Volunteer: Ways to Help


NCRA relies on its membership for committee leadership and expertise.  Volunteers represent a key strategic asset of NCRA as they provide an integral role in guiding the content deliverable to the membership.  The work they do on behalf of NCRA allows far broader and deeper support to the membership than would otherwise be possible. 

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITES WITH NCRA!

 

NCRA recruits volunteers for various leadership positions throughout the year. The NCRA Board is the decision making body for selecting volunteers for most of the positions listed below (The Editor of the Journal of Registry Management will select the open Editorial Advisory Board positions indicated below). Please review the information below to understand more about to available positions. To apply please complete a Candidate Profile Form  by March 23rd. All candidates will be notified of the outcome by April 17 th. Questions can be directed to lswain@ncra-usa.org.

 

 

Position

Term

Typical volunteer hours required

Travel-supported by NCRA)

Key Responsibilities

Link to Policy and Procedure

Awards Committee

June 2020- April 2022

30 annually with most Feb-May

No Travel

Responsible for soliciting nominations in general for awards; working with committee to select award winners; and notifying the President and NCRA staff of the award winners.

Award Committee

Editorial Advisory Board – Journal of Registry Management (2 positions available)

June 2020- April 2022

48, about 12 per quarter

No Travel

Have a wide range of expertise; Serve as peer reviewer of submitted articles, typically 3-4 annually; Submit or solicit original research papers for future issues. Research, workshops, and panel topics from meetings may provide suitable material for publication; Represent the JRM to external organizations in partnership opportunities; Participate in quarterly calls with Editor-in-Chief and other EAB members

Editorial Advisory Board

Education Committee Chair

June 2020- April 2022

78  - with half occurring Feb-May

No Travel

Shall identify the educational needs of NCRA, make recommendations
to the Board of Directors, and coordinate existing continuing education programs. The Education Committee is the umbrella committee for all educational activities and the chair serves on each of the other committees to maintain continuity. The Chair of the Education Committee coordinates with the Formal Education Committee and the Alternative Methods Committee.

Education Committee Chair

GPEC Member (2 positions available)

June 2020- April 2022

40 - with about 10/quarter

Candidates with previous NCRA Board experience are preferred.

No Travel

Chaired by the Immediate Past President, GPEC Members work with the Chair to: Offer advice to the President and the Board of Directors regarding the NCRA business operations;  Manage and administer the NCRA Strategic Management Plan; Provide professional development guidance to the Board; Administer the Danielle Chufar Memorial Annual Scholarship Fund; Conduct special projects as needed.

GPEC Member

Medical Registry Committee, Chair

June 2020- April 2022

20 - with about 5/quarter

No Travel

 NCRA represents the oldest medical registry profession – cancer registrars. In order to remain strategic and to expand partnerships & collaboration NCRA formed the Medical Registry Committee to   communicate and coordinate with other national medical registry groups/organizations to learn more about their structure, priorities, functions, membership etc with the overall intent to assess opportunities of partnership and collaboration.

Medical Registry Committee

Mentoring Committee Chair

June 2020- April 2022

80 - with about 20/quarter

No Travel

Identify the mentoring needs of both NCRA members who wish to mentor and future CTRs, especially those who are students in NCRA-Accredited formal education programs. Work with staff to develop products and services that will help facilitate the mentoring process.

Mentoring Committee Chair

NAACCR Liaison

June 2020- April 2022

60 - with most in June due to attendance at the NAACCR Annual Conference

Yes - NCRA supports expenses to attend NAACCR Annual Conference held each June.

Serve as the contact for NCRA membership regarding NAACCR issues.  Refer NCRA Board questions / concerns to NAACCR for responses. Advocate on behalf of NCRA to NAACCR.

NAACR Liaison

Nominating Committee Chair

June 2020- April 2022

72 - with most September-November due to in person Nominating committee meeting and peak recruitment of candidates. Candidates with previous NCRA Nominating Committee experience are preferred.

Yes - NCRA supports all expenses to attend the in person Nominating Committee Meeting held each fall.

Oversees the coordination of the Nominating committee which is charged with: recruitment of candidates for member elected positions of the organization; preparation and announcement of the ballots and, working with staff, distribute ballots and promote involvement in annual voting.

Nominating Committee Chair

Program Recognition Committee

June 2020- April 2022

120 - with about 30/quarter

No Travel

Evaluating activities for cancer registry continuing educational value, assigning appropriate continuing education hours and, working with staff, publish approved educational activities.

Program Recognition Committee

The Connection Editor

June 2020- April 2022

80 - with about 20 per quarter

No Travel

Works with staff to recruit and coordinate articles for this quarterly membership newsletter including a quarterly Editors notes which is include in the publication. With assistance of staff, the editorial board and copy editor produces the newsletter and assures its timely distribution.

The Connection Editor

Website Committee Chair

June 2020- April 2022

40 - with about 10 per quarter

No Travel

The purpose of the NCRA Website Committee is to routinely monitor NCRA’s website, www.ncra-usa.org, investigate and recommend new sources of content for the cancer registry profession.  The duties of the committee are to research innovative website features, monitor the content and function of NCRA’s website, and recommend website improvements.

Website Committee Chair