Get Involved in NAADA

Want to get the most out of your membership? Consider volunteering for NAADA!

The leadership of NAADA is comprised of Committee Chairs, Track Representatives and Board Officers. NAADA Committees play a vital role in the activities that NAADA is involved with annually. Our valued volunteers are responsible for many of the accomplishments outlined in the annual work plan.

Take a moment to review the volunteer opportunities and complete the Volunteer Interest Survey and a NAADA representative will be in touch with you to find a great fit for you.

The following committees play a key role in NAADA’s successes:

Awards Committee

Solicits nominations for and selects recipients of NAADA Individual awards (Frontline Award, Volunteer Service Award, Jane Longley-Cook Volunteer Service Award, Ruby C. McSwain Outstanding Philanthropist Award, Professional Achievement Award and Founders Distinguished Service Award). In addition, the committee prepares the award presentation at the NAADA Conference Awards Banquet.

Conference Committee

Oversees all aspects of planning the Annual Conference.

Education Committee

Develops the educational portion of the NAADA Conference by working with the Track Reps to identify and solicit topics, speakers and session moderators.

Executive Committee

Is empowered by the Board to conduct business between Board Meetings. This committee is chaired by the President and is comprised of the Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Past President and the Executive Secretary which is an ex-officio member.

Marketing/Communications Committee

Responsible for overall marketing of organization, social media efforts and the electronic newsletter.

Membership Committee

Responsible for developing strategies to retain current members and exploring opportunities to solicit additional NAADA members. Review, update and launch the membership survey biennially. In addition, the committee oversees the first-timer buddy sessions at the NAADA Conference.

Nominating Committee

Solicits and evaluates candidates for Executive Officer roles and proposes slate of candidates before membership for vote at annual meeting.

Outreach Education Committee

Responsible for developing Virtual Coffee Break programming throughout the year. In addition, the committee plans the pre/post conference workshop.

Publication/Project Competition Committee

Solicits and evaluates nominations submitted for the NAADA publication/ project competition. The Committee also coordinates the awards breakfast at the NAADA Conference.

Sponsorship Committee

Responsible for identifying and soliciting sponsorships for the NAADA Conference and organization. The committee collaborates with the host institution to approach local sponsors as well. Responsible for overseeing the revision the sponsorship prospectus annually.

Track Representatives

The NAADA membership is categorized according to job functions, or tracks. NAADA has five official tracks: alumni, communications, development, student professionals and volunteers. Each track elects a representative who organizes the track programming at the Annual Conference and advocates for their track on the Board of Directors.