Join the ORABA Board

Looking for a way to be involved in ORABA?

Consider joining the ORABA Board! We currently have the below positions available (click each for descriptions of each position). All positions come with close collaboration from the board and mentorship from current board members and advisors to the board. Apply today! We would love to have you involved! 

Applications are due by 6:00 pm December 7th. The board will compile applications and open the elections the week of December 14thNote: Please remember you must be a current member to apply for a board position as well as participate in the December elections.  

Open Positions

Student Representative (Three Positions Currently Open)
  • The Student Representative position was created to increase involvement in the board by students acquiring their course work in ABA as well as provide an educational experience as to how state boards are run in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. The Student Representative will help support the board members and the different positions by providing a student perspective and representing the opinion and desires of students in Oregon.
    1. The Student Representative shall manage student outreach, by reaching out to higher educational institutions, forming relationships to disseminate learning opportunities, ABA and ORABA’s mission. This can include presentations, organizing student professional networking and/or learning opportunities, and social media outlets.
    2. The Student Representative shall participate in documentation of board meeting minutes and monitor delegated actions for board members.
    3. The Student Representative shall assist with other board positions when another board member is not able to be present.
    4. The Student Representative shall join in at minimum four committee meetings a year, to stay up-to-date on committee processes.
  • General Board Responsibilities: As a board member of ORABA, the Student Representative shares in the general responsibilities of the board including:
    1. Board members shall be present at all board meetings, give advance notice if they cannot attend as well as review the agenda and notes of any missed meetings.
    2. Board members shall communicate consistently with other board members and outside parties by checking and responding to email twice a week, at minimum.
    3. Board members shall delegate their tasks if unable to complete them in a thorough and timely manner. The delegate shall be given the original deadline by the delegator and shall complete the task by then. If delegation is not possible and the position responsibilities cannot be fulfilled, the board member will be asked to step down, and a replacement will be found by membership vote.
    4. Board members shall respect other board members, committee chairs, advisors, and all ORABA members at all times.
    5. Board members shall share responsibility of website management and be trained in the electronic services and website add-ons maintained by ORABA.
  • The Student- Representative shall serve a one-year term and cannot serve consecutive terms. However, at the end of the one-year term, the Student Representative can run to be a committee chair or different board member, once they complete their graduate coursework.
  • The Past Student-Representative shall provide expert advice on subjects under discussion. The Past Student-Representative may offer assistance, to any Committee member, Committee Chair, or Member with any task, required for furthering the mission statement and purpose of the organization. The Past Student-Representative will also offer any salient information to the new The Student-Representative, in order to ensure consistency in information transmission, and ensure all action items are transferred from the old term to the new term.
Public Policy Co-Chair (Two Positions Currently Open)
  • The Public Policy Chair will keep the ORABA Board and Members informed of public policy issues that may affect the practice of Applied Behavior Analysis and assist the Board in achieving goals related to public policy issues, in the State of Oregon. Roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
    1. Track legislative/policy developments at the state level that relate to the practice of ABA
    2. Attend public meetings relevant to the practice of ABA (e.g., BARB, OCASD, etc.) or delegate to other members
    3. Sign-up for email alerts from relevant state agencies/offices (e.g., BARB, legislative committees or bills of interest, ODDS rulemaking, etc.)
    4. Coordinate with stakeholders (APBA, ABAI, BACB, consumer groups) regarding current policy issues
    5. Update the ORABA board on public policy issues of importance
    6. Draft ORABA’s statements and public comment related to public policy issues with input from the ORABA board and voting from active ORABA members
    7. Oversee the legislative committee’s work on legislative efforts, including:
      1. Fundraising to cover lobbyist costs
      2. Working with legislators and stakeholders on draft legislation
      3. Communicating with ORABA board and members about legislative efforts
      4. Coordinating ORABA and member public comment on legislation
      5. Attending legislative hearings and providing testimony during legislative session
  • General Board Responsibility: As a board member of ORABA, the Public Policy Chair shares in the general responsibilities of the board including:
    1. Board members shall be present at all board meetings, give advance notice if they cannot attend and understand that their right to vote is forfeited if not present at the meeting unless a vote was provided electronically before or sometime before the conclusion of the meeting.
    2. Board members shall Communicate consistently with the other board members and outside communication by checking and responding to communication at minimum twice a week.
    3. Board members shall delegate their tasks if unable to complete them in a thorough and timely manner (meeting the specified deadlines). If delegation is not possible and the position responsibilities cannot be fulfilled the board member will be asked to step down and a replacement will be found by membership vote.
    4. Board members shall respect other board members Committee chairs, advisors, and all ORABA members at all times.
  • The Public Policy Chair shall serve a two-year term and cannot serve consecutive terms. However, at the end of the two-year term, the Public Policy Chair can become a Board Advisor.
  • The Public Policy Chair needs to be available to address topics/ issues of concern as they arise, as these types of developments come up quickly, and need to be acted upon readily, and, sometimes, on the spur of the moment.

(3) Past Public Policy Chair – The Past Public Policy Chair shall provide expert advice to the Public Policy Chair on any task required for furthering the mission statement and purpose of the organization. The Past Public Policy Chair will provide specific feedback to the Public Policy Chair about past public policy issues and information, and will relay all action items that carry-over from the past term into the new term.

Secretary - Opening in January
  • The Secretary shall keep the minutes of all ORABA meetings, and Board meetings. They shall have all the duties usually vested in the office of Secretary, shall keep such other records, and shall have such other duties as may be prescribed by the President, Vice-President and/ or the Membership. Specific roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    1. The secretary shall document Board Meeting Notes at each board meeting including, but not limited to: agenda, tasks assigned and items voted on during that board meeting.
      1. One day before the meeting the secretary will send out the meeting agenda to all board members.
      2. After the meeting the secretary will send out a meeting summary as well as publish this document as a PDF to ORABA’s cloud storage for a final documentation of records
    2. The secretary shall maintain records of ORABA, including ensuring the By-laws are up-to-date and records from all events are published.
    3. The secretary shall conduct official Board Correspondence to the members, including, but not limited to, distribution of Newsletters, Event Information, and Voting Opportunities.
    4. The secretary shall manage and distribute all CEU certificates. The secretary will coordinate with the ACE provider (currently Dr. Dawn Bailey) to ensure that CEUs are issued after each eligible event as well as work closely with the treasurer to ensure payment for these events.
    5. The secretary and treasurer shall manage ORABA memberships including initial and renewal. The treasurer shall manage payments and the secretary will ensure that the membership list is updated and accurate. The secretary will respond to membership email questions and help troubleshoot members questions re: their membership status.
    6. The secretary shall manage ORABA’s ABAI affiliation including the annual chapter summary and ongoing membership with ABAI.
  • The Secretary shall serve as the Chair of the Membership Committee (when created) and shall be responsible for the administrative processing of Membership applications, status, and lists. The Secretary shall file a one-page annual report to the ABA Executive Council by April 15 of each year.
  • General Board Responsibilities: As a board member of ORABA, the Secretary shares in the general responsibilities of the board including:
    1. Board members shall be present at all board meetings, give advance notice if they cannot attend, and understand that their right to vote is forfeited if not present at the meeting unless a vote was provided electronically before the conclusion of the meeting.
    2. Board members shall communicate consistently with other board members and outside parties by checking and responding to email twice a week, at minimum.
    3. Board members shall delegate their tasks if unable to complete them in a thorough and timely manner. The delegatee shall be given the original deadline by the delegator and shall complete the task by then. If delegation is not possible and the position responsibilities cannot be fulfilled, the board member will be asked to step down, and a replacement will be found by membership vote.
    4. Board members shall respect other board members, committee chairs, advisors, and all ORABA members at all times.
    5. Board members shall share responsibility of website management and be trained in the electronic services and website add-ons maintained by ORABA
  • The Secretary will serve a two-year term and can be re-elected for up to one consecutive term. At the end of the active terms, the Secretary may become a Board Advisor.

(4) Past Secretary – The Past Secretary shall provide expert advice to the Secretary on any task required for furthering the mission statement and purpose of the organization. The Past Secretary will provide specific feedback to the Secretary about membership details such as membership renewals, certificates and meeting agendas and minutes.

Treasury - Opening in January
  • The Treasurer shall have the responsibility for all funds of ORABA and will have authority to disburse these funds for purposes authorized by the ORABA Board. Roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    1. The Treasurer shall keep a record of all money received and all disbursements made and present and oral report updated to the Board monthly during the board meetings.
    2. The Treasurer shall manage financial transactions including authorizing banking, paypal and check transactions.
      1. The treasurer is authorized to make purchases that are one-time and under 100 dollars without a vote necessary
      2. The treasurer is authorized with a majority vote to make purchases that are up to the quantity of 1000 dollars
      3. The treasurer is authorized with a unanimous vote to make purchases that are over the quantity of 1000 dollars
    3. The Treasurer shall manage all Annual fees for the ORABA board including but not limited to annual donations, conference tables, website fees and email fees.
    4. The Treasurer shall ensure ORABA’s Non-profit status is maintained and renewed as necessary.
    5. The treasurer shall issue payment fees or honoraria for speakers and invited addressees as needed.
    6. The treasurer shall manage all ORABA memberships through memberpress (website addon) including fees, tracking individual and company membership and the expiration dates. Send out monthly membership reports (individual and business) at the start of each month to the ORABA Board and present the reports as needed during ORABA Monthly meetings.
    7. The treasurer shall manage ORABA taxes to both the IRS and State.
    8. The treasurer shall issue maintain ORABA’s liability insurance as necessary for presentations & conference
    9. The Treasurer shall submit an Annual Report of the financial status of ORABA to the membership at the annual meeting
    10. The Treasurer shall Attend Fundraising Committee (to be created) meetings and/or offer counsel regarding ORABA financials to the Fundraising Committee Chair
    11. General Board Responsibilities: As a board member of ORABA, the Treasurer shares in the general responsibilities of the board including:
      1. Board members shall be present at all board meetings, give advance notice if they cannot attend, and understand that their right to vote is forfeited if not present at the meeting unless a vote was provided electronically before the conclusion of the meeting.
      2. Board members shall communicate consistently with other board members and outside parties by checking and responding to email twice a week, at minimum.
      3. Board members shall delegate their tasks if unable to complete them in a thorough and timely manner. The delegatee shall be given the original deadline by the delegator and shall complete the task by then. If delegation is not possible and the position responsibilities cannot be fulfilled, the board member will be asked to step down, and a replacement will be found by membership vote.
      4. Board members shall respect other board members, committee chairs, advisors, and all ORABA members at all times.
      5. Board members shall share responsibility of website management and be trained in the electronic services and website add-ons maintained by ORABA
  • The Treasurer will serve a two-year term and can be re-elected for up to one consecutive term. At the end of the active terms, the Treasurer can become a Board Advisor.

(5) Past Treasurer – The Past Treasurer shall provide expert advice to the Treasurer on any task required for furthering the mission statement and purpose of the organization. The Past Treasurer will provide specific feedback to the Treasurer about ORABA financials, past salient information, and action items that transfer from the past term to the new term, to ensure consistency of financial health and stability.

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