Board of Directors Candidate Information
Are you considering running for the ASCA Board of Directors? Here is some helpful information to guide the process.
To be eligible for nomination to the ASCA board of directors, candidates must:
- Be employed full-time in school counseling in a school, school district or state department of education or as a full-time faculty member in a school counselor education program on Jan. 31 of the year applying.
- Have served as a practicing school counselor for at least five years as of Jan. 31 of the year applying.
- Hold a valid school counselor license or certificate issued by a state department of education or equivalent state or federal agency on Jan. 31 of the year applying.
- Be a current professional member of ASCA, including holding membership for a minimum of five continuous years immediately preceding Jan. 31 of the year applying.
- Have completed the ASCA U School Counseling Leadership Specialist or the School Counseling Association Leadership Specialist no more than five years prior to Jan. 31 of the year applying. (Either Specialist training will be accepted through Jan. 31, 2024. Beginning with the Jan. 31, 2025, deadline, only the School Counseling Association Leadership Specialist will be accepted.)
- Demonstrate commitment to school counseling and ASCA.
- In addition to knowledge about and experience in the school counseling field, leadership candidates should be able to demonstrate commitment and service to ASCA, a working knowledge of the Policy Governance© Model and a temperament that contributes to and generates group consensus, wisdom and vision.
Board service requires the following travel:
- Typically two-three in-person board meetings, usually over weekends
- ASCA Annual Conference (typically in mid-July)
- Leadership Development Institute (immediately preceding the ASCA Annual Conference)
- Delegate Assembly (immediately preceding the ASCA Annual Conference)
- Representation at other state school counselor association annual conferences (number of conferences, dates and locations are determined annually)
- Midyear Leadership Development Institute
- Recommended attendance at home state school counselor association annual conference
- Additional face-to-face or virtual meetings that may be called throughout the year.
- Additional travel, such as representation at other conferences or meetings, that may also be required throughout the year.
- Candidates shall not enlist current or past state or national ASCA leaders to solicit votes on their behalf.
- Candidates shall refrain from using ASCA resources to solicit votes, including ASCA-sponsored speaking opportunities and posting messages of any kind on ASCA social media, including the website, social network, listservs and other media, from the time the slate is announced until the end of the balloting period.
- Candidates who are found to be in violation of these campaign policies may be disqualified from the election.
- Current and past ASCA board members are not permitted to endorse or to solicit votes for individual candidates.
- State school counselor associations may promote the elections as a whole but may not use association resources to endorse, promote or solicit votes for individual candidates. No appearance shall be given that ASCA or state school counselor association is endorsing a candidate.
- ASCA may introduce candidates at the ASCA Annual Conference.
- ASCA may host a reception for candidates at the ASCA Annual Conference.
- ASCA may invite candidates to make a speech at the ASCA Annual Conference.
Ready to Apply
Review the application questions here, and then complete the online Board of Directors application. The application must be completed online. Hard copies will not be accepted. Applications are due Jan. 31 each year.
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