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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!

 

Call for 2017-2018 ISACA Board of Directors

ISACA/ITGI seeks qualified candidates for Vice Chair and Directors for the 2017-2018 Board of Directors. These valuable ISACA leaders set the organization’s strategic direction, promote ISACA’s interests globally, and are responsible for governance and fiduciary oversight. The nomination process will open 1 December 2016, and select interviews will be conducted by the Nominating Committee in March 2017 for a term starting in June 2017. Directors are appointed annually and can expect to spend approximately 15 hours per month on ISACA business (excluding travel). The Vice Chair will progress as Chair and then Past Chair and is a five-year total commitment. Travel will be required for board meetings and possibly additional activities to support the business needs.

For more details about the criteria and roles, and to apply please visit the Board Nominations web page.

 


Working Group Opportunities


ISACA Conference Volunteer Leads – NA CACS and EuroCACS 2017

ISACA seeks volunteer leads for the 2017 North America CACS event taking place 30 April – 3 May 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA and the 2017 EuroCACS event taking place 28-31 May 2017 in Munich, Germany. At each conference, 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 CPE hours can be earned for this leadership position.

It is anticipated that the appointments for these roles will be made by the end of January 2017, and then each selected volunteer will assist with recruiting volunteers to serve in the additional onsite roles. Details will be posted about other onsite volunteer opportunities for NA CACS and EuroCACS in approximately February 2017. Please download the volunteer role descriptions for more details about the criteria, responsibilities, and benefits.

 



CRISC Quality Assurance Team

The CRISC Quality Assurance Team (QAT) will review the existing CRISC Questions, Answers & Explanations (QAE) database along with newly submitted items to ensure the quality and the usefulness of the CRISC QAE Manual and database for CRISC certification exam prep.

The term of service will run approximately January, 15 2017 to June 30, 2017. Volunteers must hold the CRISC certification and may claim up to 20 hours of CPE for their active contributions.

For more information about the charge, anticipated outcomes, and member qualifications, please download the volunteer role description.

Click here to apply for this volunteer opportunity.

 



Certification Working Groups

Members of the four certification working groups (CISA, CISM, CRISC, CGEIT) are responsible for ensuring the integrity and quality of the certification programs and exam content. The working groups support the exam development process, approve requirements for certification and job practice, and review certification appeals for each of the respective certifications.

The term of service begins approximately 1 February 2017 and will end 31 January 2018, and members are expected to contribute approximately one hour each month with some additional time spent in preparation of the two required in-person meetings per term in Chicago, IL, USA. Volunteers must already have received the certification for the group for which they serve. To facilitate productive group discussion, English fluency is required. Working group members may claim up to 20 CPE credits in the category of Working on ISACA Boards/Committees/Working Groups in addition to hours earned during the in-person meeting reviewing exam drafts and flagged items.

Review the volunteer role description for more details.

To be considered for an appointment, please complete the general volunteer application and select certifications among your interests.

ISACA certification staff will contact prospective volunteers for the next term in December. (Selecting other categories of interest on the application may qualify you to be invited to apply for other future volunteer opportunities.)

 



Exam Item Development Working Groups

Members of the four exam item development working groups (CISA, CISM, CRISC, CGEIT) are responsible for ensuring the integrity and quality of the questions posed on each of the certification exams by reviewing and revising the exam items submitted by item writers and by assigning rubrics from the Job Practice to the approved exam items. Each member is required to submit 10 items for each item writing campaign and must be certified in the area for which they serve.

The next term of service runs 1 January 2017 to 30 June 2017, and members are expected to contribute approximately one hour each month with some additional time spent in preparation of a required two-day in-person meeting in Chicago, IL, USA. To facilitate productive group discussion, English fluency is required. Working group members may claim up to 20 CPE credits in the category of Working on ISACA Boards/Committees/Working Groups in addition to hours earned during the in-person meeting reviewing exam drafts and flagged items.

Review the volunteer role description for more details.

To be considered for an appointment, please complete the general volunteer application and select certifications among your interests.

ISACA certification staff will contact prospective volunteers for the next term in December. (Selecting other categories of interest on the application may qualify you to be invited to apply for other future volunteer opportunities.)

 



Call for Authors

Are you an industry expert, thought-leader or passionate professional willing to share your experiences, insights and knowledge with colleagues and peers? Become a content author for ISACA by writing or contributing to a white paper, book, or audit program. To be considered send a brief Research Abstract to research@isaca.org. Include at least three learning objectives on one of the following topics:

  • Cyber security for Auditors
  • Emerging Technologies
  • IT Governance

If selected, ISACA will contact you with further direction on how to develop the content.

The Call for Authors is open until 28 February 2017! Take advantage of this great opportunity to develop content on topics relevant to your profession. Selected authors will earn CPE upon the completion of the content and will be recognized as the author on the publication.

 



Chapter Communication Award Working Group

The Communication Award Working Group will judge the annual chapter communication award for all eligible chapters. The Communication Award was developed to recognize ISACA chapters that plan and execute great communications with their constituents.

Four past or current chapter leaders are sought to volunteer for this working group. Knowledge of chapter compliance requirements and current or past chapter board experience is required. The anticipated term of volunteer service is 3 January – 30 March 2017 with an estimated time commitment of eight to ten hours per month. Participants will be eligible to earn ISACA certification CPE hours in the category of Working on ISACA Boards/Committees/Working Groups for each hour of active participation on the work of this group, up to a maximum of 10 CPE hours.

For more information about the charge, anticipated outcomes, and member qualifications, please download the terms of reference.

Click here to email Summer Cole, Sr. Chapter Relations Coordinator, and indicate your interest in this volunteer body.

   



K. Wayne Snipes Award Judging Working Group

The K. Wayne Snipes Award Working Group will judge the annual K. Wayne Snipes Award for all eligible chapters. Established in 1989, the K. Wayne Snipes Chapter Recognition Award provides recognition to ISACA chapters that meet or exceed service goals by actively supporting local membership, and thus ISACA.

Eight past or current chapter leaders representing all geographic areas are sought to volunteer for this working group. Knowledge of chapter compliance requirements and current or past chapter board experience is required. The anticipated term of volunteer service is 3 January – 30 March 2017 with an estimated time commitment of eight to ten hours per month. Participants will be eligible to earn up to 10 ISACA certification CPE hours in the category of “Working on ISACA Boards/Committees/Working Groups” for each hour of active participation on the work of this group.

For more information about the charge, anticipated outcomes, and member qualifications, please download the terms of reference.

Click here to email Summer Cole, Sr. Chapter Relations Coordinator, and indicate your interest in this volunteer body.

   



Chapter Formation Working Group

The Chapter Formation Working Group has the important responsibility of reviewing all new chapter formation proposals submitted to ISACA. It is the job of the Chapter Formation Working Group to help ISACA HQ determine if a proposed chapter can be a viable and sustainable local entity for ISACA that will benefit local members and the greater profession.

Eight current or past chapter leaders representing all geographic areas with knowledge of ISACA and Chapter governance as well as local insights as to possible new chapter viability are sought to volunteer for this working group. The anticipated term of volunteer service is 1 January – 31 December 2017 with an estimated time commitment of four hours to review each proposal and approximately 1-2 proposal assignments. Participants will be eligible to earn up to 8 ISACA certification CPE hours in the category of “Working on ISACA Boards/Committees/Working Groups” for each hour of active participation on the work of this group.

For more information about the charge, anticipated outcomes, and member qualifications, please download the terms of reference.

Click here to email Summer Cole 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. 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 news@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.