International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Student Section Election


Call for Applications
ISTSS Student Section Representatives Election
 

Are you a student looking for an opportunity to serve with the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)?

Applications are now being accepted for the election of the chair and vice chair of the ISTSS Student Section for the November 2019 – November 2021 term. All candidates must be ISTSS Student Members and be willing to serve in the position of vice chair if they are not elected as chair and have attained the second highest number of votes in the student election.

ISTSS Student Section Chair Responsibilities
  • Presides over the student meeting.
  • Represents the needs and interests of the student section to the ISTSS Board of Directors.
  • Serves as a liaison between the ISTSS Board and students.
  • Serves as the representative to the ISTSS Board, which is an ex-officio (non-voting) position. 
  • Charged to ensure that student section organizational structures, processes, and philosophies are consistent to the mission statement of ISTSS. 
  • Elected for a two-year term commencing at the annual meeting.

ISTSS Student Section Chair Suggested Qualifications / Expectations
  • Plans initiatives to promote student development within ISTSS, collaborates with other student members on these initiatives, and presides over the student meeting held at the annual meeting.
  • Is expected to attend one in-person Board meeting per year, held in conjunction with the annual meeting in November, and is invited to attend the mid-year meeting typically held outside the United States in the second quarter.
  • Is expected to participate in Board meetings conducted via conference call twice per year, typically held in the first and third quarter of each year.
  • Is not compensated for their service and no reimbursement should be expected for travel to board meetings, so candidates should anticipate funding their own travel to the meetings.
  • Is expected to join committees or task forces within the society, particularly relevant to the student interest and initiatives.
  • Displays strong leadership skills.
  • Is reliable, persistent, and able to devote time and energy to ISTSS student initiatives.
  • Is personable and works well with others. 
  • Represents ISTSS to the public with vigor and professionalism.

ISTSS Student Section Vice Chair Responsibilities
  • Is administrative and strategic collaborator to the Student Section Chair
  • Plays a key role in addressing long term strategic issues such as establishing section priorities. 
  • Take over when the chair is not available.
  • Is designated with specific tasks at the chair’s discretion.
  • Is elected for a two-year term commencing at the annual meeting

ISTSS Student Section Vice Chair Suggested Qualifications / Expectations
  • Is invited to attend one in-person Board meeting per year, held in conjunction with the annual meeting in November.
  • Is not compensated for their service and no reimbursement should be expected for travel to board meetings, so candidates should anticipate funding their own travel to the meetings.
  • Is invited to join committees or task forces within the society, particularly relevant to the student interest and initiatives.
  • Displays strong leadership skills.
  • Is reliable, persistent, and able to devote time and energy to ISTSS student initiatives.
  • Is personable and works well with others. 
  • Represents ISTSS to the public with vigor and professionalism.

Interested ISTSS Student Members should send their statement of interest and qualifications (no longer than 300 words), curriculum vitae, letter of recommendation of support from a current ISTSS Regular Member and a headshot photograph, in color, to Krista Baran. Materials are due on April 18, 2019, Midnight Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Questions? Contact ISTSS.