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HACU Career Opportunities (1/22/21)

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

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. (Expected hire date is May 1, 2021)

Legislative and Administrative Assistant: Will provide general administrative and legislative support for the HACU Western Regional Office (WRO). Assists in monitoring legislative proceedings in the five states covered by the office, preparation of advocacy and other related publications for use in work with Legislature, Governor, and member institutions, visits to Gubernatorial and Legislative offices during legislative sessions and research related to education and other policy areas for use in advocacy efforts. Will attends meetings, hearings, and briefings convened by Gubernatorial and Legislative offices, as well as education associations and other interest groups when needed. Assists with updating supervisor’s calendars. Is responsible for reading and routing incoming mail. Locates and attaches appropriate file to correspondence to be answered by the Executive Director. Two or more years of college or technical school in a degree related to education, political science, public policy, etc., or equivalent combination of education and experience. Legislative experience highly desired. (Located in Sacramento, CA.) Click here for full job description.  (Expected hire date is February 1, 2021)

PK-12 Initiatives Manager: Coordinates all aspects of the Hispanic-Serving School District (HSSD) affiliation, including recruitment and retention efforts, and all program activities related to HACU’s PK-12 initiatives. Implements programs such as university tours, PK-12 Symposium, Youth Leadership Development Forums, etc.. Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) required. A minimum of two years related experience in higher education and/or a PK-12 setting. Excellent computer skills and/or training with a high level of proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications including but not limited to Word, Excel, and Power Point. High level of proficiency with word processing and databases required, i.e. document merges, databases, creation, data entry, maintenance, report generation. Strong planning, project management and administrative skills. High level of proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, email, the internet and on-line functionalities. Must be organized and able to work independently with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment handling multiple projects with competing deadlines. Effective time management.  (Located in San Antonio, TX) Click here for full job description. (Expected hire date is June 1, 2021)

HNIP Program Manager of Internships: HACU is seeking an experienced professional that can manage and advance its national internship program. Reporting to the Director of Operations are responsible for managing the day to day operations of the HACU National Internship Program and its critical components around communication with students and other key stakeholders. The successful candidate will have demonstrated competence in communicating to students and stakeholders that play a critical role in the HACU National Internship Program. Excellent verbal communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate with internal and external contacts. High level of teamwork and interpersonal skills with a minimum of 2-4 years of supervisory experience. Must possess passion to promote professional development for student advancement. (Located in Washington, DC) Click here for full job description. (Expected hire date is January 2021)

Senior Office Manager: Supervises and coordinates production flow and activities of clerical personnel in President’s office including but not limited to the following: Overseeing office production, department correspondence, communication with vendors related to facilities maintenance, shipping and delivery services, office security. Will also analyze and organize office operations and procedures, coordinate special office events, formulate procedures for records in the President’s Office, prepares various correspondence/reports, maintains and processes petty cash, and assist Executive Assistant to President with various conference/event responsibilities. Provides administrative support for the Academia de Liderazgo/Leadership Academy. Associate’s degree (A.A.) and five to ten years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Must be computer literate, able to use spreadsheets, word processing programs, desktop publishing and databases. Must be able to travel on occasion. Spanish proficiency preferred, but not required. (Located in San Antonio, TX) Click here for full job description.  (Expected hire date is January 2021)

Senior Vice President for Programs and Operations (SVPPO): Leads and supervises senior staff in the implementation of HACU policies, goals and objectives set by the Association's President & CEO and Board of Directors. Directs and evaluates staff under his/her direct supervisory responsibility on the planning, development, and implementation of short- and long-term operational plans to meet the strategic goals and objectives of HACU. Develops and implements HACU's research and policy analysis agenda, and writes and conducts research on federal and state policy initiatives in support of HACU's legislative strategies and programmatic initiatives to advance the association's corresponding goals and objectives. Monitors and analyzes legislative, education, and related policy proposals, and assists in proposing and developing formal HACU positions on various Hispanic education policy issues. Master's degree in higher education, business, public administration, or closely related field with five years of managerial experience, working knowledge of public and private higher education, and administrative and/or teaching experience in postsecondary education. A terminal or doctoral degree is highly preferred and experience in leading an organization or division of same that deals with government agencies and private foundations in grant procurement and contract negotiations. Experience must be geared to planning and managing nonprofit organizations involving diverse employees. Proficiency in word processing, database, and spreadsheet software highly desired. Must be able to travel. Proficiency in Spanish strongly preferred. (Located in San Antonio, TX) Click here for full job description. (Expected hire date is February 2021)


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 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.