Libertarian National Committee Region 7

Friday, June 12, 2009

At-Large Credentials Committee - Apply now!

The LNC will be choosing the At-Large Credentials Committee members at our July 2009 meeting.

Below is the information. If you are interested, please apply ASAP.

National Credentials Committee Member

This position serves the Libertarian National Committee (LNC) to prepare and facilitate the credentialing of delegates to the biennial National LP Convention. There are 10 people on the credentials committee; five are appointed by the LNC and 5 are appointed by the top five states in membership as of 7 months prior to the convention.

Someone serving in this committee is expected to be a member of the Libertarian Party and to attend the 2010 Convention being held in St. Louis over Memorial Day weekend. Attention to detail, a professional attitude, and a customer-service oriented mindset are important qualities in a potential appointee. He or she must maintain complete honesty and a lack of bias to ensure the credibility of the votes and elections held during the course of the convention.

The Credentials Committee is currently working to develop an updated and streamlined credentialing process for the 2010 convention, creating an excellent opportunity for an appointee to hit the ground running and collaborate with colleagues from across the nation. Additionally, the Credentials Committee works with all the states to ensure that a full, accurate list of delegates is submitted by each state starting in January 2010 and leading up to the national convention. Usually a committee member is assigned to work closely with 5 states to help them fulfill their reporting requirements. Once the convention starts, Credentials Committee members take shifts working at the credentials desk to facilitate the check-in and –out of delegates in order to provide accurate counts for voting and other functions.

Required Qualifications:

- Member of the LP
- Attention to detail
- Excellent communication skills
- Professional attitude, honesty, and lack of bias under pressure
- Ability to learn complex systems
- Familiarity with MS Office, particularly Excel
- Reliable Internet access (regular email correspondence will be required)

Additional Qualifications: (not required, but potentially very useful)

- Familiarity with (or the ability to learn) MS Access
- Previous convention credentialing experience

If you are interested in being considered for appointment to the 2010 Credentials Committee, please email a letter of interest and statement of qualifications to the LNC Secretary, Robert Sullentrup, at by 01 July 2009. For more information, contact