CAPTA Seeks Nominations for Three Open Board Positions

Would You Like to Join the CAPTA Executive Board?

We are seeking several new positions!
Applications accepted until Dec. 7, 2016

This month, CAPTA will hold elections for three open positions on the CAPTA Executive Board, which meets monthly via Google Hangouts, to discuss and plan events to support the organization’s mission. Members of the Executive Board must be current CAPTA members; they may be directors, administrators, or staff members of secondary school writing centers, or be otherwise involved with supporting secondary school writing centers. 

Board Members need not be local to the Capital Area; we are especially interested in including leaders outside of the region to help support online and digital collaboration projects we hope to continue moving forward as we expand to a national organization. We invite new perspectives and input from directors of high schools, middle schools, independent schools, etc.

The current open positions are:

  • Website Curator (two year, renewable): The website curator will be responsible for the upkeep of website content and design on www.captawritingcenters.org. We use a WordPress site which is fairly intuitive and user friendly, so technical web design expertise is not a requirement. We hope to make our site more easily navigable and robust in content to support for our CAPTA Member Schools and inviting for new schools to learn more about SSWCs and our organization’s mission. The person who fills this position will be invited to propose and implement ideas for developing the website, including publication of resources and blog updates to serve our mission of building community, promoting advocacy, and supporting development of SSWCs. The website curator will also be responsible for providing input and participating on Standing Committees to further the purposes and mission of the organization. They will have voting rights on the Board.
  • Social Media Manager (one or two year, renewable): The social media manager will be responsible for the upkeep of content and design of the CAPTA Facebook and Twitter accounts, working together with the Board and especially the Website Curator, to promote news and events of the organization through these platforms. The person who fills this position will be invited to propose and implement ideas for developing the organization’s social media strategy, including sharing resources and building a network to serve our mission of building community, promoting advocacy, and supporting development of SSWCs. The Social Media Manager will also be responsible for providing input and participating on Standing Committees to further the purposes and mission of the organization. They will have voting rights on the Board.
  • At-Large Middle School Representative (one year, renewable): The Middle School Representative will ensure that our programs and initiatives are inclusive of the needs of our growing community of middle school writing centers. At-large members will be integral members of the board, responsible for providing input and participating on Standing Committees to further the purposes and mission of the organization. They will have voting rights on the Board.

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