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NYSOMA is a community of volunteers that work together to promote, run and grow the Odyssey of the Mind Program in New York

We currently have vacancies for:

Board Members

The NYSOMA Board of Directors is actively recruiting individuals over the age of 18 to join the board.  As a board member, you will play an integral part in helping to improve and advance the New York State Odyssey of the Mind program.


Qualifications include:

- knowledge of and passion for the Odyssey of the Mind program

- having skills and experience that would be helpful to the Board (e.g., legal, finance, social media, project management)

- being ready and willing to take on leadership roles and spearhead initiatives


Requirements include:

- attending board meetings throughout the year (3 in person, 3 online)

- participating in email and online discussions

- actively participating in committees

- ultimately taking on committee and activity leadership roles

- assisting with regional and state tournaments


Responsibilities available:

- regional support, development and membership growth

- sales support and sales merchandise planning

- sponsorship development

- social media support, website content development and revision

- officials’ training, coaches training


Additionally, we are looking for individuals to assist the State Finals Tournament Committee in planning the event and/or coordinating on the day of the event. Volunteers are welcome from anywhere in New York State, but if you are in the Syracuse area, we’d especially love your help!

To be considered for a position, please complete the application and send to Chris Lucas at 

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