NLDC Vice-Chair Description

N&LDC Vice-Chair Description


Standing Committee - Vice Chair, Nominating & Leadership Development Committee (NLDC)

Application Deadline


Travel Required

Limited travel may be required


The Vice Chair assists the Chair as directed by the Chair and performs the duties of the Chair when the Chair cannot. The Vice Chair serves a one-year term and succeeds to N&LDC Chair for one year. 

DURATION: Two years.

Function of Position - The Vice Chair works with the Chair and Committee in development and implementation of nominating and leadership development programs that support the mission of NCURA.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities & % Time Devoted - May assist with one or more of the following duties of the committee:

-Identify members with leadership potential
-Design and/or implement mechanisms for provision of training in leadership skills
-Design and manage systems for promoting future leaders (mentoring and selection for committees/offices)
-Work with regions to assist in implementation of leadership development initiatives at the regional level.
-Call for nominations and select slate for annual election
-Oversee the selection process for all NCURA awards including the Catherine Core Minority Travel Award, the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research Administration, Distinguished Service Award, Joseph F. Carrabino Award, and the Gold Award.

-Leadership - Proven skills in leading committees and task forces.
-Knowledge and/or Skills - Thorough understanding of the NCURA organization and its governance. Knowledgeable of talented individuals within NCURA. Good understanding of issues concerning diversity and leadership development.
-Education and/or Experience - Prior service on this committee and/or service on the National Board of Directors, required. Should have broad understanding of the field of research administration. Prior NCURA volunteer service in a responsible position.

Training and Support - Strong support from the NCURA staff.

Additional Information (Benefits, Cost Reimbursement, Travel Requirements, etc) - Travel to one or two meetings per year (mandatory travel is reimbursed by NCURA). Participation in conference calls and electronic communications. Average of 40-45 hours effort annually, depending upon assignments. All travel costs reimbursed for those meetings not held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting.

- NCURA Awards – Current National officers (President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer) and NCURA Standing Committee (FMC, NLDC and PDC) Chairs and Vice Chairs are ineligible for nomination for an NCURA Outstanding Achievement in Research Administration Award or for a Distinguished Service Award.
- National Officer/Board positions: The Vice Chair and Chair of the NLDC are  normally not considered for nomination for a National Officer or Board position during their terms as Vice Chair or Chair of the NLDC.


For further information on this position, contact staff liaison Emily Ainsworth at ainsworth@ncura.edu