Three positions open on the CFLE Advisory Board

The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) is seeking three new CFLE Advisory Board members for terms beginning Jan. 1, 2018.

Email your application materials by Oct. 27, 2017. More details are below.

The Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) Advisory Board consists of nine appointed volunteer members whose primary responsibility is to develop and implement policies regarding the promotion and advancement of the CFLE program. Each member serves a two, three, or four-year term, with a minimum of two members being replaced each year. Positions include practitioner representatives, academic representatives, an employer representative, and a Students and New Professionals (SNP) representative.

NCFR is currently seeking three new members of the Certified Family Life Educator Advisory Board. The available positions include one Practitioner Representative (four-year term), one Student/New Professional (three-year term), and one Employer Representative (three-year term). All positions will begin January, 2018.


  • Current Certified Family Life Educator with Full status (except Students and New Professionals)
  • Active Certified Family Life Educator for at least five years (except Students and New Professionals)
  • Active NCFR member
  • Demonstrated experience in Family Life Education (minimum three years)
  • Current board members can apply for a second term; however, a board member cannot serve more than two consecutive terms without at least a one-year gap between terms
  • Willingness to review and decide upon any appeals submitted to the board

Position responsibilities

  • The board members meet four to five times per year via conference call, and once per year at the NCFR Annual Conference. Board members are expected to attend the on-site CFLE Advisory Board meeting at the NCFR conference. Expenses are the responsibility of the board member.
  • Some email correspondence and telephone communication are necessary throughout the year.
  • The estimated time commitment is approximately 20 to 30 hours per year.

Application Process

Candidates will be selected by the CFLE Advisory Board Selection Committee. If interested, please email the following to Dawn Cassidy by Oct. 27, 2017:

  1. Current vitae or resume
  2. Summary of participation in NCFR, including length of membership, section and committee involvement, elected positions, number of NCFR conferences attended, etc.
  3. Affiliation with other professional associations
  4. Statement of Interest: Why do you want to serve on the CFLE Advisory Board and what do you have to offer?
  5. Headshot photo in JPG or TIF format (at least 150kb in size, 300 dpi preferred) for use in promotion.

For more information, email Dawn Cassidy or call her at 763-231-2882.