Volunteer with NACA - Volunteer Group Descriptions
To see a visual representation of how these volunteer groups work together, please see our Association Organizational Chart.

Board of Directors

Six professional staff serve as general members on the Board of Directors, in addition to an executive committee (three professional staff members) comprised of the immediate past chair, the current chair, and the chair-elect. The Board of Directors is the governing body of the Association and all authority within the association is delegated by it. Members of the Board are responsible for the overall strategic direction, effectiveness and financial stability of the Association. 

Advisory Groups

  • Associate Advisory Group (AAG) – This committee is comprised of 13 associate members who help identify trends that may impact the Associate Member experience and facilitate networking and educational opportunities for other associate members.
  • Education Advisory Group (EAG) – This committee is comprised of seven professional staff and one AAG representative who aid in the establishment of educational priorities for the association, assist other volunteer groups and partners in the delivery of educational programs, and engage in special initiatives that promote student learning and staff development.
  • Diversity Advisory Group (DAG) – Nine professional staff, one AAG representative, the Leadership Fellows Coordinator, and the NACA Live Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Team Lead sit on DAG with the purpose of guiding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) initiatives and priorities for the association.
  • Research & Scholarship Group (RSG) – This group is comprised of eight professional staff and one AAG representative and provides support and resources around research, assessment, scholarship and data-driven decision making to advance student and professional experiences in campus activities.

Leadership Fellows

The Leadership Fellows Program is facilitated by one professional staff coordinator and connects seven new professionals from underrepresented populations (including but not limited to: ability, age, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, sex, gender, etc.) to mentors in the field, educates them on NACA governance and programs, and develops them professionally and as leaders.

Events Teams

  • NACA® Live Team – This team is comprised of eight general members, four team leads, a chair and a chair-elect in addition to the Leadership Fellows and Leadership Fellows Coordinator and liaisons from several national teams and advisory groups. This team works to cultivate a national convention where members are engaged and conducting business, focusing heavily on the educational and hospitality/networking initiatives of the event.
  • Institute Facilitators – Institute Facilitators are professional staff or faculty members who implement curriculum at in-person institutes via a variety of accessible learning formats.
  • Summer Series Facilitators – Professional staff and faculty facilitators for each Summer Series session implement the curriculum via a variety of virtual, accessible learning formats.
  • Curriculum Development Teams – These small teams of subject matter experts will work with office staff to create the curriculum and facilitator resources for institutes and Summer Series weeks.

Regional Leadership Teams (RLTs)

These seven teams (one for each region) are comprised of up to 33 school member volunteers at all levels (undergraduate students, graduate students, and professional staff) and one AAG representative, in addition to Leadership Fellows within the region and liaisons from several national teams and advisory groups. The RLTs work to advance the mission and vision of the association by creating year-round meaningful member engagement and education opportunities. Additionally, regions where a NACA conference is located assist with the planning of that conference.

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National Teams & Ad Hoc Committees

  • National Showcase Selection Team (NSST) – Three professional staff with prior showcase selection experience coordinate and support the showcase selection process for NACA conferences and NACA Live, ensuring that all selection policies and procedures are being followed according to the applicable event guide.
  • National Showcase Production Team (NSPT) – This team is comprised of three professional staff with prior showcase production experience who support showcase production at NACA conferences, serve as points of contact at NACA Live, and ensures that all policies and procedures are being followed according to the applicable event guide.
  • National Business Connections Team (NBCT) – Three professional staff with prior block booking experience comprise this team that facilitates block booking and business connections at Association events while also promoting effective business practices among all NACA members.
  • National Volunteer Development Team (NVDT) – This team is comprised of six professional staff who assist the association in cultivating the volunteer experience and culture and develop resources for volunteers that will support and enhance their efforts.
  • Awards Committee – One professional staff chair, three professional staff or graduate student general members, and one undergraduate student general member sit on this committee, which reviews nominations for several of NACA's Achievement Awards, the association's highest honors.

NACA® Foundation

Foundation Board of Trustees – Seven professional staff serve as general members on the Foundation Board of Trustees, in addition to an executive committee comprised of the immediate past chair, the current chair, and the chair-elect. The Foundation Board of Trustees holds ultimate fiduciary responsibility for and control of all budgetary and monetary matters related to the Foundation, and any of its ancillary and subsidiary component groups or forms.

Fundraising Events Committee – This committee administers fundraising events and is comprised of one professional staff chair, four professional staff general members, one undergraduate student member, and one graduate student member

Scholarship Committee – One professional staff chair, three professional staff general members, and one student general member sit on this anonymous committee that screens and selects Foundation scholarship recipients.

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