December 31, 2023
The American Limb Preservation Society (ALPS) is pleased to announce it is seeking applicants for a newly created position on its Board of Directors. With the addition of this new at-large seat, the board will consist of seven members.
The successful applicant will need to be a passionate advocate for advancing ALPS’ mission of eliminating the occurrence of preventable amputations. Additionally, board members must uphold high ethical standards and be committed to acting in the best interest of the organization and its mission.
Similarly to our central tenet that interdisciplinary teams lead to better outcomes for individuals at risk for limb loss, the board recognizes the value in having a diverse board and encourages members of historically underrepresented groups to apply to this open position. Below are a series of desirable traits/experiences to be considered in the process of reviewing applicants (the successful candidate does not need to meet all of the criteria):
- Leadership experience: Board members should possess strong leadership skills, ideally with experience in managing teams, setting strategic goals, and overseeing organizational operations.
- Fundraising experience: Prior experience in fundraising initiatives for nonprofit organizations.
- Healthcare advocacy experience: Prior experience in healthcare advocacy initiatives at local, regional, national, or international levels.
- Collaborative mindset: Effective board members must be able to work together, share ideas, and build consensus in order to develop and implement successful strategies.
- Networking abilities: Established connections within the medical community (or the capacity to strengthen ALPS’ existing connections and to establish new connections), which can help the organization gain access to valuable resources, partnerships, and support.
- Communication skills: Excellent communication skills are essential for board members, as they need to effectively convey the organization’s mission and goals to various stakeholders, including clinicians, patients, and the public.
- Innovation and adaptability: Individuals who embrace innovation and are open to exploring new ideas and technologies to advance limb preservation techniques and improve patient outcomes.
- Financial/Marketing/Law acumen: Board members should be capable of providing guidance on financial matters, such as budgeting, fundraising, and resource allocation or have a broader understanding of marketing or law.
The current board will be responsible for selecting the best applicant to fill the open position with a starting date in January, 2024.
Members of the Board of Directors presently meet virtually once per quarter (with additional meetings scheduled as needed) and once per year in person at ALPS’ annual meeting DFCon the international diabetic foot conference.
Board members serve two-year terms and may serve no more than two consecutive terms on the board.
Board members will not be compensated financially. Board member’s registration fee, travel to and accommodation at DFCon will be covered.
Let us know if you are interested in becoming part of the ALPS Board by sending an application.
Your application should include:
- Cover letter (PDF format).
- Curriculum vitae (PDF format).
- List of activities that you are particularly interested in pursuing during your time on the ALPS Board.
Eligibility for Selection
- ofBe an Active Member of ALPS (student and resident members are not eligible).
- Be a US or international citizen working in North America or the Caribbean.
- Be committed to a professional career in lower limb preservation.
- ALPS is invested in a process that assures diversity, equity and inclusion for our board, committee and fellowship opportunities. We encourage enthusiastic, eligible applicants from all aspects of gender, sexual orientation and ethnicity to apply.