HACU Career Opportunities (4/01/14)
|The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) is currently seeking professionals for the following positions:
Executive Director of Legislative Affairs - Will work with and assist Chief Advocacy Officer and Executive Director of Legislative Affairs in the development & advancement of HACU’s legislative agenda, collaborate with staff from the Government Relations office in maintaining relations with federal legislative and administrative offices and agencies in areas relating to federal legislation and regulations. Will assist in formulating relationships with government offices and officials, education policy centers, Hispanic and other minority focused organizations and higher education associations to promote the advancement of Hispanic higher education. Master’s degree in Public Administration, Higher education or related field with extensive experience in federal relations and policy analysis, preferably in higher education-related issues. Experience and/or training at the federal/state level on issues impacting Hispanics in higher education. Knowledge should include familiarity with the processes of legislation and federal appropriations. Experience working with legislative assistants and governmental regulation writers is most appropriate. Exceptional interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communication skills and Spanish language proficiency highly desired. (Located in Washington, DC)
HACU National Internship Program (HNIP) Executive Director - Plans, directs, markets and coordinates the activities of the federal component of the HNIP to ensure that goals or objectives of the program are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters including, but not limited to, the following duties: Coordinate to assure smooth collaboration and maximum synergies between federal and corporate program components; write and review HNIP program proposals or plans to determine time frame, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing goals and objectives in regards to federal requirements, staffing requirements, and allocation of available resources to various phases of program; promote HNIP opportunities and coordinate HNIP program activities with federal agencies and in negotiating federal HNIP-related contracts and MOUs; supervise the compilation of data from HNIP program statistics for HACU promotional use; prepare program reports for management partners and federal agencies relating to federal HNIP; develop and coordinate marketing campaign and materials for the promotion of HNIP to federal agencies and HSIs; and assists the Chief Advocacy Officer in maintaining liaisons with federal contracting partners. Master’s degree or equivalent in education, business or related field and four to ten years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Microsoft Office application proficiency required. Spanish language proficiency highly desired. Must be able to travel. (Located in Washington, DC)
HACU National Internship Program (HNIP) Program Assistant (temporary 3 month position) - Will provide general administrative support to the HNIP Department, including but not limited to researching field housing options for summer interns, providing support in logistical arrangements and selection process; copying, and answering phones. Excellent communication and organizational skills, Spanish language proficiency highly desirable, ability to work with little supervision. Microsoft Office proficiency required. Bachelor’s degree preferred, or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. (Located in Washington, DC)
HACU believes that equal opportunity for all employees is important for the continuing success of our organization. In accordance with state and federal law, HACU will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment because of race, disability, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, veteran status, or non-job related factors in hiring, promoting, demoting, training, benefits, transfers, layoffs, terminations, recommendations, rates of pay or other forms of compensation. Opportunity is provided to all employees based on qualifications and job requirements. EOE
We offer a friendly work environment, interesting, rewarding work and a generous company-paid benefits plan. Qualified candidates interested in joining our team of professionals should fax, mail or e-mail a resume with salary history and cover letter specifying position of interest to:
HACU, Attention: Human Resources Dept.
8415 Datapoint Drive, Suite 400
San Antonio, TX 78229
Fax (210) 576-3293
NOTICE: Federal law requires Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. HACU will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. See posters below for details.