EducATionalist Community Cabinet Member

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Signup Deadline: 09-23-2022
Starts: 11-15-2022
Ends: 06-30-2027



NATA is seeking two members for immediate filling on the community cabinet.

The mission of the AT EducATionalist Community promotes accessibility, inclusion, empowerment and innovation between all parties and agents involved in the production and implementation of athletic training education by providing the necessary structure and space for constructive and transparent discourse. The community is committed to supporting the advancement of the AT profession through the promotion, development and dissemination of best-practice educational initiatives and skillful preparation of its professionals. The selected representatives will begin immediately upon appointment; the official term will begin at the June 2023 convention and will end June 2024, with the option to renew annually through June 2027. 

 Specific expectations include:

  1. Work is done primarily through email communications and Zoom meetings
  2. Committee conference calls/Zoom meetings, 3-4x/year
  3. Required attendance yearly at NATA Symposium and biennially at the ATEC Meeting.


  1. Professional experience in AT education (faculty, preceptor, administration, research, etc)
  2. NATA member in good standing
  3. BOC certified
  4. National Provider Identification (NPI) Number

Expectations of all committee members:

  1. Communicate with the chair, including promptly informing the chair of any scheduling conflicts or contact information changes.
  2. Communicate with the member's district director about the committee’s progress.
  3. Contribute to discussions at scheduled meetings, having read the agenda and all background support materials relevant to the meeting. Display courteous conduct at all meetings.
  4. Openly debate issues with respect and rapport, without making personal attacks.
  5. Promote what is best for the entire committee and for the profession, not a personal agenda.
  6. Complete all assignments within time frames established by the committee chair.
  7. Serve as project or workgroup leader, or subcommittee member if assigned by the chair.
  8. Participate in the annual Volunteer Experience survey.
  9. Represent the NATA and the committee in a positive and supportive manner at all times.
  10. Support in a positive manner all actions taken by the committee, even when the member disagrees with such actions.
  11. Uphold the NATA Code of Ethics and Policies and Procedures as they pertain to the committee.

Conflict of Interest

Committee members avoid conflicts of interest between the position as an NATA volunteer and the member's personal and professional life. When necessary, members declare a conflict of interest and abstain from both the discussion and voting of any matter in which the member has a personal or business interest. (A conflict of interest is defined as any social, professional or economic relationship with individuals or the matter at hand that could affect one's judgment and result in an outcome that might not reflect the best interests of the NATA and/or the committee.)

Intellectual Property

Work and materials developed, created or written—as a committee, work group, or board member, or in any other volunteer capacity for NATA—shall be deemed work-for-hire under copyright, intellectual property, and other laws. NATA is granted sole and exclusive ownership of all such work. Committee members waive all claims and/or so-called “moral rights” to the work and assign these rights to NATA.

Qualifications (District, Setting, etc.):

Higher Education/Teaching

Volunteers Needed:

3 (0 open slots)

Experience Required:

No Experience Necessary