Call for Volunteers:
Early Career Advisory Group
Three open positions are available.
Application portal is now closed.
The purpose of the APS Early-Career Advisory Group is to engage early-career members to serve as a resource to the Society, on the needs and preferences of this membership segment, as society leadership makes decisions and plans for the future of the organization. This is to be achieved by providing insight and guidance to the Board of Directors on the professional needs of this membership segment, supporting the Early Career Forum and identifying opportunities for the professional development and cultivation of future society leaders.
Under the direction of the Advisory Group Chair (appointed by the committee), Early-Career Advisory Group members will:
- Participate in regularly scheduled conference calls and possible in-person meetings, serve on committee projects and perform associated duties.
- Be active, engaged, and accountable.
Structure and Function
The Early Career Advisory Group will be involved in three primary areas. These include:
Objective: To ensure the APS is reflective of and relevant to the APS's early career members.
- Early Career Forum
Objective: To play an active role in the planning, execution and evaluation of the Early Career Forum.
- Early Career Professional Development
Objective: To play a proactive role in the identification, implementation, and stewardship of early career members' professional needs and leadership development opportunities.
The Early Career Advisory Group will consist of up to ten members including an Advisory Group Chair, who will be appointed by the advisory group members.
The Early-Career Advisory Group is responsible to the Board of Directors and will be assigned a Board liaison to assist them. Terms for members are up to two, two- year terms for advisory group members and chair. A term can be concluded at any time per the group member's written notice.
- Eligibility: Graduate Students, Post Docs/Trainees/Fellows and early-career members (Note: Early-career is defined as up to 5-years post-fellowship. Members of the Council must start their term no less than 3 years prior to the end of the 5-year post fellowship range.)
- Governance: Members of council appoint their own chair
- Term: Up to two, two- year terms for Council members and chair
- Appointment Process: Call for volunteers to generate an list of interested individuals
- Reporting Structure: The Early-Career Council shall report to the board of directors; A board and staff liaison will be assigned to this Council
The Early Career Advisory Group will meet regularly, predominantly via conference call. The advisory group also may meet in-person during the annual meeting for those attending the conference or who live locally. One meeting will be dedicated to an annual overall program evaluation. Other meetings may be conducted jointly with, for example, the Board, project committee and task forces, and other APS initiatives, or key stakeholder entities.
The Early Career Advisory Group will submit two progress reports each year; one each for the mid-year and annual board meetings.
Application portal will close Thursday, March 31.