Member of the Board of Directors

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ATAP’s mission is to cultivate a community that sparks innovation, engagement and knowledge sharing for Talent Acquisition.

Our vision is to advance the profession by demonstrating the value of talent acquisition in every organization.
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Board member positions are elected by ATAP members annually to support the work of ATAP and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance.

While day-to-day operations are led by ATAP’s Executive Director, the Board-Executive Director relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected.

Specific Board Member responsibilities include leadership, governance, and oversight.

    • Serving as a trusted advisor to the Executive Director as s/he develops and implements ATAP’s strategic plan.
    • Partnering with the Executive Director to select and maintain strong volunteer leaders whose expertise and experience enhances the work of the Association.
    • Reviewing outcomes and metrics created by ATAP for evaluating its impact, and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics; reviewing agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings
    • Approving ATAP’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities
    • Assisting the Executive Director other Board Members in identifying and recruiting new Board Members
    • Champion one committee or task force and serve as liaison to board providing updates and report outs on meeting strategic objectives
    • Representing ATAP to the broad spectrum of Recruiting Industry stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization. Board members are advocates for ATAP, its programs and its mission.
    • Ensuring ATAP’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the diverse Talent Acquisition communities ATAP serves.


So that ATAP can credibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals, ATAP expects to have 100 percent of Board Members be paid members and involved in the profession.

Board terms/participation:
ATAP’s Board Members will serve a 3-year term. Board meetings will be held monthly online and at least 1 face-to-face full board meeting will be conducted annually. The expectation is that Board Members attend 75% of online meetings as well as the face-to-face meeting.

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about ATAP’s mission and who has a track record of leadership, preferably at the Board level. His/her accomplishments will allow him/her to attract other well-qualified, high-performing Board Members.

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Extensive professional experience with significant accomplishments related to Talent Acquisition in business, academia, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector
  • A commitment to and understanding of ATAP’s stakeholders
  • Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of ATAP’s Stakeholders
  • No conflict(s) of interest that would interfere with duties as described above. If anything is in question, the full Board should review those potential conflicts

Service on ATAP’s Board of Directors is without remuneration. Administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs in relation to Board Members’ duties are intended to be covered as budget allows. All costs and board decisions are transparent to ATAP members.