• Career Opportunities at AASCU

    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

    The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), located in Washington, D.C., is seeking a dynamic, innovative, collaborative leader as its next Vice President for Administration and Finance.

    The Vice President serves on AASCU President Mildred García’s Executive Leadership Team and confers with and coordinates administrative activities of the other Team members. Under the general direction of President García, the Vice President serves as the chief operations officer, providing strategic and operational leadership for all administrative and business functions of the association. This person provides day-to-day management and coordination of all operations and carries full signatory authority at the direction of the President.  The following functions report to this position: Human Resources, Finance and Accounting, Information Technology, and Facilities.

    The Vice President ensures the smooth and cost-effective operation of the association and its business processes, establishing and maintaining communications with all internally established committees and working groups. In addition, this position acts as the association's Affirmative Action Officer and Grievance Officer.  This position is also responsible for reviewing and approving the recruiting and hiring process. The Vice President, through direction of the President, provides support to AASCU membership and serves as the primary contact with the association's legal counsel.

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    AASCU Associate Vice President of Membership


    The Associate Vice President is responsible for the implementation of programs and activities designed to improve member relations and strengthen and promote member retention and renewals. A Database Coordinator will report directly to the Associate Vice President.


    Associate Vice President duties:

    Membership Services

    • Keep informed of developments in the field of membership services in order to recommend improvements, and advancements to ensure that AASCU is competitive, efficient, and operates with initiative and innovation, meeting member needs
    • Develop and implement a comprehensive strategic membership plan
    • Lead the membership area in support of the AASCU’s Strategic Plan
    • Develop, implement, monitor, and evaluate membership marketing campaigns to achieve AASCU goals and objectives
    • Work closely with the President to examine member data, identify trends, and opportunities to engage and recruit member
    • Develop relationships with member campus staff
    • Ensure collaboration, cooperation and communication with the Vice Presidents regarding membership services
    • Review and evaluate membership transactions, statistics and program registration
    • Draft letters and contact members who are in grace period or lapsed status to solicit new/renewal membership
    • Participate in departmental efforts designed to proactively maintain and improve data accuracy and integrity by updating member and nonmember records with information obtained from a variety of sources.
    • Participate in future CRM design phases and participate on cross-functional data governance or other similar team
    • Respond to member inquiries or general member services internal requests and via phone or email 
    • Develop and maintain reports (such as outreach by division) to assist the AASCU president and vice presidents in managing member recruitment and retention
    • Oversee engagement/onboarding process for new members including distributing welcome kits, phone calls, and e-mail communication

    Board of Directors and Standing Committees 

    • Annually coordinate the process for soliciting nominations and developing the slate of officers and directors for the AASCU Board of Directors and the Nominating Committee
    • Annually coordinate the annual Standing Committee assignment process
    • Prepare materials and provide staff support for the Council of Presidents/Business Session at the AASCU Annual Meeting
    • Maintain Standing Committee and Board Appointments in membership database
    • Generate annual membership report to the Board of Directors
    • Organize the New Board Member Orientation 

    Other Program Support

    • Perform other duties as requested 


    The successful candidate will be a team-oriented professional with a track record of inspiring leadership, collaboration, and success in recruiting, retaining and serving students, faculty or in a member organization.   He/she will understand the role of a presidential higher education organization providing high-quality service to the members of the organization. A customer service oriented philosophy is essential. The candidate should have a strong knowledge of good management principles and practices and their application, techniques and procedures used in program development, and developing, reporting and evaluating programs. He/she will have a history of relationship-building with multiple constituencies and demonstrate an ability to support the organization and the presidents it serves.  

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    Senior Program Director, Academic Leadership and Change


    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.


    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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    AASCU Meetings Coordinator


    This position exists to provide meeting management support for the Association’s major meetings, and provide additional support for:

    1. HEGRC
    2. Communications Conference 
    3. Grants Resource Center
    4. Emerging Leaders Program
    The meetings coordinator will provide support to other conferences on an as-needed basis.  The meetings coordinator works with and supports AASCU’s Spouse Program Coordinator and the Liaison to the Spouse/Partner Program 


    The Meetings Coordinator reports to the Director of Meetings.  No subordinates report to the position.

    This position provides dedicated support to execute the Association’s meetings and conferences. The Meetings Coordinator provides customer service related to conferences and meetings for members, spouses and partners, potential sponsors, and hotel representatives, requiring a comprehensive knowledge of the programmatic content and logistical requirements of the meetings supported by this position.  

    Responsibilities regarding the Association’s two major meetings and other programs as assigned. 

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