ATSA is currently seeking members with a clinical, research, and/or academic background in the field of sexual violence to serve in leadership positions on the Board of Directors.  This Call for Nominations is one of the ways you, as a member of ATSA, can influence the policy and direction of our organization. Nominations are being accepted for President, Research Representative, and Public Policy Representative elected positions. In addition to the three elected positions, we are also accepting nominations for one appointed Board position: Treasurer.

If you are interested in serving on the Board or know of potential candidates for the Public Policy Representative position, please take a moment to complete the nomination form at the bottom of this page.

Nominations for all positions must be received by
Sunday, May 6, 2018.
 


CURRENT OPEN POSITIONS


President

Term: 4 years (2019-2022)
        1 year in the role of President Elect
        2 years in the role of President
        1 year in the role of Past President

Position Description
The President is elected to the Executive Board of Directors by the ATSA membership.  The President serves as the chair of the Governance and Executive committees and the Executive Board of Directors.  Specific duties include:

President Elect (2019)

  • Adheres to the Executive Board of Directors job description and Code of Ethics
  • Assists the President
  • Chairs the Strategic Planning Committee, as needed
  • Consults with the Executive Director to select conference chair for the next year’s conference
  • Serves as president in the absence of the President or in the event of his/her inability or refusal to act

President (2020-2021)

  • Governs the Executive Board of Directors, chairing all Board meetings.
  • Guides policy development and implementation
  • Responds to the concerns of the membership
  • Liaises with the membership and communicates decisions of the Executive Board of Directors
  • Writes the President’s Column in each issue of the ATSA Forum
  • Identifies organizational priorities and governance concerns.
  • Supports and furthers the mission of ATSA.
  • Works collaboratively with Executive Board of Directors members
  • Ensures that all Executive Board members fully perform their functions adequately
  • Ensures new members of the Executive Board of Directors receive appropriate information to fully participate on the Executive Board of Directors and are assigned mentors.
  • Works with selected Executive Board of Directors members to evaluate the performance of the Executive Director.
  • Works closely with the Executive Director, and serves as a “sounding board”, an advisor, mentor, and partner for the Executive Director
  • Works with the Executive Director and Treasurer to ensure that the Association is meeting all fiduciary responsibilities.
  • Assists in fund raising activities.
  • Chairs the Strategic Planning Committee
  • Assists the Conference Planning Committee
  • Consults with the Executive Director to select conference chairs
  • Presides over the Annual Conference
  • Ensures organizational practices are consistent with policies
  • Assists the Board in periodically updating and clarifying the primary areas of focus for the Executive Board of Directors based on the strategic plan
  • Ensures policies are reviewed and updated
  • Ensures Executive Board of Directors processes are efficient.   
  • Leads the Executive Board of Directors  through the nominations process

Past President (2022)

  • Assists the President
  • Chairs the Strategic Planning Committee, as needed 
  • Serves as President in the absence of the President or in the event of his/her inability or refusal to act

Qualifications
A candidate for President on the ATSA’s Executive Board of Directors is an ATSA member in good standing, someone who is dynamic and passionate about ATSA, has developed goals of how to move the organization forward and expand the organization’s strategic plan.  A candidate must demonstrate strong leadership and team work skills as well as a spirit of collaboration and willingness to work within committee and board structures and with the ATSA’s Executive Director and administrative staff to promote the ATSA’s strategic plan and mission.

Ideal candidates will have the following:

  • Experience monitoring and updating strategic plans
  • Meeting facilitation skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working with nonprofit boards and volunteer committees


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Public Policy Representative

Term: Three years (2019-2021)

Position Description

The position of Public Policy Representative is an elected position of the Executive Board of Directors.  The Public Policy Representative serves as the Chair of the Public Policy Committee, and oversees ATSA’s strategic goals pertaining to public policy.  The Public Policy Representative:

  • Serves as a member of the Executive Board of Directors and adheres to the job description and Code of Conduct for Executive Board of Directors Members
  • Chairs the Public Policy Committee and works collaboratively with the Coordinator of Public Affairs to monitor and inform ATSA members regarding relevant legislation
  • Develops effective communication strategies to inform media, members of the general public, legislators and other policy makers
  • Envisions and develops evidence-informed strategies and documents that shape practice and policies to support effective interventions for individuals who have committed or may be at risk of committing sexual abuse
  • Works in conjunction with the Executive Director to manage amicus brief requests
  • Cultivates and nurtures collaborative relationships with agencies and organizations that support and promote ATSA’s policy agenda

Qualifications
A candidate for the Public Policy Representative on the ATSA Board is a member in good standing, who is dynamic and passionate about ATSA and has demonstrated experience developing and disseminating policies on a local, national and/or international level.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.  Candidates must have the ability to collaborate with and the willingness to work within the committee and board structure, the ATSA Executive Director and ATSA staff members.   

Ideal candidates will have the following:

  • A passion for and commitment to build and guide activities that focus on ATSA’s policy agenda
  • Experience with the development of multi-media resources
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Experience with marketing and advertising
  • Experience working with nonprofit boards and volunteer committees.


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Research Representative

Term: Three years (2019-2021)

Position Description

The Research Representative is elected to the Executive Board of Directors by the ATSA membership.  The Research Representative serves as the Chair of the Research Committee, and oversees ATSA’s strategic goals pertaining to research.  The Research Representative:

  • Adheres to the Executive Board of Directors job description and Code of Ethics
  • Oversees the research awards process
  • Develops strategic goals that move the organization towards its mission
  • Manages the review process of requests to use the ATSA list serve for research purposes
  • Provides evidence based guidance to inform and support other ATSA committee documents
  • Ensures that the goals of ATSA’s strategic plan and documents that ATSA produces are evidence-informed
  • Provides quarterly reports to update members of the Executive Board of Directors as to the progress of the research agenda
  • Manages a budget related to research activities 

Qualifications
A candidate for the Research Representative position on the ATSA Executive Board of Directors is a Research or Clinical and Research member in good standing who is dynamic and passionate about the organization.   The candidate will have strong statistical and research methods knowledge, manuscript review skills, has had manuscripts accepted in peer reviewed journals devoted to treatment, management, policy, and prevention practices pertaining to individuals who have sexually abused, has received grants or contracts for research, and skills to communicate the practical application of research results.

Ideal candidates will have the following:

  • Experience with grant review panels and/or research ethics boards
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working with nonprofit boards and volunteer committees
  • A spirit of collaboration and willingness to work within the committee and board structure and with the ATSA Executive Director and ATSA’s administrative staff   


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Treasurer

Term: Three years (2019-2021)

Position Description

The Treasurer is an appointed position to the Executive Board of Directors. The Treasurer is dedicated to the oversight of the accounting and financial management of the association and ensures ATSA’s strategic plan is resourced to meet the goals and mission of the organization. 

The Treasurer:

  • Serves as a member of the Executive Board of Directors and adheres to the job description and Code of Conduct for Executive Board Member
  • Conducts regular reviews of financial reports to ensure funds and securities of the organization are deposited in selected and approved banks, trust companies and other depositories
  • Develops and monitors ATSA’s financial policies
  • Reviews the annual budget with the Executive Director
  • Provides timely financial information to members of the Executive Board of Directors
  • Serves as a member of  the Governance Committee
  • Serves as a member of the Executive Committee
  • Chairs the Fund Development Committee

Qualifications
A candidate for the Treasurer position on the ATSA Executive Board of Directors is: an ATSA member in good standing, dynamic and passionate about ATSA, has interest and/or experience with financial management and budget development

Ideal candidates will have the following:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with spreadsheets
  • Knowledge of interpreting financial reports
  • Interest or experience with marketing and creativity
  • A spirit of collaboration and willingness to work within the committee and board structure and with the ATSA Executive Director and ATSA administrative staff


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Each term begins January 1st of the year following the election.


RESPONSIBILITIES OF ALL BOARD MEMBERS

The Executive Board of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) is responsible for overseeing the mission and purpose of the organization. Its duties include participation in strategic planning and making policy decisions, then securing the financing of them and the monitoring of their execution. Members must be willing to attend the requisite meetings*, follow through on commitments, and participate fully in the decision-making process. The board also presents the organization’s image to the community and solicits support in achieving ATSA’s goals.

*Board Meetings: There are two in-person board meetings a year; spring and autumn.  Meetings are generally held at that year’s conference site.  The spring meeting is scheduled for members to travel on Friday, the board meets for a full day on Saturday and the morning of Sunday.  The Fall Board meeting takes place the Tuesday before the ATSA conference opens.  Two telephonic conferences are held during the year in January and June or July.  If necessary other telephonic conferences may be scheduled throughout the year if there is pressing business.


GENERAL BOARD MEMBER RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participate in strategic planning and the setting of long-term goals;
  • Attend and fully participate in the Board of Directors meetings and decision making;
  • Attend and contribute to the organization’s annual conference;
  • Assure the financial stability of the organization by reviewing revenues and expenses on an annual basis (or as determined);
  • Support and participate in marketing, fund raising, development planning, and continuous sustaining activities;
  • Act on behalf of the organization and its interests, putting aside personal concerns, affiliations, or constituencies;
  • Set procedures and policies to ensure that any affiliate or chapter is organized and administered in a manner that is in compliance with applicable law;
  • Promote ATSA’s mission, generating good will for the organization, and encouraging support for the association’s strategic goals;
  • Make introductions to new communities, corporate sponsors, foundations, and helpful individuals;
  • Actively recruit new members and encourage appropriate non-Board members to serve on committees in order to develop more people who are committed to and knowledgeable about the Association; and
  • Ensure accountability to ATSA’s membership, the people to whom ATSA members provides services and to people affected and concerned with sexual violence.

The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) is an international, multi-disciplinary not for profit organization dedicated to preventing sexual abuse. Through research, education, and shared learning ATSA promotes evidence based practice, public policy and community strategies that lead to the effective assessment, treatment and management of individuals who have sexually abused or are at risk to abuse.


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