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Serve on the 201​8 ​Affiliate Network Professional Council

TESOL International Association is seeking individuals to serve on the new Affiliate Network Professional Council (ANPC). The initial terms for these appointments will be from February-October 2018, with the option to renew for another year at the end of the appointment. The maximum continuous service period on the ANPC is three years. To be eligible, you must be a member of TESOL International Association in good standing. 

About the ​Affiliate Network Professional Council

The Affiliate Network Professional Council (ANPC) supports TESOL International Association by helping to build and sustain a strong and robust Affiliate Network. The ANPC accomplishes this by advising on initiatives and activities that advance the association’s strategic direction through the Affiliate Network, helping to shape facets of the Affiliate Network, and facilitating clear and timely communication between and among Affiliate Associations and the Board of Directors of TESOL International Association. 

More information on the responsibilities and duties of the ANPC is available in its charter.  For more information on TESOL Affiliate Associations, visit the affiliate section of TESOL's website. 

Number of Vacancies: 6–8

Expertise and Experience

The ANPC seeks the following attributes, experience, knowledge, and/or skills:
  • Service in the leadership of an Affiliate Association in the past 5 years
  • Familiarity with TESOL International Association’s partnership with Affiliate Associations
  • Network of geographically and culturally diverse affiliate contacts
  • Commitment to communication and knowledge sharing
  • Ability and willingness to facilitate and support the collection of information on emerging professional issues 
  • Capacity to work with others, often in different time zones and locations around the globe, through emails and teleconferences
  • Clear verbal and written communication
  • Timeliness, with an adherence to deadlines 


Council members are expected to dedicate approximately 4-8 hours on average per month to the work of the Council. The number of hours may be more or less depending on the time of year and status of projects.

Council members are expected to:
  • Attend the annual TESOL International Convention if at all possible;
    • Participate in the TESOL Leadership Forum and the Council team meeting one day before the convention;
    • Attend the Town Meeting and the TESOL Annual Business Meeting at the convention 
  • Participate in monthly conference calls
  • Actively participate in online discussions
  • Respond to occasional requests for comment and feedback on issues and matters that arise relating to the Affiliate Network
  • Respond to queries from the Chair in a timely manner;
  • Perform other tasks as necessary.  

How to Apply

The deadline to apply is 31 December 2017.

Submit your application online.