Available BOD Positions

Nominations Form

North Carolina Recreational Therapy Association

Board of Directors


The North Carolina Recreational Therapy Association is seeking nominations for four open positions for the 2017-2018 Board of Directors. Please consider nominating a qualified colleague or yourself for one of the following positions:

  • President-Elect
  • Secretary
  • Member-at-Large (2 positions available)

This is an excellent opportunity to serve your profession and to complement your professional network. Serving on the board is a win-win. The profession needs your leadership and talents, and research indicates overwhelmingly that the primary predictor of career success and satisfaction is the nature of the networks we build.

Serving on the NCRTA board of directors achieves both purposes.  Position descriptions are described below, and the application form is at the bottom of this page.

Please note that all nominees and applicants must be current members of NCRTA. If you are not a member of NCRTA please go to the membership page to join now

Position Descriptions


The President-Elect of the Association shall assist the President and act in his/her absence.

The specific duties include but are not limited to:

  1. Assist the President of NCRTA in guiding the association’s management, representation, and policy-making.
  2. Support and assist the President as needed.
  3. Attend all Board meetings and Membership meetings.
  4. Fulfill the duties of the President when the President is absent or not available.
  5. Serve as a Board liaison to assigned committees and ensure that Fiduciary Statements are signed by all committee members.
  6. Serve as Chapter Affiliate to ATRA Chapter Affiliate Council and to contact ATRA with updated President-Elect information for their website. Serving as Chapter Affiliate representative entails regular communication with ATRA.
  7. Represent NCRTA at the ATRA Mid-Year Professional Issues Forum and during the Chapter Affiliate Council meeting. Monetary support will be contingent upon approved NCRTA budget.
  8. Write and revise policies as needed. Ensure that Board members have current policy and procedure manuals.
  9. Make initial contact with new BOD officers and provide a packet of information which will include: welcome letter, job description, past year board minutes, expected number of meetings for the upcoming year and flyer of committee descriptions. This should be distributed prior to their orientation meeting for their review.
  10. During the final BOD meeting of the President-Elect’s term, the President-Elect will hold an orientation meeting with the incoming BOD to set meeting dates, establish committee liaisons and educate Board members about Board procedure.
  11. In order to fulfill responsibilities of this position, the President-Elect is expected to be a member of ATRA.
  12. Encouraged to attend SPIF.
  13. Review Bylaws annually upon taking office and prior to the first scheduled board meeting.
  14. Assist with the conference planning committee for NCRTA’s annual conference.



The Secretary shall record the minutes from all Association, Board and Executive Committee meetings and keep the official records and files of the Association.

The specific duties include but are not limited to:

  1. Attend all Board Meetings and Membership Meetings.
  2. Record and distribute the approved minutes for all association meetings. Approved minutes are distributed to the BOD members as soon as possible after the BOD meeting and make available to the membership through appropriate means.  Once the BOD has had an opportunity to review minutes to offer any corrections, the Secretary will notify the President that the minutes are ready to put to vote at the next formal meeting.
  3. Serve as a Board liaison to assigned committees and ensure that Fiduciary Statements are signed by all committee members.
  4. Maintain files, such as policies and procedures, fiduciary statements, Board contact information, etc.
  5. Encouraged to attend SPIF.


(2 positions available)

The specific duties include but are not limited to:

  1. Attend all Board Meetings, Membership Meeting and Conferences.
  2. Serve as the Board liaison to assigned committees and ensure that Fiduciary Statements are signed by all committee members.
  3. Annually, draft letters to presidents of various associations (NC PT Association, NC OT Association, NC Speech Association, NC Recreation and Parks TR Division, NC Social Work Association, etc.) as well as colleges and Universities to introduce our professional organization and association.
  4. Take pictures at conferences to post on social media.
  5. Coordinate silent auction at annual conference.
    • Contact agencies and colleges/universities to secure donations for baskets, via website and email.
    • Display and monitor baskets for bidding.
    • Collect bid sheets, determine basket recipient and announce recipients at conference.

Information regarding the BOD position applying for, providing personal contact information and credentials

Information regarding your academic experience, employment history, and contributions to the profession or NCRTA that prepares you for serving on the NCRTA Board of Directors

  • Personal Information
  • Qualifications
  • Further Information

BOD Positions Available

Select which Board of Directors position you are running for:

Personal Contact Information




Phone Number

E-mail Address

Street Address



Zip Code

NCRTA Member

NC Licensure Number

NCRTC Number

Other Credentials

Candidate Statement

Candidate statement for ballot – why would you like to serve on the Board? (Please limit candidate statements to 750 words).

Academic Preparation

Provide specific academic preparation for serving on the BOD.

Highest Level of Education

College or University Attended

Years of Attendance - Example: (Aug 2002- May 2006)



Academic Honors

Employment Qualifications

Total Years of Work Experience

Current Agency

Job Title



Years in current position

Phone Number

E-mail Address

Important Information

Thank you for demonstrating your support to the North Carolina Recreational Therapy Association and the profession of Recreational Therapy.
All applications are due by Friday, September 8th, 2017.
You will be contacted via e-mail if you have been selected for the position applied for.
Please contact us at ncrtaconference@gmail.com if you have further questions.