Perform all duties as cited in the Charter and Bylaws and other usual duties as cited in Roberts Rules of Order, Revised.
Length of Term:
Three year term, beginning at the installation of officers meeting that follows his/her election and ending at the close of the installation of officers in the year the term ends. Secretary may be elected to one additional term as Secretary.
- Duty of care: Supervise and direct the affairs of the Association with the entire ATRA Board in good faith, using pertinent information to act in the best interest of ATRA.
- Duty of obedience: Ensure and participate in decisions, determining policies or changes therein consistent with the mission and within the limits of the bylaws.
- Duty of loyalty: Act in the best interests of ATRA and the profession, including avoidance of conflict or declaration of conflict of interest where one exists.
- Attend, prepare for and actively participate in all board meetings and monthly board conference calls.
- Maintain confidentiality of Board’s closed sessions.
- Record official minutes of ATRA Board and Membership meetings and distribute to Board members, as well as ensure availability to members.
- Oversee the maintenance of official documents and records of ATRA including correspondence, committee and organization reports, and historical records.
- Prepare all electronically issued ballots, count and notify Board members of outcomes, and maintain a list of all votes.
- Serve on the Executive Committee of the ATRA board and other board committees as appointed by the President.
- Serve as board liaison to various committees, teams and task forces as assigned by the President. This includes but is not limited to:
- Maintaining monthly contact with committee chairs;
- Providing information, feedback and encouragement to committee chairs to facilitate communication and completion of committee tasks;
- Ensuring timely, professional reports from committees;
- Assisting committees to reflect the mission and goals of ATRA in their work; and
- Monitoring committee work to ensure ethical compliance.
- Serve as an advocate for ATRA and recreational therapy.
- Provide the board with current involvement that has the potential to impact ATRA and the profession.
- Assist the Board with special projects.
- Present information regarding ATRA at workshops and conferences.
- Submit periodic articles to the Newsletter and Annual Report.
- Professional member in good standing
- Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
- Demonstrated leadership in recreational therapy at the local, state and/or national levels
- Demonstrated leadership within ATRA
- Prior ATRA Board experience preferred
- Compliance with the ATRA Code of Ethics
- Strong writing and organizational skills
- Member in good standing in the state/regional ATRA chapter if one exists