Apply for the Board
Join CAPAL’s board to broaden your skills and work with a highly motivated team of young professionals interested in building leadership and public policy knowledge among the APA community. You will have the opportunity to lead teams and execute exciting programming that will educate and inspire the next generation of APA leaders.
How much commitment does it take?
Every single Board member contributes time, energy, and passion to carry out the mission of our organization. The time commitment will vary throughout the year. Hours may range from a few hours to a over dozen hours a week, depending on the projects you sign up for and time of the year. We realize that some Board members may be more available than others and are respectful of everyone’s professional and personal time outside of CAPAL. Because the Board is a team of all volunteers, we are looking for young professionals who strongly believe in the CAPAL mission and willing to work collaboratively to carry out this mission.
Are all your activities during non-business hours?
The majority of our events are during non-business hours; however, there may be events or business meetings, such as the AAPI Leadership Roundtable Series or meetings with sponsors, that occur during the lunch hour. Since we are all working professionals, activities during business hours are primarily done on an as-available, volunteer basis. We also plan to continue employing a full-time Public Service Fellow to help us staff daytime activities.
Who reviews the 500-word statement?
The current Board reviews the entire application, including the personal statement. We put a lot of effort in matching candidates to the roles that are available and in ensuring that the new Board members are able to get the most out of the CAPAL experience. The statement allows us to understand your level of commitment and priorities.
Who should I contact with additional questions?
For any other questions please email email@example.com .
Can I meet the board?
We will be hosting a happy hour in September for interested candidates to meet and greet the current Board. If you will not be able to join us then, find out more about the current Board and our Advisors here. Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with specific questions.
2. Statement of intent (500 words):
Explain why you would like to join the CAPAL Board
3. Skills and programming preference:
Will be collected after an initial review of your application