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Staff

At this time there are no paid staff positions open within the National Stuttering Association.

Staff

National Chapter Coordinator
To better support our Local Chapters – the backbone of the NSA – we are hiring a part-time employee who will be dedicated solely as a resource to support our Chapters, Chapter Leaders, and Regional Chapter Coordinators.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Maintain regular contact with all Chapters providing organizational and event updates
  • Provides a two-way communication link for feedback and status of the Chapter. Phone calls may be required to contact Chapter Leaders that have addressable issues. Additional modes of contact may include text or email
  • Ensure contact information is current and up to date for all CLs
  • Send out link to Trimester Reports to all RCCS to send to CLs and tracks responses
  • Follow up with Chapters with any outstanding items to reach successful resolution
  • Compile completed reports
  • Assists in the recruitment of new Chapters, new Chapter Leaders, and new Chapter Co-Leaders
  • Available to RCCs during the interview process with potential CLs/Co-CLs, and provides an overview of the commitment needed to start and grow a new Chapter
  • Makes themselves available to assist the new CL with information and activities necessary to start the Chapter and follow up after the first meeting
  • Ensure Facebook Group is up to date with current CL’s and RCC’s
  • Assists with organizing, planning, coordinating, and running CLe’s.  CLe’s are held at the Annual Conference, as well as virtually throughout the year
  • Assists struggling Chapters in developing an action plan to grow and strengthen their group

Position Qualifiers:

  • Must have current or previous experience serving as an NSA Chapter Leader or Regional Chapter Coordinator for a minimum of two years
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Attendee of a minimum 2 annual conferences within the past 5 years and commits to attending future conferences
  • Familiarity, or willingness to learn, Google Docs, including, but not limited to, Forms, Sheets, and Slides
  • Able to commit to up to 10-15 hours per month
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks
  • Ability to complete tasks (including, but not limited to those referenced above) within tight timeframes

Board of Directors

At this time there are no Board of Directors positions open within the National Stuttering Association®.

Board of Directors

All interested and qualified applicants for a Board of Directors “BOD” position should complete and submit the NSA Candidate Application (below) no later than December 18, 2022. Some travel is required. This is a volunteer position. 

Please note that the NSA Board of Directors is a working board, so applicants should expect to spend up to a minimum of 1-3 hours per month on various projects, including monthly conference calls and one in-person meeting during the Annual Conference requiring travel.

Current Nominations Committee members: Jaymie Horak, Chad Mannisi, and Holly Nover.

Treasurer

One of the most effective ways you can support the stuttering community is to serve on the Board of Directors of the National Stuttering Association (NSA). The NSA Board is currently holding open elections for the specialized position of Treasurer.

The ideal candidate must have relevant finance and operational experience, practical knowledge of QuickBooks (QB for Non Profits a plus), and a passion to enhance the lives of people who stutter.

If this sounds like you, please consider sharing your expertise with the NSA and giving back to the stuttering community by applying to become the NSA Treasurer.

Position Responsibilities
Job Duties, Daily/Weekly/Monthly/Annually, of the Treasurer, include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversee the funds and financial records of the organization
  • Be responsible for accurate and adequate records kept of all assets, liabilities, and transactions of the organization, including, but not limited to:
    • Ensuring all income and expense is accounted for accurately
    • Maintain accurate record of all funds including investments
    • Monitor proceeds from campaigns or other sources in order to make certain funds are used for designated purposes
    • Generation, preparation and presentation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports to the board
  • Evaluate ways to raise more money
  • Assist in creating Budgeting, Forecasting, Benchmarking
  • Serve as Chair of the Finance Committee
  • Serve on the Executive Committee
  • Review the annual audit and answer board member questions about the audit
  • Attend community events as an ambassador of the organization


Position Qualifiers 

  • Proficiency with Gmail and QuickBooks Non-Profit
  • Experience in accounting, finance, or c-level functions
  • Understanding of financial accounting for the nonprofit organization
  • Ability to commit up to 3-4 hours a month, sometimes less and sometimes more, consistently
  • Ability to compile and analyze budgets, read financial statements, produce financial reports
  • A total understanding of the NSA’s mission and values and an unwavering commitment to upholding them
  • Ability to have several ongoing projects and deadlines
  • A true calling in benefiting people who stutter

Special Projects Co-Chairs

One of the most effective ways you can support the stuttering community is to serve on the Board of Directors of the National Stuttering Association (NSA). The NSA Board is currently holding open elections for the Special Projects Co-Chairs (two positions available).

Special Projects Co-Chairs are responsible for developing, coordinating, and implementing projects that will benefit people who stutter and the NSA. Such projects should be responsive to the changing needs of the stuttering community.

The role of the Special Projects Co‐Chairs is to continue forward thinking in terms of outreach and advocacy and to drive outreach and advocacy into areas we’ve not yet reached. The positions are also responsible for implementing projects in a timely manner and seeing all projects through to completion.

Both Special Projects Co‐Chairs will work together on special projects and will regularly review the productivity of committee members to ensure that work is being shared equitably.

Special Projects Co‐Chairs will also find ways to involve and include all members of the Board of Directors when embracing new major initiatives.

Position Responsibilities
Job Duties, Daily/Weekly/Monthly/Annually, of the Special Projects Co-Chair, include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborates with fellow Special Projects Co‐Chair on special projects
  • Oversee Special Projects Committee
  • Assists in the coordination and implementation of special projects to benefit people who stutter and the NSA.


Position Qualifiers 

  • 2-3 years of experience managing large scale projects, from inception to completion
  • 1+ years of experience developing and maintaining a project backlog
  • Ability to collaborate with diverse groups of people
  • Skilled at establishing and maintaining relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Comfortable providing project status updates to Board of Directors and Executive Director when needed
  • Proficiency with Gmail, Zoom, and Slack
  • An earnest desire to improve the lives of people who stutter
  • Ability to commit to monthly committee meetings, as well as board meetings, and sometimes more during project implementations

All members of both the Board and Staff of the National Stuttering Association are expected to responsibly represent the NSA within their respective communities and to advocate for NSA’s mission, programs, and services as appropriate.

Volunteer Positions

Special Projects Committee (3 open positions)

Do you have experience and a passion for collaborating with others, coordinating projects, and most importantly leading efforts that add value to the stuttering community? If you answered ‘Yes!’, then continue reading.

The NSA’s Special Projects Committee is looking for three qualified, passionate, and fun individuals to join our newly-formed team. In this volunteer position, you will assist the Special Projects Chair who sits on the Board of Directors. This team will work together to facilitate the end-to-end implementation of events and programming that add value to and increase awareness of the NSA’s work. Members of this team have the opportunity to work cross-functionally with other areas of the NSA, including Adult Programs and the Young Adult Committee.

The NSA has been instrumental in enhancing the lives of people who stutter, educating the public, assisting speech professionals, championing research, and reducing the stigma of stuttering, but there is still work to be done. Please consider sharing your expertise with the NSA and giving back to the stuttering community by applying today!

Chapter Leadership

The NSA is looking for enthusiastic people to volunteer their time, energy, and skills serving our organization in the critically important role of Regional Chapter Coordinator!

Regional Chapter Coordinators (RCCs) assist with the development of local NSA Chapters and Chapter Leaders within their region. They are the primary liaison between our Adult Chapters and the Adult Program Chair, NSA Board of Directors, and NSA staff.

RCCs will be expected to spend two to five hours per month on various tasks and responsibilities, including maintaining up-to-date chapter records, interviewing potential new Chapter Leaders, trimester reporting and follow-up, assisting struggling chapters, regular chapter correspondence and engagement via email and social media, and monthly meetings with Adult Programs Chair.

If you have current or previous experience as an NSA Chapter Leader and are interested in serving as an Adult Regional Chapter Coordinator, please reach out via email using the link below.

Requirements for all open positions:

  • Candidate must have demonstrated computer and technology skills
  • Candidate must work well as a member of a team
  • Candidate must have excellent organizational skills
  • Candidate must understand the importance of discretion, confidentiality and govern themselves accordingly

Members of the Board and Staff of the National Stuttering Association, as well as volunteers, are expected to responsibly represent the NSA within their respective communities and to advocate for NSA’s mission, programs, and services as appropriate.