SIETAR USA Leadership
call for nominations - 2021

We are excited and grateful you are considering joining the Board of Directors!

The future of SIETAR USA depends on its members to support its mission and to provide the leadership to guide the organization. To that end, we are issuing the 2021 Call for Nominations for the Board of Directors of SIETAR USA. Scroll down to see the list of open positions.

The leadership of SIETAR USA values diversity in all of its forms and is committed to creating and fostering an inclusive environment for all SIETAR USA members. We invite and encourage all members of our community to participate in the Board of Directors election process to support our efforts to cultivate a culture that embraces and values diversity, equity and inclusion. 

You may nominate yourself or another member of the organization. Any candidate for Board positions must meet the following criteria in addition to role-specific requirements listed in each position description. 

  1. Possess a strong background and understanding of the intercultural and/or diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) fields
  2. Be a member in good standing with SIETAR USA (or willing to become a member)
  3. Be a member who has attended at least one SIETAR USA conference in the past five years
We invite you to read more details about the leadership roles we currently have open below and to contact us with any questions at boardleadership@sietarusa.org

Nomination Submission Deadline

All nominations must be submitted in writing by e-mail to boardleadership@sietarusa.org and cc:info@sietarusa.org by:

Monday, August 16, 2021

5:00 pm (Central)

Open SIETAR USA Leadership Positions

We currently have three (3) open board positions for nominations in 2021:

      • The President Elect shall succeed the President. If, for any reason, the President cannot serve out a term, the President-elect shall fulfill the unexpired term and continue through his/her own term.
      • The Professional Development Director is responsible for seeking out and developing opportunities that sustain the professional development of the membership of SIETAR USA.

Click on the position title to read more about the position and its responsibilities.

When You Apply

Please be sure to include your resume or CV and a brief statement of intent that addresses the following:
  • Why do you want to be on the SIETAR USA Board of Directors?
  • What do you consider are the primary strength(s) or skill(s) you bring to SIETAR USA?
  • What are your vision and objectives if elected as director for your portfolio of choice?

By submitting your statement, you agree to serve out your full term and to abide by the By Laws of SIETAR USA if selected.


Nominations Process

The Nominations Committee identifies candidates through a nomination process for each position based on the required skill and knowledge sets needed for each position. This slate is then announced to the members of SIETAR USA. If there is more than one candidate for a position, an election will be held.


Term of Service

New Board members will serve a three-year term starting January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2024 and carry responsibilities for the portfolio for which they were elected.

Upon completion of the three-year term, every board member can choose to self-nominate for three more years of the same or a different board position and go through the nomination process as any new candidate would during that same nomination cycle. According to the By Laws SIETAR USA Board membership generally cannot exceed nine (9) consecutive years.

General Duties of Members of the Board of Directors

  • Board members serve a three-year term (unless noted otherwise) and carry responsibilities for the portfolio to which they are appointed. 
  • Board members must sign and abide by the Board Code of Ethics and Conflict of Interest documents. As all members of the society, they are encouraged to support and sign the Living Code of Ethics. 
  • Board members are expected to attend the SIETAR USA Annual Conference, the Annual Board Meeting (a one-day in-person meeting before or after the conference), and the Board of Directors Annual Retreat (a three-day business meeting held each year in February or March). 
  • Board members are expected to participate in monthly Board of Directors teleconference meetings. 

Feel free to contact us with any questions at boardleadership@sietarusa.org

Benefits of Serving on the Board of Directors

Volunteer Board service is a unique and wonderful professional learning and development experience. Serving on the Board of Directors will provide you with opportunities to:

  • Give back to the SIETAR USA community and make a difference in the intercultural and DEI fields
  • Share your talents and build leadership skills
  • Lead and support initiatives that resonate with you
  • Learn new skills and develop abilities in a safe environment
  • Collaborate with a team of passionate, talented, and experienced professionals committed to support the SIETAR USA cause
  • Expand your network in the intercultural and DEI fields 


Thank you for supporting SIETAR USA!


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