New IAHAIO Board roles

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New IAHAIO Board member opportunities

The International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations (IAHAIO) is the global association of organizations that engage in practice, research and/or education in animal assisted activity, animal assisted therapy and service animal training. We have over 100 multidisciplinary member organizations and professional associations globally. Our mission is to provide international leadership in advancing the field of human-animal interaction. This is accomplished through research, education, and collaboration among our membership, policy makers, practitioners and the general public.

This is an exciting time in IAHAIO’s development and we are now seeking to appoint two new Board members to help drive our growth over the next few years. We are seeking to appoint a:

  • Secretary – to provide administrative support at Board meetings and at the Annual General Meetings, and to address general emails and requests to IAHAIO
  • Vice President Communications – to oversee and manage effective communications and promotion to our key audiences through different channels such as social media, website, newsletter and our online, peer-reviewed Journal, PAIJ

Board members play an important role and, with the fellow Board members, are responsible for ensuring good governance of IAHAIO.  Board members should have a strong interest in human-animal interactions and a commitment to the work of IAHAIO. Potential Board members should have the drive and enthusiasm to take the charity forward.

The role of Board members is not remunerated. There are six board meetings per year plus various sub-committee meetings as needed, which usually take place online (skype or zoom). Board members are also expected to attend – in person – the Annual General Meeting, for which travel and accommodation expenses are reimbursed.

How to apply

Application is by CV with a covering letter, and two reference letters of support, explaining your interest. For an initial, informal discussion please email the IAHAIO President, Prof Marie-Jose Enders-Slegers.

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