Call For Board Members

AYA Official

AYA is opening up.

The Association for Young Astrologers is seeking to expand our board and fill two positions: Vice President and Secretary.

Potential AYA board members are passionate team players who are invested in advocating for and supporting young and emerging astrologers. As a volunteer for the AYA Board, you have the opportunity not only to support and give back to the astrological community, but to be on the cutting edge of astrology organizations. AYA prioritizes responding to the needs of the newest generation of the astrology world, evolving, innovating, and pioneering the art’s future.

Vice President

The Vice President collaborates with the President to manage the workflow of the AYA team, and supports the President in continually aligning the organization’s projects and team with AYA’s mission. The Vice President duties include:

  • Attending monthly board meetings
  • Collaborating with the team on a monthly Dinner and Drinks zoom gathering:
    • gauging prescient topics
    • helping us to select and book speakers
    • taking turns hosting, facilitating, and moderating the event
  • Contributing to website and social media copy by writing and/or group editing
  • Communicating regularly with the Board via a private discord server
  • Rolling out new 2020 initiatives 
    • Brand refresh
    • Anti-racism and intersectionality events and programs

Our organization is in a phase of evolution, which will be reflected in a rebrand led by Design Director Hugh Tran. The Vice President will be actively engaged in conversations about how our mission reflects the needs of young and emerging astrologers in 2020, and how our website, logo, and graphic identity reflect that mission.

We are seeking a Vice President who is committed to anti-racism and justice. In 2020, AYA plans to develop and roll out initiatives that provide a platform to BIPOC voices and compensate them monetarily, centering on anti-racism in astrology, and probe new approaches to astrology at the many intersections of race, gender expression, class, sexuality, and the spectrum of different abilities.

The AYA Board anticipates meeting once per month for two hours as it continues to roll out these initiatives. Additional meetings would be scheduled at the discretion of the Vice President as necessary to bring projects to fruition. 

Like most non-profit work with fellow astrological organizations, this is a volunteer position. In the event that the President must leave the organization, the Vice President will assume their responsibilities in the interim. There is no set term for the Vice President. In the event you decide to serve, but need to step back at a later date, you can tender a letter of resignation to the President. 

If you are interested in applying to be AYA’s next Vice President, please send an e-mail to youngastrologers@gmail.com. Please share with us a little bit about your background in astrology, a link to your website and/or social media, and your interest in our mission and 2020 initiatives.

The deadline to apply via e-mail is Monday, July 20th. However, interviews will be scheduled with applicants before July 20th as submissions are received. We encourage you to apply right now if you are interested. The email doesn’t need to be perfect─ it is just a way to open the dialogue. 

Secretary

The Secretary works behind the scenes to organize, document, and help facilitate AYA’s regular and new initiatives. The Secretary’s duties include:

  • Attending monthly board meetings
  • Taking notes at the monthly board meeting, producing minutes for the discussion including action items to which the Board can refer
  • Collaborating with the team on a monthly Dinner and Drinks zoom gathering:
    • gauging prescient topics
    • helping us to select speakers
    • taking turns hosting, facilitating, and moderating the event
  • Communicating regularly with the Board via a private discord server
  • Guiding a bylaws overhaul in 2020

We are seeking to overhaul our by-laws that govern us as a non-profit organization. The Secretary would shepherd this project, gathering documents from other non-profit organizations, and assisting the President and Vice President in drafting and ratifying them. 

We are seeking a Secretary who is committed to anti-racism and justice. In 2020, AYA plans to develop and roll out initiatives that provide a platform to BIPOC voices and compensate them monetarily, center anti-racism in astrology, and probe new approaches to astrology at the many intersections of race, gender expression, class, sexuality, and the spectrum of different abilities.

The AYA Board anticipates meeting once per month for two hours as it continues to roll out these initiatives. The Secretary would participate in these meetings. 

Like most non-profit work with our fellow astrological organizations, this is a volunteer position. There is no set term for the Secretary. In the event you decide to serve, but need to step back at a later date, you can tender a letter of resignation to the President. 

If you are interested in applying to be AYA’s next Secretary, please send an e-mail to youngastrologers@gmail.com. Please share with us a little bit about your background in astrology, a link to your website and/or social media, and your interest in our mission and 2020 initiatives. 

The deadline to apply via e-mail is Monday, July 20th. However, interviews will be scheduled with applicants before July 10th as submissions are received. We encourage you to apply right now if you are interested. The e-mail doesn’t need to be perfect – it is just a way to open the dialogue. 

Other Positions and Contributions

If you feel called to contribute your time and/or skills to AYA but you’re not sure if these positions are the right fit, please reach out! We are open to collaborating with interested individuals in different capacities: from voting board members, to committee/special project team members, to consultant-style relationships.If you have an idea, we would love to hear from you at youngastrologers@gmail.com.