Wednesday, 5 December 2012

JOB DESCRIPTION ( Including do’s and don’ts)


The overall administration and management of an organization vest with the duly elected Board as per the Bye-laws/Trust Deed/Memorandum of Association of the organization. To have smooth and effective Board processes, several positions are created within the board. Generally, the Board has a Chairperson, Vice-chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer and assigns them certain duties & responsibilities as per the governing documents of the organization.

The position of Secretary has wide-ranging responsibilities, requiring much more than simply being present at all board meetings. He/she is the one who has the role of disseminating information to all members and stakeholders, giving proper notice of any meetings and timely distribution of materials such as agendas and meeting minutes. Additionally, the Secretary is the custodian of the organization’s records and related materials. The Secretary is expected to work in close co-operation with the Chair as he/she compliments the Chair’s work and helps him/her discharge the duties effectively.

To know more about the Secretary- Roles & Responsibilities, read the complete article on "Secretary- Roles & Responsibilities" Click here.
"Should the Secretary and the Chief Functionary be one and the same person?". Kindly share your views on this.