible for managing our social media platforms, updating the webpage and coordinating changes with the Webmaster. 

Constitutional duties and responsibilities

The following are the main duties and responsibilities the position requires according to the bylaws of the organization:

 Responsible to coordinate and execute all tasks related to Panama TESOL social media and webpage. All documents and communication needs to be authorized by the  Executive Board.

Other duties and responsibilities

The following are some of the duties and responsibilities the position might requires along the period. Although, there might be many coming up on the term, these are the most relevant to consider as you enter the position:

  •  Collects, classifies, and organizes articles from different sources to make the newsletter
  •  Determines the features of a publication
  •  Sets guidelines and expectations for authors and reviewers
  •  Sets and enforce deadlines
  •  Makes final determinations about what will be published in an issue Estimates costs for every edition and communicate it to the board Coordinates frequency of publications
  •  Oversees all operations of a publication
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Qualifications & Requirements
According to Chapter III, Article 7 on Panama TESOL Bylaws:
Any resident in the Republic of Panama who is involved in the teaching of English to speakers of other languages can be a member. The membership can include teachers, administrators, translators, writers, editors, students, or any retired professional from a related field to the teaching of English for speakers of other languages.

The basic qualifications required to successfully occupy the position are as follows:

  •  Membership: Be an active member of Panama TESOL
  •  Education: Be a professional from a related field to the teaching of English for speakers
    of other languages
  •  Specialized knowledge: TESOL, Social media platforms
  •  Skills: Reading and Writing (high level), Communicative, kin on details, technology
    oriented (Microsoft Suite and social media), people skills
  •  Abilities: to manage people, direct groups, be organized
  •  Other: Be respectful, supportive, and enthusiastic
  •  Experience: preferably

Working conditions
This position does not require a specific working place. As Panama TESOL is a volunteer organization, times and places will be as the position or the events demand, except for the responsibility to attend meetings whether they be on-site, or via web.
The person holding this position acknowledges there is work to do and commits him/herself to organize his/her time to be available to collaborate.
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