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Application Deadline: Friday, April 3, 2020


Assistant National Volunteer Development Coordinator
Category: National Volunteer Positions

  • Members: Schools
    Regions: All
    Target Audience: Faculty, Professional Staff
    The individuals who work with the National Volunteer Development Coordinator make up the team that moves NACA forward in forming sound volunteer management practices.

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    Application Deadline: Friday, April 3, 2020


    Chair of the Journal of Campus Activities Practice and Scholarship (JCAPS) Advisory Board
    Category: National Volunteer Positions

  • Members: Schools
    Regions: All
    Target Audience: Faculty, Professional Staff
    The purpose of the Journal of Campus Activities Practice and Scholarship (JCAPS) is to provide a forum for current discourse on issues pertinent to campus activities. JCAPS fills a void found in existing peer-reviewed outlet by providing space for current empirical research, along with other forms of scholarship, related to campus activities. The primary focus of JCAPS is on practice in campus activities, and to that end, each submission will be scrutinized for authors clearly addressing implications for practice, along with directions for further research. As a national peer-reviewed journal, JCAPS represents a space with an intent to not only advance scholarship in campus activities, but to develop scholars and scholar-practitioners in campus activities. Campus activities practice is specifically defined as work related to student organizations and the training, development and learning of the members and leaders, as well as student organization advising; programming (and issues related to programming such as risk, budgets, inclusion), programming boards, and the effects of programming on students and campuses; and issues of diversity, inclusion, and social justice across student activities practice. In order to advance scholarship along these themes of student activities practice, JCAPS seeks submissions of the following types: research articles, including examples of application of theory to practice; assessment projects rooted in practice; graduate student research/research in brief; research book reviews; and, reviews of different methodologies. The Advisory Board is comprised of five-seven professionals with the following experience: • Individuals with prior experience as editors/associate editors/section editors of other peer reviewed journals, and who also have experience as published scholars. • Representatives from the Board, the National Office, and the Research and Scholarship Group, as well as a faculty member from a preparation program. • A Professional Intern. (This position is designed to give a campus activities professional without journal experience a chance to be exposed to scholarly activity)

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    Application Deadline: Friday, April 3, 2020


    Education Advisory Group General Member
    Category: National Volunteer Positions

  • Members: Schools, Non-Profit Affiliates
    Regions: All
    Target Audience: Faculty, Professional Staff
    In support of the mission of NACA, the purpose of the Education Advisory Group (EAG) is to establish the educational priorities for the association; to monitor the progress of volunteer groups, partners, and office staff involved in the delivery of the educational program; and to engage in special initiatives that promote student learning and staff development.

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    Application Deadline: Friday, April 3, 2020


    NACA® Live Chair-Elect
    Category: National Volunteer Positions

  • Members: Schools
    Regions: All
    Target Audience: Professional Staff
    Oversees the planning and execution of NACA® Live, the new national convention experience, in 2022, and serving as Chair-Elect for 2021.

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    Application Deadline: Monday, April 6, 2020


    JCAPS Advisory Board General Member
    Category: National Volunteer Positions

  • Members: Schools, National Associates, Regional Associates
    Regions: All
    Target Audience: Faculty, Graduate Student, Professional Staff, Undergraduate Student
    Member of the Journal of Campus Activities Practice and Scholarship (JCAPS) Advisory Board   The purpose of the Journal of Campus Activities Practice and Scholarship (JCAPS) is to provide a forum for current discourse on issues pertinent to campus activities. JCAPS fills a void found in existing peer-reviewed outlet by providing space for current empirical research, along with other forms of scholarship, related to campus activities. The primary focus of JCAPS is on practice in campus activities, and to that end, each submission will be scrutinized for authors clearly addressing implications for practice, along with directions for further research.   As a national peer-reviewed journal, JCAPS represents a space with an intent to not only advance scholarship in campus activities, but to develop scholars and scholar-practitioners in campus activities. Campus activities practice is specifically defined as work related to student organizations and the training, development and learning of the members and leaders, as well as student organization advising; programming (and issues related to programming such as risk, budgets, inclusion), programming boards, and the effects of programming on students and campuses; and issues of diversity, inclusion, and social justice across student activities practice.   In order to advance scholarship along these themes of student activities practice, JCAPS would seek submissions of the following types: research articles, including examples of application of theory to practice; assessment projects rooted in practice; graduate student research/research in brief; research book reviews; and, reviews of different methodologies.   The Advisory Board will be comprised of five-seven professionals with the following experience:   ·         Individuals with prior experience as editors/associate editors/section editors of other peer reviewed journals, and who also have experience as published scholars. ·         Representatives from the Board, the National Office, and the Research & Scholarship Group, as well as a faculty member from a preparation program. ·         A Professional Intern. (This position is designed to give a campus activities professional without journal experience a chance to be exposed to scholarly activity)

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    Application Deadline: Monday, April 6, 2020


    Section Editor - Journal of Campus Activities Practice and Scholarship (JCAPS)
    Category: National Volunteer Positions

  • Members: Schools
    Regions: All
    Target Audience: Faculty, Professional Staff
    Section Editor- Journal of Campus Activities Practice and Scholarship (JCAPS)   The purpose of the Journal of Campus Activities Practice and Scholarship (JCAPS) is to provide a forum for current discourse on issues pertinent to postsecondary education campus activities. JCAPS fills a void found in existing peer-reviewed outlets by providing space for current empirical research, along with other forms of scholarship, related to campus activities. The primary focus of JCAPS is on scholarship to practice in campus activities, and to that end, each submission will be scrutinized for authors clearly addressing implications for practice, along with directions for further research. As a national peer-reviewed journal that released its inaugural volume in February 2019, JCAPS intends not only advance scholarship in campus activities, but to develop scholars and scholar-practitioners in campus activities. Student activities practice is specifically defined as work related to student organizations and the training, development and learning of the members and leaders, as well as student organization advising; programming (and issues related to programming such as risk, budgets, inclusion), programming boards, and the effects of programming on students and campuses; and issues of diversity, inclusion, and social justice across student activities practice. JCAPS includes four separate sections, each intended in different ways to advance the field: Empirical Research, consisting of original quantitative or qualitative research papers that include a review of relevant literature, a clear explanation of methodology that was conducted by the author, a review of all relevant research findings, and a discussion of the implications and recommendations from the author that stem from the research project. Media Review, consisting of a review of a book, film, online resource, or similar content relevant for professionals working and conducting research within the broad field of postsecondary campus activities. These submissions include: 1) A thorough description of the media being reviewed; 2) A description of the audience and purposes for which the media may be appropriate; 3) An evaluation of the strengths and shortcomings of the media, as well as the unique contributions made by the media being reviewed. Scholarship-to-Practice Brief, which invites submissions that describe innovative practices within the field of postsecondary campus activities that are based on rigorous and related scholarship and past research. Submissions include: 1) A thorough description of the campus activities practice, including institutional context, intended outcomes, and other relevant details; 2) A thorough description of how relevant literature informs the described practice; 3) Recommendations for other campus activities scholars for broader adoption of the practice. Focus on Emerging Scholars, intended for submissions from graduate students and emerging professionals with less than three years of full-time experience. We invite submissions related to the above three sections from this population of scholars within the field.

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    Scheduled: Tuesday, April 7, 2020


    Coffee & Conversations: SGA Elections & Transitions
    Category: Webinars

  • Members: Schools
    Regions: All
    Target Audience: Faculty, Graduate Student, Professional Staff
    Join your colleagues for our upcoming Coffee & Conversations, where a panel will talk through moving student government meetings online, elections engagement ideas, and transitioning to next year. Register in advance to receive information about joining the Zoom conversation. This conversation is open to members and non-members. Non-members can register here.

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    Scheduled: Wednesday, April 8, 2020


    Helping Stressed/Distressed Students by Incorporating Resilience and Care Into Your Professional Role
    Category: Webinars

  • Members: Schools
    Regions: All
    Target Audience: Faculty, Graduate Student, Professional Staff
    Some of your most involved and dedicated students can also need the most assistance in dealing with their stress and distress. We will identify behaviors that could indicate a student needs assistance and build a toolkit for campus activities professionals to help address student concerns. This will include strategies and suggestions for building resiliences, community of care, and self care into your training and supervision of students. We will also explore how to address burnout and compassion fatigue that can occur when you are assisting distressed students.

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    Scheduled: Wednesday, April 8, 2020


    Microsoft Teams: Tips and Tricks
    Category: Webinars

  • Members: All
    Regions: All
    Target Audience: All
    Join Riddle & Bloom’s Microsoft Learning Consultant, Brittnie Hebnes, at 3pm EDT as she dives into the best Microsoft tools and tricks for this unprecedented time of remote learning. Brittnie will cover off on topics such as Microsoft Teams, highlighting features to ease educator and administrator communication and collaboration. Riddle & Bloom is the exclusive marketing partner of the National Association for Campus Activities. NOTE: There is no registration required for this webinar. The "Register Now" button will download a calendar invite. Nonmembers can download the meeting invite here. To join the meeting directly, click here.

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    Scheduled: Thursday, April 9, 2020


    Coffee & Conversations: Community/Two-Year/Technical Colleges
    Category: Webinars

  • Members: Schools
    Regions: All
    Target Audience: Faculty, Graduate Student, Professional Staff
    Join your colleagues for our upcoming Coffee & Conversations, where a panel of community college staff from across the country will talk about how they are adjusting to this new reality and planning for the future. Register in advance to receive information about joining the Zoom conversation. This conversation is open to members and non-members. Non-members can register here.

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    Application Deadline: Friday, April 10, 2020


    Associate Advisory Group Facilitator
    Category: Associate Volunteer Positions

  • Members: National Associates
    Regions: All
    Target Audience: All
    The Associate Advisory Group Facilitator is responsible for facilitation of regularly scheduled meetings and phone calls of the Group; providing input to the Board of Directors regarding issues and concerns from the Associate Member perspective and for providing input on policy issues to the NACA Office.

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    Scheduled: Wednesday, April 15, 2020


    RESCHEDULED: Women in Business & Leadership Panel
    Category: Webinars

  • Members: All
    Regions: All
    Target Audience: All
    *Originally scheduled for 3/19, this webinar has been rescheduled for 4/15.* Where do you see yourself in the next few years? If you’ve ever considered running your own business, leading your campus organization, or being a part of the executive suite at a company, come learn from three NACA veterans who have made these leaps throughout their careers! Discuss best practices, lessons learned along the way and ask all of your questions so you can set yourself up to succeed!

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    Application Deadline: Friday, April 17, 2020


    Scholarship Selection Committee Chair
    Category: National Volunteer Positions

  • Members: Schools
    Regions: All
    Target Audience: Faculty, Professional Staff
    Assists with the NACA Foundation scholarship application review and selection process.

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    Application Deadline: Friday, April 17, 2020


    Scholarship Selection Committee General Member
    Category: National Volunteer Positions

  • Members: Schools
    Regions: All
    Target Audience: Faculty, Professional Staff
    Assists with the NACA Foundation scholarship application review and selection process.

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    Application Deadline: Friday, April 17, 2020


    Scholarship Selection Committee Student
    Category: National Volunteer Positions

  • Members: Schools
    Regions: All
    Target Audience: Graduate Student, Undergraduate Student
    Assists with the NACA Foundation scholarship application review and selection process.

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    Scheduled: Thursday, April 23, 2020


    Level Up your Student Organization Awards
    Category: Webinars

  • Members: Schools
    Regions: All
    Target Audience: Graduate Student, Professional Staff
    Celebrating student organization success is a great way to round out any academic year. At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), we have been hosting Student Impact Awards for many years – each with varying success. In 2018-2019, we took some additional time to review the mission purpose of the event to ensure we were best celebrating our student’s success. We found ways to fold in additional features, recruit a more diverse nomination pool, and publicly celebrate all nominees. Join us to learn more about how we Leveled Up our student impact awards and hopefully brainstorm new ideas for your campus.

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    Scheduled: Thursday, April 30, 2020


    POSTPONED: Translating the Campus Activities Experience
    Category: Webinars

  • Members: All
    Regions: All
    Target Audience: Faculty, Graduate Student, Professional Staff
    *Originally scheduled for March 5, this webinar has been postponed. A new date will be announced soon. Please email Kayla Brennan at kaylab@naca.org if you'd like to be notified when registration for the new date is open (note that if you have already registered for this webinar, your registration is still valid).* Search committees aren’t just reviewing resumes to determine a candidate’s qualifications, they are also looking to see if a candidate will fit within their culture. A recent LinkedIn study (https://tinyurl.com/yygnnem2) of two million members’ profiles determined which soft skills are most in demand. They found that the top skills employers look for from ideal candidates include communication, organization, team work, social skills, adaptability, and creativity. Luckily, these skills are among the many strengths professionals bring to the campus activities field each year. This webinar will highlight several approaches to helping your students translate their campus activities duties into a positive job search experience.

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    Application Deadline: Friday, May 1, 2020


    Education Session Reviewer
    Category: Regional Volunteer Positions

  • Members: Schools
    Regions: Central, Mid America, Mid Atlantic, Northeast, South, West
    Target Audience: Graduate Student, Professional Staff
    The Regional Education Session Reviewer will serve as support to the Education and Professional Development Coordinator by assisting with selection, implementation, and evaluation of regional conference educational sessions. ***To apply click on your regional application at the top of the regional volunteer positions page***

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    Application Deadline: Friday, May 1, 2020


    Graduate Intern
    Category: Regional Volunteer Positions

  • Members: Schools
    Regions: Central, Mid America, Mid Atlantic, Northeast, South, West
    Target Audience: Graduate Student
    The four Graduate Interns will individually provide support for the following areas: Educational Programs, Campus Activities Marketplace, Volunteer Center and Block Booking. ***To apply click on your regional application at the top of the regional volunteer positions page***

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    Application Deadline: Friday, May 1, 2020


    Graduate Intern Mentor
    Category: Regional Volunteer Positions

  • Members: Schools
    Regions: Central, Mid America, Mid Atlantic, Northeast, South, West
    Target Audience: Faculty, Professional Staff
    The Regional Graduate Intern Mentor will be assigned a Graduate Intern and convey the importance of professional development through volunteering with NACA and in their career. ***To apply click on your regional application at the top of the regional volunteer positions page***

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    Application Deadline: Friday, May 1, 2020


    Northern Plains Professional Development Programs Coordinator
    Category: Regional Volunteer Positions

  • Members: Schools
    Regions: All
    Target Audience: Faculty, Professional Staff
    The Professional Development Programs Coordinator assures consistent quality in programming for professional staff attending the regional conference

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    Scheduled: Tuesday, June 30, 2020


    POSTPONED: Virtual Networking Event: Two-Year/Community/Technical Colleges
    Category: Webinars

  • Members: All
    Regions: All
    Target Audience: All
    *Due to the continued escalation of COVID-19 discussions, this Virtual Networking Event is currently postponed. Until a new date is identified, the registration date for this event will be set to June 30, 2020. For discussions on responses to COVID-19 and engaging students virtually, look for our Coffee & Conversations series in the upcoming webinars list.* This Virtual Networking Event is for folks who work at Two-Year/Community/Technical Colleges. Space is limited, so applications will be limited to the first 50 people to apply. If you have any questions or would like more information prior to registering, please email Kayla Brennan at kaylab@naca.org.

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