HACU Career Opportunities
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) is currently seeking professionals for the following positions:
Senior Executive Director of Federal Relations and HNIP: Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs, the Senior Executive Director of Federal Relations and HNIP manages, plans, directs, markets and coordinates all the activities of the federal component of the HACU summer, and two semester-long, National Internship Program (HNIP) sessions to ensure that goals or objectives of program are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate staff. Serves as a lead HACU administrator cultivating, securing, managing and strengthening relations with federal agencies. The incumbent will also work in close collaboration with the Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Relations in developing and advancing HACU's legislative affairs and relations with Congress and the Administration. She/he coordinates 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. Master's degree in public policy/public administration, business or related field; five-seven years of related experience and/or training. Experience, knowledge, and/or training at the federal/state level on issues impacting Hispanics in higher education. Knowledge and familiarity with state and federal legislative and appropriations processes. Documented experience working with key legislative and federal agency staff and with regulators. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. (Located in Washington, D.C.) Click here for the full job description and to apply.
Director of Government Relations - House: Under the leadership of the Sr. Vice President for Policy and Government Relations (SVPPGR) in the development and advancement of HACU's legislative agenda with a focus on the U.S. House of Representatives. Collaborates with staff from the GR office in maintaining relations with Federal legislative and administrative offices and agencies in areas relating to Federal legislation and regulations, particularly with the House HSI Caucus. Assists in formulating and maintaining relationships with government offices and officials, education policy centers, Hispanic and other minority-focused organizations, and higher education associations to promote the advancement of Hispanic higher education. Although focused on the U.S. House of Representatives, the incumbent is expected to collaborate with other HACU policy and government relations staff, as well as in other areas of the organization. Master's degree in Public Administration, Higher Education, or related field with experience in Federal relations and policy analysis, preferably in higher education or education-related issues is strongly preferred. Knowledge and understanding of issues impacting Hispanics in higher education, including familiarity with the processes of Federal legislation and appropriations. Experience in collaborating with legislative assistants and government regulation writers is desirable. Exceptional people skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and Spanish language proficiency (preferred but not required). Compensation is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. (Located in Washington, DC) Click here for the full job description and to apply.
Grant Writer: Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Programs and Operations, the Grant Writer is responsible for the identification and development of grant proposals seeking funding sources to support existing programs and future planned programming. This position will write and submit grant proposals to federal, state, and private agencies. Applicants should have documented success in grant writing (first drafts, editing, proofreading, responding to reviewer critiques, etc.), establishing timelines and collaborative projects. Works with appropriate personnel to research, develop, write, and submit letters of inquiry, concept papers and grant proposals. Coordinates with the Development Office regarding identification of grant opportunities and proposals pursued. Maintains grant files and database on various grant applications, contracts, final grant reports and submission status for recordkeeping and reporting purposes. Ensures grant is submitted on time and within application parameters. Bachelor's degree is relevant field required. Minimum of three years’ experience in grant writing and obtaining grant funding. Previous grant budget development and management experience. A proven record of securing major grants with certifiable references. Knowledge of grant application process and funding cycles. 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.
Legislative Aide: Reporting to the Executive Director of Western States Policy and Outreach, assisting and advancing HACU’s legislative affairs and supporting outreach to Hispanic Serving Institutions. The Legislative Aide will monitor state legislation and ongoing advocacy efforts in the HACU western region, including Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington State. The Legislative Aide will collaborate with other HACU staff to develop and enhance relationships with HACU member institutions. The Legislative Aide will lead in planning WRO events and support existing programming. Additionally, the Legislative Aide will oversee the WRO social media accounts and website updates. Conducts and assists in research related to education and other policy areas for use in advocacy efforts. Attends meetings, hearings, and briefings convened by Gubernatorial and Legislative offices, education associations and other interest groups when needed. Bachelor’s degree required with emphasis in political science, public policy, or related field. 1-3 years of legislative experience or proficiency required. Bilingual-English/Spanish Skills a Plus. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. (Located in Sacramento, CA) Click here for the full job description and to apply.
Student Services Coordinator: Reporting to the Executive Director for Western States Policy and Outreach, the Student Services Coordinator will assist in planning and coordinating HNIP’s activities and processes to support the recruitment, selection, placement, and successful development of the students’ internship experience with federal, state, and local non-profit agencies. The Student Services Coordinator will manage programmatic efforts for HNIP, while working with Director of HNIP and Strategic Initiatives. The Student Services Coordinator will also support the work of the program and provide exemplary customer service to our applicants, selected interns, and agency liaisons. They will also manage the professional development program for interns to include, but not limited to, identifying the speakers, and coordinating the logistics of the activity. The Student Services Coordinator should have a service-oriented mindset, team-oriented approach, possess a passion to promote professional development for student advancement, have a professional presence, and be comfortable with public speaking. Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) in education, communication, business, social science, political science, or related field, with 1-2 years’ experience in student services or student program development. Experience in service-related industries, project management, student development and/or student recruitment. Must have reliable transportation for work related travel. Bilingual-English/Spanish Skills a Plus. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. (Located in Sacramento, CA) Click here for the full job description and to apply.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
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.