Call for Applications: Board of Directors
Application Deadline: Thursday, May 21, 2020
Congratulations! You, the SOAP membership, approved a new governance structure for SOAP on March 26th, 2020. This gives you the opportunity to think about joining the SOAP Board of Directors.
As part of the implementation process, the SOAP Board of Directors (BOD) is asking SOAP members for self-nominations for the four BOD positions listed below.
If you are interested, please submit a statement of interest, CV, and photo by May 21st, 2020 to:
To maximize opportunities, nominees may be contacted by the SOAP BOD to consider BOD roles. The Nominations Committee will then vote to create a slate of 3-4 candidates for each position. Selected candidates for the elected positions will have a chance to make their pitch to the membership at a recorded SOAP town hall in early June, and elections will follow. New BOD members will start their term on July 1, 2020.
Secretary (1 position available)
- The Secretary is a 3-year position appointed by the BOD. The Secretary ideally has experience working with the SOAP BOD and is expected to complete a 3-year term.
- The responsibilities of the Secretary elected in 2020 will be to attend BOD meetings and Chair the Governance and Nominations Committee starting in July 2021. This Board Committee will oversee bylaws, nominations, onboarding, and periodic governance assessments.
Directors (3 positions available)
- The Directors are 3-year positions elected by the membership. Directors do not need prior SOAP BOD experience and may, in some circumstances, end their 3-year term early to run for an alternative BOD position.
- There are 3 Director positions available in 2020, each with different eligibility requirements:
- less than 15 years out from training
- from academic practice
- from community practice
- The responsibility of the Directors will be to attend BOD meetings and run several high-level projects each as members of various BOD Committees.
As an organization, SOAP strives to encourage inclusion. We are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in all its forms including gender, race, religion, socioeconomic status, disability, geographic location, practice type, sexual orientation, age, and culture within our membership and leadership.