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HACU Career Opportunities (4/18/16)

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) Click here for complete job description.  (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. (Located in Sacramento, CA)

 


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.

Internship Opportunity with HACU’s Government Relations (GR) team in Washington, DC:   Now accepting applications from interested individuals to work as a paid intern for the Summer of 2016. Only one intern will be selected. The GR intern will help support and work with the members of the government relations team on higher education policy issues before the U.S. Congress that impact directly Hispanic-Serving Institutions and Hispanic students.

Basic details of the opportunity:

  • This is a 10 week internship program at 40 hours a week.
  • The gross pay is $520 a week.
  • HACU will not pay overtime and we will not pay for more than 10 weeks ($5,200 gross for summer).
  • Interns are paid every two weeks.
  • The start date is June 1, 2015, unless the student is at a school that operates on a quarter system. In this case, the start date is June 15, 2015.
  • Intern must secure his/her own housing in the Washington, DC area.

Interested individuals must fill the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in an accredited college or university or be a recent graduate.
  • Be authorize to work in the United States.
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Please send a letter of interest and a copy of your resume by May 2, 2016 to: Luis Maldonado, HACU Chief Advocacy Officer, DCGR@HACU.net

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
jobs@hacu.net

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.

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