This is an Association-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.

As a member of the Education Council, volunteers are responsible for the development, delivery, and evaluation of a comprehensive program of professional development activities, services, and programs focused on the Association's core competencies.

Serving on the ACUI Leadership Team, and being supported by the director of education staff liaison, for a three-year term, Education Council members are responsible for:

  • Providing leadership in developing the vision for educational programs and services in line with the strategic direction of the Association.
  • Providing leadership in developing vision for the application, education, and visibility of the core competencies.
  • Providing feedback, support, and advice to other educational program teams (e.g., Conference Program Team, I-LEAD® Curriculum Committee).
  • Maintaining communication with Central Office staff, Conference Program Teams, regional education volunteers, communities of practice, and fellow council members.
  • Maintaining effective partnerships with Research Program Team and the CAS liaison.
  • Participating in the development and implementation of the annual education plan.
  • Developing plans for supporting, communicating, and collaborating with regional educational programs volunteers to apply the core competencies within the eight regions.
  • Providing vision and initiatives for marketing the core competencies to members and nonmembers.
  • Identifying, recruiting, and selecting knowledge-based experts and interested volunteers to contribute to educational initiatives.
  • Developing, reviewing, and implementing timelines, strategies, and outcomes with for project proposals.
  • Attending all required Education Council and Leadership Team meetings—including conference calls and face-to-face or virtual meetings (at the Annual Conference and in Bloomington each June or July).
  • Assessing the needs of the membership and make appropriate recommendations regarding educational resources.
  • Developing measurable outcomes and other accountability mechanisms.
  • Offering input to the Board of Trustees on strategic direction.
  • Communicating frequently with the Central Office staff, regional directors, and other components to stay abreast of issues and assess needs.
  • Assisting with the development of article ideas and author recruitment for The Bulletin.
  • Planning, leading, or presenting online educational programs that support the Association.
  • Researching other professional association educational programs to incorporate best practices into improving educational offerings to the membership.


The application period for this position is closed. A screening committee made up of the staff liaison and related volunteers will review applications, interview qualified candidates, and make a selection recommendation.

Core Competencies

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.


  • Assessment, Evaluation and Research
    • Language and use of Assessment
    • Data Collection and Use
  • Organizational Leadership
    • Collaboration and Partnerships
  • Planning
    • Strategic Planning
    • Goal Setting
  • Social Justice
    • Institutional Awareness and Advocacy


At the time of application, individuals must have: full-time employment at a higher education institution; institutional 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

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