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Member - Education Scholarship Fund Select Committee

Signup Deadline: 10-09-2020
Starts: 02-01-2021
Ends: 01-31-2023


The Education Scholarship Fund Select Committee (ESF) oversees the NCURA Education Scholarship Fund budgetary, management, and awarding activities.  Select Committee members are confirmed by the NCURA Board of Directors. The goal is to have representation from each of the eight (8) regions.  The Treasurer or designee from the Financial Management Committee will serve as an ex-officio on the Select Committee.

Member Position Description

DURATION: Two-year term
1. Function of Position - The Select Committee has responsibility for facilitating fundraising efforts to ensure the Fund maintains the level needed to award scholarships towards master’s degrees in research administration, member application process, application reviews, scholarship award initiation, and scholarship award management oversight.

2. Essential Duties, Responsibilities, & Time Commitment – The ESF will meet monthly via telephone conference call and on an as-needed basis. In addition, much of its work will be accomplished through e-mail and other electronic means such as Collaborate. Approximately four (4) hours per month, averaged across a year, can be anticipated.

3. Qualifications/Requirements
  • Knowledge and/or Skills – An understanding of NCURA's primary mission as a professional development organization and a strong commitment to the growth of the research administration profession.
  • Education and/or Experience – Prior experience with university research administration issues is required. Prior service on NCURA national or regional committees or taskforces is highly desirable.
  • Communication and/or Collaborative Skills – Excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to work collaboratively in a virtual team environment, creative marketing and fundraising skills are preferred, and ability and enthusiasm to highly engage membership in the importance of the ESF.
4. Training and Support - The Chair of ESF and NCURA staff provide necessary orientation and support to ESF members.
5. Additional Information (Benefits, Cost Reimbursement, Travel Requirements, etc) - Travel is not anticipated for ESF meetings. However, ESF members are expected to make reasonable efforts to attend the Annual Meeting in order to participate in annual fundraising efforts. Travel to the Annual Meeting will not be reimbursed by NCURA.
Required Application Material (1 single PDF file)
  • Current resume/CV (no more than two pages) 
  • Statement of interest (500 words maximum) on why you would like to serve as a member of the ESF

Please send application materials to esfselectcom@ncura.edu by October 9, 2020.

If you have additional questions about the position, please contact NCURA Senior Manager, Latasha Johnson or Education Scholarship Fund Select Committee Chair, Tanya Blackwell.

Reflective of NCURA's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion, we are committed to achieving diversity of all kinds in our appointments, including experience, geographic area, institutional type, gender, and ethnicity, and we encourage ALL interested members to become involved in NCURA.


Latasha Johnson