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.

Student involvement coordinators oversee the recruitment and engagement of undergraduate and graduate students within the region. Volunteers in this role advance their collaboration and facilitation skills to engage students in learning opportunities which promote the value of ACUI and the importance of advancing campus community.  

Reporting to the regional director and being supported by the educational program manager, for a two-year term, student involvement coordinators are responsible for:

  • Recruiting students to serve on various regional committees, program teams, episodic roles, etc.
  • Working directly with the student member of the Regional Leadership Team in the engagement of student members.
  • Serving as the advisor to any regionally developed student advisory boards or similar groups.
  • Promoting ACUI student programs and competitions to regional members.
  • Engaging with campus-based clubs and groups that historically participate in ACUI student programs, providing support in the recruitment or development of other campus based groups, as needed.
  • Serving as an ex-officio member of regional awards and scholarship committees, particularly for those awards and scholarships designed for students.
  • Liaising with the Research Program Team as it relates to the engagement of graduate students at a regional level.
  • Working with other Regional Leadership Team members or other regional volunteers in the development and implementation of undergraduate and graduate student network activities.
  • Organizing and facilitating a meeting for students (undergraduate or graduate) at the regional conference, whichever the student member of the Regional Leadership Team is not organizing.

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.