2024 Gehring Chair Application

Position Description:

The Gehring Academy Chair will lead all initiatives pertaining to the Academy, including creating a vision for the participant experience, selecting the track coordinators, working with the track coordinators to set criteria for faculty or facilitator selection, approving faculty or facilitators, and partnering with the ASCA staff to coordinate marketing and logistics. This role should plan to dedicate five (5) hours per week in the early stages of planning and up to 20 hours per week as we approach the Academy. Given the nature of our current environment, we ask applicants understand that time commitments may vary, particularly dependent on whether the event is offered in-person, virtually, or hybrid. Current discussions include the potential for a virtual duplication of the scheduled in-person Academy in July of 2023. The 2024 Academy Chair would be responsible for leading this duplication of the 2023 Academy.


The Academy Chair is a two-year appointment. The Chair will be appointed by the President-Elect and confirmed by a majority vote of the Board of Directors. During the first year, the appointee will serve as the 2023 Assistant Academy Chair under the leadership of Kristen Harrell, 2023 Academy Chair. At the beginning of the second year of the appointment, at the conclusion of the Gehring Academy, the Assistant Academy Chair will assume the position of 2024 Academy Chair.


The 2024 Academy Chair must be on-site for the duration of the 2023 Academy in Detroit, MI, and willing to travel for the 2024 Academy. A site visit for the 2023 academy in Detroit is scheduled for November 13 – 15, 2022. The 2024 Chair is invited to attend, but is not required to be present if those dates are unavailable. The Chair shall be provided with lodging, airfare, and meal reimbursement up to the daily maximum per diem for the dates of the Academy.


To be considered for the Gehring Academy Chair position, please complete the application and include all requested information. All interest form materials will be due on September 15, 2022, by 11:59 p.m. PST. All interest forms submitted by the due date will receive FULL consideration as part of the appointment process.


To discuss questions about the Gehring Academy Chair position or its expectations, please contact ASCA at 979-589-4604 or asca@theasca.org.