Part-time Program Assistant for Civic Learning and Democracy Initiatives

The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), a national higher education organization committed to improving the quality of undergraduate education, seeks a bright, well-organized Program Assistant to work with the Senior Director of Civic Learning and Democracy Initiatives two days a week. 

The Program Assistant will be responsible for helping to manage continuing and special projects, organize project meetings and conferences, perform web program management and research, and provide a modicum of administrative and clerical support to the Senior Director of Civic Learning and Democracy Initiatives.

The person must be able to handle multiple tasks, keep track of and meet deadlines, and work efficiently. The job requires excellent writing skills, attentiveness to detail, and the ability to communicate professionally, both verbally and in writing.  The program’s strategic priority is to make civic learning and democratic engagement an expected outcome for all college students through the curriculum, campus life, and campus/community partnership whether local or global.  The work is deeply influenced by a national agenda framed in A Crucible Moment: College Learning and Democracy’s Future, published by AAC&U and released at the White House in 2012.  There are two Civic Prompts in the Major Institutes scheduled for 2020 in January and March.  See the following for more information: https://www.aacu.org/civic-prompts and https://www.aacu.org/civic-prompts.

This positon is a part-time term appointment through June 2020.  Please submit a resume and cover letter describing relevant work and educational experience as a single PDF file, as well as salary requirements to recruit@aacu.org.  Review of applications will begin Monday, January 20, 2019.

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.