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.
Elected Leadership Positions
These leaders are elected to their roles per the NAFSA Standing Rules. Applications are due by March 15 and notifications on the status of an application occur by July. The election slate goes live in late summer (August/September).
NAFSA is currently recruiting for Board members, chairs of knowledge communities, and chairs of leadership and engagement committees:
Board of Directors
- President and Chair of the Board of Directors
- Vice President for Scholarship and Institutional Strategy
- Chair, Education Abroad Knowledge Community
- Chair, International Education Leadership Knowledge Community
- Chair, International Enrollment Management Knowledge Community
- Chair, International Student and Scholar Services Knowledge Community
- Chair, Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship Knowledge Community
Appointed Leadership Positions
Appointed leadership positions are appointed to their roles per the NAFSA Standing Rules. Appointed leadership positions are advertised in July and 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.
Unfilled positions will remain open as needed.
Education Abroad Regulatory Practice Committee
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