The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation (Foundation) is seeking student members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics interested in gaining strong leadership skills to apply for the Student Member position on the Foundation’s Board of Directors. The Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which, through philanthropy, empowers current and future food and nutrition practitioners to optimize global health. The Foundation is supported exclusively by donations and does not receive any portion of member dues.

This volunteer position is an excellent opportunity to gain leadership experience and skills in donor relations, fundraising and awarding grants. The nutrition and dietetics student member is elected by the Foundation Board and serves a two-year term. 

General Qualifications:

Must be an Academy-member, nutrition and dietetics student enrolled an ACEND®-accredited program during the first year of the appointed term (2020-2021 academic year).

Roles and Responsibilities:

As a member of the Board of Directors, the Foundation Student Member will:

  • Set organizational direction by sharing expertise and his/her unique perspective as a student.
  • Ensure necessary resources to conduct Foundation’s fundraising and programmatic activities.
  • Provide oversight for Foundation policies and financials.
  • Understand the importance of all sources of funding support to the Foundation.


  • Provide a nominal gift to the Foundation.
  • Engage members and the public in the Foundation’s work through social media and other platforms.
  • Cultivate relationships and solicit donations from TUND MIG.
  • Work with Academy Student Advisory Council (SAC) to promote the Foundation.
  • Be an active Champion for Foundation at the local and national level.
  • Participate in all in-person meetings and conference calls. 

How to Apply:

Applications should be submitted by the priority deadline of 11:59 pm CT on Monday, March 30, 2020. The final deadline to apply is April 10, 2020.  Applications must be submitted electronically through the Foundation’s online application platform and must include the completed application form and uploaded components, including resume and reference from one faculty member or program director. All application materials must be submitted via the online application. No emailed or hard copy applications or materials will be considered. Questions can be directed to 


Selection Process:

Preference will be given to student members who have previously supported the Foundation, those with a strong social media presence, have been involved with their Affiliates and/or have been involved with DPGs/MIGs.  The Foundation Nominating Committee will make its recommendation to the Foundation Board during its May call and applicants will be notified of the Board’s decision following the call.

Board of Directors’ Service Commitment

The following serves as a guideline for the time commitment by Foundation Board Members.

Terms of Office

The Student Member of the Board is a two-year term beginning June 1, 2020.  With the exception of the Academy President-Elect and the Academy Treasurer, Directors/Officers should not hold an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Commission on Dietetic Registration, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, or an Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Political Action Committee office until the completion of their term on the Foundation Board.  Members of the Academy Foundation Board of Directors are not eligible to apply for Foundation scholarships, awards, grants or other Foundation funding during their tenure on the Board.

Meetings of the Board

The Foundation Board of Directors conducts one in-person meetings and four conference calls.  Following is the calendar of upcoming meetings and calls. Please note that the meetings for the 2021-2022 year will follow a similar timeline and structure. All meeting travel expenses are covered for Board members. Please note that Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) expenses are not covered as there is not a formal meeting of the Board during that time.




June 22 – 23, 2020

Begins 12:30 pm CT on Monday, June 22

Ends 3:30 pm CT on Tuesday, June 23


September 24, 2020

2 – 4 pm CT


December 17, 2020

2 – 4 pm CT


March 18, 2021

2 – 4 pm CT


May 20, 2021

2 – 3 pm CT