NSSLHA Regional Council Position Descriptions

The Regional Councilors (RCs) are not members of the NSSLHA Executive Council (EC), but serve an important role in executing the mission of NSSLHA. Through monthly calls, RCs will collaborate with the vice presidents of the Student Advisory Council and with State Delegates in their region. The RC's role is to communicate information regarding issues at the national level to the State Delegates and to communicate information regarding issues at state and local levels to the EC. RCs are given priority to volunteer at ASHA Convention and will be reimbursed the cost of registration.

Map of Regions

We have current openings in the Western region and the Northeastern region.

NSSLHA Map 2017

Map Key
Northeastern region=blue
Southern region=pink
Central region=green
Western region=yellow


Two years

Desired Personal and Professional Characteristics

  • Ability to listen, analyze, think strategically and creatively, and work well with people individually and in a group.
  • Ability to consider multiple viewpoints about controversial issues and to communicate NSSLHA's perspective effectively with members and stakeholders.
  • Ability to prepare for, attend, and participate in conference calls, ask questions, take responsibility, follow through on given assignments, and evaluate oneself.
  • Willingness to develop certain skills if one does not possess them, such as learning more about the substantive program areas of NSSLHA and use of technology tools established by NSSLHA to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Honest; sensitivity to and tolerance of differing views; a friendly, responsive, and patient approach; community-building skills, personal integrity; a developed sense of values; and concern for NSSLHA's development.

Primary Responsibilities

In addition to the responsibilities outlined in the Advisory Council member position description, the Regional Councilor will perform the following roles:

  • Participate in monthly calls with the Vice Presidents of the Student Advisory Council.
  • Participate in monthly calls with their State Delegates.
  • Be informed about NSSLHA's mission, services, policies, and programs.
  • Review the agenda and supporting materials prior to conference calls.
  • Attend the annual ASHA Convention (if possible).
  • Prepare and present information at meetings on behalf of NSSLHA, as needed.
  • Initiate and facilitate communications among the State Delegates and members in their region.

Time Commitment

Approximately 20 hours per month (excluding travel).

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