IDEA Work Group Position Description
The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Action (IDEA) Work Group actively supports Goal 1 of National NSSLHA's 2020-2023 Strategic Plan.
Up to 8 members of the IDEA Work Group liaise with 2 members of the Executive Council.
One year. IDEA Work Group member terms run September through August.
Approximately 3-5 hours per month.
Travel is not a requirement of the IDEA Work Group member positions. Travel costs are not covered by National NSSLHA.
During the 2023-2024 term, primary responsibilities of the IDEA Work Group will include executing the following Strategic Initiatives of Goal 1 within the Strategic Plan:
- Plan up to 2 virtual activities to better understand the needs and expectations of students from all intersectionalities.
- Collaborate and engage with organizations that have minority/intersectionality member bases, including, but not limited to, ASHA's Multicultural Constituency Groups.
- Create pathways for NSSLHA members and CSD students to increase multicultural engagement.
- Prepare for, attend, and participate in all IDEA Work Group meetings and/or review meeting notes and recordings of meetings that are missed.
- Develop a deeper understanding of National NSSLHA's Mission, Vision and Core Values; Strategic Plan; Bylaws; chapters; membership; programs; and governance structure.
- Serve as a liaison to bring a broader student perspective to National NSSLHA.
- Work with members of the Executive Council.
- Foster relationships with ASHA's Multicultural Constituency Groups and/or other CSD-related organizations.
Desired Personal and Professional Characteristics
Ability to . . .
- Show interest in issues related to inclusion, diversity, equity, cultural competence, and cultural humility in CSD.
- Listen, analyze, and think strategically and creatively.
- Work well with people individually and in a group.
- Consider multiple viewpoints about controversial issues, while being sensitive and tolerant.
- Ask questions, take responsibility, be responsive, follow through on given assignments, and evaluate yourself.
- Be honest, friendly, patient, and have personal integrity.
- Communicate National NSSLHA's perspectives effectively with members and stakeholders.
- Develop a sense of values and concern for National NSSLHA's development.