Committee & Work Team Application Information & Acceptance Agreement 2018-02-15T20:57:08+00:00

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NIRSA Recreation Facilities Committee and NIRSA/ACUI Collegiate Marketing Institute Committee applications are now open.
If you have any questions, please contact Lani Beavers, the NIRSA Leadership Coordinator.

Annual recruitment for NIRSA’s fall institute committees occurs each summer. The application for all other committees open late fall with a winter deadline. We are currently recruiting for the Collegiate Marketing Institute and NIRSA Recreation Facilities Institute.

Applications for 2018-2019 Committees & Work Teams

NIRSA, NIRSA Foundation & NIRSA Championship Series

Annually, NIRSA recruits members to volunteer to serve on the Association’s committees and work teams. Member expertise and commitment to NIRSA greatly contributes to the advancement of Association goals through the activities of the committees and work teams.

Appointment to a position on a NIRSA, NIRSA Foundation, or NIRSA Championship Series committee or work team is an honor and a privilege. With an appointment comes responsibility to fulfill duties and obligations in the highest professional manner while upholding the mission, goals, objectives, and ideals of the Association.

NIRSA Committees & Work Teams for 2018-2019

NIRSA Governance Committees

  • Audit and Finance
  • Bylaws
  • Policy and Legislation
  • Research and Assessment
  • Nominations and Appointments**** Names of potential Nominations & Appointments Committee members are surfaced in multiple ways. Regional Representatives make the final appointment for the regionally-appointed positions on this committee.

Annual Conference Committees

  • Career Services Center
  • Conference Expo
  • Conference Program
  • Student Professional Development

Awards

  • Creative Excellence Awards
  • Honor Award
  • NIRSA Annual Service Awards
  • Outstanding Sports Facilities Awards
  • William N. Wasson Student Leadership Awards

Institutes

  • NIRSA Collegiate Sports Club Institute

Communities of Practice:
Convener only

  • Aquatics
  • Facilities
  • Fitness
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Intramural Sports
  • Marketing
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Risk Management
  • Sport Clubs
  • Sustainability
  • Leadership
  • Global Perspectives
  • Scholarships
  • Stipends
  • Assessment
  • Basketball
  • Brand Management
  • Club Basketball
  • Flag Football
  • Soccer
  • Standards of Competition
  • Student & Professional Development
  • Tennis

In order to serve on one of the above groups, please complete the 2018-2019 Committee & Work Team Application to indicate the committee or work team you’re interested in serving on. You may select up to the three committees. Please note, the order in which you select your committees represents your preference for service. For example, selecting Bylaws Committee first will indicate that the Bylaws Committee is your first preference for a committee to serve on.

For more information on the tasks associated with each group, view the charges for 2017-2018 NIRSA volunteer groups on the volunteers groups page of the NIRSA website.

Community of Practice Conveners

In addition to Committees and Work Teams, NIRSA is seeking members to serve as the Convener for each of the Communities of Practice.

The NIRSA Board endorsed transitioning the Communities of Practice volunteer leadership structure from a work team model to a single convener format.

A Community of Practice Convener is charged with facilitating discussion in their Community, organizing the resources in the library, surfacing any issues that are raised that may require action or review, and assisting with recruiting members to provide input on the topic area when needed. A Community of Practice Convener should be a member with a high degree of knowledge in their designated topic area.

To apply to serve in this role, please complete the Committee Application and specifically select the Community of Practice in which you’d like to serve; please specify “chair” as the role you are interested in.

Committee & Work Team Application and Appointment Process

  • If you would like to serve on a NIRSA, NIRSA Foundation or NIRSA Championship Series committee or work team, please complete and submit your Committee Application, by the requested due date.
  • Please note that you need to reapply annually by submitting a new Committee Application.
  • For the Committees/Work Teams that you select on the form, you will have the opportunity to indicate if you are interested in serving as the chair. This information will be taken into account during the appointment process. Please note: Select committees recruit specifically for the chair position.
  • Terms run for one year. Terms will begin on May 1, rather than post-NIRSA Annual Conference.
  • Submit only one (1) Committee Application per member.
  • Only Professional and Student Members are eligible to serve on committees; appointees must maintain membership and remain in good standing throughout the appointment term.
  • Committee and work team appointments will be made by the President Designee or NIRSA Executive Director; notification of appointments occurs prior to the NIRSA Annual Conference.
  • If you are appointed, it is your responsibility to notify the Committee Chair (or President Designee if you are appointed Committee Chair) if you cannot serve.

Applications will open November 30, 2017 with a deadline of February 15, 2018.

Additional Leadership Opportunities

Please note that there is a separate application process for other NIRSA-related leadership opportunities, including:

the NIRSA Board of Directors, the NIRSA Member Network, the NIRSA Assembly, the NIRSA Services Corporation Board of Directors, the NIRSA Foundation Board of Directors, the NIRSA School of Recreation Faculty, the Annual Conference Program Committee Chair, the Recreational Sports Journal Editorial Advisory Board, and the NIRSA Flag Football Editorial Board.

Please also note that names of potential Nominations & Appointments Committee members are surfaced in multiple ways. Regional Representatives make the final appointment for the regionally-appointed positions on this committee.

Learn about these and other volunteer opportunities on the Get Involved page.

Information about application processes will be shared via the NIRSA Know. Please contact the NIRSA Leadership Programs Coordinator, Lani Beavers, if you have questions about NIRSA Committees and Work Teams or have difficulties submitting your form.

NIRSA Committee Member Acceptance Agreement

If appointed to a committee or work team, I agree to:

  • Maintain current membership in good standing in the Association for the duration of my term. Fulfill duties and responsibilities of my position within NIRSA during the term of my appointment.
  • Uphold the Bylaws of the Association, conduct myself in accordance with the ideals and standards of the Association, and adhere to its Code of Ethics.
  • Acknowledge that all work accomplished as a result of my service, including all work outcomes and products, is for the benefit of NIRSA; it belongs to the Association and shall be relinquished to NIRSA in a timely manner upon request. This includes, but is not limited to: surveys and survey results; papers; books; and research. I further agree that I shall not publish, distribute, reproduce, manufacture or sell said work outcomes and products as my own without prior written permission from NIRSA.
  • Acknowledge that NIRSA is not bound by any statement or actions by me except when such is in pursuance of specific instructions by NIRSA and that I am not to present myself as a representative of NIRSA at any time other than in the fulfillment of the duties and responsibilities as described for my position.
  • Acknowledge that if at any time during my term I fail to fulfill my duties or meet these commitments, I may be removed from my position by the NIRSA Committee Chair or NIRSA President.
  • Abide by the NIRSA Confidentiality Policy [Adopted by the NIRSA Board of Directors, October 2004]:

    The President of NIRSA and any other Director in the appointment of members to work teams and committees shall advise such individuals to conduct meetings in executive session where confidential information shall be disclosed.

    A Director of NIRSA or Non-Director Committee Member shall not disclose Confidential Information. Confidential Information is information that is acquired while participating in an executive session of a meeting of the Board of Directors or of a NIRSA committee which is being conducted in executive session.

NIRSA Recreation Facilities Committee and NIRSA/ACUI Collegiate Marketing Institute Committee applications are now open. If you have any questions, please contact Lani Beavers, the NIRSA Leadership Coordinator.

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Applications will open November 30, 2017 with a deadline of February 15, 2018.

Committee applications are now closed. If you have any questions, please contact Lani Beavers, the NIRSA Leadership Coordinator.

Note: If you are having trouble with the committee application form, you may need to clear your browser’s cookies . If you continue to have issues, please contact NIRSA Headquarters.

Thank you for your interest in serving on a NIRSA Committee or Work Team. The application for NIRSA Aquatics Institute, Fitness & Wellness Institute, and Recreation Facilities Institute committees closes on October 12, 2016.  The application for all other committees and work teams will open in November.

We’re currently recruiting for NIRSA Aquatics Institute, Fitness & Wellness Institute, and Recreation Facilities Institute committees. The application for all other committees and work teams will open in November. Scroll to the bottom of this page to read the NIRSA Committee Member Acceptance Agreement and to apply.

The deadline for submitting the Committee & Work Team Application is January 15, 2016

Annually, NIRSA recruits members to volunteer to serve on the committees and work teams of the Association. Member expertise and commitment to the NIRSA greatly contributes to the advancement of Association goals through the activities of the committees and work teams.

Appointment to a position on a NIRSA, NIRSA Foundation or NIRSA Championship Series committee or work team is an honor and a privilege. With an appointment comes responsibility to fulfill duties and obligations in the highest professional manner, while upholding the mission, goals, objectives, and ideals of the Association.

Community of Practice Conveners

The NIRSA Board endorsed transitioning the Communities of Practice volunteer leadership structure from a work team model to a single convener format for the 2015-2016 leadership year. A Community of Practice Convener is charged with facilitating discussion in their Community, organizing the resources in the library, surfacing any issues that are raised that may require action or review, and assisting with recruiting members to provide input on the topic area when needed. A Community of Practice Convener should be a member with a high degree of knowledge in their designated topic area. To apply to serve in this role, please complete the Committee Application and specifically select the Community of Practice in which you’d like to serve; please specify “chair” as the role you are interested in.

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In order to serve on one of the above groups, please complete the 2016-2017 Committee & Work Team Application (coming soon) to indicate the committee or work team you’re interested in serving on.

A full list of NIRSA Committee + Work Teams accepting applications will be available for 2016-2017 is coming soon
See the full list of NIRSA Volunteer Groups here

In order to serve on one of the above groups, please complete the 2016-2017 Committee & Work Team Application to indicate the committee or work team you’re interested in serving on.

Information on the Committee & Work Team Application and Appointment Process:

  • If you would like to serve on a NIRSA, NIRSA Foundation or NIRSA Championship Series committee or work team, please complete and submit your Committee Application by Friday, January 15, 2016.
  • Please note that you need to reapply annually by submitting a new Committee Application.
  • For the Committees/Work Teams that you select on the form, you will have the opportunity to indicate if you are interested in serving as the chair. This information will be taken into account during the appointment process. Please note: Select committees recruit specifically for the chair position.
  • Terms run for one year and begin after the NIRSA Annual Conference.
  • Submit only one (1) Committee Application per member.
  • Only Professional and Student Members are eligible to serve on committees; appointees must maintain membership and remain in good standing throughout the appointment term.
  • Committee and work team appointments will be made by the President Designee or NIRSA Executive Director; notification of appointments occurs prior to the NIRSA Annual Conference.
  • If you are appointed, it is your responsibility to notify the Committee Chair (or President Designee if you are appointed Committee Chair) if you cannot serve.

Please note that there is a separate application process for other NIRSA-related leadership opportunities, including:

NIRSA Board of Directors, NIRSA Member Network, NIRSA Assembly, NIRSA Services Corporation Board of Directors, NIRSA Foundation Board of Directors, NIRSA School of Recreation Faculty, Annual Conference Program Committee Chair, the Recreational Sports Journal Editorial Advisory Board and NIRSA Strategic Value Commissions.

Please also note that names of potential Nominations & Appointments Committee members are surfaced in multiple ways. Regional Representatives make the final appointment for the regionally appointed positions on this committee.

Information about application processes will be shared via the NIRSA Know. Please contact Christine Haluzak, Christine.Haluzak@nirsa.org, NIRSA Director of Membership, if you have questions about NIRSA Committees and Work Teams or have difficulties submitting your form.

NIRSA Committee Member Acceptance Agreement:

If appointed to a committee or work team, I agree to:

  • Maintain current membership in good standing in the Association for the duration of my term. Fulfill duties and responsibilities of my position within NIRSA during the term of my appointment.
  • Uphold the Bylaws of the Association, conduct myself in accordance with the ideals and standards of the Association, and adhere to its Code of Ethics.
  • Acknowledge that all work accomplished as a result of my service, including all work outcomes and products, is for the benefit of NIRSA; it belongs to the Association and shall be relinquished to NIRSA in a timely manner upon request. This includes, but is not limited to: surveys and survey results; papers; books; and research. I further agree that I shall not publish, distribute, reproduce, manufacture or sell said work outcomes and products as my own without prior written permission from NIRSA.
  • Acknowledge that NIRSA is not bound by any statement or actions by me except when such is in pursuance of specific instructions by NIRSA and that I am not to present myself as a representative of NIRSA at any time other than in the fulfillment of the duties and responsibilities as described for my position.
  • Acknowledge that if at any time during my term I fail to fulfill my duties or meet these commitments, I may be removed from my position by the NIRSA Committee Chair or NIRSA President.
  • Abide by the NIRSA Confidentiality Policy [Adopted by the NIRSA Board of Directors 10/04]:

The President of NIRSA and any other Director in the appointment of members to work teams and committees shall advise such individuals to conduct meetings in executive session where confidential information shall be disclosed.

A Director of NIRSA or Non-Director Committee Member shall not disclose Confidential Information. Confidential Information is information that is acquired while participating in an executive session of a meeting of the Board of Directors or of a NIRSA committee which is being conducted in executive session.

Thank you for your interest in serving on a NIRSA Committee or Work Team. More information regarding how to submit applications will be made available online in mid-November.