RACC Board of Directors Requirements

Knowledge and Experience

Directors must:
  • Be a Certified Research Administrator (CRA), Certified Pre-award Research Administrator (CPRA), and/or Certified Financial Research Administrator (CFRA).
  • Maintain a RACC credential throughout the term of service.

Commitment to Uphold

Directors must also annually sign and abide by RACC's:

  • Code of Ethics.
  • Non-Disclosure Statement.
  • Conflict of Interest Statement.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement.

Director Responsibilities

Organizational Knowledge

Directors must learn and develop an organizational knowledge of RACC's:

  • Bylaws, policies, and procedures.
  • Mission, programs, and needs.
  • Issues and trends that affect the organization.
  • Financial affairs to ensure fiduciary responsibilities are met.


Directors must:

  • Be a strong voice in promoting the organization.
Act in a way that contributes to the effective operation of the board including, but not limited to:
  • Focusing on the good of the organization, independent of personal agenda, self-interest, or the influence of others, and
  • Serving the organization rather than any special interest group


Directors are expected to:

  • Utilize their skills, knowledge, and professional experience for the betterment of the organization.
  • Follow and uphold RACC’s policies and procedures for conducting business.
  • Respect all decisions made by the board as well as the differing opinions, viewpoints, and privacy of Directors.
  • Attend board meetings and committee meetings and participate actively and conscientiously.
  • Prepare for meetings by reviewing the agenda and supporting documentation in advance.
  • Chair, co-chair, or actively participate on a board committee.
  • Lead and guide community volunteers working to complete tasks supporting RACC committee projects.

Estimated Time Commitments 

Active Board Participation: 

Two to four hours monthly. This includes attending board and committee meetings, reviewing agenda packet prior to meetings, and performing assigned action items.

Leadership Responsibilities: 

An additional two to four hours monthly. This includes positions such as committee chairpersons.

Executive Officers: 

An additional three to four hours monthly. This includes positions such as Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Secretary-elect, and Treasurer-elect.

RACC's Commitment to Directors

  1. Directors will receive, without request:
    1. Ample notice of all meetings.
    2. Minutes of all meetings.
    3. Bi-annual financial reports.
    4. Any other information relevant to upholding their responsibilities 

  2. Executive Officers will respond in a straightforward and thorough fashion to any questions Directors ask, and feel are necessary to carry out their fiscal, legal, or moral responsibilities to RACC. 

  3. Directors will be reimbursed for reasonable expenses in conducting and attending to RACC Board business, to the extent provided for in the Bylaws and Policy Manual. 

  4. Directors’ time will be respected, and every effort made to utilize each person’s talents effectively. 

  5. Directors & Officers Insurance will be provided and, to the extent allowed by law, indemnification from liability for reasonable and necessary RACC Board actions.

Call for Applications to Serve on the RACC Board of Directors is closed. 

Thank you to all who applied!