This is a regional leading volunteer position, ideal for those interested in determining and advancing strategic directions, governing over long-term goals, representing the association to other members, and setting the tone for member experiences.

Awards and scholarships coordinators oversee the recruitment, application, and selection processes that recognize achievements and provide opportunities for professional development for members in the region. This position assists the region in showcasing the value and success of advancing campus community.  

Reporting to the regional director and being supported by the director of volunteer and member engagement, for a two-year term, awards and scholarships coordinators are responsible for:

  • Coordinating the awards and scholarship process for the region.
  • Overseeing timeline for marketing and accepting award/scholarship nominations/applications.
  • Updating award application(s) and ensuring the most recent version is published on the regional website.
  • Working with other Regional Leadership Team members to identify potential nominees and solicit applications.
  • Convening a selection committee of at least two additional volunteers to review nominations/applications and select winners.
  • Coordinating the presentation of awards and scholarships, including ordering plaques, writing presentation scripts, recruiting award presenters, and any other announcements or publications, as appropriate for each award/scholarship.
  • Communicating with nominees/applicants, encouraging them to attend the regional conference, as appropriate.
  • Communicating with event planners and the business manager about scholarships to ensure that recipients get processed and registered for programs in a timely manner.
  • Serving as primary contact in the region for the Education and Research Fund, participating in conference calls as requested.

All Regional Leadership Team members are also responsible for:

  • Participating in the scheduled face-to-face Regional Leadership Team meetings during the year. One meeting should take place at the regional conference and the other at the time decided by the team.
  • Participating in monthly Regional Leadership Team conference calls throughout the year.
  • Acting as a resource person for the region and campus organizations.
  • Inspiring student involvement in regional and ACUI events and opportunities.
  • Developing proposal for an educational session at the regional conference.


At the time of application, individuals must have: employment at a higher education institution; institutional or individual membership; a signed institutional support form; and a commitment to fulfilling the duties of the position for the length of the term. Applicants must also demonstrate an understanding of ACUI’s vision, core values, and core competencies, as well as the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the position.

Time Commitment

Regional leading volunteer positions require a commitment of two years, except for student positions which have a one-year term. Over the course of the term, volunteers should anticipate at least 4 hours of conference call and project work per month, in addition to attending in-person Regional Leadership Team meetings. 


Applications for open positions will be due in June 2018. A screening committee made up of the regional director, regional volunteer coordinator, staff liaison, and other related volunteers will review applications, interview qualified candidates, and make a selection recommendation.