• 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.

    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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    Director of Network Engagement and Assessment

    POSITION PURPOSE
    The Center for Student Success at AASCU serves as the organizing hub for supporting member institutions in meeting student success goals by strengthening the existing work of the Association and providing new support services.

    The incumbent is responsible for supporting the Senior Director of Student Success in developing, sequencing, and implementing an actionable process for 1) the deployment of the Institutional Transformation Assessment (ITA) and 2) the establishment of an Engagement Network to include Communities of Practice within the Center for Student Success.

    OVERVIEW AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Deploy the ITA and facilitate consensus building conversations focused on institutional needs relative to campus priorities;
    • Review of key performance indicator data to set key performance goals relative to institutional context;
    • Prepare and propose customized support plan;
    • Make general recommendations for supports offered through the Center for Student Success (digital database of support materials, recorded presentations, toolkits, etc.);
    • Make targeted recommendations from “menu of supports” offered through the Center of Student Success (Coaching, Structured Services, Student Success Academies, etc.);
    • More

    The ideal candidate will have had significant experience advancing student success specific transformation efforts in a network of colleges and universities and engaging with the higher education community on topics related to student success transformation practice and college completion.

    The person in this role must be collaborative and lead projects through cross-functional engagement with AASCU staff, colleagues across AASCU member institutions, funding agencies, and external stakeholders, as appropriate. The preferred candidate will also have experience working directly with AASCU institutions and external consultants.

    QUALIFICATIONS
    Preferred Qualifications

    • A Master’s degree required, ideally with experience in higher education or policy with at least 5years of relevant experience leading networked approach to institutional transformation;
    • Demonstrated success facilitating institutional assessment tools;
    • Deep understanding of catalyzing the development and successful growth and scaling of early stage AASCU institutions;
    • More

    This is a full-time position located at AASCU’s office in Washington, DC. The position is funded for 2.5 years with contingent funding expected. No AASCU funds are used to support this position.

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


    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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    Director of Data Analytics and Impact

    POSITION PURPOSE
    The Center for Student Success at AASCU serves as the organizing hub for supporting member institutions in meeting student success goals by strengthening the existing work of the Association and providing new support services.

    The incumbent is responsible for supporting the Senior Director of Student Success in advancing a culture of evidence and inquiry across the AASCU network as well as providing strategy support for the Association and the Center for Student Success with a specific emphasis on creating data dashboards and ad hoc analytics for AASCU and its member institutions.

    OVERVIEW AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Strategy Development - The Director of Data, Analytics, and Impact is responsible for developing and implementing an actionable student success focused data support strategy within AASCU’s Center for Student Success and includes:

    • Assisting AASCU leadership with development of overall data strategy and goals;
    • Developing a plan and process for data collection/analysis that provides insight to AASCU institutions and fosters a culture of evidence, facilitates data informed decision making, and assesses learning outcomes;
    • More

    Data and Data Analytics

    • Providing content expertise regarding data methodologies, existing federal data sets, and issues related to data privacy and governance;
    • Managing external requests for data and information related to the AASCU membership;
    • Collecting and analyzes data related to the student success, including but not limited to regular landscape analyses on the role of institutional transformation progression;
    • Maintaining AASCU’s relationships with other higher education research organizations and postsecondary data constituents;
    • Managing AASCU data, technical assistance, analytics, dashboards, and data services (i.e., NSC, IPEDS, Tableau, etc.);
    • Collecting and reporting on student data at member institutions. (e.g., enrollments, degree attainment, and retention rates disaggregated by race, ethnicity, and sex);
    • More

    Impact - The ideal candidate will have had significant experience advancing data specific transformation efforts in a network of colleges and universities and engaging with the higher education community on topics related to college completion.

    The person in this role must be collaborative and lead projects through cross-functional engagement with AASCU staff, colleagues across AASCU member institutions, funding agencies, and external stakeholders, as appropriate. The preferred candidate will also have experience working directly with AASCU institutions and external consultants.

    QUALIFICATIONS
    Preferred Qualifications

    • A Master’s degree required, ideally in higher education, economics, mathematics, or related field with at least 5 years of relevant experience with data collection, analysis, and interpretation for multiple audiences;
    • Proficiency with Tableau and other data visualization software and tools;
    • More

    This is a full-time position located at AASCU’s office in Washington, DC. The position is funded for 2.5 years with contingent funding expected. No AASCU funds are used to support this position.

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


    Program Associate, Leadership Development

    POSITION PURPOSE
    The Program Associate is responsible for providing organizational and operational support for Vice President for Leadership Development, as well as daily administrative tasks including scheduling, document preparation and general office administration within the department. Additionally, this person will assist with special projects associated with Corporate Partnership initiatives. No positions report directly to the Program Associate position.

    FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Leadership Development Support

    • Manages calendar of the vice president and coordinates meetings of the following presidential advisory committees: Professional Development Committee, Annual Meeting Program Advisory Committee, and the Leadership Development Coordinating Council
    • Prepares and distributes documents to support committee meetings
    • Coordinates division staff meetings and develops notes for follow up items
    • More

    Corporate Partnership support

    • Reviews and helps disseminate program evaluations for corporate sponsored sessions, in conjunction with the Director.
    • Monitors key project milestones, deadlines and deliverables
    • Schedules select project kick-off and check-in meetings with corporate partners
    • Reviews, formats and edits corporate partner proposals and contracts
    • Provides onsite support for corporate partnership meetings and events at AASCU's Annual Meeting, Summer Council Meeting and others as needed.

    Additional Duties:

    • Assists with special projects, as requested by the Vice President of Leadership Development
    • Serve as back up on the phones for the Office of the President
    • Other duties as assigned

    QUALIFICATIONS
    Required:

    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience
    • 3– 5 years of experience in supporting a senior executive in a fast-paced work environment
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well as part of a team
    • Self-motivated with the ability to multi-task competing projects and priorities and work independently
    • Attention to detail
    • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and working knowledge of content management systems
    • Some travel required

    Preferred:

    • Familiarity with a variety of software programs including iMIS database, Magnet Mail, and Ektron web development, and clarity soft software a plus
    • Proofreading and editing experience

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


    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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