2021 ELECTIONS

We are excited to announce that the 2021 ASDAH Elections process is underway!

Now through July 22nd, we are seeking nominations for several board positions.

Could you or someone you know be the next person to join our dynamic leadership team?!

 

The ASDAH Board of Directors oversees all ASDAH-related activity and furthers the mission of ASDAH – to promote Health at Every Size®️ principles. There are many opportunities to serve on the ASDAH Board of Directors and put your skills and talents toward furthering our organization.

 

What We do on the ASDAH Board

 

The ASDAH Board is comprised of 9 members. Our board is a working board, which means that our main function is to do the work of running the organization. Our goal is to ensure ASDAH’s ability to serve its members and fulfill its mission.

 

Nonprofit Board members have responsibilities that include:

 

      Serving as an ambassador of ASDAH to the public

      Assessing ASDAH’s direction and evaluating the organization’s purpose, mission, and effectiveness

      Assessing our progress towards meeting the goals and objectives of our strategic plan

      Ensuring that ASDAH adequately handles all liability and financial risks

      Overseeing ASDAH’s annual budgeting process

      Ensuring that ASDAH is operating within nonprofit best practices

      Participating actively in board meetings

 

Available Positions, Valuable Skills & Expectations

 

We currently have five positions available in this coming election cycle. The following offers a brief list of the kinds of skills, attitude, etc. that would be advantageous for the person in this position. Links to full position descriptions can be found below.

 

Note: Ideal candidates will have many of these attributes/experiences, but it is not necessary to have every item listed to self-nominate. We expect and encourage professional development as part of your position with ASDAH, and do not expect “perfect candidates” only to apply.

 

 

ASDAH Nominations Process for the 2021 Election

 

Continuing with our dedication to diversity and inclusion, we are once again looking to fill positions on the board with members of the community who:

 

       Identify as:

o   Fat

o   BIPOC (Black/Indigenous/People of Color)

o   Transgender (including nonbinary, genderfluid, agender, and more)

o   Intersex

o   Disabled

o   Neurodiverse

       Have significantly unpacked and continue to unpack personal biases, done personal growth and transformation work, and understand their social position in regard to power, privilege, and oppression

       Have a social justice background in facilitation, transformation, and healing work

       Have a lived experience in facing oppression

       Are experienced in working with marginalized communities

       Are passionate about educating health professionals and the public, advocating for those most impacted by oppression, organizing, facilitation, transformation, and healing work

       Are committed to investing in the future of ASDAH via your time, skill set, and resources

 

 

The following positions for the call of nominations on the ASDAH Board of Directors for the board year beginning August 11, 2021, are as follows:

 

Treasurer (Financial Director): 2-year term, volunteer position, 15-20 hours per month estimated time commitment

Click here to see full position description

      Monitor overall financial health of the organization

      Facilitate all fundraising activities

      Must have proficient bookkeeping skills including reading, preparing, and interpreting fiscal statements

 

Secretary: 2-year term, volunteer position, 8-10 hours per month estimated time commitment

Click here to see full position description

      Organizes, maintains, and preserves ASDAH records including legal documents, board meeting minutes, and other organizational documents.

      Acts as “board expert” on ASDAH policies and procedures including but limited to the articles of incorporation, bylaws, conflict of interest, and other key operating procedures.

      Experience with managing administrative tasks in virtual setting

 

Education Director: 2-year term, volunteer position, 15-20 hours per month estimated time commitment

Click here to see full position description

      Plan, manage, and coordinate educational webinars aligned with ASDAH’s mission, vision, and values

      Curate and edit content for the ASDAH blog

      Must have experience interpreting and translating data and research for the general public

 

Digital Marketing Director: 2-year term, volunteer position, 15-20 hours per month estimated time commitment

Click here to see full position description

      Develop digital marketing strategy to promote membership registration and engagement

      Manage and administer all ASDAH social media accounts

      Must have advanced experience with content creation and social media management tools

 

Community Liaison (At-Large Member): 2-year term, volunteer position, 8-10 hours per month estimated time commitment

Click here to see full position description

      Act as a brand ambassador to promote ASDAH and HAES

      Act as a liaison between general public, community at large, and organizational leadership

       Must have strong initiative and inner drive

 

 

Know Someone Who Would Be Awesome for a Position?

 

Upon ensuring that ASDAH membership is current, you may nominate yourself (most people self-nominate) or someone else for a position by emailing admin@asdah.org.

 

If you are self-nominating (most applicants self-nominate), please include:

 

      The position(s) you are interested in.

      A brief statement of purpose (300 words or fewer) addressing the following:

      Your commitment to HAES, size diversity, and health.

      Your skills and experience that have prepared you for this position.

      A brief description of how you envision ASDAH’s capability to grow and expand as an organization.

      Resume, CV, and/or examples of your work (social media, writing samples)

      OPTIONAL: One letter of recommendation. This letter should address your ability to work with others and why you are the best fit for the position.

 

If you would like to nominate someone other than yourself, please confirm with them first, to ensure that they are eligible, qualified, and willing to apply for and take on the board position for which they are being nominated.

 

Nominations and candidate statements must be submitted to admin@asdah.org by 11:59 pm PT on Thursday, July 22, 2021.

 

All elected candidates must plan to attend the Leadership Team meeting on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at 7:30 pm ET / 4:30pm PT.

 

 

Still Have Questions?

 

Any questions relating to nominations can be submitted to admin@asdah.org

 

We look forward to receiving your nomination for the board!

~ Your ASDAH Board of Directors