• Career Opportunities at AASCU

    Human Resources Manager

    The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), a Washington DC-based higher education association with over 430 member colleges, universities, and higher education systems, seeks a Human Resources Manager

    The primary responsibility of the Manager is to insure the Association programs are implemented through an effective and accomplished work force and for maintaining a positive and productive work environment that is in compliance with applicable Federal and District laws.  The Manager develops, implements, communicates and manages all aspects of the Human Resources functions.

    Responsibilities include the following:

    • Oversees the implementation and administration of Human Resources policies, programs and practices in alignment with the strategic plan.
    • Leads the development of HR related goals, objectives and the HRIS.
    • Stays current on legal changes or issues that affect or could affect Association policies and procedures and regulatory requirements, including compliance with legislated reporting requirements and standards relating to the Association’s Affirmation Action Plan.
    • Oversees the maintenance of records as required by law or local governing bodies and provides analysis of employment data as required.
    • Manages all aspects of employment including staffing needs assessment and budgetary impact.
    • Maintains compensation strategies and structures that align with company goals.
    • Develops and implements competitive benefit programs for AASCU staff with emphasis on competitiveness and cost containment.
    • Coordinates with managers in the preparation, review and update of position descriptions.
    • Provides a venue to address and ameliorate employee concerns.
    • Develops and implements training and development initiatives to enhance current capabilities and future training needs.

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources (preferred) or other related field. 
    • Membership in at least one national professional human resources organization SPHR or PHR certification (preferred).
    • Minimum of eight (8) years as Human Resources professional, with at least 4 years as the HR manager. Not-for-profit/Association experience preferred.

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    PROJECT DIRECTOR
    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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    VICE PRESIDENT FOR MILITARY AND VETERANS PARTNERSHIPS AND SOC DIRECTOR

    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.

    QUALIFICATIONS 

    • 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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