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HACU Career Opportunities (2/10/16)

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) is currently seeking professionals for the following positions:

Program Manager - HACU National Internship Program (HNIP): Under the general supervision of the Executive Director of the HACU National Internship Program (HNIP), the Program Manager (PM) is responsible for managing the HNIP’s activities and processes that support the selection, placement and successful development of the students’ internship experience in the federal government. The PM serves as one of two principal liaisons with federal government supervisors and agency liaisons and provides guidance to federal government agencies on the implementation of a successful student professional development program.
He/She will propose recruitment priorities and implement a marketing strategy based upon current and future internship contract demands. The PM must also cultivate relationships with university faculty, administrators, partner organizations, and program alumni that will contribute to the growth and quality of the student applicant pool.
He/She is responsible for producing all deliverables as specified in their assigned grants and contracts. He/She will conduct regular monitor and evaluation and data-gathering as prescribed by their assigned contracts or as directed by the Executive Director. He/She will ensure that HNIP is in full compliance with grant and contract requirements. He/She will support the HNIP Executive Director with strategic planning and partnership cultivation. The Program Managers co-direct for HNIP in the absence of the Executive Director. Minimum of a bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) in education, communication, business, or social science, or related field, and minimum of five years of experience working with college students in a professional position required. Experience in career counseling, diversity recruitment, student development, and/or program management is a plus. Master’s degree preferred. Excellent speaking, writing, and editing skills. Spanish language proficiency highly desired.  Strong knowledge of the 2010 MS Office Suite, database applications, some HTML and content management systems management, and social media tools. Must be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment and take ownership of their tasks and responsibilities. Ability to multitask and prioritize. Must be able to travel. Must have a valid driver’s license. (Located in Washington, DC)


Executive Director of Western States Legislative Affairs: This position has overall responsibility for the functioning of the Western Regional Office. S/he works in close collaboration with the President of HACU, the Chief Advocacy Officer, and the Senior Vice President in developing and advancing HACU's legislative agenda with respect to state government issues in California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. S/he will coordinate activities for legislative relations, work in a cooperative mode with both executive and legislative branches of the state governments, as well as regional policy centers, Hispanic and other minority organizations, other legislative affairs departments of member colleges and systems in the region, and higher education associations, and track state policy in operation or under development by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate assistants. S/he is also responsible for maintaining strong member relationships in the Western Region Office service area. Plans, organizes, and coordinates HACU's legislative strategies and activities with the western regional state governments and agencies. Assists HACU Chief Advocacy Officer with regional activity in support of HACU’s federal government advocacy activity, including contact with federally elected officials and their local office staffs. Arranges and facilitates testimony, meetings, and other such contacts with elected or appointed state officials by HACU's President and Presidents/CEOs of HACU-member institutions. Monitors and analyzes regional state legislative bills and proposals to insure that the interests of HACU-member institutions are included in such items. Writes, publishes and disseminates regional legislative alert announcements, briefs and newsletters for timely distribution to membership and other target groups as directed. Maintains WRO social media presence. Master's degree in public administration, higher education, or related field with extensive experience in state government relations and policy analysis, preferably in higher education or education-related issues. Experience and/or training at the federal/state level on issues impacting Hispanics in higher education. Knowledge of and familiarity with the state legislation and appropriations process. Documented experience of working with legislative assistants and government regulations writers. Exceptional interpersonal skills and excellent oral and written communication skills. Spanish language proficiency highly desired. Proficiency with computers (e.g., word processing, database search) and familiarity with educational issues affecting Hispanic students. Must be able to travel frequently.  (Located in Sacramento, CA) Click here for complete job description.


Executive Director ¡ADELANTE! U.S. Education Leadership Fund: Founded in 1997, the ¡ADELANTE! U.S. Education Leadership Fund is a nonprofit organization in San Antonio, Texas established to provide scholarship support, internships and leadership development opportunities to Hispanic American students.
The Board of Directors invites qualified dynamic professionals, who will provide strategic leadership to expand and diversify fundraising efforts and utilize untapped potential, to apply for the position of Executive Director. The ideal candidate will have an opportunity to structure his/her own development program and shape its activities for maximum effectiveness with the expectation that both the donor base and revenue will grow significantly. Responsibilities include fundraising, program development, public and media relations, marketing, personnel and fiscal management. Bachelor’s degree (MBA preferred) with extensive knowledge of Hispanic education issue and a proven ability to identify, research, cultivate and solicit major planned gift prospects. Outstanding written and oral communication skills, excellent presentation and public speaking skills, demonstrated ability to raise funds and a minimum of five years experience in development, marketing, or corporate and public relations. Spanish proficiency strongly preferred. Must have experience in Windows environment and facility with spreadsheets, word processing and presentation software. (Located in San Antonio, TX.)  Go to for more information.

Executive Director of Legislative Affairs: The incumbent works in close collaboration with the Chief Advocacy Officer in the development and advancement of HACU's legislative affairs and relations with Congress, the Administration and federal agencies. The director coordinates legislative relations and activities, and works in collaboration with other HACU staff to enhance relationships with Congress, government agencies, policy centers, Hispanic and other minority organizations and higher education associations. The incumbent is also responsible for tracking public policy and legislation and recommending appropriate advocacy action. Will plan, organize, and coordinate HACU's legislative strategies and activities with the U.S. Congress and federal agencies to advance HACU's corresponding goals and objectives. Duties include, but are not limited to the following: Assist in the planning and coordination of the Annual HACU Capitol Forum; work closely with federal agencies to identify resources for Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs); assist in the structure and maintenance of the Governmental Relations page on the HACU portal; communicate with and engage HSI presidents and other key institutional officials in interactions with Congress to advance the HACU Legislative Agenda; arrange and facilitate congressional testimony, meetings, and other contacts with members of Congress and senior federal officials by HACU’s President and President/CEOs of HACU-member institutions; establish and maintain HACU/HSI coalitions in the House of Representatives and the Senate; monitor, track and analyze legislative bills and proposals; draft and prepare documents and correspondence related to congressional and administrative relations and legislation; write, publish and disseminate legislative alerts, announcements, briefs and newsletters. Bachelor’s degree (Master's preferred) or an equivalent in Public Administration, Higher Education, or related field with experience in federal relations and policy analysis, preferably in higher education or education-related issues. Experience, knowledge, and/or training at the federal/state level on issues impacting Hispanics in higher education. Knowledge and familiarity with federal legislative and appropriations processes. Exceptional interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communication skills and Spanish language proficiency highly desired. Must be able to travel as needed.  (Located in Washington, DC) (POSITION ON HOLD UNTIL SPRING 2016)

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.