Call for Applications: Elected and Appointed Positions

Pictured left to right: Matthew FitzGerald, Jennifer Doran and Ali Mattu.
Pictured left to right: Matthew FitzGerald, Jennifer Doran and Ali Mattu.


APAGS posts openings on the nine-member elected committee — chair-elect and member-at-large positions — each winter. Check out the APAGS Election Information to submit an application and run for one of the following positions:

  • Chair-elect
  • Member-at-large, Communication Focus
  • Member-at-large, Education Focus
  • Chair, Convention Committee
  • Chair, Science Committee
  • Chair, Advocacy Coordinating Team
Eligibility
  • A master's or doctoral candidate in good standing in an APA or regionally accredited program (candidates who are at least two years from graduation are strongly preferred and at least one year from graduation is required).
  • An APAGS member.
  • Organized, responsive, efficient and responsible.
  • Able to work effectively and cooperatively with others.
  • Willing to commit to a busy two-year term to work on behalf of the needs and interests of APAGS and APAGS members.
  • For subcommittee chair positions, you must demonstrate specific knowledge, expertise and/or experience in the substantive area of the respective subcommittee to which you are applying to lead as chair. 
  • To be eligible for APAGS chair-elect, a candidate must be enrolled in a doctoral program in psychology.
Application Materials
For Elected Positions

You must submit the following materials to APAGS no later than Jan. 12, 2015, by 5 p.m. (ET).

  1. Read and sign the APAGS committee application agreement (PDF, 114KB).
  2. Submit:
  • An abbreviated two page CV.  
  • A candidate statement describing your qualifications and/or potential for the particular position (300 words or less). 
  • A brief letter from your department chair verifying your status as a graduate student in good standing and the chair’s support of the student running for an APAGS office.

Please note that if you are selected to run, your candidate statement as chair or member-at-large, will appear online and will be sent to voting members of APAGS. 

For Subcommittee Chair Positions

You must submit the following materials to APAGS no later than March 9, 2015, by 5 p.m. (ET).

  1. Read and sign the APAGS committee application agreement (PDF, 114KB).
  2. Submit: 
  • An abbreviated two page CV. 
  • A candidate statement describing your qualifications and/or potential for the particular position (750 words or less). 
  • A brief letter from your department chair verifying your status as a graduate student in good standing and the chair’s support of the student running for an APAGS office.
Rules for Elections
Rules for Elections – For Elected Positions

To prevent APAGS electronic media from being overwhelmed by members promoting their candidacy during the election cycle, APAGS has the following procedures for use of electronic media: 

1. Do not use APAGS email lists or APAGS official pages/groups on social networking sites (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter) for advertising your candidacy. 

2. During the election cycle, APAGS will distribute emails that provide all candidates with a chance to make a statement for election. This is meant to ensure fair access to all electronic media during the election cycle.

Deadline
For Elected Positions

Deadline: Jan. 12, 2015, by 5 p.m. (ET). You must submit your application by email. Please note that all applications must be received in the APAGS Office by this date and time. 

Please send all required materials in one PDF to Jessica Andrade. Please indicate in the subject line the position you are applying for.

For Subcommittee Chair Positions

Deadline: March 9, 2015, by 5 p.m. (ET). You must submit your application by email. Please note that all applications must be received in the APAGS Office by this date and time. 

Please send all required materials in one PDF to Jessica Andrade. Please indicate in the subject line the position you are applying for.