This is a serving volunteer position, ideal for those interested in providing opportunities for peer networking and resource sharing, collaborating on special projects that meet a unique need, or communicating the value of the Association.

Membership Recruitment and Retention Team members encourage involvement in regional and Association-wide activities through recruitment and retention efforts. Volunteers in this position build relationships with colleagues to promote the value of ACUI to those advancing campus community.
Reporting to and being supported by the membership manager staff liaison, for a one-year renewable term, Membership Recruitment and Retention Team members are responsible for:
  • Coordinating continuous efforts to reach out to institutions and individuals, encouraging joining or renewing membership.
  • Collaborating with the Central Office to identify and reach out to prospective new members.
  • Meeting once per month for updates on new member recruitment campaigns and overall member retention.
  • Reaching out to new members via email and phone and welcoming them to ACUI.
  • Being willing to call at-risk members monthly and encouraging them to utilize ACUI member benefits.
  • Attending scheduled programs and/or quarterly webinars to answer any questions for potential and current members.

Application Information

Applications for this position are due May 2. 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

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.

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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.

  • Marketing
    • Principles of Marketing
    • Using Data for and from Marketing
  • Planning
    • Goal Setting
    • Strategic Planning

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

Serving volunteer positions typically require a commitment of 4–12 months, though this varies by the specific project work of the role. Over the course of the term, volunteers should anticipate approximately 2–4 hours of conference call and project work per month.