AIRC Committees

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Did you Know? AIRC is made up of 3 paid staff and many volunteers!
 
AIRC is a membership organization and our members contribute to the leadership, knowledge and programming of the organization. AIRC values its leaders and volunteers. Serving AIRC is a wonderful professional development experience.
 

      
     Yearly Committees
  
       
Conference Committee
       
Nominations Committee
       
Membership Committee 
     
Other Opportunities 
 


 
 Conference Committee
 

Overview
Every year AIRC seeks volunteers to help in the development and planning of AIRC's Annual Conference, AIRC's premier annual knowledge sharing and networking event.This committee is chaired by the Board of Director's President Elect. Contact Memberservices@airc-education.org if you are interested in joining this group. It starts meeting in the winter each year and meets regularly through spring and summer through conference calls.

Benefits of Engaging 
The Conference Committee affords participants to curate the conference theme and support learning sessions, workshops and plenaries. By serving on this Committee, members learn about the proposed contributions and strengths of other members and contribute greatly to this ever-growing and important AIRC event.

Overall expectations of Committee Members
Conference Committee members work together to define the conference theme. Supported by AIRC Staff, the conference committee reviews each conference session proposal and decides on the final program selections. Committee members are expected to be able to meet each month for an hour February through July and independently read and score between 15 - 25 session proposals. Conference committee members also help consider topics, themes, plenary speakers and other conference components.

Who Can Join this Committee?
The committee is open to any AIRC member type and strategic sponsors and annual sponsors.
 








              
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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Overview
This committee is led by the Board of Director's Past President to ensure a fair and transparent election process. Usually made of up 4-5 committee members, this group meets 3-4 times during the nominations selection process to help both promote the elections and select the candidates that will form the election ballot slate. Contact Memberservices@airc-education.org if you are interested in joining this group. 


Benefits of Engaging 
Participation in this committee is ideal for someone who would like to be more involved with AIRC and desires to be involved in AIRC governance. Nominations Committee members help engage other AIRC members in considering leadership positions and supports the organization through developing strong governance structures.

Overall Expectations of Committee Members
Nominations Committee members must have several years experience as AIRC members. Experience on AIRC Board, committees, AIRC Certification Commission or other involvement is highly desired. Members must also have a strong and diverse network of colleagues in the field of International Student Recruitment.

Time Commitment
The Committee meets 3-4 times between April and July for about an hour each meeting.
 

Membership Committee

Overview
The goal of the Membership Committee is to assess and improve member benefits and to help staff in outreach to current and prospective AIRC members. This group meets virtually once a month to discuss topics such as member engagement, concerns, resources, programs and awards. Contact Memberservices@airc-education.org if you are interested in joining this group. 

Benefits of Engaging 
The Membership Committee works on AIRC projects to engage, retain and build AIRC membership. Committee members have opportunities to propose new projects for AIRC to help develop and grow membership. Service on this committee allows for creative thought and outreach while supporting staff in membership functions.

Overall expectations of Committee Members
Membership Committee members should be dedicated to the mission of AIRC and bring creative and entrepreneurial ideas. New and experienced AIRC members, sponsors and strategic partners are welcome. The committee has no specific size. The Committee meets virtually once a month throughout the year for about an hour each month.

 
Other Opportunities
 
Occasional sub-committees or special task forces are created for the purpose of considering a new hot topic or completing a one-time event or task, amongst other reasons. Usually, these groups have a specific goal and only meet a few times to discuss and deliver their completed task. Ad hoc or task force work is ideal for volunteers who have limited availability and a particular expertise. To be considered for a sub-committee or special task force please contact Memberservices@airc-education.org with your name and expertise or interest.

You can also get involved by running for our Board of Directors, joining the Certification Commission, or becoming an External Reviewer for the Certification Review process. Contact staff@airc-education.org to learn more.