• Career Opportunities at AASCU


    This position will work in both print and digital media, designing projects that include print and electronic newsletters, reports, magazines, website pages; works with service providers as assigned.  This position reports to the Creative Director of Print and Digital Media.

    Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design; 1-3 years experience in both print and digital design; demonstrated artistic capacity including strong typography skills, conceptual abilities and understanding of advanced graphic design techniques.  Must be proficient with Adobe Creative Cloud specifically Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign and have the ability to work seamlessly between these applications. Knowledge of printing processes, current web technologies, cross platform & cross browser compatibility, usability a plus.

    Applicants must submit a portfolio of print and digital design for consideration.

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    Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Degree Network System

    Washington-based national higher education association seeks a person to provide project leadership for the Degree Network System (DNS) within Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, a federally funded program.  The SOC DNS Project Director manages the service-related programs within the Degree Network System  (DNS) within the SOC contract between AASCU and the Department of Defense.  The position has a shared reporting line to the SOC Director for broad contract deliverables and project management; and to the SOC Assistant Director for the Degree Network System on cross-service DNS systematic and policy matters.

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    Leadership Development and Member Services

    The Senior Program Associate position's core responsibilities are to coordinate the member services work of the LDMS division and provide program support. No positions report directly to the Program Associate position. 
    This position reports to the Vice President for Leadership Development and Member Services.

    Key job functions:

    Membership Services

    • Coordinate annual membership dues invoicing and perform follow-up collection activities in concert with Administration and Finance
    • Maintain accuracy and currency of the membership database to include:  tracking presidential appointments, terminations, resignations and retirements, institutional membership changes; regularly updating committee, affiliate and eligible non-member files and communicating with other divisions about changes in institutional membership status

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    Division of Communication and Office of the President 

    The program associate is a dual support role for the Division of Communications and the Office of the President.  The position provides support in the areas of database management, organizational support, and project and administration support.   This position does not require a communications degree and has no responsibilities for public relations or marketing functions. The position reports to the Vice President for Communications.

    Key Job Functions

    • Monitors Division of Communication and Office of the President budgets, codes invoices including the American Express, and tracks financial statements, processes billings, and payment of coded invoices.
    • Provides organizational support for the vice president including handling weekly project management and contacting communications officers regarding programs and projects. 
    • Schedules meetings and provides meeting support to the VP of Communications and the President.
    • Responsible for print and electronic correspondence and mailings of both communications and the president to include; group and individual mailings, distribution of e-newsletters, and HTML communications. 
    • Maintains communication officers and media databases, and other databases as developed.
    • Assists with data analytics for website and HTML mailings.
    • Provides logistics support for communications advisory council and annual communications conference.

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    The American Association of State Colleges and Universities, located in Washington DC, is seeking a strategic leader with vision and energy to serve as its next Vice President for Military and Veterans Partnerships and Director of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC). The SOC Director executes the contract granted to AASCU by the Department of Defense by managing the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) and all its Projects and Programs. Additionally, serving in the role of Vice President for Military and Veterans Partnerships, the Director coordinates AASCU initiatives, programs, and research related to military and veteran student populations. As necessary, assists Government Relations with the review, articulation, and understanding of the impact of proposed legislation would have on military student populations and the higher education community.

    This senior-level leadership position is accountable for the strategic plans, budget, and operations of the SOC Degree Network System (DNS) Associate and Bachelor’s degree Project and the Career and Technical Education program and all subordinate programs. SOC has a troubleshooting and academic grievance process whereby colleges, education center personnel, and individual servicemembers (inclusive of their family members) can file complaints or academic integrity issues for SOC to research and resolve.

    The Vice President/ SOC Director operates independently with guidance and direction from the DoD Voluntary Education Chief and the Inter-Service Voluntary Education Board (IVEB); he/she has direct access to member institutions, postsecondary education associations, and DoD representatives on matters that are within the scope of work under this contract. The SOC Director is charged with making and executing policy and conducting business in accordance with this broad guidance.


    • An earned doctorate and an active, recognized scholarly record (publication, lectures, teaching)
    • Combined equivalent of 10 years senior academic and military experience that relates to this position
    • Successful senior administrative experience in an academic institution or setting at the level of Department Head or Director (with understanding of curricular matters, including nontraditional and alternative education approaches)
    • Demonstrated ability to lead programs and/or work groups
    • Understanding of military education and civilian education policy making
    • Strong combination of analytical, creative, and organizational skills
    • Understanding of the application of IT to educational processes
    • An understanding of budgeting and contracting
    • Credibility and effectiveness in dealing with senior academic and military audiences
    • Demonstrated record of exceptional communication and writing skills

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