BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTIONS

AzSCA NEEDS YOU TO BE AN ADVOCATE AND LEADER!

AzSCA is looking for professional, dedicated, and enthusiastic school counselors to serve on our Board of Directors. If you want to collaborate to advance the profession of school counseling and work to provide support for AzSCA members which benefits the students we serve, please apply to serve on our Board of Directors.

AzSCA's Mission

The Arizona School Counselors Association Inc., supports school counselors through professional development, resources, and advocacy at the state and national level. We empower school counselors to lead systemic change by delivering to each student a comprehensive school counseling program, aligned with the ASCA National Model and state standards for academic, social/emotional and career development.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS QUALIFICATIONS

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Must hold a current Arizona school counselor certificate and be in good standing.
  • Must be a member of AzSCA and ASCA by December of the year prior to running for election.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • At least two (2) years of experience working as a school counselor.
  • Experience with Board meetings in any capacity (we want to know you have attended any kind of board meeting and have a general understanding of how they work).
  • Administrator approval for travel time and attendance at conference and letter of support.

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible to run for a Board position, the individual must be:
  • A current member of AzSCA as of December 1, 2021.
  • A current member of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) as of December 1, 2021.
  • A Certified School Counselor active in the state of Arizona as of December 1, 2021.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Voting member
  • Determine the budget for the upcoming year (July-June).
  • Follow Code of Ethics (sign each year)
  • Liaison for a Committee Liaison communicated with Committee Chair and reports back to Directors
  • Review, develop and revise policy and procedure

Time Committment

TERM
  • Individuals elected to the Board of Directors serve a three-year term.
  • Elected members may run for an additional three-year term.

ACTIVITIES/COMMITTMENTS
  • Attend quarterly meetings. The Board of Directors meets on Friday night from 4pm-9pm and then again with the Board at Large on Saturday from 8am to 12pm. Quarterly meetings are held in August, November, January, and April.
  • Attend the Leadership Development Institute. LDI occurs in June and is typically 2-3 days.
  • Monthly Board of Directors Zoom Meetings. These one-hour meetings occur outside school hours.
  • Attend the Annual AzSCA Conference. Our Annual Conference is 2-3 days, usually in February.
  • Participate in other special events coordinated by AzSCA.
  • Zoom as needed with Legislative Consultants during the Legislative session (January through May).

EXPECTATIONS

  • Attendance at quarterly meetings, LDI, AzSCA Conference, and other AzSCA events
  • Attendance at monthly meetings
  • Attendance at Legislative Consultant meetings
  • Travel may be required
  • Maintain professional decorum
  • Ethical interactions

Benefits

  • Earn up to 30 CEU’s a year
  • Pre-approved travel cost reimbursement
  • Networking with stakeholders, support, making a difference

HOW TO APPLY

Applications are accepted online beginning December 1, 2021. The deadline to apply is January 23, 2021. Application information includes:

  • A position statement detailing the applicant's vision for serving on the AzSCA Board of Directors
  • Resume / CV detailing the applicant's professional experience and education
  • A description of the applicant's leadership experience, including a listing of professional memberships
  • A professional photo / headshot
  • A campaign video explaining your platform and why members should vote for you (no more than two minutes in length)
  • A description of the applicant's experience with boards and board meetings (optional, as this is preferred experience)
  • A letter of support from your administration (optional). Fill out the template here: http://www.azsca.org/resources/documents/Letter_of_Administrator_Support_AzSCA.docx

ELECTIONS / voting

Voting information will be communicated to AzSCA members beginning in February 2022. Voting will open at the AzSCA Conference Membership Meeting on February 8, 2022. Voting will remain open through March 1.  Elected board members will be expected to begin serving in June 2022.

BOARD AT LARGE

If you're interested in being more involved with AzSCA but aren't ready to apply for the Board of Directors, consider joining our Board at Large! Learn more.