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 staff liaison, for a two-year term, student involvement coordinators are responsible for:

  • Recruiting students to serve on various regional committees, program teams, short-term 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.
  • Assisting in the promotion of free membership to regional students and faculty members.

All Regional Leadership Team members are also responsible for:

  • Participating in scheduled Regional Leadership Team meetings during the year. These typically include monthly conference calls; a face-to-face meeting at the regional conference; and a second face-to-face meeting at a time determined by the team.
  • 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.
  • Supporting efforts in the region to raise funds for scholarships and corporate partnerships.

Direct expenses for conducting association or regional business for meetings are covered by the association. However, positions requiring the volunteer to travel and be registered for conferences and events, which is a commitment of the institution.

Given current realities regarding potential current and future travel restrictions, members interested in this volunteer opportunity should still apply, and we will be flexible with accommodations and exceptions on a case-by-case basis, as necessary.


Application Information

Apply by June 26 for open positions in your region. The written application will ask you to:

  • Provide your name, institution, and contact information.
  • Describe your relevant experiences and your skills/perspectives that would contribute to your success as a volunteer
  • Select which volunteer opportunities you are interested in
  • Upload a signed Institutional Support Form [pdf], as this position requires travel, financial support to register for event(s), and/or significant out-of-office time

Region I            Region II           Region III           Region IV

Region V          Region VI          Region VII          Region VIII

We acknowledge the challenges associated with the unknowns of professional development and travel support in the times ahead for higher education, so we are happy to discuss institutional support circumstances with interested individuals and make appropriate accommodations. We will be as flexible as possible, so please do not allow this form alone be a factor in keeping you from submitting an application.

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.

A screening committee made up of the volunteer team leader, the regional membership experience coordinator, and other related volunteers will review applications, interview candidates, and make recommendations for selections.

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.

  • Student Learning
    • Knowledge of Student Development Theory
    • Application of Theory to Practice
  • Organizational Leadership
    • Collaboration and Partnerships
    • Awareness of Self
  • Marketing
    • Principles of Marketing
    • Using Data for Marketing
Qualifications

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.