Committees of the Society for Science at User Research Facilities Board of Directors are designed to provide SSURF members with volunteer opportunities to help with ideas and assistance to Board objectives as outlined in the SSURF Strategic Plan.
Each Committee has at least one member from the Board of Directors. The committees select a Chair to serve as the key contact with the SSURF Executive Director. Meeting schedules are organized as needed between the Chair and Executive Director.
Committees are open to all staff from SSURF member facilities and organizations as well as individual SSURF members.
The SSURF Government Affairs Committee is responsible for developing and executing activities that build more awareness of the organization and its mission among Congressional offices and the Administration. The Committee:
The committee liaises with external federal relations representatives from SSURF member facilities and their associated laboratories. It also works with the communications committee to advertise and promote the organization and events.
The SSURF Nominating Committee is responsible for ensuring a diverse set of candidates for the Board of Directors is presented to the membership in accordance with the organization’s bylaws.
The Committee finds:
The committee also:
The SSURF Annual Meeting Committee oversees the planning and execution of the annual meeting. The committee may either hire and oversee a professional meeting planner or committee members may execute the aspects of planning meetings. These aspects include:
Hiring of a professional meeting planner requires approval of the Board of Directors. The committee provides updates to the Board and a subsequent report of the Annual Meeting within 60 days following the meeting.
The SSURF Communications Committee handles all matters that relate to communicating with donors, stakeholders, members and others. The committee provides suggestions and priorities for:
The committee works with other committees that are planning activities that may require promotion.
The SSURF Membership Committee is responsible for developing ideas to attract new members; create strategies for retaining existing members; and getting members involved in the mission of the organization. Common activities of the Membership Development Committee include:
The Membership Development Committee works with the Communications Committee to advertise and promote SSURF’s mission, activities and events.
The User Facility Administrator Committee is responsible for working with the User Facility Administrators from those facilities that are SSURF members, to address aspirational and more immediately functional activities and communications to support member facilities, such as:
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