Recruitment for 2013-2014 OPAGS Board Positions

By: Ashley Murray, OPAGS Chair

We are in the process of recruiting new OPAGS board members for the 2013-2014 year. Listed below are the positions as well as the description of duties. If you are interested in running, please send a statement of interest and a recommendation letter from a faculty member at your school to Ashley Murray by May 15. Serving on the OPAGS board is a great opportunity and allows you to meet a number of great professionals in the field. Feel free to contact me with any questions!

Chair-Elect:

  • Serves a one-year term as member of the Executive Council and Steering Committee, and serves as Chair in the subsequent year
  • Shall function as treasurer of the student association, including but not limited to the following responsibilities:
    • To develop, in consultation with the Executive Council, an annual budget for the organization
    • To maintain signature authority, along with the Chair, over the student association’s account(s)
    • To promptly disburse funds in accordance with reimbursement requests approved by the Executive Council
    • To represent the student membership at OPA Board of Directors meetings, should the Chair be unable to attend
    • Shall attend the annual Leadership Forum and Advocacy Day/Ohio Health Day Conference

Communications Coordinator:

  • Responsible for keeping and distributing minutes of all meetings of the Executive Council and the student membership
  • Editor of the student membership newsletter
  • Responsible for coordinating submissions for the OPAGS column in the Ohio Psychologist/Ohio Psychologist Review and for the OPA Web site
  • Liaison to the campus representatives in all membership-related matters, including but not limited to making certain that campus representatives have current membership applications and newsletters
  • Student liaison to the OPA Membership Committee
  • Will coordinate distribution of convention-related materials to the membership in conjunction with the Convention Chair/Co-Chairs

Advocacy Chair:

  • Is the liaison to the OPA Legislative Committee and Federal Advocacy Coordinator
  • Will attend the annual Leadership Forum and Advocacy Day/Ohio Health Day Conference
  • Liaison to the APAGS-ACT Regional Advocacy Coordinator for Ohio, regarding issues  related to federal advocacy efforts
  • May appoint a committee to assist in the performance of his/her duties
  • Coordinates state and federal legislative advocacy efforts with the Association’s campus  representatives, and thus with the membership

Continuing Education Chair:

  • Will preferably have been a member of the previous year’s CE committee
  • Liaison to the OPA Continuing Education Committee
  • May appoint a committee to assist him/her in the performance of his/her duties
  • Coordinates all aspects of student participation in the annual OPA convention,  including but not limited to:
    • Distributing the call for proposals for the student track of programming
    • Coordinating the selection of proposals and the scheduling of programs
    • Dissemination of all necessary information to convention presenters
    • Coordinates all aspects of student participation in OPA’s Convention and other OPA workshops/CE programs
    • Will appoint a student to coordinate the student volunteer program at the convention and other CE Programs
    • Solicit poster presentations

Diversity Chair:

  • Liaison to the OPA Diversity Committee
  • Liaison to, or recruits others to be liaisons to OPA’s LGBT Task Force
  • Acts to insure that OPAGS is aware of and has a consistent focus on issues of diversity and cultural competence

Committee of Social Responsibility Chair:

  • Liaison to the OPA CoSR Committee
  • Acts to insure that OPAGS is aware of and has a consistent focus on issues of social responsibility
  • Recruits students to participate in activities sponsored by the CoSR
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