NATA's committees are composed of a representative from each district, plus a number of at-large members as applicable. Most committee members serve one-year terms renewable up to a total of four year of service. Districts conduct their own recruitment processes for their representatives. The application process occurs in August and September for positions opening the following June. View the list of NATA committees.
NATA also has liaisons to external affiliated organizations. Liaisons represent NATA to outside groups, monitor the group's communications between NATA and the outside group for information of interest and relevance to NATA's strategic plan and propose collaborations between NATA and the outside group. Liaisons serve two-year terms renewable up to a total of four years of service. An application process for open positions is conducted each spring. View the list of NATA liaison groups.
Another good starting place for new opportunities is in the huge variety of short-term positions that come up throughout the year. Anyone can participate in Captiol Hill Day or write a letter to your legislators. We always need volunteers to assist at convention, ATEC and other events during the year. The CPC also needs volunteers to review convention proposals each July - August. Other committees need volunteers to serve on subgroups, review documents, take surveys or participate in focus groups, assist in information-gathering and many other tasks. Fill out a volunteer profile (below) to get on the list to learn more about these opportunities.
A great way to gain experience for national positions is by volunteering in your state or district. Contact your state/district leaders for more information on opportunities and open positions.
The below is a clickable map by region: