House of Delegates At-Large Delegates Position Description

At-Large Delegates represent dietetic technicians, retired members and members 30 years old and younger.

Term

  • Three-year terms.
  • Three At-Large Delegates:
    • Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Registered
    • 30 Years of Age and Under
    • Retired

Part I: Qualifications

  • Demonstrated leadership in professional issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to network and communicate with one's peers and colleagues.
  • Demonstrated ability to represent members' issues.
  • Registration with the Commission on Dietetic Registration preferred.
  • Selected from outside of the HOD membership.

For the At-Large Delegate: Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Registered (NDTR)

  • Dietetic Technician member of the Academy in the Active classification.
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities to strengthen and expand NDTR programs and membership.

For the At-Large Delegate: 30 Years of Age and Under

  • Member of the Academy in the Active classification.
  • Age at beginning of term is 30 years or under.

For the At-Large Delegate: Retired

  • Member of Academy in the Retired category.

Part II: Requirements

  • Time. The at-Large Delegate position requires a time commitment of approximately 10 days each year for meetings and travel. Time is required for conference calls, correspondence, planning, writing reports, etc. Additional committee appointments could increase this time commitment. Employer support in advance is encouraged.

Part III: Recommended Skill Sets

The universal skill set applies to all positions on the national ballot.

Specific to At-Large Delegates

  • Ability to engage a constituent group and reflect the issues of the group represented.
  • Communicates effectively in soliciting input and feedback.
  • Ability to identify and address big and small issues impacting the profession.
  • Networks and reflects the issues of the group represented.

Part IV: Functions

  • Serves as a member of the House of Delegates.
  • Participates in HOD activities to identify and prioritize trends in the profession.
  • Participates in HOD and BOD committees and task forces as assigned.
  • Performs functions, as needed, to assist in facilitating the work of the House.
  • Networks and reflects the issues of the group represented.
  • Serves as liaisons to other groups as requested by the Speaker.
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned by the Speaker.
  • Encourages and promotes diversity and inclusivity.

Updated October 2016