House of Delegates At-Large Delegates Position Description

Term

  • Three year terms
  • One At-Large Delegate: Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Registered position, one At-Large Delegate: 30 Years of Age and Under, and one At-Large Delegate: Retired position
  • Elected delegates serve a three-year term and may be elected to a second three-year term for a total of six consecutive years. After serving two consecutive three-year terms, one year away from the HOD is required before running for an At-Large Delegate position. Delegates appointed to complete a vacant term may still run for and serve two consecutive full terms. No individual may serve more than 12 years in the HOD. CDR and Student At-Large delegates serve a one-year term.

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)
    • Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Registered member of the Academy in the Active or Retired classification
    • Demonstrated leadership qualities to strengthen and expand Nutrition and Dietetics Technician programs and membership
  • For the At-Large Delegate: 30 Years of Age and Under
    • Member of the Academy in the Active or Retired classification
    • Age at beginning of term is 30 years or under
  • For the At-Large Delegate: Retired
    • Member of Academy in the Retired classification

Part II: Requirements

  • Time. The at-large delegate position requires a time commitment of approximately 2-3 hours per week. 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.

Overview of Meetings

  • Meetings: Monthly HOD Meetings for two hours each month

Part III: Recommended Skill Sets and Attributes

  • See Universal Skill Set
  • 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 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 promote inclusion, diversity, equity and access