Volunteer Opportunities 

 

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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 Groups

Media Advisory Working Group

The media advisory working group will participate in regularly occurring, facilitated conversations on industry (business technology, information and cybersecurity, audit and assurance, governance, emerging technologies, GDPR, etc.) news and issues in their respective regions. The group of 7-10 volunteers will help ISACA’s Communications Team know and better understand new opportunities; identify areas where ISACA’s expertise can be shared; and surface new expert voices.

The term runs through 30 November 2018, and active volunteers may earn up to 10 CPE hours. It is expected that applicants will be notified of the status of their application by the end of April.

Download the role description for more details.

Apply to serve on this working group.

 

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.


Euro CACS

28-30 May 2018, Edinburgh, Scotland

Euro CACS Onsite Volunteers
Volunteers are needed to serve as workshop and conference session monitors to ensure Euro CACS attendees and speakers have an incredible experience. Shifts are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and entitle the volunteer to take advantage of ISACA’s deepest registration discount: US $1300 off! Workshop volunteers must attend the duration of the 1- or 2-day workshop and earn complimentary registration for that specific workshop. They may also take advantage of the Euro CACS volunteer registration discount to attend the rest of the conference. All volunteers may claim the applicable conference CPE hours for attending educational sessions.

To learn more about the volunteer responsibilities, download the role description.
Sign up for a volunteer shift.

 

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  

Certification Exam Translations:

Periodically ISACA requires volunteers to validate of the translation for the CISA, CISM, CGEIT or CRISC exams from English to other languages. Volunteers must be ISACA Members and hold the applicable certification to review an exam translation. 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

If you are interested in supporting exam translation review or any other publication translation review opportunities, please complete this form to be considered.

As projects arise ISACA staff will review the list of interested individuals and may contact qualified applicants with specific opportunities. This is not a guarantee of selection as needs vary throughout the year.

 

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.