Volunteer - Committees

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. To indicate your interest in any of the positions, please click here.

Appointments are made for the following positions:

  • Track Leaders: 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.
    Approximate time commitment: one to four hours per month. Busiest time is January - March. Annual Meeting attendance preferred.
     
  • Thread Leaders: 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.
    Approximate time commitment: Three to six hours in May and June.
     
  • First Time Attendee Committee: Committee members organize activities and develop materials for first time SRAI meeting attendees and new members.
    Approximate time commitment: Three to five hours per month in July - October. Annual Meeting attendance preferred.

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. To indicate your interest in volunteering for one or more EPDC positions, please click here.

Call for volunteers takes place in the Fall, however new volunteers are always welcome.

  • Programming: Working groups suggest new topics and presenters for online webinars and training programs. Educational Programming has seven working groups with volunteer Subject Matter Experts:

    Approximate time commitment for Subject Matter Experts: Two to three hours per month, participate in conference calls.

    • Administration/Management 
    • Financial Management
    • Clinical and Translational Research 
    • Leadership/Professional Development
    • Pre-Award/Research Development
    • Research Contracts and Law 
    • Research Ethics and Compliance 
  • Speaker Bureau Application Review Subcommittee: Responsible for recruiting potential candidates, reviewing applications and selecting candidates for SRA International’s Speaker Bureau.

    Approximate time commitment: Two to four hours per month, participate in conference calls.

  • Certificate Subcommittee: 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.

    Approximate time commitment: Two to three hours per month, participate in monthly conference calls.

  • Certificate Leaders: 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.

    Approximate time commitment: Six to ten hours per program, reviews three programs a year.

  • CPE Reviewer: 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.

    Approximate time commitment: Six to ten hours per program, reviews up to three programs a year.

To indicate your interest in volunteering for one or more EPDC positions, please click here.



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.

  • Recruitment and Marketing - Campaigns, efforts, and potential recruitment sources.
  • Membership Engagement and Retention - Identify member benefits and activities.
  • Communications - Communicate with the membership through newsletters, email messages (e-blasts), and social media.
  • Research Administrators Mobility Program (RAMP) - Oversee the application process, selection of recipients, and overall review of the program. This scholarship is designed to provide financial support to SRAI members to participate in short-term placements.
  • Mentor Program - Responsible for developing and implementing an SRAI-facilitated relationship between mentors and mentees.

Approximate time commitment: Two to four hours per month, participate in monthly conference calls. To indicate your interest in volunteering for the Membership Committee, please click here.



Catalyst Committee: The Catalyst is SRA International’s electronic newsletter. Be part of a team of dedicated members charged with ensuring SRAI's newsletter is filled with insights from subject matter experts in research administration and management. This includes the latest trends and hot topics in the field worldwide, best practices, educational and training opportunities and news & updates from NIH, NSF and supporting agencies. Catalyst committee members can expect to:

  • 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.

Approximate time commitment: Two to four hours per month.

The Catalyst committee has an open call for volunteers each year in September and the committee commitment is for one (1) year. 

To indicate your interest in volunteering for the Catalyst Committee, please click here.


Journal of Research Administration (JRA) Committee: The Journal of Research Administration is the 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.

Approximate time commitment: One to three hours per month. To indicate your interest in volunteering for the JRA Committee, please click here.