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 positions are appointed to their roles per the NAFSA Standing Rules. Appointed positions are advertised in July and as openings occur throughout the calendar year. After receiving applications, the chairs of the committees and knowledge committees review applications and consider potential candidates. Applications are reviewed within 4 to 6 weeks of the submission close date. Notifications on the status of an application occur within 8 to 12 weeks thereafter.
Unfilled positions will remain open as needed.
Annual Conference Committee
- Co-Chair, Local Arrangements Committee, 2020, St. Louis
- Poster Chair, 2021 and 2022
- Workshop Coordinator and Content Chair, 2021 and 2022
Education Abroad Regulatory Practice Committee
International Education Leadership Knowledge Community
International Student & Scholar Services Regulatory Practice Committee
Membership Engagement Committee
- Chair Designate, Regional Affairs Committee
- Cohort Coach, Regional Chairs, ASAP to June 2020 (short term assignment)
- Cohort Coach, Regional Chairs, 2020-2021
- Cohort Coach, Regional Treasurer/Business Managers
Open Elected Positions
These positions are elected to their roles per the NAFSA Standing Rules. Applications are due in March and notifications on the status of an application occur by July. The election slate goes live in late summer (August/September).
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.