Committee Opportunities

Committee Opportunities

SRAI's most important work is performed through committees, subcommittees and task forces comprised of volunteer SRAI members. Committees plan and oversee SRAI activities that affect education, membership, and marketing to name a few. We encourage any interested SRAI members to join our committees. Please see the committee list below.

Please note that all SRAI committees are a one year appointment. There will be an open call for volunteers in September.


Annual Meeting Program Committee

The Program committee works on the development and selection of educational programs and key topics associated with SRA International's Annual Meeting. Call for volunteer interest takes place in the Fall prior to the Annual Meeting.

Annual Meeting Program Committee Positions

Appointments are made for the following positions:

Peer Reviewer
Approximate time commitment: February - March: 4-6 hours per month. 

  • A peer reviewer reviews submissions and scores submitted proposals and abstracts.

Track Leaders 
Approximate time commitment: March - April: 1-4 hours per month. 

  • Three to four track leaders oversees and are responsible for the educational content of their assigned track.
  • A track leader reviews submissions, proposes sessions/workshops and identifies speakers as needed.
  • Annual Meeting attendance preferred.

Thread Leaders 
Approximate time commitment: May - June: 3-6 hours per month. 

  • Threads assist members from the various fields and components in research administration to prepare for the Annual Meeting.
  • Thread leaders review the completed annual meeting program and identify sessions/workshops that apply to their thread.

First Time Attendee Committee
Approximate time commitment: July - October: 3-5 hours per month. 

  • Committee members organize activities and develop materials for first time SRAI meeting attendees and new members.
  • Annual Meeting attendance preferred.

Volunteers who note interest for the Annual Meeting will be contacted November for further information. 

Committee Volunteer Form

Communications Committee 

The Communications Committee is charged to coordinate and review SRAI communication efforts across outlets including the publications of the Journal and Catalyst.

Communications Committee Positions

Catalyst Subcommittee
Approximate time commitment: 2-4 hours per month. 

  • Be part of a team of dedicated members charged with ensuring SRAI's electronic newsletter is filled with insights from subject matter experts in research administration and management.
  • Participate in one conference call per month.
  • Work with SRAI staff to review submitted content.
  • Contribute to the creation of new content.
  • Assist in efforts to promote the Catalyst newsletter.

Journal of Research Administration Subcommittee
Approximate time commitment: 1-3 hours per month. 

  • Be involved with our premier academic, peer-reviewed publication in the field of research administration and management.
  • Participate in one conference call per month.
  • Help determine the focus and key topics covered for each issue of the JRA.
  • Assist with manuscript review for each issue of the JRA.
  • Work with the Editor-in-Chief and SRA staff on initiatives to further grow and develop JRA readership.
  • Assist in author recruitment efforts.

Podcast Subcommittee
Approximate time commitment: 1-3 hours per month. 

  • Podcast: SRAI’s Shop Talk is a monthly podcast that features research administration professionals from a variety of institutions.
  • Participate in quarterly calls. 
  • Help identify and review subjects for the Podcast.

Committee Volunteer Form

    Education and Professional Development Committee (EPDC)

    The EPDC provides educational programming and support to respond to daily challenges and changes in the profession, while enhancing professional development for SRA International members. The EPDC is responsible for all aspects of SRA International’s educational and professional development programming.

    EPDC Committee Positions

    Certificate Reviewers
    Approximate time commitment: 6-10 hours per program, reviewing three programs a year. 

    • Review and maintain the integrity and value of an SRA International certificate.
    • Certificate Leaders review programs, approve courses and identify speakers for certificates offered at SRA International Annual and Section Meetings.
    • Certificate Leaders establish and review the certificate’s goals and objectives and report to the EPDC if any changes in structure or content are recommended.
    • Certificate Leaders are confirmed by the Certificate Subcommittee.
    • They have a 3-year term which is renewable.

    Virtual Conference Track Chairs - Time of Commitment: January - April 
    Approximate time commitment: 1-3 hours per month. 

    • Support the Co-Chairs of virtual Research Administration Conference as Track Chairs.  Participate in planning committee calls, identify speakers, and select topics. 

     Subject Matter includes:

    • Administration/Management 
    • Financial Management
    • Clinical and Translational Research 
    • Leadership/Professional Development
    • Pre-Award/Research Development
    • Research Contracts and Law 
    • Research Ethics and Compliance 

    Volunteers who note interest for online programming will be contacted January .

    Certificate Subcommittee
    Approximate time commitment: 2-3 hours per month, 

    • Responsible for the review and oversight of the certificate programs and offerings.
    • This committee confirms certificate leaders and commences a review of three certificates in coordination with Certificate Leaders.
    • Participate in monthly conference calls.

    CPE Reviewer
    Approximate time commitment: 6-10 hours per program, review up to four programs a year. 

    • SRA International is approved by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) to offer CPE credit to accounting professionals.
    • CPE Reviewer reviews section and annual meeting programs and assigns subject matter areas to each course.
    • CPA required.

    Committee Volunteer Form

    Membership Committee 

    The Membership Committee is responsible for reviewing membership criteria and benefits, developing and recommending programs for the recruitment and retention of members, maintaining close liaison with the Sections, Chapters and Divisions in relation to their membership programs, and ensuring that statistical data and information on membership are maintained by the Society.

    Membership Committee Positions

    Odyssey Mentoring Program 
    Approximate time commitment: 1-3 hours quarterly. 

    • .The Odyssey Program pairs up our experienced members (mentors) with members who are new or seeking to learn new skills in the field (mentees) and will give us all the chance to grow.
    • Help review program applications and match mentees and mentors.
    • Support Chair in development and analysis of program surveys and metrics.
    Volunteers who note interest for Odyssey Mentoring will be contacted Spring 2023.

    Committee Volunteer Form

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