Ohio Association for Behavior Analysis
General Board Service Roles and Responsibilities
Term: Terms vary in length based on the position. Elected positions are 2 years in length. Appointed positions have no expiration.
Estimated Time Commitment: Times vary in duration based on the position. Approximately 5-10 hours per month, but possibly up to 20 hours per month immediately prior to and following the annual conference.
- Participate in Board meetings as scheduled in person.
- Participate in one committee and attend committee meetings as scheduled.
- Fulfilling specific responsibilities of board member position.
- Fulfilling specific responsibilities of committee chairperson position.
- Attend the annual conference as well as conference events where Board member presence is particularly important, such as the Awards Ceremony, Luncheon, and VIP Reception.
To advise, govern, oversee policy and direction, and assist with the leadership and general promotion of OHABA so as to support the organization’s mission and needs.
The purpose of OHABA is to promote the science and theory of Behavior Analysis through the support of research, education and practice.
Major Board Member Responsibilities:
- Organizational leadership and advisement
- Promotion of the organization
- Community outreach
- Oversight of the OHABA conference planning and evaluation
- Formulation and oversight of policies and procedures
- Financial management, including adoption and oversight of the annual budget
Expectations of Board Members:
- Attend and participate in Board meetings in person.
- Attend and participate in special events.
- Participate on a standing committee of the board, and serve on ad-hoc committees as necessary.
- Attend quarterly Board Member meetings.
- Monitor and manage email no less than on a weekly basis.
- Be alert to community concerns that can be addressed by OHABA’s mission and objectives.
- Help communicate and promote OHABA’s mission and annual conference to the community.
- Become familiar with OHABA’s finances, budget, and financial/resource needs.
- Understand and comply with the policies and procedures of OHABA, including the confidentiality and conflict of interest policies.
- In general, utilize personal and professional skills, relationships and knowledge for the advancement of OHABA.