The 2019 TSA Board of Directors application for the Truman Scholars Association is now open! Truman Scholars from all class years and backgrounds are encouraged to apply no later than Monday, August 19, 2019 no later than 8pm EDT.
About the Board of Directors and Expectations of Directors
The TSA Board of Directors designs and implements TSA’s activities. We are a separate entity from the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation which awards the scholarships annually. We function more like an alumni association. TSA is an all-volunteer organization, and Directors commit time to helping TSA accomplish its goals. Directors serve a three-year term, with the option to run for a second, three-year term. Directors commit to attending at least 2 conference calls per month (at least one committee, and one full board). 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, usually each fall. While the Board’s work fluctuates over the year, Directors generally commit 4-8 hours per month on TSA activities.
TSA’s Specific Needs
The Nominating Committee seeks applicants with a diversity of skills vital to TSA’s goals. This year, the Nominating Committee is specifically seeking candidates with strengths in the following areas:
- Event Planning and Programming — both small regional events and larger conference-style events, like the National Reunion
- Outreach and Technology — experience with crafting messages, branding, and marketing
- Fundraising and Development Experience — knowledge of best practices for making personal (small and large) donor asks and developing holistic fundraising campaigns
Additionally, applicants from earlier class years (70s, 80s and 90s) and those who have applied before are especially encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
All interested Scholars–of any background, from any year, working in public service or not–are invited to apply using the form below. Previous applicants are encouraged to re-apply.
The Nominating Committee may conduct short phone interviews with applicants as needed, and requests your flexibility in making yourself available.
The Nominating Committee, drawn from current Directors, will propose nominees, to be voted on by the full board shortly after applicants have been interviewed. All applicants will be notified soon thereafter.
Please send any questions or concerns to the Nominating Committee Chair, Rebekah Enoch. We hope you will consider applying and we look forward to reading your application.