Program Associate, Diversity, Equity, and Student Success (DESS)
Association of American Colleges & Universities
Location: washington, D.C.
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: 4 Year Degree
Administrative, Clerical, Support
4 Year Degree
The American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) is a global membership organization dedicated to advancing the vitality and democratic purposes of undergraduate liberal education. Through our programs and events, publications and research, public advocacy and campus-based projects, AAC&U serves as a catalyst and facilitator for innovations that improve educational quality and equity and that support the success of all students. In addition to accredited public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities and state higher education systems and agencies throughout the United States, our membership includes degree-granting higher education institutions in more than twenty-five countries as well as other organizations and individuals. To learn more, visit www.aacu.org
The DESS Program Associate is responsible for providing administrative and program support for grant-funded projects and summer institutes sponsored by DESS. These include the Institutes on High-Impact Practices and Student Success, and Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers.
Duties and Responsibilities
These tasks include, but are not limited to:
Coordinate and assist with the implementation of the summer institutes on HIPs and TRHT Campus Centers
Manage communications with project participants, institute faculty, speakers, and campus teams
Provide administrative support for sponsored projects and institute application and selection processes
Maintain and upload programming and institute attendance tracking as well as data entry
Edit programs, brochures, correspondence, and other written materials
Develop and maintain DESS and Institute web pages
Prepare and handle mailings and correspondence
Process expense reimbursements and bills
Manage specified budget records, conference calls, project meetings, and webinars
Maintain and organize DESS electronic files
Collaborate with other DESS staff and internal offices on the logistics and programs for DESS events
Other duties as assigned
Excellent organizational, oral, and written communication, and editing skills
Strong project management, organizational, and analytical skills
Strong computer skills and database management skills, including MS Office suite
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 with the ability to balance and set priorities among many tasks and meet deadlines
Self-directed ability to thrive in a fast-paced advocacy organization at the center of higher education reform
At least 1-2 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.
Please submit a resume and a cover letter describing relevant work and educational experience to AAC&U, Box DESS, 1818 R Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009, or to email@example.com. Review of applications will begin on August 19, 2022.
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.