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National Volunteer Positions: Education Advisory Group General Member

Closed: Monday, May 10, 2021 Closed


In support of the NACA Mission and Vision, Educational Advisory Group (EAG) General Members guide and support EAG initiatives and ensure that all activities are aligned with its charge, which is to establish the educational priorities for the association; to monitor the progress of volunteer groups and partners involved in the delivery of the educational program; and to engage in special initiatives that promote student learning and staff development.

Specific Responsibilities

·    • Participates in bi-weekly meetings, meetings during conferences, called meetings, and sub-committees and workgroups. (Note: While there are benefits related to on-site participation during live events, NACA recognizes it is not always financially feasible for its members.)
• Stays abreast of trends and issues in campus activities and higher education.
• Initiates and implements special projects that enhance educational offerings.
• Develops resources and tools that assist members with program development.
• Reviews education policies and make recommendations to the Board of Directors.
• Integrates and supports principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
• Maintains a thorough knowledge and understanding of, and ensures adherence to, NACA Policies and Procedures.
• Assures that NACA goals, initiatives and relevant strategic plan objectives are integrated with conference initiatives and position responsibilities.
• Follows NACA’s Non-Discrimination, Diversity Advancement and Affirmative Action Principles to recommend others to fill available positions in the NACA leadership and takes the necessary steps to achieve a diverse Association both through the recruitment of volunteers and suggesting to the Board of Directors new or modified programs and services for the Association’s members.
• Communicates the Association’s mission and values to current and potential members to actively promote recruitment and retention.
• Additional responsibilities as assigned and agreed upon with volunteer supervisor and/or NACA office staff liaison.


• Applicant must have a minimum of 5 years of experience in campus activities.
• Applicant must also have served in at least two volunteer positions with the association and attended at least three NACA® events in the last 5 years (e.g., Regional Conference, National Convention, Summer Institute).
• Applicant must have a comprehensive knowledge of trends and issues in campus activities, as demonstrated through graduate education, professional development, attendance at national student affairs conferences, and/or diverse job experiences within campus activities and student affairs.
• Supports NACA programs through attendance whenever possible.
• Must be a full-time professional staff member at an NACA member institution.
• Must have approval from and support of their institution (note: support is defined as financial as well as time out of the office, etc.)
• If the volunteer changes jobs during the position’s term, the new school must also be a NACA member and provide a statement of support. The NACA Coordinator of Volunteer Leadership Services must be informed of this change within two weeks and the new letter of support must be received at the NACA Office within 30 days of selection. If not a member school, the school must join as a member within 30 days of transition.

Association Support

The Education Advisory Group will receive the following support from the Director of Education and Research and the Association:
• Schedule conference calls and meetings for the group.
• Actively participate in meetings, being sure to communicate forthcoming strategic initiatives coming out of Education and Research at the national office.
• Communicate regional conference and convention needs and requests to appropriate volunteers and office staff (i.e., meeting rooms, education session slots, AV needs, etc.).
• NACA Connect
• Zoom
• NACA Google Drives

Term of Service

• Two-year term
• May 1st – April 30th the following year
• One hour per week for meetings and an additional 2-3 hours per month for special projects

NACA Office Liaison

Director of Research and Education

Professional Competencies

  • Event Support
  • Intentionality in Student Learning
  • Networking & Business Relationships
  • Policy Knowledge, Development & Management
  • Professional Development
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Relationship Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Training