Join the Board of Directors

The Call for Nominations for the 2018-2022 TSA Board of Directors is now open  

The nomination process is open Dec 8 – Feb 15, 2018

The slate will be determined by the Nominations and Elections Committee and approved by the Board, to be voted on by TSA members in May, 2018. The Nominations and Elections committee consists of three Board members and two members-at-large. Questions can be sent to




General info about the TSA BOARD responsibilities and its activities:

Board members are responsible for the stewardship of the organization. They work to define and refine its goals and mission as TSA grows and develops. The Board establishes priorities while ensuring that the activities address the mission and core values of TSA which are to support and strengthen the structure, finances, and functionality of the organization for the future. The Board contribute their knowledge and skills in various ways, and should represent the diversity of TSA both geographically and professionally.

All Board members participate in bi-annual meetings and serve on committees throughout the year to conduct the business of the organization and work closely with the General Manager who coordinates TSA activities. TSA has an all-volunteer Board, and Board members are responsible to support their own participation in meetings, which are held in various locations in the US and Canada. TSA Board members help to develop and promote the activities of TSA, contributing their time and energy to build and engage with members, helping to identify constituencies that contribute to the vitality and relevance of the organization.

General qualifications:

Board members are expected to be engaged and established in their field of expertise. Previous experience on a non-profit Board is very helpful, but not a requirement. Board members are expected to support their own travel to bi-annual meetings. Expenses incurred for these meetings are considered as in-kind donations. While there is no outright donation requirement, all Board members participate and engage in the fundraising process in a variety of capacities which is essential to the ongoing financial security of the organization. Board members should be available to spend several hours monthly on TSA business, which varies throughout the year, and to meet regularly though conference calls and/or electronic meetings with their committees. Bi-annual meetings currently take place in different parts of the US and Canada and Board members are strongly encouraged to attend all board meetings in person. Occasional electronic participation is possible.

TSA welcomes young professionals as well as diverse and emerging perspectives as a part of the Board governance of the organization.


Positions open for 2018-2022 term:

  • Vice President/President-Elect
  • Communications Director (Formerly External Relations Director)
  • 4 Directors at large

Vice President/President-Elect

Tenure: The Vice President/President Elect serves a two year term as VP, and then becomes the President for two years. After stepping down from the position as President, the individual remains on the Board for two years as Immediate Past President.

Job description: The VP/Pres Elect works to assist the President during the first two-year period, after which they take on the mantle of the office of President. As a Board Officer, the VP/Pres Elect is a member of the Executive Committee.

Communications Director (Formerly External Relations Director)

Tenure: four year term. May be elected in the subsequent cycle for a second four-year term, if desired.

Job Description: The Communications Director coordinates initiatives to increase awareness of TSA nationally and internationally. Works with the Board and coordinates with the General Manager to develop and implement a communications strategy across print, web, and social media.

Directors-at-Large [4 positions open]

Tenure: four year term. May be elected in the subsequent cycle for a second four-year term, if desired.

Job description:  Directors-at-Large participate in Board activities, serving on and potentially chairing committees, including Membership, Development, Programs, Scholarship and Awards, among others. Committees meet electronically throughout the year and bring reports and business to the bi-annual Board meetings. Directors-at-Large work together on TSA activities, such as the Biennial Symposia, Strategic Planning, Fundraising, and other core projects of the organization.