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Call for Applications - HIVMA Board of Directors

HIVMA is accepting applications from the membership for four open seats on the Board of Directors listed below. The Board of Directors provides critical input, oversight and guidance to strengthen HIVMA’s programs and policy agenda. Members may submit an application from the Volunteer Opportunities page on MyIDSA (log-in required).

To learn more, view the Applying for the IDSA and HIVMA Board of Directors webinar hosted on March 23 by IDSA and HIVMA leaders. The webinar covers the 2021 elections process, expectations for Board service and how to apply for an open seat.

Important Dates

Application Opens: Monday, March 15, 2021
Application Closes:  Tuesday, April 16, 2021
Election Process: June 2021 – Mid-July 2021 
Candidates Notified of Election Results: July 2021

Term of Office

Directors: Three years beginning and ending with IDWeek.
Vice Chair: Four years serving for one-year in the following roles: Vice Chair, Chair-Elect, Chair and Immediate Past Chair.

Method of Appointment

Directors and the Vice Chair shall be elected by the voting members of HIVMA as described in the Society’s bylaws.


Director: Member of the Board of Directors
Vice Chair: Member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee


Reports to: Board of Directors
Staff Liaison: HIVMA Executive Director

Estimated Time Commitment

Hours Per Year: 75 to 80 with peak periods in March, June and October
Estimated Time Commitment


  • Board of Directors Meetings (Virtual – six to eight one-hour meetings per year)
  • Board of Directors Meetings (In person meetings: spring, all day meeting in Washington, DC with optional advocacy day, and in October half-day meeting in conjunction with IDWeek)
  • Respond to electronic communications including reviewing and approving policy positions or other documents (3 to 4 hours per month)

Chair Track:
In addition to the Director commitment:

  • Participate in monthly 60-minute leadership calls.
  • Review and respond as a member of the executive committee to policy and programmatic time-sensitive issues (two to three hours per week).
  • During the year as Chair, an additional up to two to three hours per week may be required to review and sign off on time-sensitive communications.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

In collaboration with the full Board of Directors:

In collaboration with the full Board of Directors:

  • Exercise Duty of Care: Act honestly, reasonably and in good faith
  • Exercise Duty of Obedience: Faithfully pursue HIVMA’s mission and act consistently with policies, procedures and bylaws
  • Exercise Duty of Loyalty: Act in the best interest of HIVMA and IDSA and disclose and avoid all conflicts of interests.
  • Inform and advance the strategic direction of HIVMA
  • Advance HIVMA’s strategic priorities


  • Maintain active membership in HIVMA
  • Prepare for, attend and actively participate in all Board of Director meetings and conference calls
  • Promote the association’s strategic priorities and initiatives Carry out special assignments as requested by the Chair, such as serving on work groups, reviewing clinical practice guidelines or other documents on behalf of HIVMA, or representing HIVMA in various settings
  • Protect the confidentiality of the Society’s proprietary and privileged information
  • Make an annual contribution to the IDSA Foundation

Experience/Skills and Attributes – Director Track

  • Recent volunteer experience with HIVMA or related experience locally or with another organization
  • Embody principles of inclusion, diversity, access and equity
  • Ability to Think Innovatively: Generates and encourages new ideas and develops tangible strategies to implement new initiatives
  • Ability to Exhibit Sound Decision Making: Remains objective in analyzing complex and ambiguous situations
  • Ability to Manage Group Dynamics and Discussions Effectively: Maintains an open, collegial atmosphere while keeping group discussions focused

Experience/Skills and Attributes – Chair Track

  • Previous service on the HIVMA Board of Directors
  • Ability to Display Leadership Presence: Projects calm, confidence and poise with strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to Think Strategically: Anticipates future trends and can translate vision into clear and obtainable strategies
  • Ability to Lead and Manage Change: Influences others and builds coalitions to support key initiatives

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