Board of Directors Positions


AzSCA Needs YOU… Advocate and Leader! 
This elective year demonstrates the importance of the right person stepping up and becoming engaged.  School Counselors are leaders, advocates and change agents! Now is the time to get involved and make a difference for Arizona School Counselors and students! 

Our Board of Directors needs YOU, your ideas, your talent and your leadership!   We strongly encourage school counselors interested in having a significant impact on our profession to serve on the AzSCA Governing Board of Directors. We have three open positions for 2020-2021. Your questions about this terrific opportunity are answered below!

What is AzSCA’s Mission?

The Arizona School Counselors Association Inc., supports school counselors through professional development, resources, and advocacy at the state and national level. We empower school counselors to lead systemic change by delivering to each student a comprehensive school counseling program, aligned with the ASCA National Model and state standards for academic, social/emotional and career development.

What does a member of the Board of Directors do exactly?

The nine-member Board of Directors represent the diverse needs and perspectives of ALL Arizona school counselors. The Directors oversee the association's Ends Policies and ensure that the association is fiscally responsible and stays focused on its Strategic Plan. The Board of Directors also oversee AzSCA's paid positions and its committee work. 

What is the time commitment?

This is a three-year commitment. The board generally meets five times per year, usually in person. This includes our Leadership Development Institute in the summer and the meeting at the annual AzSCA Conference. The nine members of the Board of Directors may meet more often, usually by phone.

Who is eligible to run for a position?

Any AzSCA member in good standing who is a Certified School Counselor active in the state of Arizona is eligible to run.  Up to one Director position may be filled by a post-secondary representative who may or may not be a Certified School Counselor.

What qualities should an applicant posess?

  • Leadership
  • Advocacy
  • Collaboration
  • Commitment
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Experience in the School Counseling field 

How do I apply?

The online application will open November 1 at Application information will include:
  • Professional Experience
  • Education
  • Leadership Experience
  • Professional Membership
  • Position Statement
Applications must be received by January 3rd to be considered for the 2020 elections. 

When does voting occur?

Voting information will be communicated to AzSCA members beginning in February. Voting will open at the AzSCA Conference. Voting will remain open through March 1st.  Elected board members will be expected to begin serving in June 2020. For more information, contact Janine Menard at