After four years of much-appreciated service as CYA Division Head, Amie Rotruck is stepping aside to allow someone else the opportunity. The IAFA board, on behalf of the entire IAFA community, thanks Amie for the hard work that she has done establishing the CYA Division as a vibrant part of the ICFA.
The IAFA is now accepting applications for the position of Head of the Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Art Division, effective immediately.
The Division Head is the person who sends out paper calls for his/her Division, collects and accepts paper proposals, creates paper sessions, helps to create panels, and passes the work s/he’s done on to the 1st Vice President for scheduling. This Division is responsible for scholarship on all literature aimed at young readers, including picture books, in any genre of the fantastic.
Qualifications include current membership with IAFA (at least a couple of years’ experience with the organization so you have some understanding of how things work at the conference), easy and dependable internet access and comfort level with computers, organizational skills, the ability to work as part of a group working together on the ‘big picture’, a willingness to work through the transition with the previous Head beginning this fall, the ability to attend March conferences while you hold the position and to attend the Division Heads’ meeting run by the 1st VP at the conference, plus, of course, the time to do the work involved. Knowledge of the field of children’s and young adult fantastic literature is required. Division Heads hold office for a term of 3 years (with a probationary first year) with the possibility of renewal for a second 3-year term.
If you’re interested in taking on the work of IF Division Head, please contact both Sherryl Vint, 1st Vice President (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Amie Rose Rotruck outgoing CYA Division Head (email@example.com), with a cover letter about your interest in and qualifications for the job. Applications for the position should include a CV. The IAFA board of directors will consider all applications for the position.
The deadline for applications is May 1, 2011; a decision will be made by June 2011.