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Black text on a turquoise, white, green and neon yellow background: Join the board |  Eating Disorder Coalition of Iowa  |  2024

Now Accepting Applications for NEW EDCI Board Members

EDCI is happy to announce we are opening the application process for new board members for the 2024-2027 term. Feel free to review the information below to determine if you might be a good candidate! 

Applications are due April 5th, 2024.

Why Join EDCI?

Although EDCI has only been in existence since 2010, we have a rich history of making direct and meaningful impacts in individuals' lives. On the EDCI board you will: 

  • Be part of a small group of supportive, empathetic individuals in the eating disorder space

  • Work to advocate for individuals in recovery

  • Fight against weight discrimination and diet culture

  • Help to provide trainings to outpatient providers to be better equipped to treat eating disorders

  • Assist in developing curriculum to train medical providers in the identification and treatment of eating disorders

  • Build relationships within the eating disorder community

  • Assist in furthering the development of EDCI, ensuring long-term success of the organization

Board Membership Requirements and Expectations

To be a board member with EDCI you must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a resident of Iowa or be licensed to practice as an eating disorders treatment professional in the state of Iowa

  • Must hold one or more of the following experiences: professional in the treatment team of eating disorders; parent/caregiver/family member of someone who has been/is in recovery; a person with lived eating disorder or disordered eating experience; a community member with vested interest in advocating for eating disorders awareness

  • Many board members and volunteers with EDCI have a personal history with disordered eating or eating disorders. We believe this provides a valuable lens of experience to guide our mission and projects. However, we do ask that individuals have reached a level of recovery that will allow you to work within the board without significant risk of relapse, triggers or concerns. We require individuals with histories of eating disorders to be at least one year post-treatment, nutritionally rehabilitated and stable in your recovery.  

Although this is subject to change, we believe that the expected time commitment for board members ranges from 5-20 hours per month. Some months may have less work while other months (especially leading up to events or project launches) may require more time. General expectations of serving on the EDCI board include: 

  • Attend virtual board meetings at 6:15am the first Friday of each month

  • Attend at least one additional virtual committee meeting each month

  • Attend the in-person annual retreat on June 7th, 2024 from 9am-4pm

  • Check methods of communication (Email) daily

  • Participate in committee work on own time

  • Attend EDCI hosted events (typically 1-3 per year)

  • Assist with fundraising efforts including sponsorship solicitation, ticket sales and donation requests

***Please note that if the meeting times do not work for you, we still encourage you to apply! The current active board can vote to move meeting times to an agreed upon time that works with all member's schedules.***

Open Board Member Roles

There are a number of specific roles available on the EDCI Board. We strongly encourage anyone with the following interests or skill sets to apply!

Volunteer Coordinator: The Volunteer Coordinator role is designed to oversee all activities of the EDCI volunteer program. Volunteers will be able to identify their own goals, create and execute plans based on their interests and passions. A Member of the EDCI board will serve as coordinator to provide oversight, structure and support to the volunteer committee.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Updating volunteer Google Form to reflect accurate EDCI information and needs

Acting as the primary point of contact for volunteers

Facilitating volunteer committee meetings

Overseeing volunteer led projects

Marketing Chair: The Marketing Chair role is designed to assist the EDCI Board in oversight and management of all the marketing and public relations activities of the Board. The Marketing Chair promotes awareness of any and all events, projects, fundraisers and awareness campaigns through ongoing communication efforts and branding initiatives.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Creating and maintaining contact lists for like-minded organizations, fellow non-profits, healthcare organizations, provider lists or other community lists

Developing a marketing campaign for any Board identified event, project, or fundraiser

Examples include: EDAW events, fall conferences, fall fundraising events, textED app, etc.

Assigning tasks to Board members and volunteers as needed to execute the marketing campaign

Treasurer: The Treasurer role oversees all income and expenses, creates the yearly budget and tracks fundraising efforts.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

Keeping full and accurate accounts of financial transactions in EDCI QuickBooks;

Depositing and managing all monies and other valuable effects

Disbursing funds as directed by the Board 

Preparing the annual budget 

Coordinating the processing of all required state and federal tax filings

Secretary: The Secretary keeps the minutes of the meetings of the Board

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Uploading documents to EDCI Dropbox

Posting meeting minutes for full Board review

Performing such other duties as from time to time may be assigned by the President or by the Board
Tracking items which the Board voted through formal review and voting may consider adding to or changing in written policy.

 

DEI Chair:  The DEI Chair assists the board with staying up to date with trainings and best practices to be as inclusive as possible to multiple identities. Helps drive our focus to center an array of voices and reach a wider, diverse audience. 

Additional roles and leadership opportunities will be available depending on interest and availability. (More information is available on our application form). We encourage applicants to apply who have either experience or willingness to learn the tasks of running a non-profit organization. This includes utilizing marketing strategies, fundraising skills and strategic planning. 

Ready to Apply?

For any questions about the application process or about EDCI, please contact President-Elect, Gabbie Sloan

Applications are due by APRIL 5th, 2024. 

A board member will be in touch with you about your application after April 5th. Individuals selected for an interview will be asked to schedule an interview with the interview committee during the month of April. Applicants will be voted on during the May board meeting (May 3rd), after which time the board will communicate their final decision. Approved new board members will be asked to join the board for the annual retreat on June 7th in Reasoner, Iowa. 

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