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The APSE National Board of Directors seeks to add an At-Large Board Member for a one-year appointment with expertise in finance and accounting.

The National APSE Board of Directors is responsible for planning and implementing strategies to strengthen and grow APSE, and its mission to advance employment and self-sufficiency for all people with disabilities.

The National APSE Board of Directors seeks to add an At Large Board Member for a 1-year term. We seek an individual with expertise or experience in finance, accounting, and/or fund development. The Board invites current APSE members who desire to actively contribute financial talents to our Board and especially encourage those with lived experience in equity, diversity, and inclusion. 

Not an APSE member, but interested in this leadership opportunity? Click here to become a member: https://apse.org/membership/

APSE is committed to inviting and attracting a diverse board of directors. We encourage and welcome all to apply. Come with your different experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives. Your input and insights will greatly add to the conversation and the work we are doing.

Interested in the opportunity?

Please read important information on the position described below.  Deadlines for submissions of interest are due September 9, 2022 at 5pm EST.  If you are interested in being considered, click this link: Application Form.

Requests for accommodations can be made to info@apse.org .  Questions about the opportunity may be directed to Pamela Grider-Cross, Vice President and Chair of Board Development at pcross@cadsinc.net.



Board Member Commitments

Individuals interested in running for the National APSE Board of Directors must:

  • Be a current member of National APSE (individual or business)
  • Be an active member of your state APSE chapter (unless your state does not have a chapter, in case you must be an active member of National APSE)
  • Have a demonstrated interest and involvement in integrated community-based employment for citizens with disabilities and in advancing Employment First
  • Sign agreeing to APSE's Mission and Values, APSE’s Ethical Guidelines, APSE’s Conflict of Interest, and Board of Directors Position Description of the relevant position
  • Uphold integrated, community-based employment values and principles and demonstrate these principles in their respective activities and occupations
  • Understand that board members do not receive remuneration of any kind (including free conference registration) or reimbursement for time or travel for their presence and participation in the two annually required (summer and fall) planning events.

Time and Financial Commitments

You are responsible for your own costs. All members of the APSE Board of Directors serve as volunteers and are not compensated for their time.  As a Board Member, Directors can expect to spend, at a minimum, 6-10 hours a month participating in APSE activities. These activities include:

  • Preparing for and participating in monthly (regularly scheduled) virtual board meetings and, when needed, special virtual meetings for time-sensitive business
  • Serving on and actively contributing time, energy, and effort to at least two APSE national committees (Regional Delegates serve on the Delegates Council, which fulfills one committee requirement.
  • Additional preparation, presence, and participation in all required board activities (including the two required planning events annually and the national conference). The first required planning event is at least a full day and a half and held on-site just prior to the national conference. The second required planning event is at least two and a half days in the Rockville, MD area in the fall. This year, this planning event requires travel November 2-4, 2022.
  • Actively contributing and assisting with the ongoing development and growth of APSE as an organization.
  • Meeting additional obligations as an officer, if applicable. The same may be true for those holding Regional Delegate positions.

Travel (airfare, ground transportation, lodging, etc.) and other costs (phone, computer, internet access, cost of membership, etc.) associated with participating as a member of the APSE Board of Directors are the responsibility of the board member.

Appointment Term

The length of this appointment runs from the time of appointment until the 2023 National APSE conference in June. The person appointed may run for election in the next election cycle (January 2023).

Reasonable Accommodations

APSE will provide reasonable accommodations to board members to ensure their full participation as a board member.