The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), a national higher education organization committed to improving the quality of undergraduate education, seeks a self-motivated, detail-oriented, and creative individual for the position of Program Coordinator in the Office of Diversity, Equity and Student Success (DESS).
AAC&U is the leading national association dedicated to advancing the vitality and public standing of liberal education by making quality and equity the foundations of excellence in undergraduate education. Its members are committed to extending the advantages of a liberal education to all students, regardless of academic specialization or intended career. Founded in 1915, AAC&U member institutions include public and private colleges, community colleges, research universities, and comprehensive universities of every type and size.
The DESS Program Coordinator is responsible for providing administrative and programmatic support for two AAC&U Institutes. These include the Institutes on Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers, and High-Impact Practices and Student Success.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
These tasks include, but are not limited to:
Coordinate and implement the logistics for the HIPs and TRHT Institutes
Oversight of location selection, contract negotiation, and all communication with onsite conference services
Maintain and upload programming and attendance tracking and data entry
Manage communications with institute faculty and teams
Provide administrative support for the application and selection process
Manage the development and distribution of all programming materials within budget guidelines
Manage technology and website development for the institutes.
Contribute to the efficient functioning of DESS through active participation in team meetings, information sharing, reporting, and attendance at professional conferences and functions related to the work of the office.
Other duties as assigned.
Experience with event planning
Excellent organizational, oral and written communication, and editing skills
Strong project management, organizational, and analytical skills
Strong computer skills, including MS Office suite, Office365 Mail & Box, Nexonia, Skype for Business, and webpage design programs
Database management skills including familiarity with Excel
Outstanding attention to detail, with understanding of larger contexts
Experience working with diverse populations
Dependability, flexibility, and strict confidentiality
Experience maintaining and monitoring budgets
An understanding of and commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion
Ability to work both collaboratively, as a member of a team, and independently to accomplish goals
Effective time management skills; ability to balance and set priorities among many tasks and meet deadlines
Interest in higher education issues, particularly related to diversity, equity, and student success
Self-directed ability to thrive in a fast-paced advocacy organization at the center of higher education reform
At least 2-3 years of work experience in higher education and/or meeting planning required. A bachelor’s degree is also required, and a master’s degree is plus.
Salary commensurate with experience; plus exceptional benefits. Please submit a résumé and a cover letter describing relevant work to AAC&U, Box DESS, 1818 R Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009, or to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin May 18, 2021.
AAC&U believes that a broadly diverse staff is critical to achieving excellence as a national higher education association. We seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. We are fully committed to equal employment opportunity and compliance with the full range of fair employment practices and non-discrimination laws.
The mission of the Association of American Colleges & Universities is to advance the vitality and public standing of liberal education by making quality and equity the foundations for excellence in undergraduate education in service to democracy.
(Adopted November, 2017)