Volunteer Opportunities

NASFAA offers many ways to get involved with your national association, including membership on our volunteer committees and task forces. These groups report to the National Chair and are established to help the Association meet its organizational goals. All committee/task force activities are subject to approval by the National Chair, Board of Directors, and/or President.

NASFAA's task force and committee structure varies from year-to-year, depending upon the needs of the association.  Currently NASFAA offers Task Force and Board Committee volunteer opportunities.

Task Forces

The majority of volunteer opportunities open to the membership take the form of topical Task Forces. These groups are convened as needed, for the amount of time needed to accomplish a specific goal or goals, as outlined in the Task Force charter (see additional information about volunteering for NASFAA in the Committee and Task Force Handbook). Task Force opportunities are made available to members through Today's News. Opportunities currently open, currently filled, or planned for are as follows:

Group   Start Date  End Date  Status 

Current 

2016 Leadership & Legislative Conference & Expo Enrollment Management Task Force       7/15      3/16 Volunteer window closed, selection in progress
 
2016 National Conference Program Task Force      7/15 3/16 Volunteer window closed, selection in progress 
2015 NASFAA Conference Mentor Task Force  4/15 7/15 Volunteer window closed, selection in progress
 

In Progress 

Annual Training Task Force  3/15 6/15 At work
Local Arrangements Task Force  1/15 7/15 At work
R2T4 Task Force  11/14 6/15 At work
Innovative Learning Models Task Force  11/14 6/15 At work
Policy Rapid Response Network Task Force  11/14 6/15 At work
National Conference Program Task Force  8/14 7/15 At work
50th Anniversary Task Force  6/14 7/16 At work
Web Redevelopment Task Force  4/14 7/15 At work
 

Concluded 

Management Benchmarking Task Force  10/14 3/15 Concluded; review report 
Leadership Conference: Association Management Track  8/14 3/15 Concluded
Leadership Conference: New & Aspiring Directors Track  8/14 3/15 Concluded
Servicing Issues Task Force  6/14 11/14 Concluded; review report 
Professional Diversity Caucus  6/14 1/15 Concluded; review report 
Grad/Professional Issues Caucus  6/14 3/15 Concluded; review report 

Board Committees

Three standing committees are required by NASFAA's bylaws/P&P and convened every year of members who are currently serving on the Board of Directors, or who have recently served. Those are: 

  • Association Governance: Reviews governing documents and policies of the association, makers long-term recommendations regarding NASFAA's mission and service to
  • members, and develops and monitors the strategic long-range plan. 
  • Financial Affairs: Oversees NASFAA's fiscal affairs, including the annual audit, and ensures that proper fiscal checks and balances are in place.
  • Nominations and Elections: Perpetuates the association's leadership roster and prepares the annual slate of candidates for National Chair and Board of Directors positions.

Other Opportunities

Journal of Student Financial Aid: The Journal of Student Financial Aid (JSFA) is currently seeking volunteers to serve as Peer Reviewers for one-year terms with potential for renewal. Peer Reviewers comprise the Editorial Board for NASFAA’s Journal of Student Financial Aid, and review manuscripts for publication. Learn more about the Peer Reviewer position, and apply by completing the volunteer form by Friday, May 29, 2015. 

Considering Volunteering? Please keep in mind:

  • To be eligible for selection, you must be from a member institution. In some cases, associate members and non-members are permitted to serve on committees, at the approval of the Board.
  • There are usually more volunteers than there are positions available, so it is not possible for everyone to receive an assignment. If you have volunteered in the past and have not been selected, please don't hesitate to volunteer again. Every effort will be made to find an appropriate assignment for you.
  • An individual's participation is generally limited to one committee to ensure greater membership participation.
  • NASFAA typically covers committee members’ travel expenses for in-person meetings in D.C.
  • The selection process is sensitive to the goal of broad representation with respect to ethnic origin, sex, region, and type and control of institution.

Other Ways to Get Involved: