Nominations for the 2021 Elections are Open Now

OSTA is seeking energetic, service oriented science education advocates to fill positions on the board of directors.

Become 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.

Elections will be held in April, with 2-year terms starting and ending in August at the summer board retreat.

Nominate today!

Positions available for the 2021 elections are:

The Treasurer is a two-year term starting in August.  The treasurer is a member of the executive team that includes the President, President-Elect, Past-President, and Secretary. The Treasurer works with OSTA's contracted bookkeeper to oversee the records and finances of the organization (expense reports, invoices, assisting in processing event payments using OSTA's online systems). Working with the OSTA's contracted bookeeper, submits financial reports, and answers questions at board meetings.

Regional Directors

These positions are two-year terms starting in August. 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. This includes attending the four meetings each year, assisting with organizing professional development opportunities, and communicating with members.

Regional Directors are needed in:

Region 1: Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, Columbia & Clatsop Counties

Region 2: Tillamook, Yamhill, Marion, 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 


These are two-year terms starting in August. Working with the organization, Members-at-Large are members of the science education community which includes, science supervisors, administrators, community educators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in and committed to science education. Like the regional directors, Members-at-Large are expected to attend the four meetings each year, assisting with organizing professional development opportunities, and communicating with members.


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