National Officer- Vice President/President-Elect


Vice President/President-Elect:  Serves on the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee and serves as the Executive Committee’s and Board of Director’s representative on the Professional Development Committee (the Chair of the Professional Development Committee reports to this position)

President:  Leads NCURA and Chairs the Executive Committee and Board of Directors

Immediate Past President:  Serves on the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee and serves as the Executive Committee’s and Board of Director’s representative on the Nominating & Leadership Development Committee (the Chair of the Nominating & Leadership Development Committee reports to this position)

The Vice-President/President-Elect joins the NCURA Board of Directors and becomes a member of the Executive Committee during the first year of a three year commitment. He/she becomes President during the second year, and then during the third year he/she is the Immediate Past President. The key responsibilities associated with each position are described below by year.

One calendar year as Vice-President/President-Elect; one calendar year as President; one calendar year as Immediate Past President. Total Commitment: 3 Years

A. Function of Position - The Vice-President/President-Elect is a member of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors.  The Vice-President/President-Elect is responsible for developing and implementing the Annual Meeting. The Vice-President/President-Elect also serves on the Professional Development Committee. During the second year the President is responsible for leading NCURA, chairing the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee and taking a lead role in the development and implementation of programs and policies that support the mission of NCURA in line withits strategic plan. They are also responsible for the overseeing the programmatic planning of the PRA and FRA national conferences. The Immediate Past-President remains a member of the Board and the Executive Committee and also serves on the Nominating & Leadership Development Committee.

B. Essential Duties and Responsibilities & % Time Devoted - Much of the Board and Executive Committee's work is accomplished through e-mail and telephone communication. This can average approximately one day a week. Additional time is spent on in-person meetings of the Board, the Executive Committee, attending Regional Meetings, as well as attending National and Global Conferences as required.   The travel associated with these activities averages out to approximately 7 to 10 trips per year during the three year commitment.


C. Qualifications/Requirements -

  1. Knowledge /Skills - A comprehensive understanding of the mission, goals and structure (organizational and administrative) of NCURA; ability to listen to and understand varying points of view; commitment to the professional development of NCURA's members; an ability to professionally represent NCURA to other organizations both domestic and global.
  2. Presence/Professionalism - Ability and willingness to deal with individuals with sensitivity, tact and courtesy. Ability and willingness to prioritize topics, thoroughly and actively construct and analyze alternatives, openly consider alternatives presented by others, and make decisions in the organization's best interests.
  3. Education and/or Experience - Education and experience in the field of research administration sufficient to promote and support NCURA’s goals and objectives; proven leadership capabilities and experience in diverse, multicultural environments.
  4. Membership Status – Must hold a Current Regular Member Status

D. Training and Support – Completion of the NCURA Executive Leadership Program prior to seeking office will provide a solid foundation and an excellent opportunity to enhance leadership knowledge and skills. The program is particularly helpful due to its intentional focus on leadership topics and skills important to an organization such as NCURA. Support during the three year period is available from the NCURA Office.


E.  Additional Information (Benefits, Cost Reimbursement, Travel Requirements) - NCURA reimburses all travel and incidental expenses related to NCURA business, including travel costs incurred when the VP/P/IPP is traveling on behalf of the NCURA. In addition, Annual Meeting registration and lodging are covered by NCURA (for each of the three years in office). Upon request, the VP/P/IPP 's university office receives $500 to help off-set expenses related to their activities for NCURA for each of three years.



NCURA Awards: Current National Officers (President, Vice-President, Immediate Past- President, Treasurer and Secretary) and current NCURA Standing Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs (FMC, N&LDC and PDC) and the Members of the Board are ineligible for nomination for an NCURA Outstanding Achievement in Research Administration Award or for a Distinguished Service Award.


Nominations (including self-nominations) will only be accepted if the following information is submitted to volunteer@ncura.edu by December 1, 2023. The nomination materials include:

  • one-page nomination letter from one (1) current NCURA member addressing why the nominee is qualified for the position for which they are being nominated.  For self-nominations, submit a one-page letter of support from one (1) current NCURA member in addition to the nomination letter.  Please note that additional letters will not be considered in order to ensure consistency with all nominations.
  • A CV (no more than two pages) for the nominee emphasizing nominee’s leadership experience (including personal, institutional, NCURA, and/or other professional or external organizations) and specific NCURA regional and/or national service related to the position for which they are being nominated.
  • A confirming statement from the nominee that their NCURA Collaborate profile is complete and up-to-date.
  • A personal statement, no more than one page (single-spaced, 11-point font), from the nominee answering the following questions:
    • Describe your interest in the position and your unique ability to perform the role.
    • What strategies would you use to move forward the mission of NCURA?

Please note that once the nomination is submitted to the Nominating and Leadership Development Committee, there is a very extensive review and approval process in coordination with NCURA’s Board of Directors.  Nominees may not receive final feedback on the status until after the Board of Directors meeting in Spring of next year.

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