Nominations for the 2020-2021 Board of Directors are now closed.
Elections will begin soon!
We are pleased to announce that we have five new positions available for service on the TAPT Board of Directors, for terms beginning August 1, 2020. This is an opportunity to get more involved with TAPT and help your organization continue to thrive for the benefit of children across the state.
If you are interested in one of these positions, please complete the form at the bottom of the page. We will be accepting Board Member nominations through February 1, 2020.
(3-year Executive Committee and Board of Directors position) The President-Elect shall become President of the Association after one year and Past President the year following. The President shall preside at the general meetings of the Association and shall be chairperson of and preside at meetings of the Board of Directors. The President acts as mentor to the President-Elect, with both serving as conference chairs. The immediate Past-President will serve as the chairperson of the Nominations and Election Committee and Awards Committee.
(2-year Executive Committee and Board of Directors position) The duties of the Secretary shall be to keep and verify minutes for the meetings of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee; store the archives of the Association; collect and archive the bylaws for each chapter at the beginning of each fiscal year; collect and archive the updated Governance Manual; store all ballots and related election materials for one (1) year after the election; serve as a member of the Finance Committee; file Form 802 titled “Periodic Report of a Nonprofit Corporation” every three (3) years with support of the Executive Committee.
Regional Director – West Chapters:
(3-year Board of Directors position) The duties of the Region Director for the West Chapters include: (1) to represent the wishes of the region membership in decisions made by the TAPT Board of Directors; (2) to serve as a vital connection between region-and-board, and board-and-region by performing three (3) yearly contacts with each chapter’s designated representatives per year for each chapter they represent. The contact may be made face to face or by virtual means (i.e. skype or gotomeeting); (3) providing chapter reports completed by the chapters to TAPT; (4) presenting TAPT activity to their region chapters; (5) submitting a list of upcoming events of all chapters in their region to TAPT newsletter by appropriate deadlines; (6) attend designated TAPT Board Meeting. Nominees must reside in one of the following West Region Counties: Gaines, Dawson, Borden, Andrews, Martin, Glasscock, Sterling, Ward, Crane, Upton, Reagan, Potter, Randall, Lubbock, Brewster, Culberson, El Paso, Jeff Davis, Hudspeth, and Presidio
Outreach and Marketing Director:
(2-year Board of Directors position) The duties of the Outreach and Marketing Director include: collaborating with TAPT leadership to promote upcoming content, support ongoing outreach, and utilizes strategic marketing to promote play therapy and TAPT; identify outreach opportunities throughout the year to promote play therapy to Texas chapters, mental health therapists, schools, and the public; create and execute a Play Therapy Week promotional plan; chair the Publications committee and collaborate with TAPT Student Director/ Representatives to ensure that all social media platforms are being utilized to promote an online TAPT presence and increase member engagement; collaborate with TAPT Secretary to ensure timely and accurate content is being promoted through the organization’s newsletter; maintain and integrate the TAPT website to ensure data is up-to-date; conduct quarterly review of website; increase TAPT’s social media presence through strategic posting on social media; engage with universities and involve students through a thriving Student Representative Program; create a content and social media calendar of upcoming posts that Student Director will utilize for upcoming posts; promote annual conference and other special events
(1-year position) The Student director serves as representation of TAPT’s student membership. The Student Director actively participates on various committees mentored by the Executive Committee and Board of Directors, and provide a Report of Activity to the Board of Directors at meetings. The Student Director shall observe Board activities and become actively involved when appropriate in an effort to develop competent leadership skills for anticipated use in future TAPT activities.