Call for Nominations 

Current open positions:

Dear Phi Pi Members, 
It is time to recruit new board members to the Phi Pi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau. Please take a moment to review the available positions and responsibilities. All positions are for two-year terms (2019-2021). Terms will begin July 1, 2019. 
Following the election, there will be a transition period from May 15- July 30th   for training with the current officers prior to the start of the July 1 term. All who are elected may be expected to attend the Sigma Theta Tau 45th Biennium in Washington, D.C., November 16-20, 2019. 
Nominations will be accepted March 17h thru April 11th.  
Voting will take place April 15th to May 6th. If you are interested or know someone who may be interested in filling a position, please contact Joy Whitlatch at lsc@phipi.org with any questions. 
Click the button below for more information and/or to apply.   Apply for ballot position here 
Joy Whitlatch, EdD, MSN, RN 
Leadership Succession Committee Chairperson 
Sigma Theta Tau Phi Pi Chapter


Sigma has developed chapter leader "job" descriptions that can be used as templates to better define the roles and responsibilities of the leaders serving your chapter.

 Chapter Leader Qualifications
  • An active member in the chapter
  • Completed the consent to serve in the position
  • Positions required in the chapter bylaws have a two-year commitment

  • Be mentored by current chapter president:
    • Prepare to succeed into the presidency at the end of a one- or two-year term of
    • Learn the chapter operations and facilitate the achievement of chapter goals and mission of Sigma.
    • Serve on the chapter's board of
    • Develop and maintain policies and procedures related to the position of president-elect. Submit modifications or new policies and procedures to the Board of Directors for approval
  • Fulfill other duties as assigned by chapter:
    • Serve as chair of committees
  • Serve as an advocate for the chapter to the public and nursing
  • Skills gained through service:
    • Serve on a non-profit/non-governmental organization board of directors
    • Team communication
    • Leadership of committee
    • Budgeting 
  • Resources 
The President-Elect will be a minimum of 5 hours per week time commitment. The president-elect will attend monthly board meetings, complete monthly chapter reports, run the Membership Involvement Committee and Induction Committee as well as work alongside the Vice President to learn Leadership Succession for the chapter. 

The President-Elect will work with the president on Bylaws, Yearly Chapter reports, Strategic planning, communication planning, and budget and financial reports with the Treasurer. 
  • This is a 5 (FIVE) year position. One year as President-elect, two years as President, and two years as Past-President. Average time commitment would be a MINIMUM of five hours per week (this is a VERY conservative estimate). Liaison to Chamberlain University and Sigma Theta Tau International for the Chapter
  • Required travel, approximately 2-3 times per year (3-5-day trips)

The Counselor MUST be a Chamberlain faculty/employee. This counselor would be responsible for the online post-licensure programs. Time requirement approximately 1 hour per week, may require additional time during inductions (3 times a year)
  • Serve on the chapter board of directors:
    • Prepare an annual report to the chapter membership regarding the counselor's responsibilities and
    • Develop and maintain policies and procedures related to the position of counselor. Submit modifications or new policies and procedures to the board of directors for
  • Lead the recruitment process and be an advocate for membership in the organization:
    • Lead the procedure for determining membership eligibility and inducting
    • Develop strategies for publicizing and informing students and nursing leaders of membership eligibility criteria.
    • Secure necessary data from the official records of students to determine eligibility
    • Notify students of their eligibility status and send out the appropriate membership application materials.
    • Prepare and set up inductions using the Online Induction Should download the latest version and consult the Online Induction System manual for each induction.
    • Prepare for inductions by downloading and customizing the induction scripts and slides.
    • Work with the appropriate parties to plan induction ceremony
    • Download and send the "Sample Letter to Send before Induction" to each eligible candidate before
  • Serve on committees:
    • Serve on the Governance Committee (may be appointed as chair).
    • Work with other committees, as assigned.
  • Skills Gained through Service:
    • Serve on a non-profit/non-governmental organization board of directors
    • Team communication
    • Leadership of committee
    • Recruitment best practices
    • Budgeting
  • Special Notes about Counselors:
    • Counselors of alumni chapters who oversee nurse leader inductions are not required to be faculty.
    • At-large chapters should have a counselor at each institution of higher education and practice setting.

Leadership Succession Committee Member
  • Committee Structure:    
    • elected members, Chair appointed by chapter president
  • Reports to the board of directors:  
    • Prepare an annual report to the chapter membership regarding the leadership succession committee responsibilities and activities     
    • Develop and maintain policies and procedures related to the leadership succession committee. Submit modifications or new policies and procedures to the board of directors for approval.
  • Member Development
    • Develop members in organizational leadership roles across the span of their careers.
    • Mentor members to assume positions at all levels of the organization.
  • Elections:
    • Oversee the selection of members who can provide the necessary leadership to achieve chapter goals and to meet the needs of members.
    • Manage the preparation, distribution and tallying of election ballots
    • Notify all candidates (elected and non-elected) of the election results.
  • Submit the list of new officers to headquarters within two weeks of officer elections and provide headquarters with updates as they occur. 
  • Skills Gained through Service:
    • Serving on a committee
    • Team communication
    • Organizational governance
    • Leadership Development   
  • Commitment:       
    • Average time commitment would be approximately 1-4 hours per week.
  • Special Notes about Leadership Succession Committee Members:
    • Those serving on the Leadership Succession Committee are not permitted to be on the slate of candidates for officer or committee positions.  

Joy Whitlatch, EdD, MSN, RN
Associate Professor, Chamberlain University
Leadership Succession Chair