Member of the Academy in the Active classification
Experience in activities and operations of the Academy
Participation in national and affiliate and/or district dietetic association activities within the past five (5) years.
Demonstrated leadership qualities
Registration with the Commission on Dietetic Registration preferred
Part II: Requirements
Serve a three (3) year term.
Requires a time commitment of approximately 16-20 days each year for meetings and for attendance at FNCE®; additional time may be required for conference calls, correspondence, planning, writing reports, etc. Depending on committee or work group appointments and representation at other external organizations' meetings/conferences, this time commitment may be greater
Employer support in advance is encouraged.
Willingness to commit time and talent to special projects and/or task force assignments from the Board of Directors.
Possesses experience and familiarity with the role of a board of directors, leadership related to embracing/managing positive change, and policy implementation, promoting a culture of inquiry and communication
Thinks strategically, globally and futuristically taking into account the needs of the entire membership, including competing factions/trends
Identifies opportunities, addresses difficult issues and generates solutions
Differentiates between organizational and professional issues
Understands board-member-staff interrelationships
Demonstrates meeting management and facilitation skills
Ability to work confidently with media
Demonstrates broad knowledge of the nutrition and dietetics profession
Exhibits self-confidence with internal and external audiences
Part IV: Functions
Serves as a member of the Board of Directors
Communicates with members and non-members to promote Academy programs, services, and initiatives and to understand and their needs and wants
Collaborates with Academy organization units (DPGs/MIGs, ACEND, CDR, HOD) and Affiliates to further their understanding of leadership development and pathways
Represents the Board of Directors at Academy organizational unit and at other external organizations' meetings and conferences as requested by the President, in consultation with the CEO
Monitors the strategic plan for relevance based on environmental trends and makes recommendations for modifications if needed
Assists the President-elect in performing gap analysis of representation/diversity inclusivity needs on the Board
Encourages and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion
Facilitates productive resolution of conflict and consensus
Performs other duties as may be assigned by the President