Volunteer as a Co-Chair

We are grateful to our co-chairs for the time they invest in SID-US. We rely on our co-chairs to provide high quality, relevant, and timely events.


Current Openings

To apply, please send an updated resume, cover letter outlining your interest in the position, and contact information for two references to [email protected].


Our member-led groups are central to SID-US's mission and the purpose is to:

  • Provide a forum for exchanging information and knowledge on critical development issues and best practices through participant and co-chair generated events;
  • Provide opportunities for networking among development professionals;
  • Create potential synergies for joint action and collaboration; and
  • Enhance the knowledge and skills of SID-US members.

Co-chairs serve in a voluntary capacity and agree to convene a minimum of three events/discussions per year, including one planning meeting, where members and co-chairs lay out the year's event topics. The majority of workgroups have two co-chairs, who work in concert. Co-chairs identify discussion topics, invite panelists/speakers, and frame the discussion by providing an announcement, which SID-US advertises to its membership listserv. SID-US works with co-chairs to schedule events and provide a venue, when needed. Workgroup events are generally panel discussions with 2-3 speakers followed by a Q&A session, though other formats are welcome. Events are typically 60-90 minutes.

Co-chairs should have relevant experience in the development issue of the member-led group. Co-chairs must be members of SID-US and are tied to the individual and not their organization. If a co-chair moves to another organization, they may continue to serve as a co-chair. If a co-chair chooses to step down, the position is not automatically filled by someone at the co-chair's organization. Instead, SID-US will put out a call for applications to replace the co-chair.

To be fair to our members, organizations can only have one representative co-chair at a time.