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ISACA is excited to offer you a new way to volunteer and contribute your skills and expertise. Our volunteer opportunities are now more flexible and respect your busy time and schedule. From a year-long commitment to an hour of your time, ISACA projects enable you to get involved as your schedule permits.

Take a look at what is currently open and get involved today!

 

Working Group Opportunities


U.S. Public Policy Working Group

Are you interested in how U.S. policy effects your industry? Your career? Would you like to help improve government policies and regulations? If so, you are invited to join the U.S. Public Policy Working Group.

As a member, you will be responsible for identifying and analyzing the current challenges and future trends in IT systems, management, governance, and security impacted by U.S. policy, regulation, and law. The working group will also provide ISACA leadership strategic advice related to organization and industry goals effected by policy. Through this working group of thought leaders and practitioners, ISACA will explore opportunities to participate in the policy process by engaging key stakeholders among government departments, industry and academic organizations, research partners, and other policy groups. At the end of its analysis, the working group will produce a written report detailing the issues and opportunities identified, as well as recommendations to inform ISACA decisions and prioritize goals related to public policy. The working group will also provide a recommended approach for ongoing engagement with the U.S. public policy development process.

The term of volunteer service ends 31 January 2017 with the submission of the final report, and it is anticipated that members will commit 1-5 hours per month. Participants may declare one hour of ISACA certification CPE hours for each hour of active participation on the work of the group, up to a maximum of 20 hours, in the category of Contributions to the Profession. Residency in the Washington, DC-metro area is preferred but not required. One daylong in-person meeting is being scheduled in Washington, DC in approximately October.

Click here to email Tara Wisniewski and indicate your interest in this volunteer body.

 



CSX North America 2016 Conference Publicity Working Group

ISACA seeks members attending CSX North America in Las Vegas, Nevada, 17-19 October 2016 to help promote the event and excite attendees through social media. Volunteers can earn up to 12 CPE hours (based on actual participation) before, during, and after the conference by sharing testimonials; gathering content for future blogs, articles, and social posts; promoting the conference and its content to local chapters and other ISACA members; and posting regularly on various social media outlets. The efforts of this working group will create additional awareness of the conference, expand ISACA’s reach, enhance the attendee’s experience, and build momentum for future events.

The anticipated term of volunteer service is six months to one year, with an estimated time commitment of less than one hour per month. Participants may declare one hour of ISACA certification CPE hours for each hour of active participation on the work of the group, up to a maximum of five hours, in the category of Contributions to the Profession.

Click here to contact Joanne Duffer and indicate your interest in this volunteer body.

 



New Technology Identification Working Group

Are you an “influencer”? Someone who always seems to know what technology is coming before others do? Are you interested in new technologies and new business trends? If so, you are invited to join the New Technology Identification Working Group. You will participate in identifying the new technical and business trends and technologies that will impact the audit, security, governance, and risk practices within organizations: the areas that will create change in the profession, impact organizations, transform how they do business, or impact what skills and tools will be required by professionals in the future. The work of the group will be completed through online discussions, focus groups, and email exchanges.

The anticipated term of volunteer service is six months to one year, with an estimated time commitment of less than one hour per month. Participants may declare one hour of ISACA certification CPE hours for each hour of active participation on the work of the group, up to a maximum of five hours, in the category of Contributions to the Profession.

If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, click the link below to send a message to the ISACA staff facilitator for this working group.

Click here to contact Betsie Estes and indicate your interest in this volunteer body.

 



Future Openings

Our volunteer opportunities are now more flexible and respect your busy time and schedule. From a year-long commitment to an hour of your time, ISACA projects enable you to get involved as your schedule permits. Click the “volunteer now” button to complete an application and be considered for upcoming opportunities.  You will be contacted directly by ISACA when an opportunity becomes available that matches your unique skills and interests. 



 


 

Additional Opportunities

Topic Leader Opportunities in ISACA’s Knowledge Center

ISACA’s Knowledge Center is a meeting place for IT professionals who share common professional interests. Participants can find information on a number of topics, supported by publications, articles, events, links and news, and network with ISACA’s global membership through community discussions.

Topic leaders are integral to the success of ISACA’s communities. As a community topic leader, you are one of four subject matter experts associated with the community. On average, the role of topic leader requires approximately two hours per week. Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the community by welcoming new members, promoting the value of community membership and acting as a sounding board for ideas
  • Participating in the community by fostering new ideas for discussion and sharing relevant content
  • Maintaining and growing the community by assisting with identifying and removing objectionable material, and ensuring content posted by members is relevant and valid
  • Liaising with ISACA staff

For an application and more information, please visit the ISACA Topic Leader web page.

ISACA Exam Development Opportunities

ISACA has the following opportunity to contribute to the development of certification exams:

Writing Exam Items

ISACA encourages certified subject matter experts to write items for possible use on future exams. Earn an honorarium and 2 CPE’s for each item accepted. To learn more about the exam item writing process and how to contribute, visit www.isaca.org/itemwriting, or email us at itemwriting@isaca.org.

ISACA Study Materials Development Opportunities

ISACA has the following opportunities to contribute to the development of quality study materials and resources:

Item Writing for Study Materials

ISACA enlists the input and knowledge of our constituents to create new study questions, answers and explanations for each certification. Members and other constituents submit high-quality items that, if accepted, become part of the Review Questions, Answers & Explanations Manuals and Databases. If you would like to contribute, please visit www.isaca.org/writestudyitem.

Review Manual Development

The certification review manuals are the result of the collective efforts of many volunteers.  If you have earned an ISACA certification and would like to contribute to the profession, please email us at studymaterials@isaca.org.

Translation Review Opportunities  

ISACA encourages CISA, CISM, CGEIT or CRISC certified subject matter experts to contribute to the review of translated materials.

Certification Exam Translations:

Assist in validating the translation of the CISA, CISM, CGEIT or CRISC exams. Currently, exams are translated into the following languages:

CISA: Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and Turkish
CISM: Japanese, Korean, Spanish
CGEIT: Chinese Simplified
CRISC: Chinese Simplified, Spanish

Please let us know if you are interested in reviewing translations for any of the above languages.

For the upcoming review cycle, we are specifically recruiting reviewers who are native speakers of:

  • Chinese Simplified (CISA, CISM, CRISC or CGEIT certified)
  • French (CISA)
  • Korean (CISA, CISM)
  • Spanish (CRISC)

For more information about supporting exam translations, please contact ISACA’s Assistant Manager of Exam Item Development, Katie Reginaldi, at kreginaldi@isaca.org.

Exam translation reviewers must hold the associated certification and be an ISACA member in good standing.

Review Materials Translations:

Assist in validating the translation of Review Manuals and QAE (Questions, Answers and Explanations) Manuals. We are currently recruiting reviewers who are native speakers of Chinese Simplified.

For more information on how to participate, please contact ISACA’s Translation Manager, Antonio Salzano, at asalzano@isaca.org.

Social Media Opportunities

ISACA has the following opportunities available to support our social media activities.

Join Our Social Media Groups
The larger our groups grow, the richer the discussions become. Consider joining ISACA in our Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram, and YouTube channels.

Join ISACA’s Social Media Advocates Group
Help distribute social media messaging related to ISACA and the IT field by joining our Social Media Advocates Group. Each week, members of the group receive an email with ideas for social media posts. Members can choose to post one/some of these messages in their social media platforms, helping ISACA reach new audiences.

Contribute to the ISACA Now Blog
The ISACA Now Blog hosts a wide range of contributors examining a variety of topics of interest to our global audience of business and information technology professionals. We invite you to contribute your perspective and earn CPE hours while doing so.

For more information on the above opportunities, please email socialmedia@isaca.org.

Publications Opportunities

ISACA has the following opportunities currently available to assist within the following areas related to publications.

Become an ISACA Journal Author
ISACA encourages the submission of articles to the ISACA Journal. As you consider a Journal article submission, please consider the following:

  • Review the current Journal editorial calendar to determine which upcoming issue of the Journal is most appropriate for your topic and areas of interest.
  • Review the Journal’s submission guidelines. All Journal article submissions undergo a peer review; authors will be informed of the results of the peer review as they are available.
  • When writing, keep the readers in mind. Remember that while the readers are a sophisticated audience, both in technical training and in education, they are also busy. Be concise when expressing ideas, and use subheads to break up the text and make skimming easier. Follow a journalistic style. Provide details that illustrate the position expressed in the article and follow a logical progression of ideas.

Become an ISACA Journal Article Reviewer
Join the Journal review team and help to ensure the continued high quality of one of ISACA’s leading member benefits. As a Journal article reviewer, you will:

  • Review manuscripts provided to you by the Journal editorial team based on your areas of interest and expertise.
  • Critique 6-12 articles a year, providing your honest, critical assessment of the manuscript. Analyze the strengths and weakness of the paper, provide suggestions for improvement and clearly state what needs to be done to raise the level of the article. Ensure that the article addresses issues of interest or importance to the Journal’s readership.
  • Clearly express your decision and recommendation on the suitability of the article for the Journal.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all submitted articles’ content, substance and feedback provided.

Become a COBIT Focus Article (Case Study) Author
Are you a COBIT user? Share your experiences with other COBIT users and help to grow the COBIT community. COBIT Focus articles should be practical case studies of your experiences with COBIT. As a COBIT Focus author, you are encouraged to lead the way in your article, bringing your own voice to the topic and relying heavily on your own experiences. As you consider a COBIT Focus article submission, please:

  • Contact publication@isaca.org for submission guidelines
  • Develop and send in a case study article based on your experience using COBIT.
  • Ensure that your article is practice-based and takes a case-study-like approach.

Become a COBIT Focus Article Reviewer
Join the COBIT Focus review team and help to ensure the continued high quality of this practice-based COBIT knowledge sharing e-magazine. A high-level of COBIT expertise is required to join this team. As a COBIT Focus article reviewer, you will:

  • Review articles provided to you by the COBIT Focus editorial team.
  • Critique 6-12 articles a year, providing your honest, critical assessment of the article. Analyze the strengths and weakness of the article, provide suggestions for improvement and clearly state what needs to be done to raise the level of the article. Ensure that the article addresses issues of interest or importance to COBIT users and provides practical content, offering guidance to the author on where additional practical content may be appropriate.
  • Clearly express your decision and recommendation on the suitability of the article for COBIT Focus.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all submitted articles’ content, substance and feedback provided.

Become a The Nexus Article Reviewer
Join The Nexus review team and help to ensure the continued high quality of original CSX thought leadership and knowledge included in this monthly cybersecurity-focused newsletter. A high-level of cybersecurity-relevant expertise is required to join this team. As a The Nexus article reviewer, you will:

  • Review articles provided to you by The Nexus editorial team.
  • Critique 4-10 articles a year, providing your honest, critical assessment of the article. Analyze the strengths and weakness of the article, provide suggestions for improvement and clearly state what needs to be done to raise the level of the article. Ensure that the article addresses issues of interest or importance to cybersecurity professionals.
  • Clearly express your decision and recommendation on the suitability of the article for The Nexus.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all submitted articles’ content, substance and feedback provided.

Become an @ISACA Tips columnist
Share your industry knowledge and ability to concisely provide that information via the written word as a regular contributor to @ISACA. The Tips columns are a regular installment in each issue of @ISACA. Tips columnists are determined in July or August for the upcoming calendar year, and a schedule is provided to each columnist. If an opportunity arises during the course of the year we will be certain to contact you. Tips columnists write on a rotational basis, contributing 5-6 columns a year. We are looking for columnists with a sound voice in their area of expertise. As a Tips columnist, you will:

  • Provide timely and helpful information to stimulate interest in a particular subject matter.
  • Give the @ISACA audience information that will benefit them in a way they can understand.
  • Choose topics that are timely, unique and relevant to the industry.
  • Meet deadlines and observe the rules of good writing, while matching the more casual tone of @ISACA.

If you are interested in assisting with the above publication related items, please contact publication@isaca.org