This Association-level planning position is ideal for those interested in collaborating to create experiences that engage members through events, research, fundraising, and other opportunities.

Members of the Research Program Team will serve as advocates for the importance of the role of campus community through research initiatives by using their promotional, analytical, and collaboration skills. Through contributions to the Research Agenda, volunteers provide valuable knowledge to colleagues and opportunities for scholars to connect with ACUI.
 
Reporting to the Research Coordinator and supported by the Director of Content Curation, for a two-year term, team members are responsible for:
  • Promoting the ACUI Research Agenda through ACUI member communication channels, the Community of Scholars, and contact with appropriate graduate programs and faculty.
  • Promoting the ACUI Education and Research Fund as a possible funding source for the support of research consistent with the ACUI Research Agenda and assisting researchers seeking funds from ACUI.
  • Contributing to at least one research-focused article, educational session, or other ACUI resource initiative annually.
  • Participating in the promotion and selection of ACUI’s writing and research awards.
  • Recruiting and identifying ACUI members engaged in research, as well as other researchers, to develop articles and/or educational sessions for regional and annual conferences.
  • Identifying topics for the “Research Corner” section of The Bulletin.
  • Participating in regular Research Program Team meetings via conference call.

Application Information

Applications for this opportunity are due April 17. 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
  • Describe what skills and perspectives you possess that would contribute to your success as an ACUI volunteer
  • Explain why you are interested in volunteering for this specific opportunity

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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 staff liaison, and other 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, Evaluation and Research
    • Data Collection and Use of Data
    • Research Ethics
  • Organizational Leadership
    • Collaboration and Partnerships
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

Association planning volunteer positions require a commitment of two years. While projects vary by season and role, over the course of the term, volunteers should anticipate approximately six to eight hours of conference call and project work per month.