Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus (APIC) Board of Directors
Interested in creating the future of Asian & Pacific Islander Public Health & Health Equity? Run for the 2015-2016 Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus (APIC) Board of Directors! Apply by September 15.
Dear Colleagues Committed to Advancing the Multiple Determinants of Asian & Pacific Islander Health,
The Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus (APIC) for Public Health is creating the future for Asian & Pacific Islander Health. In 1974, we were founded to address public health issues affecting APIs in the United States and associated jurisdictions in affiliation with the American Public Health Association. Forty years later, we incorporated and formed a nationally recognized non-profit organization and be the vision and voice for Asian & Pacific Islander public health and health equity.
In 2014, we did something extraordinary. We celebrated our 40th Anniversary, became a federally recognized 501(c)3, founded the APIC Hall of Fame, doubled our APHA members, and increased our revenue stream. In 2015 and beyond, our goal is to outdo ourselves, by dramatically increasing our revenue stream so we can continue to advance thought- and action-leadership in Asian & Pacific Islander public health and health equity in the United States and associated jurisdictions.
That’s where you come in. We’d like you to apply, or recommend exceptional leaders, for APIC’s Board of Directors who will help us grow APIC. We are looking for board members who have expertise in corporate and non-profit fundraising, grant writing and board development.
The 2015-2016 open positions on the APIC Board of Directors are:
Vice-President (a 3 year term)
The VP will serve as VP starting November 2015, become President in November 2016, and Immediate Past President in November 2017. This is an excellent fit for a non-profit or business leader with exceptional management, fundraising, grant-writing, and event organization skills. In order to be eligible to apply, you must be an APIC member in good standing since October, 2014.
Program Director Elect (a 2 year term)
The Program Director Elect organizes the Scientific Sessions for 2016’s APHA in Denver, Colorado, and becomes the Program Director in November 2016 to organize the Scientific Sessions for 2017’s APHA in Atlanta, Georgia. This is an exceptional fit for an academic who knows the literature on the Multiple Determinants of API Health and Community Based Policy Action Research.
Treasurer (a 2 year term)
The Treasurer balances the budget, files the taxes, fundraises, and manages the charitable solicitation registration process. This is an excellent fit for an accountant and/or non-profit leader with exceptional non-profit fundraising skills.
Membership Director (a 2 year term)
The Membership Director proactively recruits members to join APIC and APHA, and manages the membership list for administrative deadlines and elections. This is a superlative fit for an outgoing, social media savvy, community/social organizer.
Caucus Director 1 (a 2 year term)
The Caucus Director fundraises, organizes the APAHM Webinar & the Community Organization Recognition Awards Selection Process, and performs other Special Projects as assigned. This is superlative fit for a non-profit leader with exceptional management, fundraising, grant-writing and event organization skills.
Caucus Director 2 (a 2 year term)
The Caucus Director 2 fundraisers, organizes the APAHM Webinar & the Best Published Paper Awards Selection Process, and performs other Special Projects as assigned. This is a superlative fit for a leader with exceptional management, fundraising, grant-writing and event organization skills.
Student Director 1 (a 1 year term)
The Student Director 1 works with the Student Director 2 to organize the APIC Mentorship Roundtable and the APIC Students & Young Professionals Meet & Greet. This is an exceptional opportunity for a student leader with exceptional organizing and leadership skills.
To be a successful candidate who will compete for the September nomination, and the October election:
- Indicate which position you would like to be considered for. Provide your full name, degrees, address, e-mail, skype and social media addresses, cell phone number, and your 100% commitment to roll-up your sleeves to “think big and implement even bigger” to get the job done.
- Submit a <250 word essay on what you’ve accomplished, the skills and resources you would bring to the organization, and what you would like to accomplish during the term of office.
- Submit your resume and a list of activities you’ve organized and/or a list of publications.
- Should you be selected by the APIC Nominating Committee to run in the APIC BOD Election by the end of September, and win the October election, be poised to meet at least once a month by conference call, starting the 3rd Friday of the month, October 16, 2015, between 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific Time. BOD members who do not attend the monthly conference calls are subject to removal from the Board.
- Should you win the APIC Election, you would be committing to attending the APHA Annual Convention in Denver, Colorado in November 2016, and in Atlanta, Georgia in November 2017.
We truly hope you will submit your application! Submit all materials by 9 AM Pacific Time September 15, 2015 to Secretary@apicaucus.org. The nominations process is different now, and late applications will not be accepted.
Elena Ong, PHN, MS
President & CEO
Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health