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HACU Career Opportunities (5/16/16)

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

Development Coordinator: The position will support needs of the Development and Marketing Department, which includes the Chief Development & Marketing Officer, and Director of Development, with a focus on assisting in the coordination and facilitation of departments’ programs and initiatives through the following duties. Duties include, but are not limited to the following: coordination of all Donations in Raiser’s Edge, donor relations management, advertising management, coordinating updates to website, and administrative support, including recording minutes, data entry, inventory, mail, phones, etc. Associate's degree in the following fields is required: Business Administration, Fundraising/Development, Public Administration, Marketing, Communications, and Public Relations, or related field from accredited college or university. One-year related experience and/or training is preferred. Previous work with Development, Fundraising, and/or Marketing is strongly preferred. Proficiency with Word, Excel and PowerPoint Microsoft Office products, is required. Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge technology and/or other database management systems is preferred. Some travel is required. Bilingual (English/Spanish) strongly preferred but not required. (Located in San Antonio, TX) Click here for full job description.


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) Click here for complete job description.  (On hold until early July)


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)

HACU National Internship Program (HNIP) Administrative Assistant:
Will serve as first line of response to prospective internship applicants and universities inquiring about our program. He/she works with Program Managers to monitor and improve the quality of the student applicant pool. He/she answers or directs phone calls to other support-level or senior staff, greets visitors, performs duties such as: financial record keeping, provides assistance in the setup of the intern payroll, obtains supplies, assists in coordinating direct mailings, and working on special projects. Also, he/she provides support and assistance to HNIP in a variety of other areas: recruitment, application processing, external communication, event planning, and/or securing housing for interns. Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) in business, communication, marketing, or English preferred; or associates degree, or at least 2 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent speaking, writing, and editing skills. Strong knowledge of the MS Office Suite and database applications, some HTML and content management systems management experience, and usage of 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) Click here for full Job Description.


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.