Region XII Team Positions

 

Chair Elect

Preferred experience: Mid-Career/Senior
Hours of commitment: 10 hours/month

  • Attend and help coordinate Team Meetings at WLM, STM, AC, and RC
  • Work with Chair Stream to select future conference sites
  • Promote grants and review applications
  • Manage recruitment of new team members
  • Coordinate Regional Awards for Regional Conference

Chair

Preferred experience: Mid-Career/Senior
Hours of commitment: 5-10 hours/month

  • Develop and implement initiatives for Chair year
  • Plan and facilitate STM, team meetings at national and regional conferences
  • Manage Region XII fall conference working closely with Conference Chair
  • Work closely with Executive Team (Past Chair, Chair-Elect, Treasurer to make decisions, give approvals and assist members
  • Assist with recruitment for open team positions

Past Chair

Preferred experience: Mid-Career
Hours of commitment: 1-5 hours/week

  • Continuity of programming and timetables.
  • Consultation and advice as needed
  • Serving on national Regional Affairs Committee (RAC)

Secretary

Preferred experience: Mid-Career
Hours of commitment: 3-4 hours/month

  • Attend and participate in all meetings of the Regional Team and record minutes.
  • Send draft minutes to all members of the Regional Team for discussion and approval within one month of meetings.
  • Send out action item updates on a quarterly basis to all Team members to indicate progress or lack thereof on any and all scheduled action items from the prior meeting minutes. Action items should also be sent out after any other relevant meetings, such as conference planning meetings or applicable meetings of the Executive Committee.
  • Organize and maintain resource documents within the appropriate sections of the NAFSA Region XII e-communities.

Reg Ombud Representative

Preferred experience: Mid-Career
Hours of commitment: 3-4 hours/week

  • Provide case intervention/regulatory problem solving and engage in practice advocacy.
  • Provide technical, case-based assistance to IE professionals and to government officials at the local/district/regional levels.
  • Report trends and disseminate information to the Region regarding the interpretation of agency practices.
  • Assist Regional Conference Planning by being the point person to invite representatives of local/district/regional government offices to present sessions at the Regional Conference.
  • Contribute to NAFSAs data collection efforts, primarily through IssueNet Get Liaison Help, the interactive online tool developed for problem regulatory solving and case assistance.

KC IEM Representative

Preferred experience: Entry level
Hours of commitment: 3-4 hours/month (varies)

  • Share any IEM KC interests/information w/ R XII through newsletter or listserv
  • Review and approve IEM poster and workshop proposals for regional conference. Provide guidance to presenters if needed. 
  • Conference call w/ other regional IEM reps (Every 2 months)
  • Represent interests of IEM KC at Region XII meetings/conferences
  • Foster community amongst IEM Region XII KC

KC EA Representative

Preferred experience: Mid-Career
Hours of commitment: 10 hours/month

  • Manage CA Study Abroad Fair Circuit and update Region XII Calendar of Events
  • Share out from national NAFSA relevant and useful resources for the EA community
  • Assist in planning the regional conference
  • Support and connect EA colleagues within our region
  • Scholar Regbud Senior 3/week Liaise with federal agencies for fall conference presentations
  • Help to resolve federal agency issues with immigration benefits submitted through NAFSA IssueNet Get Liaison Help
  • Advocacy for international student/scholar issues

Advocacy Representative

Preferred experience: Mid-Career
Hours of commitment: 6 hours/month

  • Solicit applications for NAFSA Advocacy Day Region XII travel grants and work with the regional team (who then work with the respective district teams) to ensure that the awards are made in a timely manner so that recipients can make travel arrangements in a timely manner.
  • Prepare and mentor grant recipients for participation in NAFSA Advocacy Day. Conduct appropriate follow-up.
  • Foster advocacy sessions for regional conferences, including a session that informs Region XII members about the availability of regional travel grants to NAFSA Advocacy Day.
  • In years were it is applicable, organize and implement regional level state Advocacy Day.
  • Attend appropriate regional gatherings to promote grassroots advocacy activities, including those encouraged by the NAFSA national staff.

Advocacy Shadowing

Preferred experience: Mid-Career
Hours of commitment: 4 hours/month

  • Assist Advocacy Rep for Regional conference per-workshop content
  • Research local advocacy opportunities
  • Other duties assigned by Advocacy Rep

Conference Chair

Preferred experience: Senior
Hours of commitment: 5 hours/week

  • Ensure all conference details are well handled.
  • Provide a conference that meets the professional development, knowledge building, and networking opportunities for our region.
  • Ensure conference expenses are fiscally responsible and the conference is profitable.
  • Education & Training Coordinator Mid Career 5/12/3 - Organize application process for pre-conference sessions.
  • Manage outreach, communication before, during and after pre-conference workshop application submission, review and acceptance process.
  • Oversee registration and attendance of pre-conference workshops as well, as logistics of day-of conference.

Postdoc Representative

Preferred experience: Mid-Career
Hours of commitment: Generally, 5-10 hours/month

  • Solicit and present regional and national conference sessions concerning postdoc issues
  • Identify and give credit to effective programming in postdoctoral affairs or international offices.
  • Report trends and disseminate information to the Region regarding postdoc issues and updates.
  • Provide the Regional Chair with an annual report of activities and such other reports as may be necessary from time to time.

Community College Representative

Preferred experience: Entry level
Hours of commitment: 4 hours/month

  • Act as liaison between Region and CC members
  • Provide CC-related info for the newsletter
  • Review CC-related proposals for regional conference

KC IEL Representative

Preferred experience: Mid-Career/Senior
Hours of commitment: 2-5 hours/month

  • Disseminate information of interest to KC IEL regional colleagues 
  • Serve as a resource to Region XII members about International Education Leadership trends and professional opportunities
  • Represent Region XII on at the national KC IEL liaison team

KC TLS Representative

Preferred experience: Mid-Career/Senior
Hours of commitment: 2-5 hours/month

  • Disseminate information to Regional 12 members about Teaching, Learning and Scholarship knowledge community opportunities
  • Serve as a resource to Region 12 members with questions relating to teaching, learning, and research
  • Ensure that a range of high-quality sessions related to research, teaching, and learning are offered at the Region 12 conference
  • Ensure that graduate students within Region 12 are included and supported within Region initiatives

KCISSS Rep

Preferred experience: Mid-Career
Hours of commitment: 2-4 hours/months

  • Serve on National KCISSS Team as Region XII liaison; participate in in periodic KCISSS national team conference calls; actively work on 1-2 KCISSS national team annual work plan items; review KCISSS-related session proposals for NAFSA Annual Conference;
  • Participate in regional team meetings as a representative of regional advisors of international students and scholars
  • Coordinate KCISSS portion of the regional conference program. In coordination with Regulatory Ombudspersons, determine range of regulatory-based sessions to be offered. Take leadership in facilitating sessions not involving government representatives; work closely with Education Abroad (EA) rep on areas of common interest and concern; review KCISSS-related session proposals for annual Region XII conference;
  • Disseminate information of interest to KCISSS regional colleagues through the regional newsletter, social media, and by other appropriate means.

Communications Coordinator

Preferred experience: Mid-Career
Hours of commitment: 2 hours/week

  • Design & editing of weekly e-newsletter
  • Updating Region XII website
  • Posting to Facebook account
  • Working with Treasurer to manage sponsorships

Treasurer

Preferred experience: Entry level/Mid-Career
Hours of commitment: 5-7 hours/week

  • Monthly reconciliation of NAFSA credit card statements
  • Update the budget as needed
  • During WLM
  • Present year budget at STM
  • Input expenses and revenue as needed
  • Work with Chair Stream and District Chairs, Advocacy Rep to determine timelines for grants: Academy Grant, Advocacy Day, Annual Conference Registration, Regional Conference Grant

Membership & Mentor Program Coordinator

Preferred experience: Mid-Career
Hours of commitment: 4 hours/month

  • Act as point of contact for those interested in Regional membership.
  • Act as regional liaison to the NAFSA Academy in order to help coordinate the application process for the Region XII Academy Grants.
  • Helps coordinate applications and selection of Region XII Academy Coaches, as well as coordinating the applications for Academy grants. 
  • Help coordinate Academy related events for the NAFSA Regional Conference.

Hawaii Pacific District Chair

Preferred experience: Senior
Hours of commitment: 10 hours/month

  • Provide leadership and guidance for NAFSA district team & members consistent with NAFSA mission
  • Liaise with NAFSA region/national on behalf of district
  • Support the implementation of NAFSA district events, conferences, trainings
  • Develop strategy for improving district services for members to increase

Northern California District Chair

Preferred experience: Mid-Career
Hours of commitment: Dec.-Mar.: 8+hours/week, rest of year: 1-2 hours/week

  • Leading district team
  • Assisting in coordinator of content for Dist. Conference
  • Acting as a liaison between Regional NAFSA and District team

Southern California District Chair

Preferred experience: Mid-Career

Hours of commitment: 10-15 hours/month

  • Provide leadership and guidance for NAFSA district team and members consistent with the NAFSA mission
  • Liaise with NAFSA Region XII Team and National Office on behalf of the district
  • Support the implementation of NAFSA district events, conferences, trainings, etc.
  • Attend Region XII Meetings (STM, Annual Conference, and Regional Conference)

Nevada District Chair

Preferred experience: Mid-Career
Hours of commitment: 5 hours/month

  • Disseminate communication to Region XII Nevada District members
  • Help plan and implement Region XII Nevada District Spring Conference
  • Organize quarterly team meetings
  • Attend Spring Region XII Team Meeting
  • Act as a liaison between regional/national NAFSA
  • Approve Region XII Nevada District budget and expenditures