Nominations for the 2019 Elections are Open Now
OSTA is seeking energetic, service oriented science education advocates to fill positions on the board of directors.
OSTA's Strategic Planning process has identified current and emerging science educator needs and developed positive courses of action for our member-based organization. OSTA’s Board approved the Strategic Framework and Business Plan in January 2016 and has been implementing the programs, workshops and advocacy outlined in the plan, including the Oregon Science Project. Join the team, and bring your great ideas for improving science teaching and learning to be shared in your region and statewide.
This is an exciting time to be an active member of your professional organization. For more information about the responsibilities, please see the job descriptions specific for each officer linked below. In addition, there are supports that OSTA provides to its board members to fulfill their responsibilities, identified in the job descriptions.
Elections will be held in September, and newly elected officers will be expected to attend the board meeting during the 2019 OSTA Fall Conference in Springfield, October 12, 2019.
If you have any questions, please contact President-Elect Connie Robbins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Positions available for the 2018 elections are:
This position is a three-year term which starts in October 2018, as president-elect, assuming the President position the following October, then ending as Past-President in October of 2019. The first year's responsibilities include working with the President to set agendas and budgeting, running the next election, and promoting the mission and goals of OSTA. The second year, the President sets the agendas, runs the meetings and represents OSTA at the local, state and national levels. The third year, the Past-President is the Conference Chair for the Annual OSTA Fall Conference. The President-Elect and President represent OSTA at the NSTA National Congress on Science Education held over the summer.
The Treasurer is a member of the executive team that includes the President, President-Elect, Past-President, and Secretary, and works with them in creating and annual budgets. The Treasurer organizes payments to be sent when expense reports are submitted by board members and invoices submitted by vendors. Assists the OSTA’s Conference Registrar in processing event payments using OSTA’s online membership management system. Collecting and organizing OSTA’s financial records using OSTA’s online accounts, the Treasurer works with OSTA’s contracted Bookkeeper to create financial reports to submit to the board prior to board meetings.
The secretary is a member of the executive team, and works with the President, President, and Past-President in organizing agendas and notifying board members of meetings. Is responsible for taking and managing board meeting minutes, and ensuring those minutes are distributed to members shortly after each meeting. He or she is also responsible for ensuring that accurate documentation exists to meet legal requirements and the important documents of the organization are kept current and made available when needed.
The Regional Directors work with the organization to represent the many regions of the state in its mission to promote and advance science education throughout the state of Oregon.
Regional Directors are needed in:
Region 1: Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Columbia & Clatsop Counties
Region 2: Tillamook, Yamhill, Polk, Lincoln, & Benton Counties
Region 3: Lane, Douglas, Coos & Curry Counties
Region 4: Josephine, Jackson, Klamath & Lake Counties
Region 5, Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam, Wheeler, Morrow, Umatilla & Grant Counties
Region 6, Jefferson, Cook, Deschutes & Harney Counties
Region 7, Wallowa, Union, Baker & Malheur Counties