Call for Applications: Truman
Scholars Association Board of Directors
committee for the Truman Scholars Association is now accepting applications for
open seats on its board of directors.
Truman Scholars from all classes and backgrounds are encouraged to apply
by Friday, August 5, 2011.
the Truman Scholars Association
Scholars Association (TSA) is comprised of all recipients of the Harry S.
Truman Scholarship. TSA’s mission is to
empower Truman Scholars, promote public serve, and change the world. TSA strives to cultivate fellowship among
scholars and highlight the value of public service. TSA activities include a biennialnationalconference, finalistdinners across the country, maintaining the TSAblog, presence in socialmedia, and fundraising and development via theTrumanScholarsAnnualFund.
the TSA Board of Directors
The board of
directors designs and implements TSA’s activities. TSA is an all-volunteer organization, and
directors commit time to helping TSA accomplish its goals. Directors serve three-year terms on a
voluntary basis. Directors commit to
attending two-plus conference calls per month (committee and full board
meetings). Other calls are held as
needed to accomplish TSA’s work, and directors are expected to work between
meetings on TSA activities. The board
also meets in person one weekend each fall.
While the board’s work fluctuates over the year, directors generally
commit 4-8 hours per month on TSA business.
committee seeks applicants with a diversity of skills vital to TSA’s
goals. The nominating committee is
specifically seeking candidates with the following:
networks, and energy to contribute to TSA fundraising and development efforts
contribute to and manage TSA’s social media presence on at least a weekly basis
such as experience with Google Forms, HTML, and e-newsletter platforms
If you have
skills or experience in any of the above areas, please mention it in your
statement of interest.
scholars — of any background, from any class, in public service or not — are
invited to apply via a simple two-part process:
The statement of
interest should be approximately 250-500 words and address the following
● What is your vision of TSA?
● Why do you want to join the TSA board of
● How would you help TSA develop and reach its
committee may conduct 20-minute phone interviews with finalist candidates as
committee of current board members will propose nominees to the full board in
late August. New directors will be
notified shortly thereafter. TSA’s first
board meeting for 2011-2012 will take place on September 13, 2011, at 9 PM
ET. Applicants are expected to reserve
this date and attend this meeting if elected.