Each year, hundreds of NAFSA members volunteer to create and disseminate knowledge, influence public policy, and maintain a strong organization. These leaders serve on committees, knowledge communities, task forces, and in other volunteer roles. The work of the association could not be accomplished without the time and expertise of these volunteers. Serving in a leadership capacity offers a unique opportunity for personal and professional growth.
Appointed Leadership Positions
Appointed leadership positions are appointed to their roles per the NAFSA Standing Rules. Appointed leadership positions are advertised as openings occur throughout the calendar year. After receiving applications, the committee or knowledge community chairs review applications and consider potential candidates. Applications are reviewed within 4 to 6 weeks of the submission deadline. Notifications on the status of an application occur within 8 to 12 weeks thereafter.
The following positions are open for application.
Education Abroad Regulatory Practice Committee
- Member, Consular Affairs Liaison Subcommittee
- Liaison to the Consulate of France (Chicago and/or Los Angeles)
- Liaison to the Consulate of Italy (Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Houston, and/or Miami)
- Liaison to the Consulate of Spain (Houston and/or San Francisco
- Liaison to the Consulate of the United Kingdom
- Member, Financial Aid Subcommittee
Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship Knowledge Community
Regional Team Positions
These positions elected or appointed by the regional leadership. Please review the application processes and timelines for each region as they may vary. Contact team members directly if you have any questions.
- Region I
- Region II
- Region III
- Region IV
- Region V
- Region VI
- Region VII
- Region VIII
- Region X
- Region XI
- Region XII
Training Delivery Opportunities
- Trainer Corps (apply September to January)
- Academy Coach (apply April to June)
- Management Development Program Trainer (apply June to October)
Elected Leadership Positions
NAFSA Board members and chairs of the five Knowledge Communities, the Leadership Development Committee and the Membership Engagement Committee are elected to their roles per the NAFSA Standing Rules. Applications are due in March and notifications occurs by July. The election slate goes live in late summer (August/September). The application cycle for 2020 has closed. Applications will open in March 2021 for chair-elect and Board positions starting in January 2022.