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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

The ISACA Awards Program relies on volunteers to go through a peer-review process in selecting recipients of our prestigious awards. Award volunteers may not submit or endorse nominations or be nominated during their volunteer term. Appointments will be made in December, and the 2018 ISACA Award nomination process will open in December. Learn more about the ISACA Awards Program.

ISACA Awards Working Group

The ISACA Awards Working Group will be responsible for providing a secondary review of all recommended Global Achievement and Chapter Award recipients from volunteer award reviewers and making the final determination of the recipients and citations. In addition, this working group will provide input on all awards policies and processes and recommend enhancements to the ISACA Awards Program. The term ends in December 2018 and will likely go through two nomination cycles as the Awards Program transitions into a standardized nomination schedule after 2018. Volunteers may earn up to 20 CPE credits.

Download the ISACA Awards Working Group role description.
Apply for this volunteer opportunity.


ISACA Global Achievement Award Reviewers

The ISACA Global Achievement Awards are ISACA’s highest honors presented to individuals who have proven sustained contributions to ISACA knowledge and leadership. Volunteer reviewers will evaluate the nominations and recommend a recipient for each award. The reviewer groups’ recommendations for recipients will be submitted to the ISACA Awards Working Group for final approval. The term is completed at the end of February 2018 with the selection of the 2018 recipients. Volunteers may earn up to 15 CPE credits.

Download the ISACA Global Achievement Award Reviewer role description.
Apply to review the three knowledge-related awards (Cangemi Best Book/Article Award, Kuyers Best Speaker Award, Lainhart Common Body of Knowledge Award).
Apply to review the three leadership-related awards (Frank Award for Meritorious Performance, Weiss Award for Outstanding Achievement, Williams Award for Inspirational Leadership).


ISACA Chapter Award Reviewers

The ISACA Chapter Awards recognize outstanding contributions by chapters and individual chapter members in fulfilling the needs of ISACA and its professional community. Each chapter award is presented in four chapter-size categories, and a group of volunteer reviewers will evaluate nominations for all chapter award nominations for a chapter size other than their own. Recommendations for recipients from each of the four groups of reviewers will be submitted to the ISACA Awards Working Group for final approval. The term is completed at the end of February 2018 with the selection of the 2018 recipients. Volunteers may earn up to 15 CPE credits.

Download the ISACA Chapter Award Reviewer role description.
Apply as a member of a small chapter (1-100 members)
Apply as a member of a medium chapter (101-300 members)
Apply as a member of a large chapter (301-800 members)
Apply as a member of a very large chapter (801+ members)

 

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 2018 Volunteer Lead

ISACA seeks a volunteer lead for NA CACS 29 April – 2 May 2018 in Chicago, IL, USA. 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 January.

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

 

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.