This is an Association-level contributing volunteer position, ideal for those interested in curating content for other members, reviewing materials to help make decisions, sharing expertise to build credibility, and welcoming participants at events.
Ongoing Bulletin Contributors write articles for publication that advance the educational needs of members. These volunteers have an opportunity to share their knowledge and advice, develop their communication writing skills, and increase their visibility in the profession.
Reporting to the Assistant Editor staff liaison, for a one-year rolling term as agreed upon by the contributor and ACUI, contributors are responsible for:
Contributing to the educational mission of the Association through at least four posts per year to The Bulletin, ACUI's publication for educational insights and information sharing for professionals.
Submitting drafts and working with the editor during the editorial process to optimize each article
Staying abreast of article due dates, the Bulletin team’s resources, and industry news to aid the conception of potential writing topics.
Ensuring that contributions are either original or properly attributed, and highlight a skill set(s) within one or more of ACUI’s 11 core competencies.
We continue to welcome applications for this opportunity. The written application will ask you to:
Provide your name, institution, and contact information
Describe your relevant professional experience, ACUI volunteer experience, other professional/community volunteer experience, and/or educational background
Explain why you are interested in volunteering for this specific opportunity
To discuss volunteering with your institution to ensure that they are supportive of your involvement, download these About Volunteer with ACUI talking points [pdf] to share additional information about what it means to be a volunteer.
Opportunities to contribute open up at various times throughout the year, and appointments could be made as needs occur on a rolling bases. This short-term position will not require an interview as part of the application process.
Volunteers involved in this opportunity will enhance their skill sets in the areas below. More information about the ACUI core competencies for the profession is available here.
Awareness of Self
Assessment, Evaluation, and Research
Data Collection and Use of Data
Student Development Theory
At the time of application, individuals must have: membership in ACUI; a commitment to fulfilling the duties of the position; and organization/supervisor awareness of the commitment. 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.
Contributing volunteer opportunities typically require three or less months of commitment, with many roles only requiring a few hours of time.