MATSOL Board of Directors - Call for Nominations

Show your commitment to the value of the MATSOL and help to shape its future!

MATSOL seeks competent, energetic, and committed members of MATSOL to take a leadership role, work on behalf of the organization, and represent MATSOL members and stakeholders. Candidate may self-nominate or be nominated by someone else.

Deadline: The nomination period has ended.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates for the Board of Directors must demonstrate:

  • Support for MATSOL’s mission, values, and vision.
  • Willingness to take an active leadership role in MATSOL and make a commitment for your board term.
  • MATSOL membership in good standing for at least one year prior to nomination, with previous participation or leadership in MATSOL activities and initiatives (conference, member meetings, advocacy, publications, etc.).
  • Previous experience on a non-profit board (helpful but not required).

Board Member Commitment

MATSOL’s Board members are expected to:

  • Serve a three-year term from June 2018 to May 2021.
  • Take an active role in the organization
  • Attend all Board of Directors meetings (approximately 1 per month), the Board annual retreat, the MATSOL conference, and occasional special meetings, at locations in the Greater Boston area.
  • Serve on at least one standing committee (Finance, Governance, Program, or External Relations Committees), and attend meetings and complete tasks related to the work of the committee.
  • Complete organizational tasks and committee work outside Board meetings.


The MATSOL Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing MATSOL’s operations:

  • Membership activities, programs and the annual conference;
  • Advocacy initiatives and responses;
  • Membership development;
  • TESOL affiliate responsibilities;
  • Financial and legal obligations as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

How to Submit a Nomination

  1. Download Call for Nominations
  2. Dowload Nominations Statement (to be completed by nominee)
  3. Complete the online Nominations Form (to be completed by nominee with Nomination Statement & resume): Click here for online form

Be prepared to supply the folowing information with your nomination:


  • List any involvement with MATSOL (years of membership, Special Interest Group or Committee participation, conference or institute attendance, conference presentation, advocacy, etc.).
  • List any involvement with TESOL or another TESOL affiliate.
  • List any experience with advocacy (at the local, state or federal level) on behalf of ELLs.
  • Have you ever served on a non-profit Board of Directors? If yes, please name organization and describe your duties.

Statement of Interest

  • Explain why you want to become a MATSOL Board member and how you can contribute to the leadership of MATSOL (approx. 250 words – for publication in the election materials).

Please review to learn more about MATSOL and the responsibilities of serving on the Board:

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