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ANNOUNCEMENT: USABA Looking For New Board Directors and Committee Members

Posted March 13, 2020  USABA Updates

Recently, USABA made a significant update to its bylaws (https://www.usaba.org/about-us/board-of-directors-by-laws) to become more aligned with the USOPC and other NGBs. As a result, the USABA board of directors is seeking to fill positions on the board and on standing committees (Governance, Ethics, Judicial). We have a need for both independent board members and goalball athlete members. This is an excellent opportunity for qualified individuals to have an impact on the future of blind sports and its development under the umbrella of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic movement.

The complete job description is located here and below. All positions are for a 4-year term and require a commitment on your part to be a contributing member of the board or committee to which you are elected. To be considered for a position, please submit your resume/CV and a cover letter on why you want to be part of the board, what specific skills you have, and how you believe USABA can better impact the lives of our members. Submit your materials to board@usaba.org.

If you have additional questions you can direct them to Paul Shields at shielp@yahoo.com.

The final deadline to be considered for committees is April 1, 2020.

The final deadline to be considered for board positions is May 1, 2020.


United States Association of Blind Athletes

Member of the Board of Directors and Board Committees
Job Description and Expectations


The United States Association of Blind Athletes empowers Americans who are blind and visually impaired to experience life-changing opportunities in sports, recreation and physical activities, thereby educating and inspiring the nation.

Our Vision

Every American who is blind or visually impaired will lead a healthy lifestyle by actively participating in sports, recreation and physical activity.

Our Beliefs

Respect: We respect and honor the inherent value and the contributions of people who are blind and visually impaired.

Integrity: We conduct our business transparently, honestly, and ethically.

Empowerment: We are deeply dedicated to the potential of each person who is blind or visually impaired involved with USABA to realize his or her aspirations.

Diversity: We are committed to welcoming individuals from various cultural backgrounds and life experiences, regardless of disability, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion and age.

Inclusion: We foster an environment of acceptance through education and seek ways to broaden the integration of athletes who are blind and visually impaired into community-based sports programs and competitions.


Length of Term:                          Four years

Responsible to:                           Entire Board

Time Commitment:                    5-10 Hours per month

Governing Style:

The Board of Directors of USABA will approach its governance task with a style that emphasizes the following:

Code of Ethics:

As a member of the board, I will:

As a member of the board, I will not:


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