HACU Career Opportunities

(5/27/2022)

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


Executive Director of State Government Relations: This position has overall responsibility for the functioning of the Western Regional Office (WRO). S/he reports to the Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Relations in developing and advancing HACU's legislative agenda with respect to state government issues in the five western states of 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, including the promotion of HACU programs and services. 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. Strong knowledge of and familiarity with the state legislation, budget, and appropriations process. Exceptional people skills and excellent oral and written communication skills. Spanish language proficiency is highly desired. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. (Located in Sacramento, CA) Click here for the full job description and to apply.

Executive Director of Policy Analysis and Information: The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) is seeking an Executive Director of Policy Analysis and Information. HACU undertakes extensive work at the federal and state levels to strengthen educational opportunities for Hispanic students. Our work includes analyzing proposed changes in government policies, conducting research on the implications of educational policy, and providing programs to support our member institutions. The right candidate will demonstrate an ability to maintain high standards of accuracy while working in a fast-paced environment. The Executive Director of Policy Analysis and Information must be able to work on multiple tasks both independently and as part of a highly collaborative team, interpret, critique, and explain academic and other original research and apply it to policy work. The ideal candidate must have the ability to think creatively about how to express the ramifications of policy proposals and political developments across issues. Master’s degree in higher education or related social science field is required. A doctorate in related field is strongly preferred. Relevant prior experience, 2-3 years of relevant legislative or policy experience. Three-years of experience in higher education, a K-16 educational setting, or related work required. Bilingual-English/Spanish Skills a Plus. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. (Located in San Antonio, TX) Click here for the full job description and to apply.

Executive Director of STEM Programs: Under the supervision of the Assistant Vice President for Programs and Services, the Executive Director of STEM Programs is responsible for the design, implementation, and management of all HACU-STEM related programs, grants, events, including planning, partner relationships, grant writing, grant implementation, contracts, and all other pursuits. Oversees STEM related grants in collaboration with other HACU units and departments. Manages all activities related to securing additional grants from federal agencies, corporate partners, and private sources. Explores and implements new programs and initiatives as they relate to STEM in Higher Education and PK-12 education. Provides program, project, and administrative support to ensure that HACU’s goals and objectives are accomplished. HACU is looking for an innovative and imaginative individual to drive and execute HACU’s vision for expanding STEM programs at all levels. Although HACU will provide initial salary funding, it is intended that this position will be funded by successful grant applications. Grant preparation and management experience required. Ability to read, analyze and interpret scholarly research, data, Requests for Proposals, grant submission and reporting guidelines. Ability to write correspondence i.e., memos, letters, grants, reports, etc. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions about STEM and other HACU programs to the public in an informative fashion. A minimum of four or five years of experience working with college-age students in a professional position in a STEM educational setting. Master’s degree (MS/MA) required (STEM-related field preferred); doctoral degree strongly preferred Ability to speak and write in Spanish preferred but not required. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience (Located in San Antonio, TX) Click here for the full job description and to apply.

Director of HNIP and Strategic Initiatives: HACU is seeking an experienced professional who can manage and advance the HACU National Internship Program (HNIP) with federal, state, and non-profit agencies. Reporting to the Senior Executive Director of Federal Relations and HNIP, the Director of HNIP and Strategic Initiatives is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of HNIP. He/she will be responsible for managing programmatic and funding efforts in conjunction with partner organizations within a set budget. The Director of HNIP and Strategic Initiatives will be responsible for the development and management of a robust and active alumni program, and he/she will be responsible for making data informed decisions through the development and use of programmatic surveys. The Director of HNIP and Strategic Initiatives will also be responsible for writing a comprehensive strategic plan every year that will identify and outline new programming, innovative marketing strategies, untapped revenue streams and new partnerships. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. (Located in Washington, DC) Click here for full job description and to apply.

Social Media/Digital Content Manager: The Social Media/Digital Content Manager is responsible for day-to-day management of the Association's main social media channels (HACU News). This position also monitors other HACU social media accounts and manages digital platforms. The social media media/digital content manager is responsible for multimedia digital content creation to support initiatives, including web stories, social media, advertising, conferences, public relations, monthly newsletter, and email marketing campaigns. As part of the communications team, assists with developing communications campaigns, and writing and editing of marketing communication products. This position reports to the Executive Director of Communications and Marketing. Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, Marketing or a related field. Minimum of three to five years of experience in news writing, and editing. Knowledge and understanding of content marketing. Excellent written and communication skills. Experience with posting social media content on platforms, including, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc. Experience in higher education or nonprofit sector communications preferred. Bilingual-English/Spanish Skills a Plus. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. (Located in San Antonio, TX) Click here for the full job description and to apply.

Communications Manager: The Communications Manager is responsible for assisting with writing and editing for a wide variety of communication initiatives, collateral, news posts and content for quarterly magazine. Assists with public relations and communication initiatives. As part of the communications team, assists with media relations efforts, communications campaigns, writing and editing of marketing communication products and conference collateral. The position aids with review and editing of letters and documents regarding government relations/public affairs initiatives for the Association. As part of the communications team, assists with social media campaigns. This position reports to the Executive Director of Communications and Marketing. Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, Marketing or a related field. Minimum of three to five years of experience in news writing, and editing. Experience in public relations and media relations. Knowledge and understanding of content marketing. Excellent written and communication skills. Experience with posting social media content on platforms, including, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc. Strong understanding of Associated Press style. Experience in higher education or nonprofit sector communications.  Bilingual-English/Spanish Skills a Plus. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. (Located in San Antonio, TX) Click here for the full job description and to apply.

STEM Student Success Program Manager: Reporting to the Executive Director of Student & PK-12 Services, the STEM Student Success Program Manager will develop, implement and manage the Dominion Energy:  HSI Energizing the Future Program. Other duties include providing support for programs and services that fall under the Department of Student and PK-12 Services, including the Emerging Leaders’ Summits and the ¡Adelante! Leadership Institute as well as assisting the Executive Director and Assistant Director with other duties as assigned.  This position is grant funded on a year-to-year basis based on successful continuation of program. The ideal candidate will have 2+ years of experience working with high school and/or college students in a college and career readiness capacity, orientation, counseling, advising, retention, or closely related field. Previous experience in grant management and reporting, program evaluation and implementation. Ability to think strategically and interact tactically with diverse student populations in an effective and empowering manner. Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) or equivalent required; two to four years related experience and/or training preferred. Bilingual-English/Spanish Skills a Plus. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. (Located in San Antonio, TX) Click here for the full job description and to apply.

Finance Coordinator: Reporting to the Director of Finance and Accounting, the Finance Coordinator is in full charge of all aspects of intern payroll, including but not limited to enrolling interns, processing and reviewing payroll, preparing reports for finance and HR, monitoring state notices, and assists the finance department with accounts payable and cash receipts. The Finance Coordinator serves as the point of contact for interns regarding payroll related questions. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, setting deadlines for submission of timesheets, ensuring completion and timely filing of quarterly reports, following up on state tax accounts and ensuring compliance with all state and federal payroll regulations, and coordinating with HACU’s payroll processing provider to make any necessary corrections. High school diploma/GED required. Associate degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in Accounting related field; or two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education & experience. Experience in payroll processing. Experience using Microsoft Excel and basic knowledge of other MS Office applications and strong communication skills are necessary for this role. Bilingual-English/Spanish Skills a Plus. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. (Located in San Antonio, TX) Click here for the full job description and to apply.

EEO STATEMENT

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) believes that equal opportunity for all employees and applicants is important for the continuing success of our organization. As an equal opportunity employer, HACU is committed to a policy that provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition including genetic characteristics, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identification and expression, sexual orientation, and to make all employment decisions so as to further this principle of equal employment opportunity. HACU will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition including genetic characteristics, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identification and expression, sexual orientation, and will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are offered employment and employees are treated during employment without regard to these characteristics. For more information regarding Equal Employment Opportunity, click here.

ADA STATEMENT

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the HACU will provide reasonable accommodation when requested by a qualified applicant or employee, unless such accommodation would cause an undue hardship. The policy regarding requests for reasonable accommodation applies to all aspects of employment, including the application process. If reasonable accommodation is needed during the application process, please email jobs@hacu.net. For more information regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act, click here.

HACU COMMITMENT TO HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY

Per the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Commitment to Health and Safety Policy, effective August 2021, it is a condition of employment for all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they are granted a reasonable accommodation under applicable state law. Employees will need to provide proof of full vaccination prior to their start date or apply for an exemption/accommodation within three business days after their start date. Depending on the circumstances, new hires who do not comply with this Policy, or who cannot be reasonably accommodated, will either have their employment suspended or terminated. Candidates who are non-compliant will have their offers rescinded. If reasonable accommodation is needed during the application process, please email jobs@hacu.net.

HACU offers a friendly work environment and a generous company-paid benefits plan. Qualified candidates interested in joining our team of professionals can click here to submit their resume and information on HACU's job page. Candidates who choose to submit their information for future consideration will be notified if a job posting matching their qualifications becomes available.

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.