• Career Opportunities at AASCU

    EXPECTATION FOR ALL EMPLOYEES
    Support the organization’s mission, vision and values by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence and competence, collaboration, innovation, respect, personalization, accountability, ownership, and adherence to policies and procedures.

    To apply for a position at AASCU, please send your resume and cover letter to hr@aascu.org

    All positions are open until they are filled.


    AASCU Vice President for Administration and Finance

    POSITION PURPOSE 
    Under the general direction of the President, the Vice President provides strategic and operational leadership for all administrative and business functions of the association. This person provides day-to-day management and coordination of Finance and Administration operations. The following functions report to this position: Human Resources, Finance and Accounting, Information Technology, and Facilities.

    FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES 
    Reporting to the president, the Vice President for Administration and Finance will be an active participant in the organization’s overall strategy. She or he will lead the financial administration, business planning, and budgeting. 

    Specific responsibilities include: 

    Strategy 

    • Support the President as part of the executive leadership team on operational and strategic issues as they arise; provide strategic recommendations to the president based on financial analysis and projections, cost identification and allocation, and revenue/expense analysis.
    • Participate in the ongoing strategic planning process as an integral member of the executive leadership team.
    • Oversee long-term budgetary planning and cost management in alignment with AASCU’s strategic plan.
    • Engage with the other vice presidents to align financial management with short- and long-term financial planning and projections.
    • Staff the Board’s Investment Committee.

    Financial and Operational Management

    • Oversee budgeting, and the implementation of budgets, so as to monitor progress and present operational metrics. 
    • Ensure that finance staff maintains financial record systems in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, and monitor the use of all funds. 
    • Manage cash flow and forecasting; direct all financial, project-based, and departmental accounting. 
    • Coordinate all audit activities.
    • Evaluate and oversee all benefits negotiations, thus providing the most competitive packages for AASCU employees.
    • Review all formal finance-, HR-, and IT-related procedures, processes, and administration, recommending improvements to the systems in place and managing the systems going forward.

    Team Management 

    • Develop and manage direct staff, to include managers/directors in finance, HR, and IT
    • Engage other members of the senior management team to facilitate cross-department collaboration that ensures that all financial, IT, and HR solutions positively support AASCU’s evolving strategy, operational delivery, and data collection needs. 


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    AASCU Senior Program Director, Academic Leadership and Change

    POSITION PURPOSE
    The Academic Leadership and Change (ALC) Division provides academic leadership for 400 AASCU member institutions through the creation and management of a variety of cohesive, integrated, quality programs.

    The incumbent is responsible for providing strategic vision and leadership for all of AASCU’s civic learning and engagement programs. The flagship civic program is the American Democracy Project, founded in 2003, with 261 AASCU member campuses participating. The leadership role involves working closely with individuals on AASCU member campuses, and being part of a team of highly skilled professionals who work closely together to serve our members. The position requires an individual who can envision, develop and implement a collection of new signature political engagement programs and projects, as well as reviewing and supporting existing and ongoing programs and initiatives.

    The incumbent supervises and manages one program manager in the ADP initiative, and is responsible for all civic learning and engagement-related programs and initiatives. The incumbent reports directly to the Vice President for Academic Leadership and Change. This position is funded entirely by external donations and grants.

    FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Strategy Development, Planning, Innovation and Partnerships

    Leads development and planning of strategic and operational civic engagement efforts that are consistent with the mission of the organization and the interests of our constituents.

    Works collaboratively with the Vice President of the ALC division, ALC Division members, and other Divisions at AASCU, as well as our campus members and external partners in order to

    • Identify opportunities and obtain funding for new signature programs, service opportunities, including pilot projects
    • Review, strengthen and further institutionalize existing programs and services
    • Identify and develop new strategic partnerships
    • Develop and maintain a long-term plan for a center for civic learning and engagement
    • Routinely communicate with presidents, provosts and senior leadership at AASU institutions.Programmatic Management and OversightProvides leadership for the implementation, supervision and assessment of all civic engagement national meetings, initiatives and projects, including:

      • Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Annual Conference (CLDE), a partnership with the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA),
      • Civic elements of the two annual Academic Affairs Meetings of the Academic Leadership and Change Division
      • Selection of three civic awards presented annually by the American Democracy Project: The William M. Plater Award for Leadership in Civic Engagement, The Barbara Burch Award for Faculty Leadership in Civic Engagement and the John Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Leaders in Civic Engagement.
      • Oversight of the selection process for the AASCU Civic Learning and Community Engagement Award

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    Fiscal Grants Manager, Frontier Set, Academic Leadership and Change

    POSITION PURPOSE  
    The Academic Leadership and Change (ALC) Division provides academic leadership for AASCU member institutions on a variety of programmatic issues. As part of this work, ALC creates a variety of externally-funded initiatives and programs to support AASCU institutions in the creation of cohesive and integrated programs for students. 

    In collaboration with other members of the ALC Division, incumbent shares responsibility for ALC grant/contract management, specifically the student success grant initiatives. Incumbent reports to the Senior Director of Student Success in the Academic Leadership and Change division. The role will focus on grant compliance, reporting, invoicing and monitoring grant deliverables, and controlling budgets to ensure that funds are spent appropriately. The individual hired for this role will have at least 5 years of experience managing grants in a university setting, possess excellent accounting skills, and will have a strong understanding and interest in higher education issues. 

    FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    The successful candidate will perform include the following:

    Funded Projects: Assists in the development, implementation, supervision of Student Success related initiatives.  Provides oversight for fiscal grants/contracts.

    Budget and Accounting Management:  Manages project budgets in coordination with AASCU’s Accounting Office. Develops and monitors budgets for funded projects. Provides regular budget oversight, ensures that spending is in conformance with project guidelines. Ensures that indirect costs are appropriately calculated, according to negotiated overhead rates and restrictions, Develops budgets for grant proposals in close collaboration with program staff, Cost-out activities by obtaining accurate estimates from program staff and vendors; manages RFQ processes when needed, Monitors and controls budgets to ensure that funds are spent according to project schedules and that staff are adhering to budget limits, Produces monthly variance reports for program staff, Creates general ledgers and invoices for each grant according to the disbursement schedule, Works with auditors to complete annual audits and resolve issues that may arise, Ensures that AASCU adheres to the highest ethical standards by maintaining accuracy, transparency, and accountability for all grants.

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    PLEASE NOTE:  This position is funded by a grant which ends on March 31, 2021.
    Therefore, unless other funding becomes available, this position ends on March 31, 2021.

    To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and references to this link.


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