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Available Positions:

Before nominating for a specific position, you should consider your area of expertise, years of experience with sea turtles, level of involvement with the International Sea Turtle Society, geographic diversity, reputation in sea turtle conservation and biology, leadership skills, and communication skills. You should also consider the following:

  • A nominee can run for only one position and must meet the outline experience criteria for the position.
  • Every nominee and nominator must be a member of the International Sea Turtle Society at the time of nomination. Nominees must also be a member at the time of election.
  • It is the responsibility of the nominator and the nominee to gather and submit all required materials (nomination form, photo, and letters of support) to the Nominations Committee. The Nomination Committee can assist in the process but is not responsible for soliciting letters of support for a nominee.
  • Bios of qualified nominees will appear on this website and will include a link to the received application form for voters to review (letters of support will not be made public).

There are no current positions available.

Letter of Support

Two letters of support should be completed following the completion of your nomination. These should not be completed by the nominee. Only letters of support for the specific year of nomination will be considered. Letters of support should be provided by individuals with personal experience of the nominee’s research/conservation activities.

A template for a letter of support can be downloaded here. Once complete, they should be emailed to the Nominations Committee.

Additional Information:

To assist in the nomination process, the Nomination Committee provides the following suggestions for preparing your nominations:

  • Provide clear and accurate information.
  • Letters of support should explain the relationship between the nominee and the referee.
  • Explain how the nominee’s contribution fits within the context of those they work with – often achievements are collaborative, but individuals can still make a significant individual contribution.
  • A nominee’s biographical information should not exceed 250 words.