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The Education Scholarship Fund Select Committee (ESF) oversees the NCURA Education Scholarship Fund budgetary, management, and awarding activities. The Select Committee has responsibility for fundraising efforts to ensure the Fund maintains the level needed to award scholarships towards master’s degrees in research administration, scholarship framework development, member application process, application reviews, scholarship award initiation, and scholarship award management oversight. Select Committee members are appointed by the NCURA Board of Directors and should include the Presidentially-appointed Committee Chair and Vice-Chair, a member of the Board of Directors, and representation from each of the eight (8) regions (which include the Chair, Vice-Chair, and Board of Directors representative). The Treasurer or designee from the Financial Management Committee should serve as an ex officio on the Select Committee.
Chair Position Description
DURATION: One-year term starting Jan 1, 2018.
1. Function of Position – Schedules monthly ESF meetings, facilitates discussions with the ESF members, manages the NCURA’s Education Scholarship Fund, and ensures the ESF membership is appointed and remains engaged. ESF functions include overseeing fundraising efforts to ensure the Fund maintains the level needed to award scholarships towards master’s degrees in research administration, scholarship framework development, member application process, application reviews, scholarship award initiation, and scholarship award management oversight.
2. Essential Duties, Responsibilities, & Time Commitment – The ESF Chair will convene at least monthly telephone conference calls and more frequent meetings on an as-needed basis and will oversee the meeting agenda. Much of the ESF work will be accomplished through e-mail and other electronic means. Approximately six (6) hours per month, averaged across a year, can be anticipated.
-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 task forces, including the Education Scholarship Fund Select Committee (previously Task Force) is highly desirable.
-Communication and/or Collaborative Skills – Excellent written and oral communication skills, leadership and facilitation skills, ability to work collaboratively in a virtual team environment, creative marketing and fundraising skills, and ability and enthusiasm to highly engage membership in the importance of the ESF.
4. Training and Support - NCURA staff will provide necessary orientation and support to the ESF Chair and Vice Chair.