Volunteer for the SAA Foundation Board

Are you looking for ways to be more involved? Interested in the programs, grants, and awards the SAA Foundation provides? The SAA Foundation Board of Directors invites applications from individuals interested in serving as a Class B Director or as an Emerging professional on the SAA Foundation Board.

Board of Directors (Class B member)

  • (4) open positions.
  • 3-year term, August 2024 to September 1, 2027.

(New) Emerging Professional Board Positions: open to those who are students, new to the field, or early career (ex officio; with vote).

The Emerging Professional positions are a way to build skills and knowledge in working collaboratively on a board to advance the mission and goals of an organization like the Foundation.

  • (2) open positions
  • 1-year term, August 2024 to September 1, 2025; may be renewed for a second year but is not required.

The SAA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, chartered in 2011, with a mission to support and enhance the work and welfare of the archival community in all its diversity, through research grants, scholarships, and recognition of excellence in the profession. The Foundation’s core work is to grow a reserve of funds that can support increasingly substantial efforts to improve the archives profession. The Foundation Board, composed of sixteen Board members supported by SAA staff, believe strongly that the work of the Foundation benefits all of us in the archival community, and they work continuously to expand its capacity.

The Board's Nominating Committee reviews applications and makes recommendations to the Board, which then puts forward nominations for election by the SAA Council.  

Deadline: February 1, 2024 (CST)


Complete and submit the self-nomination form by February 1, 2024 (CST). You may save changes and return to this form; you may also change and resubmit information. SAA membership is not required for a position on the Foundation Board or its component committees. The experiences and skills necessary for these positions may differ significantly from those required for other SAA leadership appointments. Key qualities for potential SAA Foundation Board members, as well as common questions about service on the Board, may be viewed at the links below. 

The Society of American Archivists and its Foundation center their organizational values on diversity and equity and are committed to building a culture of inclusion. (Read SAA's Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.) The application process requires the submission of a diversity statement (see link to Guidelines below) and a resume or curriculum vitae, which you will be asked to attach to your submission.

Questions? Contact foundation@archivists.org


In January 2021 the SAA Council approved a requirement that applicants for all elected positions submit a diversity statement, as this helps SAA, its leaders, and its members to elect candidates who are best positioned to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in SAA, the profession, and beyond. It also encourages candidates to articulate the diversity they bring to their respective positions. This requirement applies to SAA Foundation Board positions.