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Open Positions at Northern VA SHRM

Friday, October 26, 2018  
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NOVA SHRM is currently looking for volunteer Board of Directors in preparation for 2019! Are you seeking a way to get better connected to the HR community, looking for an opportunity to give back, as well as gain valuable skills professionally, then apply for one of the roles listed below and join our team!  

Open Roles Include:


Plans the programs for the monthly chapter meetings, including the selection of subjects and speakers; contacts and follows up with speakers; prepares articles about the program for the monthly newsletter, and performs any other duties as may be determined appropriate in support of the program activities of the Chapter. Coordinates efforts with other Board members and the Vice President, Professional Development to provide the best offerings for the Chapter membership. Reviews final preparations for meetings to ensure that meetings run smoothly. Reviews program evaluations for feedback to be used in planning future events. Represents the Chapter in the Human Resources community. Minimum time commitment per month: 10 hours.  



Leads the direction and operations of the Special Interest Groups, which provides meaningful programs complementary to the chapter’s monthly meetings, offering valuable opportunities for participants to network, share best practices, and acquire & develop HR knowledge in their specific area(s) of practice. The NOVA SHRM chapter operates six (6) Special Interest Groups (SIGs), each led by a pair of SIG leaders, along with additional volunteers to support the shared services business model required to deliver 24 events each year to over 700 attendees. The Co-VP is responsible for setting the group’s annual objectives and facilitating activities among the SIG leaders to meet each group’s member needs and interests. This includes overseeing programming content, marketing, administration, data analysis, recruiting & training of volunteers, and responding to member inquiries. Serves as the liaison to the Board to ensure the SIGs are in alignment with the chapter’s mission, goals and/or objectives. In addition, the Co-VP, Special Interest Groups, will participate in recurring Board meetings and support ongoing Board initiatives.  



Plans membership drives, corresponds with prospective members, initiates new member activities, prepares new membership kits, conducts new member orientation sessions, maintains the membership roster, and performs other duties in support of the chapter’s membership activities. Works directly with National SHRM to ensure membership data is accurate in order to analysis and reconcile reports in a timely manner. Represents the Chapter in the local Human Resources community. Minimum time commitment per month: 10 hours.  



The Treasurer assumes responsibility for the financial affairs of the chapter. These responsibilities include: preparing financial reports to the Board, arranging for the annual examination and audit of the accounts as may be required by the Board, and performing other duties as determined by the President. The Treasurer shall have the charge and custody of, and be responsible for, all funds and securities of the chapter. The Treasurer shall keep complete and accurate accounts of receipts and disbursements of the chapter, and shall deposit all monies in the name and to the credit of the chapter in the banks and depositories as determined by the Board of Directors. Minimum time commitment per month: 10 hours.  



Oversees and manages the marketing/business development activities of the Chapter. Directs all the marketing activities of the Chapter. Develops and implements an integrated marketing strategy; promote and conduct outreach to the business and human resources community on sponsorship opportunities; publicizes programs, events, and activities through internal Chapter newsletter, website, and other venues to attract sponsorships. Represents the Chapter in the Human Resources community. Minimum time commitment per month: 5-10 hours.  



The Leader, Community Relations monitors and evaluates on a continuing basis local community activities. Plans community events to benefit the community. Manages the chapter outreach efforts in the community. Recommends community services projects to be supported by the Chapter. Makes Chapter members aware of community organizations that would be beneficial to HR professionals or businesses. Provides information to Chapter members about local community organizations through various media outlets. Maintains liaison with local community organizations. Represents the Chapter in the Human Resources community. Minimum time commitment per month: 5 hours.  


SIG Co-Leader: Talent Acquisition & Management (TAM) SIG

NOVA SHRM is currently recruiting for a co-leader to help lead our Talent Acquisition & Management (TAM) Special Interest Group (SIG). As SIG Co-Leader, you will be responsible for planning and hosting quarterly events related to the field of talent acquisition and management. Activities include:  

  • Identifying timely topics for the SIG
  • Finding, interviewing and securing speakers for events
  • Coordinating event logistics including space, refreshments and delivering opening and closing remarks at events
  • Marketing events and promoting the NOVA SHRM organization

Estimated Time Commitment: 10 hours during event month; less during non-event months

This position requires strong organizational and event planning skills; as well as professional presence and communication skills. Experience in talent acquisition and management preferred; public speaking experience is a plus.


Chapter Administrator

Are you a multi-talented HR professional with technical skills? Do you care about what you do? Then become a leader for Northern Virginia (NOVA) SHRM, the 2nd largest Chapter in the state of Virginia! We are currently seeking a part-time Chapter Administrator to deliver critical administrative functions for NOVA SHRM. Join our leadership team for the Chapter that is a cut above the rest!

Leadership Benefits
  • Broaden your HR knowledge
  • Advance your creative, administrative, and technical skills
  • Strengthen your professional network and develop relationships
  • Play a critical, high-profile leadership role with a prominent HR organization
  • Build your professional brand for yourself in the local community
  • Participate in valuable continuing education opportunities

  • Manage the Chapter Information email box, including responding to questions from members and/or prospective members, or forwarding inquiries to appropriate Board Member(s) in a timely manner
  • Create nametags and membership lists prior to monthly Chapter meetings and send to Treasurer
  • Assist the VP, Membership with membership requests and inquiries; monitor and notify expiring memberships one month prior to expiration
  • Create monthly membership reports, at the beginning of each month and ensuring that the appropriate board member receives them as needed
  • Manage the Members in Transition (MIT) process. Review applicants, required qualifications and communicate with applicants upon their confirmed status
  Website Administration
  • Assist the VP, Membership with posting events and articles to the Chapter website
  • Assist the Web & Content Administrator in responding to users promptly regarding event registration and member status updates, posting events and updates to the Chapter website, and managing membership lists via the website group tool
  • Monitor, audit and update Chapter website database for accuracy and reporting
  Marketing & Communications
  • Assist the Executive Director and Web & Content Administrator with various marketing requests
  • Assist the NOVA SHRM/Dulles Mentoring Program with email communications via Constant Contact, development of marketing materials for recruitment campaign, production of nametags and table tents for monthly meetings, generation of SHRM recognition certificates for mentoring graduation, and logo design
  Special Projects
  • Assist the VP, Finance with monthly credit card reports
  • Assist with additional administrative projects and outreach for current Board Members
  • Ensuring that the board of directors’ calendar is populated with relevant dates, meetings and events for the year

Skills and Capabilities
  • Associates’ or Bachelor’s degree, or in pursuit of degree
  • Two (2) to five (5) years’ experience in a fast-paced office environment
  • Knowledge of HTML, web text editors, and familiarity with marketing tools such as Constant Contact
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Desire to delight the customer
  • Pride in ownership and appreciation for high-quality work
  • Proactive, innovative and collaborative


Come be part of the award-winning NOVA SHRM organization; enhance your leadership skills, increase your own professional network and knowledge, and support the NOVA SHRM chapter that is a cut above the rest!


If interested, please submit your resume and self nomination form to Sharifa Gomez - NOVA SHRM’s Executive Director at


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