Call for Nominations: Editor of Connections

The TASH Editorial Search Committee is beginning the search for the new Editor of Connections. The Editor serves a three-year term that will begin officially in January 2013 with a one year overlap with the current Editor. The Editor is an Ex-Officio member of the TASH Board of Directors.

Nominations or direct applications are invited from TASH members with the experience, expertise, and availability described below.  Applications from traditionally under-represented groups including people with disabilities, women, and people representing racial or ethnic minority groups are particularly encouraged.  The following criteria will be used in making the selection decision:

1. Prior editorial experience:  Previous experience with the editorial process (e.g., reviewer, editor, editorial board member).

2. Record of authorship:  Evidence of strong writing skills including peer reviewed (e.g., scholarly journals) and/or non-peer reviewed publications (e.g., newsletters, manuals, grant writing).

3. Commitment to TASH’s mission and vision: A commitment to using a process approach to solicit topics (e.g., gathering input from chairs of the National Agenda Committees) of importance to the membership and a commitment to addressing topics and including content consistent with TASH values as described in resolutions and other association activities.

4. Record of leadership:  A record of leadership (e.g., leadership roles in local or state chapters, task forces, committees, etc.) demonstrating the applicant’s ability to work with others and lead a group.

5. Collaboration with editorial board members:  The ability to work collaboratively with an editorial board, staff, and others to complete editorial and production activities.

6. Management of the editorial process:  The ability to develop and manage the editorial process including developing topical ideas for Connections, soliciting manuscript submissions from authors, assigning manuscripts to editors/reviewers, overseeing the editing of manuscripts, and managing the production process.

7. Resource availability:  Ability to commit time and resources to the production of Connections for a three-year period.

8. Board of Directors Membership:  Ability to meet the expectations of a TASH Ex-Officio Member of the Board of Directors, including:  (a) attending the annual conference, (b) participating in two face to face Board meetings per year (i.e., a summer meeting in Washington D.C. and a meeting at the annual conference), (c) participating in two teleconference Board meetings per year, and (d) supporting TASH Development activities.

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please send by October 12, 2012, a letter of interest and your vita to Jonathan Riethmaier, Advocacy Communications Manager, either through e-mail ( or the U.S. Mail at the following address:

1001 Connecticut Ave, NW, Ste 235
Washington, DC 20036

Further application materials will be requested from finalists.  If you want to nominate someone for this position, please contact them and request this information.