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2022 ATSA Board of Directors Job Descriptions

The last day to vote is August 10, 2021.

 

Prevention Representative

Term: Three years (2022-2024)

The Prevention Representative is an elected position to the ATSA Executive Board of Directors. This position serves as the Chair or Co-Chair of the Prevention Committee. The role of the Prevention Representative is to help move ATSA’s agenda for prevention forward by ensuring that all of ATSA’s messaging reflects the importance of prevention and to create collaborative relationships to increase ATSA’s profile regarding prevention. The Prevention Representative also participates as a full member of the ATSA Board and may chair and participate in other ATSA committees if interested.

The duties of the Prevention Representative include the following:

  • Advocate for effective comprehensive prevention policies and practices.
  • Collaborate with other key stakeholder organizations, including legislative advocacy entities.
  • Further leverage membership resources, skills, and expertise to promote a comprehensive framework that supports prevention of sexual abuse before it happens and reduces the likelihood of its recurrence.
  • Invest in and advocate for the support and funding of sexual abuse prevention and research.
  • Collaborate with other ATSA committees to ensure that prevention is a part of all of ATSA’s messaging, including adding collaboration to all job descriptions.

Qualifications: A candidate for the Prevention Representative on the ATSA Executive Board of Directors is a member in good-standing, is familiar with ATSA’s strategic plan, is dynamic and passionate about the organization, has varied experience working collaboratively with multiple organizations, and has worked in the field of sexual violence prevention advocacy.

Ideal candidates will have the following:

  • Strong organizational and leadership skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A spirit of collaboration and willingness to work within the committee and board structure and with the ATSA Executive Director and ATSA Office to address and promote ATSA’s mission and vision.

 

Research Representative

Term: Three years (2022-2024)

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 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