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.

Business managers serve as the chief financial officer for the region. Through this position, volunteers develop professionally, working with a team to manage finances, develop budgets, and prepare reports. 

Reporting to the regional director and being supported by the senior financial manager, for a two-year term, business managers are responsible for:

  • Overseeing all fiscal matters and budget management for the region.
  • Maintaining and reconciling all regional financial records with those of the Central Office.
  • Acting as a signatory on all regional contract review, reimbursement, and other appropriate financial forms.
  • Preparing financial reports for monthly conference calls, regional conferences, and Regional Leadership Team meetings throughout the year.
  • Maintaining regular communication with regional director, Regional Leadership Team members, and Central Office.
  • Offering insight in to the financial status of the region and participating in decisions that would affect the region’s financial health.
  • Working with Regional Leadership Team members in preparing annual budgets and assisting the regional director in the development of an overall budget for the region.
  • Transitioning accurate financial records and back-up documentation to future volunteers in the role.

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.