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Council on Communications - Chair Duties

Position Description

Serves the association as the content expert in the area of communications. Manages communications between ASDA’s leadership and membership.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Must be an active predoctoral member at the time of application and throughout the term of office.
  2. Experience serving on the council on communications is strongly preferred.
  3. Must be able to attend all required meetings (dates and locations are noted on the National Leader Meeting Schedule).
  4. Must be able to complete assignments and responsibilities by established deadlines.


Must be able to attend each meeting noted below in order to be considered for the position.

  • Spring council and board of trustees meeting
  • Fall council and board of trustees meeting
  • ASDA Annual Session 2015
  • Outside meetings as assigned by the president


  • Supervises the activities of the council on communication; reports directly to the board of trustees.
  • Mentors the council associate to prepare them to take over as chair of the council.
  • Reviews the content on the ASDA website; keeps other councils accountable for updates.
  • Becomes educated on issues of importance to the dental profession and works with staff to update sections of ASDA’s website with information pertaining to these issues.
  • Oversees all digital initiatives including ASDA’s website, podcasts and videos.
  • Develops and monitors new media initiatives with staff and oversees ASDA’s Facebook page and social media presence.
  • Acts as a resource for chapter communication efforts (e.g., chapter newsletters and websites).
  • Researches and/or completes any project or House of Delegates resolution assigned to him/her by the board of trustees.
  • May be appointed to serve as ASDA’s representative to an ADA council.
  • Submits a year-end continuity report.
  • Submits post-meeting reports when representing ASDA at outside meetings.
  • Provides content for association publications and media as requested.
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