This working group will examine the Role of the College Union statement, it’s purpose and relevance to today’s college union, how it can effectively be used by members, and as applicable, to make recommendations to the Board of Trustees for any updates. Six to eight positions are available, in addition to a chairperson, for term to begin in May 2017.
Reporting to a volunteer group leader and supported by a staff liaison, for a term running through December 2017, group members will be responsible for:
- Performing an internal audit of Association materials and practices relevant to the role statement (e.g., the ACUI strategic plan).
- Executing qualitative interviews with key stakeholders.
- Analyzing information to inform what should be included in the role statement, including: how the statement is used by members; recent work of Future of the Brand Task Force; and the role of community builders.
- Creating a revised statement that clearly articulates relevance of college unions in higher education.
- Ensuring language and messaging used in the statement is inclusive and easy to understand.
- Confirming the statement accurately reflects foundational purpose and current practices of college unions.
- Gaining input from members through online engagement and regional conferences.
- Revising and recommending final product to Board of Trustees by December 2017.
Qualified applicants should have a familiarity with the Role of the College Union Statement; experience in conducting research; support for ACUI and the growth of the Association; and a willingness to actively participate, dedicate sufficient time to completing tasks, and manage multiple projects; institutional support.
At the time of application, individuals must have 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.
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.
Applications for this opportunity are due on April 21. A screening committee made up of the staff liaison and related
volunteers will review applications, interview qualified candidates, and
make a selection recommendation.