Senior Vice President for Policy and Government Relations: Aids the President and CEO of HACU in directing and coordinating activities for the function of congressional and federal administration relations. Develops and implements action plans to establish or enhance relationships with government, policy centers, Hispanic and other related organizations, and with higher education associations. Oversees all operations of the Washington, DC office and represents HACU President and CEO as needed. Assists the HACU President and CEO with tracking and addressing policy and legislation. Doctoral or terminal degree in Higher Education, Public Administration, Law or related field with extensive experience in federal relations and policy analysis, preferably in higher education or education-related issues. A master’s degree in the fields indicated above and unusually high-level and extensive experience in the core areas cited may be considered in lieu of a doctoral or terminal degree. 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 in working with legislative staff and governmental regulation writers is most appropriate.
The application/nomination period will remain open until a finalist is chosen. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with the finalist’s qualifications and experience. (Located in Washington D.C.) Click here for full job description.
Government Relations Coordinator: Works in close collaboration with the Interim Chief Advocacy Officer in developing and advancing HACU's legislative affairs and relations with Congress, the Administration and federal agencies. She/he supports the coordination of legislative relations and activities and works in collaboration with other HACU staff to enhance relationships with government agencies, policy centers, Hispanic and other minority organizations and higher education associations. The incumbent is essential to successfully plan and execute the 2020 Capitol Forum, manage the Capitol Forum mobile app, develop expertise in all of HACU’s advocacy platforms, and support HACU’s ongoing advocacy efforts, including HACU’s priorities: co-managing the Higher Education Act reauthorization process, contributing to the intense advocacy efforts in support of passage of the FUTURE Act, and co-managing ongoing advocacy efforts for the HERE Act and the Capitol Financing program for HSIs, two legislative initiatives for which HACU has sole leadership responsibility. Bachelor’s degree required and experience in federal relations and policy analysis, preferably in higher education or education-related issues. Knowledge and familiarity with federal legislative and appropriations processes. NOTE: This is a temporary position, with a start date of January 13, 2020 and an end date of June 5, 2020 (Located in Washington, D.C.) Click here for full job description.
Information Technology (IT) Manager or IT Administrator: Manages HACU’s Information Technology processes in accordance with organizational policies and goals. Designs, manages, implements and ensures proper functioning of its IT resources. Helps departments utilize information systems to improve efficiency. Keeps computer equipment, hardware and software updated to meet organizational needs. Handles highly complex IT and telecommunications issues, and accomplishes the goals and objectives using creative and resourceful means that may deviate from traditional methods and practices. Manages all IT and communications-related contracts. (Located in San Antonio, TX.) Click here for full job description.
Data Analyst: Supports the data collection, manipulation and presentation needs of various HACU departments: Government Relations, HACU National Internship Program and Policy Analysis & Information. Support the work of Government Relations staff to identify, collect, analyze and manipulate relevant data in support of advocacy efforts. Provide assistance with large scale data set management including but not limited to NCES/IPEDS, National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, and Survey of Earned Doctorates. Responsible to implement proper data systems and methods to assist HNIP staff with various projects that lead to project delivery. (Located in San Antonio, TX or Washington, DC.) Click here for full job description.
Director of Policy Analysis and Information: Under the direction of the COO, gathers and analyses data and information in support of the Office of Policy Analysis and Information and other programs as requested. Supports Office of Policy Analysis and Information through data mining and warehousing and general information management of use to the Office, including responsibility for research portions of HACU’s website. Periodically provides support and assistance to departmental programs and activities. In collaboration with Government Relations, leads in updating background information for annual Legislative Agenda and supporting materials for Capitol Forum, including annually updated HSI list. Coordinates information support for programs, by compiling, data mining, data warehousing and updating information sources, such as HSI data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) of the 31Department of Education and the College Board Annual Survey of Colleges, as needed or requested. Maintains familiarity with and files on latest research on HSIs, Hispanic higher education, Hispanic workforce participation, etc. Prepares periodic information pieces of interest to membership, including monthly briefs, and collaborates with Communications in publishing them and promoting awareness of information resources on HACU website. In the near term, leads activities in support of DACA and Dreamer students, keeps up-to-date the compilation of promising practices on the HACU website. Collaborates with Government Relations and Communications to promote general awareness and use of this information. Produces technical reports, white papers, and other documents designed to increase knowledge and awareness of issues related to Hispanic higher education. (Located in San Antonio, TX) 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