The position description may undergo occasional updates, so please be aware that any details provided are subject to change.
  • Execute all Board of Directors Shared Duties in addition to the position-specific duties listed below
  • Serve on the Executive Committee and appoint volunteers to committees and task forces


  • Board Meetings
    • Actively attend and engage in monthly Board meetings
    • Contribute agenda topics for Board meetings and provide supplemental files
    • Review meeting minutes, proposals, consent, and business agendas prior to each meeting
    • Attend bi-annual or annual 2-3 day strategic retreats
    • Submit, review, discuss, and vote on Board proposals
    • Conduct meetings using Robert’s Rules of Order (parliamentary order)
    • Promote unity and collaboration on the Board while promoting healthy debates and discussion
    • Help the President co-draft monthly Board Meeting agendas in the last 4-5 months of the term
    • Help the President coordinate Board retreats and strategic discussions
    • Generate ideas and plans for professional development activities for the Board
    • Help address and resolve conflicts within the Board
  • Executive Director + President Meetings
    • Meet with the Executive Director and President on a bi-weekly basis starting October prior to assuming the President role to highlight priority issues/ideas that need attention
  • Other Meetings
    • Attend Executive Committee Meetings (if scheduled)
    • Attend APTA Component Leadership Meetings at CSM
    • Attend APTA Component Presidents Meetings at CSM
    • Attend Committee Meetings (for respective Liaison role)


  • Communicate bi-weekly with the Executive Director and President in the last 4-5 months of the term
  • Appoint new volunteers to committees and task forces by voting in the Executive Committee Slack channel
  • Build and strengthen relationships with officers, directors, volunteers, members, staff through regular communication
  • Help draft Public Relations letters and statements addressed to members or external stakeholders


  • Prepare for the President role and assist President in providing leadership to the Academy
  • Complete special projects as assigned by the President and/or approved by the board
  • Act as presiding officer in the absence of the President
  • Assist Directors with their duties as needed


  • Help develop the annual State of the Academy PowerPoint presentation


Times listed below may fluctuate depending on changing business priorities and the urgency of critical board discussions and votes that must take place.

  • Electronic Communication (Email, Slack): 4-8 hours/month
  • APTA CSM Meetings: Up to 6 days to represent the Academy, meet with volunteers, attend APTA Component Leadership meetings
  • Board Meetings: 2-3 hours/month preparation time
  • Committee Meetings: 1-2 hours/month
  • Monthly Zoom Meetings: 1-2 hours/month meeting time
  • Annual In-Person Retreats: 2-4 Days
  • Read and comment on meeting materials: 1-2 hours before each meeting
  • Executive Director and President Meetings: 1-2 hours every other week or as more frequently as needed (Toward the last 4-5 months of the President’s term, President-Elect joins these meetings)
  • Prior experience in board leadership (required)
  • Must be willing to serve for a 2-year President term following the conclusion of the President-Elect 1-year term
  • Must have been an APTA Pelvic Health member for at least 2 consecutive, uninterrupted years without membership lapses immediately preceding the election and must maintain active membership in good standing throughout the volunteer term
  • Cannot be an active independent contractor contracted with APTA Pelvic Health or a direct competitor during the term of service according to Conflict of Interest policy
  • Prior role in Academy board or committee leadership (desired)
  • Previous volunteer experience within APTA Pelvic Health (required)
  • Passion and positive attitude about teamwork, pelvic health, adaptability, flexibility, and innovation
  • Leadership, mentoring and meeting management experience
  • Good technology and social media skills
  • Good listening and decision-making skills
  • Networking and negotiation skills
  • Interest in related advocacy, regulatory, and legislative strategies
  • Good time management and organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to multitask
  • Strong problem-solving and mediation skills when sensitive situations arise within the APHPT

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