Apply to join AORE's Board of Directors


‚ÄčAs a membership-driven organization, Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) strives to keep you, our valued members, at the center of our work. You are our key to determining the focus and direction of AORE. One of the responsibilities and benefits of membership is participating in the election of well-qualified individuals to serve on the AORE Board of Directors. We need and appreciate your participation in the upcoming Board of Directors election. 

AORE is constantly evaluating its role and responsibilities in the outdoor recreation and education field to advocate for greater inclusion and representation of historically disadvantaged and underrepresented populations. If you (or someone in your sphere of influence) can contribute to these efforts through board leadership and service, we encourage you to apply.

Open Board Positions
There are four (4) four-year seats open on the AORE Board of Directors. There is also one (1) one-year Student Board of Directors seat open as well, with service terms beginning January 2021.  The 2021 Board will have a total of 11 members.  Our goal is to elect directors who bring the experience, skills, and diversity necessary for enhancing the strategic focus of AORE. 

The current Board identified the following preferred qualities for incoming Board members:
  1. Someone with financial experience (ideally for-profit)
  2. High performing people with a capacity ot serve, (especially with task related items)
  3. Someone who is influential in the industry
  4. People with NPO governance experience
  5. Interest in Executive Positions and leadership roles
  6. Visionary people who can also plan how to get there
  7. Fundraising
  8. Strategic Communication
  9. Legal Affairs
Application Period to Apply to Serve on AORE's Board of Directors
Applications/nominations will open on Wednesday, July 29th and will stay open until Wednesday, August 19th.

Additional Resources for Potential Board Members
How to Apply
The application to apply can be found at the bottom of the Board of Directors page.  

Please note that application responses, information and videos may be shared in future newsroom articles, and will be shared with eligible voting members prior to the opening of the election.

Membership Requirements
To be eligible for the Student Board of Director seat, you must have a valid Student Professional membership prior to applying.

All elected members to the Board of Directors is required to hold a Professional membership prior to the start of their term (January 1, 2021). 

Voting in the Board Election
Please note that you must have a valid Professional or Student Professional membership as of 8:00 AM ET on August 31, 2020 to be eligible to vote in the 2020 AORE Election. Please contact Jenny Hill at nationaloffice@aore.org if you have any questions or concerns regarding your membership. 

Voting period starts on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 9 AM EST and will end on Wednesday, September 30th at 11:59 PM EST. 

Additional Questions
Please reach out to boardofdirectors@aore.org with any additional questions you may have.