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 some of which are outlined below.

Membership Work with a team of HR professionals to build and manage National Human Resources Association membership. Includes the development of programs to attract and retain members, develop/recommend member benefits, develop and administer membership and location award programs, and membership reporting.

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.