The Education Policy Committee is seeking more members. Sought after expertise includes experience in special education, elementary, administration, or counseling.
- Ability to navigate and use Facebook effectively
- A resident of the state he/she represents
- A member of his/her NAP state chapter
- 18 years of age or older
- Willing to complete a non-disclosure agreement*
Serving on a Policy Committee will include duties of helping to create reforms, advise upon policy, and suggest budgets specific to committees’ oversight. The expertise, direction, and insight shared are valuable in moving forward with the structure of this party and enriching our platform.
The committees will research and draft policy proposals upon researching and debating issues that need to be defined in our platform. The committee’s would then draft policy statements to define their position on any current events or legislation within their domain: e.g. For the Education Committee, the collective committee members would make a statement on Race to the Top, the use of charters, vouchers etc. These statements would be then submitted to Executive Board and Advisory Council for review and approval. On the issues, that lead to an addendum or change to the charter and platform- Policy Committees would be tasked with gathering resources and drafting arguments to membership to educate them on our proposal and the reasons for it- in hopes that they will concur with the committees’ expert suggestions. The meetings and regularity would depend on what needed to be addressed and how often disagreements need compromise. Much of the communication would be done asynchronously.
No proficiencies required.
*Completion of a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is required in order to protect the confidential information of our membership, as all in leadership positions might receive access to the membership roster. The NAP takes its members’ privacy very seriously.
If you have the qualifications and the desire to serve in these positions, please express your interest, and we will contact you with more specific details about the responsibilities of the position. You may contact Andrea.Quinn@usanap.org for further information. All positions are on a voluntary basis and open to professionals within the field or graduate students within their area of expertise.