Nomination Committee

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Signup Deadline: 02-21-2023
Starts: 02-22-2023
Ends: 02-22-2023



Purpose of Job:

To solicit, recruit and identify candidates for general volunteer and Board of Director positions

Duties/Major Areas of Responsibility:

• Collaborate on the solicitation and recruitment of eligible candidates for general volunteer and Board of Director positions throughout the year on a rolling basis
• Review candidate applications and conduct applicant and reference interviews throughout the year on a rolling basis
• Participate in selecting those candidates who best meet the eligibility requirements for each position to be presented to the committee chair or Board of Directors for approval
• Present the approved slate of candidates for Board of Directors to the membership via electronic notification as a ballot election, via Committee Chair
• Review organization policies when changes are needed


The Past President (or designee) serves as the convener of the Nominations and Elections Committee, six (6) DONA certified doulas in good standing from the general membership. Consultants to the committee include the Director of Education, Director of Certification and Grievance Chair, as required.

Responsible to:

Past President (or designee)
Board of Directors


DONA certified doula in good standing, defined as three (3) or more years of DONA International membership and certification
• Former Board member (just for 3 of the seats-does not apply to every applicant)
• Excellent organization and communication skills
• Appropriate people skills, as demonstrated through previous DONA International committee work and/or through professional and/or work experience
• Willingness to serve the DONA International membership with loyalty while keeping DONA International’s best interest in mind


One (1) one (1) year term commencing on Jan. 1 and expiring on Dec 3 1 (with potential to roll over to a second year)

Application procedure:

1. A resume' or curriculum vitae
2. A one (1) page letter of intent, which covers the applicant’s goals for the position, demonstrates a working knowledge of the time commitment and responsibilities of the position, expresses a desire to serve DONA International with loyalty while keeping DONA International’s best interest in mind, explains why the applicant is the right person for the position
3. Reference phone and email contact information for two (2) people who can attest to the applicant’s qualifications
4. Disclosure of any potential conflicts of interest should be made with the application
5. Non-Disclosure Agreement

Any questions about this volunteer leadership opportunity can be directed to

Leadership Positions:

6 (6 open slots)

Experience Required:

As indicated in the job description


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