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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!

 

ISACA Board of Directors

ISACA seeks qualified applicants to nominate themselves or another ISACA member to serve on the ISACA Board of Directors. The ISACA Board of Directors is responsible for the governance, control and oversight of the global organization as well as participates in the development of the global strategic plan. Nominations are due by 5PM CT on 1 February 2018.

To learn more about the role and responsibilities of the ISACA Board of Directors and to nominate yourself or someone else, visit the ISACA Board Nominations webpage. (Please note that these are global volunteer leadership positions and not related to ISACA Chapter leadership opportunities.)

 

ISACA Awards Program

The ISACA Awards Program seeks qualified nominations for its Global Achievement Awards recognizing outstanding volunteer leadership, professional and industry leadership, and thought leadership as well as its ISACA Chapter Awards recognizing outstanding chapter leaders and innovative chapter programs. After the nomination deadline on 31 January 2018, volunteers will conduct a peer-review process to select recipients for the 2018 presentation.

To learn more about the ISACA Awards Program including the eligibility requirements and to nominate an outstanding colleague by 31 January, visit the ISACA Awards Program webpage.

 

Working Groups

ISACA EuroCACS 2018 Conference Content Review Team

The conference content review team will participate in the development of a content driven marketing strategy to ensure that messaging is aligned with current/common themes, tools and insights within the conference program for EuroCACS 2018. The conference content review team will help the ISACA learning solutions marketing team better identify what information systems audit, assurance, control, governance and security information should be incorporated in CACS marketing messaging.

Volunteers should have previous experience attending a CACS event and are not required to attend EuroCACS 2018 but will be able to utilize the volunteer registration discount if they want to attend. The term ends in June, and ISACA is offering up to 15 CPE hours for participation on the content review team. Appointments will be made at the end of January.

For more details about this opportunity, download the ISACA EuroCACS 2018 Conference Content Review Team role description.
Apply for this volunteer opportunity.


ISACA Chapter Trainer Accreditation Assessor

To ensure that accredited ISACA chapter trainers deliver training aligned to ISACA standards, and to the standards of ISACA’s professional community, ISACA seeks member volunteer participation in the assessment of trainers’ training delivery capabilities. The ISACA Chapter Trainer Accreditation Assessor independently reviews (via video) and assesses (via written form submitted to ISACA) the training style and training capabilities of chapter trainers – please note, this is not an assessment of the trainer’s topical knowledge, as that assessment is conducted separately.

The term ends in December 2018, and volunteers may earn 2 CPE hours for each assessment completed. ISACA Membership is required, and we seek individuals fluent in English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, or Japanese although all assessments will be submitted to ISACA in English. It is anticipated that each review done via video will take approximately 2 hours.

For more details about this opportunity, download ISACA Chapter Trainer Accreditation Assessor role description.
Apply for this volunteer opportunity.


Vision: Learning Solutions for IT and IT Audit Professionals

This working group will inform ISACA’s immediate and long-term strategy for developing and delivering IT/IS and IT/IS Audit educational solutions for individual professionals. Provide input on needs and challenges of individuals seeking continuing education to help in their career advancement.

Volunteers are needed at every experience level to serve a term ending in December 2018. Up to 20 CPE hours are offered for regular interaction by email and phone among the working group and Learning Solutions staff. ISACA anticipates making the appointments in late December 2017 or early January 2018.

For more details about this opportunity, download the Vision: Learning Solutions for IT and IT Audit Professionals role description.
Apply for this volunteer opportunity.


Vision: Learning Solutions for Organizations

ISACA seeks volunteers to inform its immediate and long-term strategy for developing and delivering educational solutions to market that achieve outcomes directly related to organizations’ needs and challenges (specific to IT/IS, and IT/IS Audit).

Applicants should be influencers or decision-makers in the organizational sourcing of third party educational solutions for IT/IS and/or IT/IS Audit professionals for large organizations. The term ends in December 2018, and volunteers may claim up to 20 CPE hours for their service. ISACA anticipates making the appointments in late December 2017 or early January 2018.

For more details about this opportunity, download the Vision: Learning Solutions for Organizations Working Group role description.
Apply for this volunteer opportunity.

 

Conference Support

Session monitors, registration assistance, and wayfinders are necessary to the success of ISACA conferences. All conference shifts are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

North America CACS

28 April – 3 May 2018, Chicago, IL, USA

Volunteer session monitors are needed for the North America CACS conference and pre- and post-conference workshops to assist speakers with setting up, making general announcements, and ensuring smooth operations for each conference track. In exchange for at least a half day commitment, ISACA offers workshop and conference volunteers its deepest discount to NA CACS - US $1250 off – as well as up to 18 CPE hours for attending educational sessions. Shifts are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here to learn more about the educational, networking, and social opportunities at North America CACS.

Download the volunteer role description to learn more about the expectations and benefits.
Apply for this volunteer shift.


Euro CACS

28-30 May 2018, Edinburgh, Scotland

Euro CACS 2018 Volunteer Lead
ISACA seeks a volunteer lead for Euro CACS 27-30 May 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The volunteer lead will act as the liaison between the ISACA staff and onsite conference volunteers (registration assistants, wayfinders, session monitors, etc.) and therefore must demonstrate strong leadership skills. This role is not a conference attendee (but must be present throughout the duration of the event) and will require time spent ahead of the conference organizing logistics. As a benefit, up to three nights in the conference hotel will be paid for by ISACA (with travel to the destination at the individual’s expense ) and 10 CPE hours can be earned for this leadership position. It is anticipated that the appointment will be made in February.

Download the Euro CACS Volunteer Lead role description for more details about the criteria, responsibilities, and benefits.
Apply to be the Euro CACS Volunteer Lead


Euro CACS Onsite Volunteers
The onsite volunteer schedule will be posted in late February. Half-day shifts will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis and enable the volunteer to take advantage of US $1300 off of the registration rate – ISACA’s deepest discount!

 

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

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. To be added to the distribution, please email socialmedia@isaca.org.

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. Contact communications@isaca.org for more information about the ISACA Now blog.

 

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

Conference Support

Volunteer assistance is needed onsite for each of ISACA’s flagship events in order to provide an optimal experience for conference attendees. While these volunteer opportunities are first made available to the conference’s host city chapter and/or our chapter leadership attendees, it is possible that additional assistance may be needed to help with onsite registration, direct attendees to their sessions, assist with in-room audiovisual needs, collect notes and headcounts for the sessions, and much more! Residency in the conference location area is preferred but not required. Opportunities and benefits vary by conference. Most conferences offer discounted or complimentary event registration for those volunteers that meet the designated number of hours onsite in addition to earning CPE credits. Contact the conference team at https://support.isaca.org or +1.847.660.5670 for more information.

View the current conference schedule here.