Join our Leadership Team!

Please consider nominating yourself or a fellow NYSCSS colleague for one of the open seats on the Board of Directors for a two year term starting July 1, 2022. These officer positions require attendance at monthly board meetings, and other duties listed below by position.  Please be advised these duties may change in accordance with the needs of the organization and amendments made to the leadership manual.

Nominations open March 14, 2022 and close May 9, 2022 at 4PM.

Requirements for nomination:

  • Active (paid) member for one calendar year prior to the date of the nomination period.
  • Submit a position statement identifying the position you are running for and what makes you an ideal candidate.
  • Submit a resume/CV.
  • Submit a headshot (photo) for inclusion on the ballot.
  • Electronic submission of documents to

Board Positions up for Election in 2022


The board President shall be the chief officer of the corporation. The board President shall lead the board of directors in performing its duties and responsibilities, including, if present, presiding at all meetings of the board of directors, and shall perform all other duties incident to the office or properly required by the board of directors. Must be a board member prior to this nomination. 

Vice President of Policy and Administration:

The Vice President of Policy & Administration will assist in matters of the affiliate local and national councils and organizations, and will oversee committees as assigned by the President.  Please note: NYSCSS shall have two Vice Presidents. In the absence or disability of the board President, the ranking Vice President or Vice President designated by the board of directors shall perform the duties of the board President.


The Secretary shall keep or cause to be kept organized minutes of all meetings and actions of directors and committees of directors. The minutes of each meeting shall state the time and place that it was held and such other information as shall be necessary to determine the actions taken and whether the meeting was held in accordance with the law and these Bylaws. The Secretary shall cause notice to be given of all meetings of directors and committees as required by the Bylaws. The Secretary shall have such other powers and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the board of directors or the board President. The Secretary may appoint, with approval of the board, a director to assist in performance of all or part of the duties of the Secretary. Additionally, the Secretary shall oversee or serve on committees as assigned by the President.

Nominations Committee

The Nominating Committee consists of members of the council who will assist the council in the recruitment of future leadership for the organization.   The committee should strive to nominate candidates who work at different grade levels and in different settings (e.g., K-12 public and private schools, cultural education institutions, colleges and universities), and who come from various areas of the state.   The committee will meet periodically to discuss and vet candidates to present to the current Board of Directors for an election by members.   If you would like to join the committee please contact the nominations chair.

Chair:  Rich Pyszczek (

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