Every non-profit organization like the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) must have a board of directors. But, beyond this legal requirement, a well-informed and well-trained board is absolutely essential. To provide accountability and ensure protection of the public, a nine member volunteer board of directors governs the BOC and includes six Athletic Trainer Directors, one Physician Director, one Public Director and one Corporate/Educational Director.
The benefits of serving on a board are endless. The distinguishing benefit of serving on a non-profit board is the satisfaction felt in contributing to the common good and making an impact on the athletic training profession and the public. The role provides professional development along with an expanded network of contacts. Being elected or appointed to sit on the board can raise prestige by having name recognition in the field.
The Nominating Committee of the BOC is now accepting applications from BOC Certified Athletic Trainers (ATs) interested in serving as an Athletic Trainer Director on the BOC Board of Directors.
The board encourages ATs who have either or both of the following backgrounds to consider applying:
- Entrepreneurial and/or business experiences
- Northwest region of the United States
If you are interested in submitting your name as a potential candidate, please visit the Board of Directors section of the BOC website for the application, bylaws and a detailed job description outlining the qualifications, responsibilities and time commitment.
All application materials are due by June 30, 2011. If there are any questions about this process, please contact Valerie Herzog, EdD, LAT, ATC, Chair of the BOC Nominating Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org or Shannon Leftwich at ShannonL@bocatc.org.