Description of Activities for the AUCCCO Board of Directors
Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the AUCCCO Board of Directors. It is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a team that leads a growing, national organization. As a board member you will work closely with other innovative thinkers to help advance the AUCCCO mission: to assist professionals involved in the leadership of outreach, consultation, and campus community interventions. AUCCCO provides opportunities for networking, professional identity development, idea exchange and creating standards for quality outreach services. AUCCCO promotes a broad understanding of outreach, prevention and education services based on the assumption that outreach must extend the expertise of counseling centers to the larger campus community. AUCCCO recognizes that, as the campus climate has a profound influence on students’ lives, outreach services must be informed by perspectives that address the intersection of multiple social identities, promote social justice, and celebrate diversity in all its forms. The Board of Directors establishes policy and procedures for the Association in keeping with its stated objectives.
Members of the Board must be from active member institutions, in good standing with the organization, and employed in counseling centers. The first step in becoming a Board Member is to have a discussion with your Director about the support you would need from your center in terms of time and funding, which would include:
Board members are elected to serve 2-year terms, and must be willing to consider running for one of the Executive Committee positions: President, Treasurer, or Secretary. Participation in an exec position could extend your Board involvement for up to three years, depending on the position. Time costs vary according to assignment and position. There will be some time given to AUCCCO activities each week as a member of the Executive Committee.
The Board of Directors is currently working to build a budget that would allow the association to cover board activity expenses. Center directors can be referred to Teresa Michaelson (Teresa.Michaelson@ucf.edu) or Kelly Thorne (Kelly.Thorne@uvm.edu) with questions related to the financial commitment. Participation will be one of the most rewarding and enriching professional experiences you will experience in your career. You will not only make connections far and wide, you will also improve your outreach and prevention work for your center and campus community. Thanks for your interest. Best of luck as you move forward in considering a position on the AUCCCO Board of Directors.
Teresa Michaelson-Chmelir, Ph.D.