About NHRAEstablished in 1951

The National Human Resources Association (NHRA) is focused on advancing the   individual career development, planning and leadership of human resource (HR) professionals. Through professional networking programs and development services offered across the country, we strive to support human resource professionals throughout their career life cycle – from intern to executive – as Human Resources leads the way for change in today’s businesses. The mission of our Board is to serve and support our HR members and affiliates by providing professional networking forums and professional development programs for their members. We are pleased to provide professional development tools and opportunities via live meetings in our affiliate locations and via conferences and seminars delivered in conjunction with our training partners. Additionally we offer a wide range of on-demand, webcast and audiocast events.

The human resources profession has changed dramatically in the past century.

Gone are the days when HR’s primary functions were hiring, policing and paper pushing. In today’s dynamic workplace, human resource professionals are expected to add value to their organizations. In addition to managing traditional human resource functions, Human Resources is expected to contribute to such key organizational challenges as facilitating mergers and acquisitions, improving productivity and quality, improving the ability of an organization to bring new products to market, and to continuously improve the company’s return on its greatest asset…its people.

The National Human Resources Association is your career partner…together we can lead the way to the future of human resources!

We are pleased to provide professional development tool and opportunities via live meetings in our affiliate locations and via conferences and seminars delivered in conjunction with our training partners.

Leadership opportunities

The National and Local HR organizations have a variety of leadership opportunities available. In addition to the senior leadership positions (president and president-elect), locations have a variety of Director and Committee positions. While location structures vary, there are general responsibilities for each functional area.

  • Membership

    Develop and implement the organization's marketing strategy at the National and/or local level. Drive the development of marketing communications and advertising materials. Works closely with the Communications and Public Relations function to ensure consistent messaging and programs within National Human Resources Association locations.

  • Programs

    Develop a dynamic program calendar aimed at building skills for human resource professionals at all levels. Ensure quality programs are delivered on a monthly basis. Secure speakers, coordinate meeting locations, and special equipment. Issue meeting notices and track meeting attendance. Work with speakers to obtain summaries of presentations for NHRA Web Resource Center.

  • Professional Development

    Create programs and activities that will promote the professional development of members, contribute to the advancement and practice of human resources and keep the membership abreast of current legislative issues that will impact the field.

  • Hospitality

    Working in conjunction with our programs/professional development teams, you will assist with the registration and greeting of guests to National Human Resources Association events. Roles include registration table support, guide into meeting room & introduction facilitation, distribution/collection of meeting materials such as handouts and evaluation forms, etc. You can volunteer to help out at one or two events a year or help out every month. This is a great way to meet people from all walks of the HR community.

  • Marketing

    Develop and implement the organization's marketing strategy at the National and/or local level. Drive the development of marketing communications and advertising materials. Works closely with the Communications and Public Relations function to ensure consistent messaging and programs within National Human Resources Association locations.

  • Communications/Public Relations

    Develop NHRA communications materials to support national and local programs and events. May be responsible for the issuance of press releases, publication and distribution of member newsletters and, at the Location level, overseeing website operations.

  • Internet Operations

    Manage NHRA's web resources. Identify key information to provide on www.humanresources.org, develop partnerships with organizations able to serve as a source of information for our members, and ensure web capabilities exist to meet the organization's strategic plan.

  • Finance

    Manage the finances of the organization ensuring compliance with applicable federal and state tax reporting as applicable. Manage investment accounts, manage accounts payable and receivable, drive budget processes and develop/manage financial management procedures.

  • Sponsorship

    Secure sponsors for NHRA national and/or local events to offset costs. Develop and implement sponsor benefit programs including publicity and web exposure. May also have responsibility for coordinating fundraising efforts.

  • Career Services

    Design and implement career services to NHRA members including web-based job listings and job search services. May submit articles for publication in newsletters or on NHRA's website.

  • Administration

    The Secretary records the minutes of all Board meetings, maintains lists of standing committees, issues meeting notices, handles correspondence and coordinates annual meeting events.

  • Special Events

    From time to time, NHRA locations offer special events such as Mock Trials, Networking Socials, Silent Auctions, HR Executive of the Year and charitable events. These events are usually planned by a committee made up of individuals from one or more of the areas listed above along with other volunteers. These are typically held once a year and involve less of a time commitment that other roles.