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The Board of Directors oversee the association’s well-being, responsible for assessing the needs of the members, envisioning the role of the IPTA in the community it serves, and planning the route to achieving these roles. Members of the BOD have an overarching purpose to guide the organization’s strategic plan and activities for fulfillment of its mission.


Report to: The IPTA President and Board of Directors as a whole, providing written reports submitted for Board of Directors meetings, and annually at the Assembly of Representatives.

Board of Directors Composition &Term: The Board of Directors is composed of the IPTA Chapter Executive Committee (President, President-Elect, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Speaker of the Assembly, Chief Delegate, and PTA Director) who are elected by the chapter membership and 1 Chairperson representing each of the 8 IPTA districts who are elected by district membership. The term of office for members of the Board shall be two years or until their successors are elected, except President shall be a 3 year term; President-Elect shall be a 1 year term elected during the final year of the current President’s term.

Benefits: Serves the IPTA as leadership and advocate for the Association’s mission and vision. Serving on a Board of Directors is an excellent way to have a substantial impact in your community and your profession. You serve as IPTA leadership and advocate for the Association’s mission and vision. You gain experience in organizational dynamics, board room etiquette, and grow your professional network. It gives you the chance to develop collaborative, teamwork skills with a set of highly accomplished peers, and gain new perspectives by engaging with others.  

General Specific Responsibilities of the BOD: *additional responsibilities of positions can be found in the IPTA Bylaws, Article VII. Officers:

  • Participate in Chapter and District events.
  • Transact all business for and on behalf of the Chapter, subject to the provisions of the IPTA bylaws, Association bylaws, and mandates and policies of the Assembly.
  • Fill vacancies on the Membership Committees and Executive Committee, except as otherwise provided in the IPTA bylaws, until the next election.
  • Responsible for maintaining and revisiting the Illinois Reference Manual.
  • Create and review the IPTA’s mission and vision that articulates the organization’s goals, means and primary membership served.
  • Select the Executive Director and conduct performance reviews.
  • Protect assets and provide proper financial oversight.
  • Ensure legal and ethical integrity.
  • Enhance and protect the organization’s public standing.
  • Articulate prerequisites for candidates, orient new members, and periodically and comprehensively evaluate their own performance.
  • Serve actively on committees and task forces as requested by the President.
  • Provide written reports to the Board of Directors and the Assembly or Representatives.
  • Suggest agenda items and attend Board of Directors meetings..

Time Commitment: Time commitments vary based on the responsibilities of individual positions of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall meet no less than 5 times a year. Meetings of the Executive Committee shall meet at the discretion of the President, and will be held either in person or via conference call. Serving as a Executive Committee member or District Chair requires approximately 15 hours of work per month, although initially this may be greater, when circumstances arise.

Qualifications:  Only members of the Chapter who have been in good standing for at least two years (preceding their election and who have consented to serve) and are PT, retired PT, and life PT, PTA, retired PTA and life PTA members may hold office subject to limitations specified in the Association bylaws. In order to be successful in these roles, leadership and strong communications skills are desirable. Strong understanding of the profession’s ethical and legal regulation and responsibilities. Many of your assignments will be time sensitive; it is important to be organized and able to meet deadlines.

Training and Support: The Chapter office provides annual Board of Director’s orientation as well as ongoing administrative and clerical support for the BOD. Access to resource documents and information is available through www.IPTA.org. In addition, you will have opportunities to participate in APTA’s various training opportunities that are relevant to your role.

Recourse: The IPTA places great value on the relationship between members, staff, and businesses working together to further our mission. The IPTA also recognizes that there may be occasions when conflicts arise. If such circumstance occurs, please consult with the IPTA President and Executive Director.

Evaluation: The IPTA BOD President will contact you before the completion of your term for feedback on your volunteer experience. This will be used to update this job description, develop appropriate materials, and effectively orient future IPTA volunteers.


If you are interested in being a candidate for election to this committee, please complete the online statement of interest or call the Chapter office at 630.904.0101.

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