GSB Survey Sub-Committee seeks 3 new members to assist in executing the next membership-wide survey. Strategic planning sessions are launching summer 2022. Minimum 5 years sobriety. Details and application info below.
WHAT IS THE PULSE OF AA POST-PANDEMIC?
Every five years the GSB (General Service Board), as mandated by Conference, conducts a membership-wide survey to keep abreast of trends in our fellowship’s characteristics and provide factual numbers for the professional community and public, as prescribed by our primary purpose to carry the message to those suffering from alcoholism.
However, the pandemic and its subsequent restrictions upended “business as usual.” In particular: Groups’ reliance on snail mail to receive important communications.
Consequently, the Survey Sub-Committee (SSC), responsible for planning, execution and managing 2020 survey, had to pivot at the 11th hour, and deploy an online-only survey model. Despite reaching only those groups with an email contact on record with York, the survey produced critical key insights gathered from over 3000 Groups in GB and CER.
Valuable lessons were learned by the SSC from its first digital survey undertaking. Lessons it seeks to leverage, ensuring the next survey measures what is most important to members, our leaders and the professional community in these fast-changing times.
But the SSC is currently disadvantaged with too few committee members. Therefore, the SSC’s problem offers a rare opportunity to join its existing core team as they begin strategic planning for the 2025 Survey.
Applicants should be proficient written and oral communicators with the ability to work remotely within a dedicated team to meet deadlines, liaise with other Sub-Committees and professional outsources. Familiarity with AA media channels for publicity and digital tools for data gathering are a plus.
As with all sub committees, a minimum of five years continuous sobriety is required. It is preferred that applicants have experience of service at Intergroup, Region or Conference. They should have a working knowledge of the Service and Structure Handbooks for AA GB in addition to the 12 Steps, 12 Traditions and 12 Concepts for World Service.
IF YOU JOIN THE SSC TEAM
You will be expected to attend four SSC meetings per year in York – or online video link if you prefer – and will normally serve for a period of not more than four years. The Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary or a currently serving Officer of your Region or Intergroup must endorse your application by way of a covering letter.
Send your application (or questions) to SSC Chairperson, Gretchen S. (trustee.LRS@gsogb.org.uk). Applications and appointments on a first-come basis so don’t delay – apply today.