Oregon Division

OAMFT Board Job Descriptions

OAMFT Board officers are eligible to receive up to 20 CEUs during a 2 year period for their service on the board. 

President
The President shall serve a (2) year term following a term of two (2) years as President-Elect. The President shall be the Chief Officer of the Division and of the Board and shall perform such duties as are customary for the presiding officers, making all required appointments with the approval of the Board. The President also shall service as a member ex official with right to vote on all committees except the Elections Committee.”

General Responsibilities and Roles:
The President has primary responsibility for the overall functioning of the division and insuring adherence to it mission and bylaws. The also includes leading the division in developing, updating and implementing its strategic plan. These include oversight in the following areas:

  • Maintenance of the web site
  • Publication of the quarterly newsletter
  • Producing the annual state conference
  • General Administrative Duties
  • Implementing legislative policy
  • Relations with other professional associations and the national AAMFT office
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President-Elect
The President-Elect shall serve two (2) years as President-Elect and two (2) years as President and will:

  • conduct meetings in the absence of the Divisional President.
  • serve as liaison between the Board and the Annual Conference Committee.
  • attend Leadership Training provided by AAMFT.
  • work with the President and attend to other duties assigned by the President.
  • shall keep the notebook current with minutes, budget, etc. and shall pass the notebook to the next person who is elected as president-elect after the President-Elect’s term of office as Past President is finished.
  • chair the annual conference committee and work closely with the Executive Director to plan the annual conference.
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Treasurer
The Treasurer shall serve a term of three (3) years and shall:

  • serve as Chairperson of the Finance Committee.
  • oversee the management of funds for the Division.
  • prepare the annual budget and shall present periodic financial reports to the Board and to the annual meeting of the membership.
  • train the incoming Treasurer upon election to insure a smooth transition.
  • The Treasurer shall submit to AAMFT the financial reports required.

Secretary
The Secretary shall serve a term of three (3) years and shall:

  • keep the records of all business meetings of the Division and of the Board of Directors.
  • direct the distribution of minutes and reports as authorized by the by-laws and by the Board.
  • work together with the Executive Director in keeping all records and insuring that the Division’s accounts are kept in good order.
  • train the incoming Secretary upon election to insure a smooth transition.
  • keep division training notebooks current, adding all pertinent information and accessible to board members.
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Board of Directors- General Member
The Board of Directors shall consist of three (3) directors, all of whom are members of AAMFT in good standing.  These individuals will represent Oregon, serving three-year (3) terms, staggered so that one shall be replaced each year. (Article V, Section 1).  Each director shall:

  • exercise all powers of the Division, except as specifically prohibited by the OAMFT by-laws and AAMFT by-laws.
  • be authorized to adopt and publish such policies, procedures, and rules as may be necessary and consistent with OAMFT and AAMFT by-laws.
  • meet at the call of the President and at least once each year, or at the written request of all, or at least three members of the Board directed to the Secretary-Treasurer.

Each Board Member is entitled to one vote.

Each Board Member is responsible for the region of the state he/she represents by:

  • Attending networking luncheons and supporting membership in the district.
  • Contacting members to learn of concerns as well as receiving news of members and their accomplishments that can be passed on to the members as a whole.

Each Board Member serves as a liaison to a committee, as determined by the President.  Click here for a complete job description.

Legislative Committee Chairperson
The Legislative Chair shall:

  • stay aware of all pertinent legislation that affects mental health issues in Oregon and may possibly impact MFTs and OAMFT and keep members informed of such issues.
  • encourage OAMFT members to develop and maintain relationships with their Oregon legislators via letter writing campaigns, accolades for maintaining positive stances for families in Oregon , informational communiqués that may assist legislators in making family friendly decisions.
  • write articles for the OAMFT newsletter to keep members at large informed of any legislative activities or issues that are of concern to the membership.
  • attend Board meetings on a regular basis or when requested to do so.
  • attend licensure board and regulatory board meetings.
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Student Liaison Member
The Student Member is the only Board member elected entirely by Student and Pre-Clinical Members of AAMFT.  The Student Board Member's responsibility is two-fold. The Student Member has a vote in all Board decisions and is elected to voice the concerns of the MFT students and post graduate interns in the state. In order to accurately do so, the Student Member is expected to make and maintain contact with each of the four schools offering degrees or certificates in family therapy. Historically this has been done by connecting via email, outings and classroom visits with both professors and students throughout the two year term. The Student Member has the power to appoint student liaisons at each of the institutions to facilitate this connection.  The Student Member serves a 2 year term on the board.

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