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.

The Education Council will be responsible for the comprehensive development, implementation, and evaluation of ACUI Core Competencies throughout the Association. The Education Council is a team of eight volunteers that ensure core competencies are incorporated in ACUI educational programs, services, activities, and events in line with the strategic direction of the Association.

Serving a three-year term on the ACUI Leadership Team, and being supported by the director of education staff liaison, Education Council members will assess the needs of the membership and make appropriate recommendations regarding educational resources through the following methods:

  • Developing vision for the application, education, and visibility of the core competencies
  • Participating in the development and implementation of the annual education plan, including developing achievement targets for the plan
  • Creating the 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, such as presenting online educational programs
  • Reviewing education sessions submissions for both regional and annual conferences
  • Supporting and collaborating with the following ACUI teams on strategic direction, educational initiatives, and core competencies:
    • I-LEAD® Curriculum Committee
    • Central Office staff
    • Conference Program Teams
    • Regional educational programs volunteers
    • Communities of Practice
    • Assessment, Evaluation, & Research Program Team
    • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Program Team
    • Student Programs Team 
    • Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) liaison
    • Board of Trustees


Applications for this opportunity are due by December 2. 

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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. 


  • Develop, review, and implement timelines, strategies, and outcomes for project proposals.
  • Attend 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).
  • Serve as an Educational Council liaison to regional leadership, conference chairs, and other Association teams as deemed necessary.

Time Commitment

Education Council volunteer positions require a commitment of three years. 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.