The IFAJ Presidium

Presidium Roles and Responsibilities

The IFAJ presidium is made up of a President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer.  Each plays an integral role to help develop the strategic goals and pursue the mission of the organization.

Elections for the Presidium are held every two years.

President

Presides at all delegate assembly, executive committee and presidium meetings; leads presidium and executive committee in directing and implementing policy decisions for the organisation; Represents IFAJ at world events, farm shows, guild/association annual meetings and journalism conferences or directs requests to others.

Oversees membership outreach and the implementation of the IFAJ-2020-strategy.

Receives recommendations from membership committee and ensures recommendations are forwarded for discussion on the Presidium and Executive agenda. Ensures membership proposals are discussed and/or implemented by the executive committee and/or delegate assembly.

Vice President

Oversees communications activities (news, website, e-alerts, etc.) in coordination with communications committee chair; receives recommendations from communications committee and ensures communications proposals are discussed and implemented where appropriate by the executive committee and/or delegate assembly. Ensures the implementation of communications related to the 2020 IFAJ strategic plan.

Ensures recommendations made by the adhoc committee on the update of the IFAJ constitution are discussed where appropriate by the executive committee and/or delegate assembly.

Performs the duties of the President in the absence or at the direction of the president. Develops the future strategy of the organisation.

Secretary General

Works with the global coordinator to prepare agendas for executive and delegate meetings. Inspires, supports and oversees professional development and education activities, and coordinates those efforts in cooperation with the PD&E chair. Chief administrator for contests, seminars, PD&E events and related travel. Responsible for the awards ceremony event.

Ensures recommendations of the PD&E committee are discussed and implemented where appropriate by the executive committee and/or delegate assembly.

Treasurer

Oversees and manages finances and budgets and coordinates those efforts with finance sponsorship committee; makes recommendations to presidium and executive committee based on budget changes or financial forecasts; ensures recommendations of the finance/sponsorship committee are discussed and implemented where appropriate by the executive committee and/or delegate assembly.

The treasurer works closely together with the global manager in identifying sponsors and maintaining a good relationship with them.

Ensures the implementation of the proposed 2020-treasurer support.