Call for Board Nominations

SOAP is accepting candidates for the 2021-2022 Board of Directors. We are seeking highly qualified and diverse leaders, ensuring the Society is a welcoming environment for every member while reflecting its core values of diversity and inclusion. Available roles and other details are described below.


In addition to running high-level projects as leaders or members of various committees, the general responsibilities of the Board include:

  • Leadership and governance
  • Strategy and policy development
  • Determination of key performance measures and results
  • Budget setting, resource allocation and risk approval
  • Stewardship, ethics and financial integrity


To be eligible, candidates must self-nominate (see below), provide all required information, must be current on dues, and must be ACTIVE members of SOAP. Previous service on a committee or other SOAP volunteer opportunity is preferred but not required.

How to Nominate

Self-nomination is required and demonstrates your willingness to engage as a leader! Please complete the self-nomination form on or before Friday, Feb. 12. The form requires a CV/bio sketch, a recent photo, brief responses to questions concerning your interest, and identification of the position(s) for which you would like to be considered. You are welcome to express interest in more than one position. Note that you can only apply once, so please give careful consideration to your responses and ensure all information is correct and complete before you submit the form. Only self-nominations are accepted; a member may not nominate another member (but may provide a recommendation to support another member’s nomination).

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Positions Available (click for description)


The deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 12, at 11:59 pm Eastern. The Nominating Subcommittee will select a slate of candidates and notify candidates in February/March. Orientation is being planned for June (virtual presentation).


Terms will begin July 1, 2021, and end June 30, 2024.

Voting/Appointment Process

The Nominating Subcommittee will review all self-nominations and select a slate of candidates for all positions, to be elected through a member vote or appointed through action of the Board. The Nominating Subcommittee will vet the candidates with a focus on a highly qualified and diverse Board, reflecting these attributes: 

  • Qualifications for and ability to contribute to the Board and specific role(s)
  • Demonstrated leadership, character, collaboration, and respectful discourse
  • Elements of diversity and inclusiveness