APPOINTED POSITIONS

As the old Amish Proverb goes, "Very few burdens are heavy if everyone lifts," and we are on the lookout for MFTs who are burning to serve the profession. At Metro Atlanta GAMFT, applying for an appointed position begins with the Associate Application. The Chapter Board is comprised of several levels of service. Some are selected on a needs-basis, while others are needed year-round. The ability to communicate ideas effectively, collaborate in a team-centered environment, network outside-the-box, and foster diverse relationships in the field are necessary skills for each position.
 

Position Snapshots

 

Associate: Perhaps one of the most crucial positions in the Chapter. Assists in projects, committees, and initiatives at all Chapter levels. This is perfect for individuals who are new to the field or a seasoned professional. There is no limit to the number of persons holding this position. Must be a potential or current GAMFT Member (of any category) in good standing and willing to serve.

Member-at-Large: To accurately represent the Chapter Members Metro Atlanta GAMFT typically maintains two Member-at-Large positions at a time who: Attends all Chapter Board meetings; Assists the Chapter in all initiatives as needed; Shares ideas, guidance, and personal expertise with the Chapter Board; Represents the Chapter, GAMFT, and the profession in the community; Must be a postgraduate (licensed MFT or working toward licensure in MFT) or current MFT student who has reached the practicum phase of their training, in good standing with GAMFT, and willing to serve. 

Communications Director: Assists in developing and implementing a strategic communication plan to best understand and interact effectively with all target audiences to broaden awareness of the Chapter; Works closely with other Chapter Board Members to recognize internal and external communications opportunities and solutions, and define and execute appropriate strategies to support them; May lead or co-lead committees or task forces centered around branding, marketing, and public relations for the Chapter; Runs point on all digital communications via the Chapter including email blasts, correspondence, and social media (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, etc.); Assists in promoting Chapter Initiatives. Must be a current GAMFT Member (of any category) in good standing and willing to serve. 

Student Liaison: Coordinates outreach with potential and current MFT students in the Metro Atlanta Chapter; Plans student-focused networking events; Works closely with Pre-Licensee Liason to host mixed networking opportunities for both students and postgraduates working toward licensure; May lead or co-lead committee work under the Emerging MFT Initiative as well as committees or task forces steered by the Chapter; Must be a current MFT Student or postgraduate (licensed MFT or working toward licensure in MFT) in good standing with GAMFT and willing to serve. 

Community Outreach Director: Works closely with Chair to oversee all outreach efforts by the Chapter; Advocates for the inclusion of more MFTs in various work settings in Metro Atlanta; Strengthens our partnerships with community by developing a good working relationship with groups and organizations in the Metro Atlanta Chapter Region; Maintains a living document of groups and organizations providing services in the region; May lead or co-lead committees and task forces centered around Chapter development; Must be a postgraduate (licensed MFT or working toward licensure in MFT) in good standing with GAMFT and willing to serve. 

Pre-Licensee Liason: Connects with postgraduate MFTs (Associate MFTs or MFTs working toward licensure) to foster a relationship with the Chapter; Serves as a resource for recent graduates; Plans networking events centered around the needs of MFTs working toward licensure; Works closely with Student Liason to host mixed networking opportunities for both students and postgraduates working toward licensure; May lead or co-lead committee work under the Emerging MFT Initiative as well as committees or task forces steered by the Chapter; Must be a postgraduate (licensed MFT or working toward licensure in MFT) or a current MFT student who has reached the practicum phase of their training, in good standing with GAMFT and willing to serve.

Legislative Coordinator: Serves as a member of the GAMFT Legislative and Governmental Affairs Committee representing the Chapter; Reports to the Chapter on legislative issues at the state and national level that affect the practice of marriage and family therapy; Organizes a Chapter grassroots network that can be used to mobilize the members when needed to take action on legislation that affects the practice of marriage and family therapy; Must be a postgraduate (licensed MFT or working toward licensure in MFT) or a current MFT student who has reached the practicum phase of their training, in good standing with GAMFT and willing to serve.

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