Applications for the AU・NTL Association’s board of directors are now available!  We are currently seeking energetic, team-oriented, and passionate candidates to fill the open positions for 2016-2018.  If you are a leader or want to develop your leadership skills, please fill out the application.  Or, if you know someone who might be a good candidate, please nominate them (we recommend you discuss your nomination with them first to make sure they are open to this opportunity).

2016_Board_ApplicationJoin a group of OD practitioners from around the globe to build our community of MSOD faculty, students, and alumni.  Applications and nominations are due by 11:59pm on October 8th.  If you have questions, please contact any of the current board members, or post your question on this Discussion Board thread.

A list of board positions is available here.  If any of these roles sound exciting to you, or you have ideas on how the Association can continue to grow and meet our mission, please apply to join our team.  When we meet in early 2015, we will decide together which board member will fill each position.

We look forward to seeing your application soon!

Apply or Nominate Now!



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What does the Board do?

The work of the Board involves building a long-term strategy for the organization and developing and leading initiatives, projects, or programs based on agreed priorities for the year.  In addition, the board performs administrative functions that are required to maintain operations of the Association, such as budgeting and financial reporting.

How long are Board terms?

Two years. Board members may opt to serve up to two consecutive terms. If an at-large member becomes an officer, his or her term will be extended two additional years.

I live outside of Washington, DC.  Can I still join the board?

Of course!  Most of our board members this past year, and several the year before, live outside of the DC metro area.  Several board members have served successfully from abroad as well.  Our membership is spread across the globe, and so can our leadership team.  With many virtual tools available (Google Docs, Skype, conference calls, Webex, etc.), we have functioned well as a virtual team.

How many Board Members constitute a full Board complement?

Twelve Board members, including the executive committee, constitutes a full Board complement.

A full list of the positions are available here (this list includes both available positions and roles already filled for the 2015 calendar year).

How many Board Memberships are available this year?

Of the 12 positions on the board, 4 current Board members will continue to fulfill their terms.  This leaves up to 8 Board vacancies to be filled for the January 2016 – December 2018 term.  We would like to fill at least 4 of these positions, but more would be welcome!

How often does the board meet?

Once a month on average plus an in-person board retreat; currently all of our monthly meetings have been virtual.  We believe the Board can best function if it can meet face-to-face at least 1-2 times a year.  In past years those meetings have been held on a Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 5pm in Washington DC.  Board committees may meet on a schedule defined by the committee.

In addition, our by-laws require us to hold an Annual Meeting.  This has historically been held on Monday and on site at the annual ODN conference.

What is the average monthly time commitment?

Board teleconference calls are usually 1 – 1.5 hours long. All board members are expected to participate in meetings and lead a task/process/committee. As such, one can expect to spend a minimum of 5 hours each month on Board activity.  The Executive Committee might contribute 10 hours per month or more.

Is there an expectation that I contribute financially if I join the Board?

Board members are responsible to ensure the fiscal viability of the association.  This means that we plan the annual budget to meet realistic income and expense expectations.  Sometimes the reality is that when we do not have the funds to fully sponsor board member travel and food, board members have stepped up and offered in-kind donations.  In addition, during fundraising drives, it is expected that all board members make a contribution to lead by example.

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