Leadership Opportunities

Leadership Opportunities

Vote For Your 2018-2019 SAA Board of Directors


Student Leaders in Audiology Conference
The Student Leaders in Audiology Conference (SLAC) was created to provide an open and engaging opportunity for students to grow and develop skills in leadership so that they may become active, contributory members to an already thriving audiology community. The audience will be solely comprised of audiology students who have been selected through a rigorous application process to become future leaders and decision makers in the profession of audiology. Programming for the 2018 conference in Nashville, TN aims to focus on how the relevancy of leadership, disruption of traditional outlooks, dedicated involvement in professional organizations, and intimate understanding of individual strengths positively impact personal/professional development and practice, but also help to elevate and propel the profession of Audiology moving forward. Speakers will include Gail Whitelaw, PhD, Steve Madix, PhD, Samantha Kesteloot-Carlton, and keynote speaker, Jaime Vernon, Executive Director and Founder of Songs for Sound. 

The application for the 2018 SLAC is now available on the  Audiology Community. To access the application, login to the Community, click on the Volunteer tab, then "Current Volunteer Opportunities". You must be signed in to the Community to access the application. Deadline to submit is Friday, February 16. A sample resume has been provided for potential applicants to follow when submitting the application.

NEW! SAA State Ambassador Program
An SAA State Ambassador is a national SAA volunteer who serves as a state leader in order to improve state and interstate communication. The Ambassador will communicate monthly with SAA chapter representatives, assist with recruitment of new members and chapters, and work closely with the Academy's State Leaders Network. The application period for the 2017-2018 has passed. Volunteer opportunities for next year will open in Spring 2018.

Join a SAA Committee or Task Force
SAA committee and task force chairs select SAA Member volunteers to serve for the duration of their term. Click the committees/task forces below to learn more!


Become a Member of the SAA Board of Directors
The SAA Board of Directors includes the President, President-Elect, and eight members at large who are national SAA members that are elected to one-year terms aside from the President-Elect. The SAA Board of Directors is the link between the national SAA, local SAA chapters, volunteers, and student members. Board members represent the breadth and depth of SAA initiatives and interests by following the outlined Roles & Responsibilities and by serving as committee chairs guided by the strategic direction in the areas of public awareness, philanthropy, leadership, communications, chapter and member relations, and AAA Conference programming. Applications for the 2018-2019 SAA Board of Directors are now closed.