Thursday, February 25th, 2016
Feb. 25, 2016
Eating Disorders Awareness Week is a great time to start recruitment for one of our favorite programs: ANAD’s Junior Board. Now in its third year, the Junior Board is a group of young people committed to ANAD’s mission. They help plan fundraisers, such as ANAD’s Bandstand Benefit and Giving Tuesday campaign; they create Eating Disorder Awareness Week themes and events; they represent ANAD in their communities by speaking at schools and other organizations; and they manage projects that help ANAD and the eating disorders community.
We want our Junior Board to be as diverse as the populations we strive to help. We welcome and encourage applications from men; people of color; trans, gender nonconforming, and nonbinary people; and all intersections thereof. We want to make sure the board reflects a wide range of experiences and backgrounds.
If you are enthusiastic, passionate, and hardworking, this is the group for you!
Applications are due by March 18. Interviews will be conducted by the end of March, and applicants will be informed of a decision by the end of April.
- 18-35 years of age and a high school graduate
- Complete application and interview process
- Membership fee $100 if employed/$50 for students (contact ANAD if fee is a concern)
- Attendance and participation of regularly scheduled meetings. Dates for the 2016-17 term will be June 16, Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Dec. 15, Feb. 16, and April 20. Members must make a good-faith effort to attend all meetings, which will be held at the ANAD office in Naperville, Ill. Out-of-state members can participate via conference call or Skype.
- Committee meetings will be scheduled in between full board meetings.
- Desire to participate in the JB volunteer events and fundraisers and will actively encourage the support of family, friends and colleagues as well.
- Commitment to serve on the board for one year.
- Commitment to join at least one committee and actively participate and communicate.
- As an ambassador for ANAD, will strive to positively represent the organization in the best possible ways.
- At least one year of recovery if the applicant has had an eating disorder.
In return, ANAD promises to:
- Provide members the opportunity for meaningful and rewarding service to our mission and our community.
- Provide members the opportunity for significant professional development and social networking.
- Provide members with information and tools to help them be effective members.
- Be diligent in making the best possible use of assets members make available to us, whether those assets be money, time or resources.
To apply, download an application here (PDF or Word document), and e-mail it with a resume to Molly McClure, firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications can also be mailed to ANAD, Attn: Junior Board, 750 E Diehl Road, Suite 127, Naperville, IL 60563.