Communications Specialist: The Communications Specialist will support the association with written communication and media outreach. This position will assist with writing/editing for newsletters, magazine, marketing communication products, and government relations/public affairs initiatives. The position handles HACU official social media vehicles. Serves as a writer for The Voice of Hispanic Higher Education magazine, proofreads/edits government/public affairs communication, writes/edits news briefs, official communications, member alerts, website content, and for print and online products, writing HACU event scripts, media outreach, and writes and distributes news releases/photos. Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, Marketing or a related field, Master’s preferred. 3-5 years’ experience in news writing, editing, experience with digital and social media tools and platforms, including, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.. Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and knowledge of Associated Press writing style. Experience in higher education communication preferred. (Located in San Antonio, TX) Click here for full job description.
Director of Member Services: Carries out day-to-day activities as they relate to the recruitment and retention of national and international HACU member institutions and affiliates consistent with established goals, objectives, scope, budget and policies. Develops, implements and maintains membership recruitment and retention program. Analyzes, assesses and reports on membership growth and retention, and identifies potential member and associate member institutions. Serves as advocate for issues of concern to members, and as liaison between members and HACU staff. Strong oral and written communication skills required, similar skills in Spanish preferred. Basic oral Spanish language skills required. Must be able to travel and to work without close supervision on difficult and complex tasks. Strong computer capabilities and related information systems, and ability to use those systems. Directly supervises a full-time Membership Coordinator. Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) required, master’s degree preferred. A minimum of four to five years related experience and/or training. Strong planning, project management and administrative skills. High level of proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, email, the internet and online functionalities. Must be organized and able to work independently with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment handling multiple projects with competing deadlines. (Located in San Antonio, TX) Click here for full job description.
Program Assistant (Seasonal 4-6 month assignment), HACU National Internship Program (HNIP): General administrative support and assistance for the HACU National Internship Program to allow the program to meet stated recruitment and program management goals and deliverables. Some of the specific tasks include assistance with selection process, housing and travel arrangements, event planning, recruitment, and intern file maintenance. Excellent oral and written communication skills with great customer service etiquette, organizational skills necessary to maintain student information, agency files, meetings, and other related documentation. Ability to multi-task and prioritize. Spanish language proficiency highly desirable. Ability to work with little supervision and to take ownership of tasks and projects. Proficiency in Microsoft Office 2010 with an emphasis on Excel, social media tools, & HTML. Bachelor's degree (B. A.) preferred in communication, business, student affairs, or human resources; or three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with event planning, student counseling, IT, or customer service oriented jobs is a plus. (Located in Washington, DC) 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.
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