• 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.  


    Director of Communications

    Oversees a broad range of communications functions that includes serving as managing editor of the association’s quarterly magazine, Public Purpose; developing effective marketing plans for AASCU conferences, programs and services in support of AASCU’s strategic priorities; managing certain content on the AASCU website and executing communications strategies that showcase AASCU as a leading voice in public higher education.

    This position reports to the Vice President for Communications and Public Relations and supervises the Editorial Services Manager.

    Responsibilities
    Serves as managing editor of Public Purpose, the association’s quarterly magazine, and advances the magazine’s mission to present information and analysis that supports AASCU priorities, engages members with AASCU and reinforces the value of association affiliation; prepares story content and production/editorial calendar, recruits and manages writers; edits, proofs and finalizes all copy, and works with member institutions to encourage submissions. The director will oversee the magazine’s redesign project and potential move to a digital platform.

    Writes news releases, media advisories, presidential statements and other external communications; works with Vice President to strategically place op-eds and other commentaries with a focus on Tier One media.  

    Develops and implements marketing communications plans for select AASCU projects and programs; ensures that plans are designed to meet marketing objectives, generate regional and/or national exposure, and enhance understanding of the distinctive contributions of AASCU and its members.

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    Controller

    About AASCU and the Division of Administration and Finance:
    AASCU is the collective voice of nearly 400 public colleges, universities, and systems that hold students and community at the heart of their mission.  The association works to expand student access, success and opportunity, promote world-class teaching and experiential learning tied to career advancement, and support applied research and service that advances economic development and quality of life in communities across the country.  The goal of the Division of Administration and Finance (A&F) is to provide an innovative, collaborative, cost effective support infrastructure needed to deliver on AASCU’s mission.  A&F is comprised of Human Resources, Information Technologies, Facilities, and Finance.  All staff members are encouraged to think creatively about how they can address mission, member needs, and challenges that will inevitably arise from time to time.  Staff are also encouraged to engage in bold thinking, to put forward new ideas and proposals, and to openly debate the risks – upside and downside – associated with new ideas.

    Summary of Position:
    The Controller is an essential leader at AASCU, responsible for all financial functions of the organization.  The position is responsible for working with internal and external stakeholders and providing strategic financial analysis and leadership. The Controller’s responsibilities straddle strategic planning for the enterprise, hands on responsibility for accounting and financial operations, and reporting that includes general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, fixed assets, and taxes.

    The successful candidate has an accomplished track record in all aspects of financial services. This management position brings strategic, visionary, collaborative thinking to the finance function, and develops and implements innovative, financially sound strategic initiatives in direct support of the AASCU’s mission, goals, and objectives to ensure cross-organizational collaboration towards shared success and joint action.  This talented professional is flexible, has a strong work ethic, is committed to using technology to create efficiencies while strengthening financial systems, and can perform complex and comprehensive accounting work, which includes forecasting, trend analysis, and financial modeling. The ideal candidate has experience in the not-for-profit industry in general, and with 501(c) (3) organizations.

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    GRC Program Advisor

    Position Purpose:
    The Program Advisor position is an entry-level role. The Program Advisor is expected to accurately report and curate timely information on federal and private funding programs, policies, legislation, and regulations through regular monitoring of government and higher education-related websites. The Program Advisor will also assist program managers in providing guidance on assigned agencies to GRC members. 

    Functions and Responsibilities

    • Summarizes/distills information from federal websites into weekly publications, as well as GRC’s proprietary database with a high attention to detail
    • Contributes articles on higher education-related current events for weekly newsletters, the GRC website, and other GRC and AASCU publications
    • Provides members with information on federal and private program developments and trends
    • Responds to member requests for funding searches, funded proposals, and other requests as appropriate
    • Assists program managers in building and maintaining professional relationships with federal and private agency officials, and attends applicable agency briefings as needed
    • Assists program managers with monitoring and analyzing agency programs 
    • Assists with and attends technical assistance visits/webinars to GRC campuses, and contributes to the marketing and promotion of GRC services
    • Contributes to discussions at GRC staff meetings and helps to plan GRC annual conference and webinar series
    • Assists GRC management staff with general administrative tasks
    • Completes special projects as assigned

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    Division Administrative Coordinator

    About the Division of Academic Innovation and Transformation 
    The Division of Academic Innovation and Transformation is responsible for the development and management of academic initiatives and activities with the goal of transformation at the institution and individual student level. The Division advances academic initiatives at AASCU’s nearly 400 member campuses, who serve a vital and diverse population of students nationwide. 

    Summary of Position  
    The Division Administration Coordinator is responsible for executing and coordinating administrative operations within the Division of Academic Innovation and Transformation. The position supports the daily administrative needs of the Vice President for AIT, as well as the leadership and staff in the functional areas of civic engagement, international education, and student success.

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    Senior Membership Marketing Associate

    About AASCU and the Membership Services Office:
    AASCU is the collective voice of nearly 400 public colleges, universities, and systems that hold students and community at the heart of their mission.  The association works to expand student access, success and opportunity, promote world-class teaching and experiential learning tied to career advancement, and support applied research and service that advances economic development and quality of life in communities across the country.  The Membership Services Office ensures that members receive high value, experience strong customer service, and feel a deep mission and connection to the organization.  It works collaboratively with other divisions to meet strategic membership growth, retention and engagement goals.  All staff members are encouraged to think creatively about how they can address mission, member needs, opportunities, and challenges.  Staff are also encouraged to engage in bold thinking, to put forward new proposals, and to openly debate risks and opportunities associated with new ideas.

    Summary of Position:
    The Sr. Membership Marketing Associate’s core responsibilities are to support strategic efforts in member engagement, retention and recruitment and provide administrative support to the Associate Vice President of Membership (AVPM). This role has significant interaction with members, prospects and staff and is responsible for creating a positive experience for all audiences. Management of the following projects include Prospect-to-Member process, New Member Engagement and Welcome Program and other program responsibilities that work to support the goals and objectives of this division.  No positions report directly to the Sr. Membership Marketing Associate.

    In addition to your resume and cover letter, two writing samples are required with your application. Writing samples should demonstrate your ability to market, persuade and promote the value proposition of a product or service (preferably for a non-profit organization or membership association). Creativity, context and clarity are key elements to be visible in the samples. Each writing sample should be at least one page and 500–750 words.

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