Membership, Outreach, and Communication

  • Retain and recruit members through strategic communications and delivery of benefits
  • Define, build, and maintain member benefits
  • Run Board of Directors elections
  • Manage membership application and renewal processes
  • Professionalize SOSP outreach and recruitment materials
  • Publish quarterly SOSP newsletter

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • Build DEI into SOSS and SOSP event planning
  • Track demographics of SOSS participants, SOSP membership, and board to ensure our events are equitable and inclusive
  • Develop strategies for recruiting and supporting a more diverse membership and board


  • Determine 1, 2, 5 year funding targets for both SOSP and SOSS
  • Pursue relevant funding opportunities
  • Coordinate with OSA regarding budget and funders

SOSS/SOSP Event Planning

  • Support the SOSS planning process
  • Create Planning Handbook that includes both philosophical goals and details for symposium planning
  • Organize SOSP events

Strategic Planning

  • Define spheres of influence and decision-making responsibilities for both SOSP and SOSS
  • Determine financial interactions of SOSP and SOSS
  • Identify former SOSS planning committee members and reach out to them about joining SOSP committees
  • When attending SOSS, connect with attendees and encourage them to join a committee
  • Understand committee needs/vacancies

SOSP members do not have to be elected to the board to serve on committees! If you’re interested in getting more involved with the society by serving on a committee, please email