Volunteer for AASFAA

The mission of the Arizona Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (AASFAA) is to empower, educate and engage all financial aid professionals.

AASFAA is a volunteer organization.  Members are encouraged to participate in the association to ensure AASFAA remains a strong association and a leader in shaping financial aid policy in the state and the nation.

 

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Enhance your Professional Development

Help us shape the future of AASFAA while growing your professional development. Take a few minutes to complete the AASFAA Volunteer Form  to add your name to the AASFAA volunteer database. AASFAA uses this database to identify subject matter experts and individuals willing to lend a hand to this great association.

Committee Membership
AASFAA’s committee structure can vary year-to-year. Most committee chairs are appointed by the President. Each committee Chair assembles their own committee from interest expressed in the AASFAA Volunteer Form. All committee work is accomplished remotely, but some committees may hold in person meetings as needed and if COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

No Time? No Worries!
Everything will be done virtually in 2020-21; no travel is involved. Every committee is different. You don't have time for a very involved assignment? Volunteer for small projects like assisting at a conference registration or being a panelist in a training session.  You will find a list of our committees below to choose from. All contribution efforts are very much appreciated!

How to Volunteer
Fill out the AASFAA Volunteer Form and the committee chair will reach out to you. Thank you in advance for volunteering.

Need More Information?
Contact: Pat Peppin
[email protected]
(480) 461-7456

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Awards & Scholarships
Solicit nominations for various AASFAA awards in an effort to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to AASFAA or the financial aid profession.

Awareness and Outreach
Develop, maintain, and enhance new and existing liaison relationships with external professional organizations and agencies concerned with education.

Communications
Provide members with regular communication on association activities via the website, blog, and social media outlets.

Conference
The Conference Committee is composed of different subcommittees who help plan the conference and make recommendations on conference programs, vendors, activities, promotions, and materials.
Conference:Oversee conference planning and execution. Usually the conference chair works with the Site Selection Chair to identify conference venue. This year our conference will be virtual. Appoint the chairs of the subcommittees.
Program: Ensure that a well-balanced, high-quality program is organized and presented at the conference. Manage the call for session proposals and session moderators.
Publications: Responsible for the coordination and production of conference printed programs and serves as the point of contact for all submission-related inquiries before and after the conference.
Publicity & Public Relations: Gather, maintain, and utilize lists of media contacts and past and potential attendees for targeted outreach to promote the conference. May also develop and manage publicity via the web site and any social-media applications.
Registration: Plan and run conference registration procedures and logistics, including handling of credit card fees and cancellation policy.
Exhibits: Ensure proper handling of exhibitor registration, contracts, and other logistics.

IT/Web
Develop web-based tools to support activities of other committees. Will develop and maintain the association's web pages.

Membership
Conduct the annual membership drive, processes membership payments, and maintain membership records. Maintain the membership webpage of the AASFAA website and provides blog articles as requested by the Communications Chair.

Training
Identify training needs within the region and work with WASFAA and NASFAA to provide training opportunities. Develop and present training sessions. All training opportunities will be virtual this year.

Vendor Relations
Manage the equitable solicitation of vendors to sponsor training and annual conference. May include ads in our web pages and other forms of social media. Each vendor will also be extended an opportunity to assist with other needs of the association.

Volunteer Development
Encourage volunteerism and improve communication with volunteers and make recommendations for improving the infrastructure and processes that support volunteer development activities, including the volunteer process.