CWI Directorate Member Position Description

Do you have a desire to become more involved with ACPA? Are you interested in working on a Directorate Board to support, develop, and empower the spectrum of women- and female-identified members of CWI and ACPA? If you answered yes then the Coalition for Women's Identities may be the right place for you. The Coalition for Women's Identities is accepting applications for the next directorate class. The Coalition for Women's Identities supports, develops, and empowers the spectrum of women- and female-identified people and those in solidarity with us through advocacy and activism, engaging community, and scholarship.Directorate members participate in committees focused on advocacy and activism, engaging the community, and scholarship salient to the understanding of identity and intersectionality.

Directorate members are expected to fulfill the following responsibilities:

Three (3) year commitment to the Directorate, beginning and ending with each ACPA annual Convention.

Convention– Plan to arrive early and stay through the close of each annual Convention. Attend and participate in CWI events at ACPA’s annual Convention.

Examples of Convention responsibilities may include:

  • CWI Directorate Meetings
  • Joint Directorates Meeting
  • Convention Opening
  • CWI Social
  • CWI Open Business Meeting
  • MOSAIC Social
  • Family Friendly Socials
  • Sponsored Programs
  • CelebrACPA

Mid-Year Retreat – Attend and participated in a mid-year meeting hosted in the fall. The approximate cost of this meeting is $350, plus individual travel expenses (Registration/Deposit of approximately $125 due mid-July).

Conference calls- occur monthly, in addition to a conference call to welcome new directorate members, and calls for individual work groups.

CWI General Tasks- Work is project-driven, and each year Directorate members volunteer to work on one or more tasks for the coalition. Some of these projects include:

  • Submitting articles and editing content for the CWI newsletter or writing on the CWI Blog
  • Managing the membership initiatives and Directorate recruitment and election process
  • Organizing major events and programs during Convention, special projects are the Socials & CelebrACPA and our convention fundraising.
  • Program & award review and selection
  • Coordinating the Empower Fellowship Program & Mentoring
  • Coordinating the Mid-Year Meeting
  • Coordinating technology, such as the CWI Website, Blog, Twitter, and Facebook accounts
  • Coordinating family-friendly initiatives

Other Considerations

Due to the financial and time commitments required of Directorate members, you are strongly encourage to seek support from your department and/or institution. Directorate members are expected to attend a mid-year meeting even without departmental or institutional support. Having these conversations prior to running for a position has resulted in greater support for current Directorate members.

We hope this position description provides you with helpful information as you consider running for the Directorate. Please know that if you have questions or want more information, you can certainly speak with current Directorate members about their experiences and the amazing leadership opportunity they have had, or check out the Blog at http://www.myacpa.org/entity/101/blog to read their stories. Email cwi@acpa.nche.edu directly should you have any additional questions. We look forward to your application!