The State Association Advisory Committee (SAAC) is seeking applications for a Division IV Representative.
The mission of the SAAC, as stated by the NATA Board of Directors, is to identify and address issues directly affecting state associations and coordinate leadership development for state leaders.
- Current or past service on a state executive leadership board
- Certified or retired certified athletic trainer
- Have an NPI number
- Residing in Division IV (CA, FL, IL, IN, MI, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, TX, VA)
Interested candidates should provide their CV, NPI number and a statement of interest by February 28th, 2023.
If selected, this position is a one-year term beginning July 2023, renewable annually through June 2027. Upon appointment, the individual would immediately begin a shadowing process with the outgoing member.
In addition to general expectations of all NATA committee members, all volunteers must be certified or certified-retired NATA members in good standing with an NPI number.
Additional Scope of Work
- Cultivate relationships with state association leaders within their division to ensure open communication.
- Report to the full committee on issues and concerns of state association leaders within their division.
- Foster leadership development among volunteers; support and encourage participation in NATA’s State Leadership Forum and other leadership programs.
- Gain an understanding of the administration and management of nonprofit associations such as state chapters and issues affecting the athletic training profession.
- Attend two meetings per year; the annual meeting is held at convention and the Joint Committee Meeting held early in the calendar year (when requested)
- Participate in conference calls as called by the chair.
- Participate in any assigned subcommittee or work groups as designated by the chair.
- Actively participate in communication vehicles such as social media, list-serves, Gather, etc.
- Sign and agree to the NATA Committee Member Commitment to Serve.
- Openly debate issues with respect and rapport without making personal attacks.
- Promote what is best for the entire committee and for the profession, not my personal agenda.
- Participate in the annual Volunteer Experience survey
- Represent the NATA and my committee in a positive and supportive manner at all times
- Avoid conflicts of interest between my position as an NATA volunteer and my personal and professional life. When necessary, I shall declare a conflict of interest and abstain from both the discussion and voting of any matter in which I have 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 my judgment and result in an outcome that might not reflect the best interests of the NATA and/or my committee.
- Support in a positive manner all actions taken by the committee and association, even when I disagree with such actions.
- Uphold the NATA Code of Ethics
- Cultivate an inclusive and welcoming environment
- Contribute towards providing programming, research and resources to support cultural competency and ensure athletic trainers are equipped with the knowledge and skills to better serve diverse populations.
- Ensure that the values of diversity, equity, inclusion and access are embedded in continuing education, conferences, communications, and the work of the association.
- Examine processes, policies, practices, communications, structures and barriers with an equity lens to promote authentic engagement, access, and inclusion of diverse individuals.
- Increase transparency and accountability on diversity, equity, inclusion and access by sharing data and information about the committee’s journey and commitments.
- Support and intentionally promote a diverse athletic training profession.
By accepting this position, you commit to fulfilling these responsibilities to the best of your ability and resign your position if you find you are no longer able to.
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.
NATA and its committees, councils and commissions are committed to represent, engage and foster the continued growth and development of the athletic training profession and athletic trainers as unique health care providers. To advance the mission and promote unparalleled delivery of athletic training services amid ever-growing global and diverse populations, NATA and its committees, councils and commissions embrace diversity, equity, inclusion and access as a leadership imperative for our association. All NATA members are welcomed and encouraged to serve on the association’s committees, councils, commissions, etc., as diverse backgrounds, experiences and knowledge help advance the profession and work of NATA