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HACU Career Opportunities (4/01/21)

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

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. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. (Located in San Antonio, TX) Click here for full job description. (Expected hire date is March 2021)

Senior Executive Director of Government Relations:
Works in close collaboration with the Sr. Vice President for Policy and Government Relations (SVPPGR) in developing and advancing HACU's legislative agenda and relations with Congress, the Administration, and federal agencies. She/he coordinates and cultivates relations and partnerships with federal agencies and works in collaboration with other HACU staff to advance HACU’s legislative and policy initiatives. Represents HACU with 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. Master's degree or an equivalent in public administration, higher education, law, or related field. A terminal degree is preferred. Extensive experience in government relations and policy analysis, preferably on higher education or related fields. Substantive knowledge and/or training on issues impacting Hispanics in higher education at the federal or state level. Working knowledge and familiarity with state and federal legislative and appropriations processes. Documented experience working with legislative and federal agency staff and with regulators. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. (Located in Washington, DC) Click here for full job description.

Executive Director of STEM Programs:
Designs, implements, and manages all HACU-STEM related programs, grants, and events, including planning, partner relationships, grant writing, grant implementation, contracts, and all other pursuits. Oversees current National Science Foundation (NSF) grants in collaboration with other staff. Manages all activities related to securing additional grants. 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. Master’s degree (MS/MA) required (STEM-related field preferred); doctoral degree strongly preferred. A minimum of four or five years of experience working with college age students in a professional position in a STEM educational setting. Grant preparation and management experience required. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. (Located in San Antonio, TX) Click here for full job description. 

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.  Compensation is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. (Located in San Antonio, TX) Click here for full job description. (Expected hire date is June 1, 2021)

HNIP Program Coordinator: Under the direct supervision of the HACU’s National Internship Program’s (HNIP) Director of Operations (DO). The Program Coordinator (PC) is tasked with planning and coordinating HNIP’s activities and processes that support the recruitment, selection, placement, and successful development of the students’ internship experience in the federal government. The Program Coordinator (PC) supports the work of the program with applicants, selected interns, supervisors, and agency liaisons. Provides overall support on the implementation of a successful student professional development program. The Program Coordinator will contribute and support program services in the capacity of events, social media, travel and housing based on seasonal workflow. Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) in education, communication, business, social science, or related field. Experience in service-related industries along with experience in career counseling, diversity recruitment, student development, and/or program management is a plus. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  (Located in Washington, DC) 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, sexual orientation, 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.