Title: Assistant Director, Office of Urban Initiatives
Supervisor: Deputy Executive Director, Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) / Assistant Vice President, Office of Urban Initiatives (APLU)
Department: Office of Urban Initiatives
Status: Full-Time; Exempt
Location: Washington, DC
Level: Assistant Director
Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed as received with preference given to those received by May 10, 2022
The Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) are seeking an Assistant Director to work across multiple, complex projects in USU's portfolio of 21st century workforce, advancing racial justice and equity, health equity, and equitable student success. The position requires a highly motivated and collaborative individual able to communicate effectively with diverse stakeholders who possesses strong project management, presentation, analytic, and writing abilities. This full-time position is based in Washington, DC. Employees of APLU are eligible to telework at least two days per week. They must reside in DC, MD, or VA, be up-to-date with their COVID vaccinations and pass standard background checks. For more information, consult www.aplu.org.
Background on USU and APLU
The Coalition of Urban-Serving Universities (USU) is a president-led organization committed to enhancing urban university engagement and tackling key urban challenges in our nation's cities. With a membership of 41 public, urban research universities across 26 states, USU's agenda focuses on: 21st century workforce, advancing racial justice and equity, health equity, and equitable student success. Annually, member campuses enroll over 1 million students, confer 276,000 degrees, employ 195,000 faculty and staff, and conduct $4.6 billion in university research. USU has partnered with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) to establish the APLU Office of Urban Initiatives and remains in permanent partnership with APLU to jointly lead an urban agenda for the nation's public universities.
APLU is a research, policy, and advocacy organization dedicated to strengthening and advancing the work of public universities in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. With a membership of 244 public research universities, land-grant institutions, state university systems, and affiliated organizations, APLU's agenda is built on the three pillars of increasing degree completion and academic success, advancing scientific research, and expanding engagement. Annually, member campuses enroll 5.0 million undergraduates and 1.3 million graduate students, award 1.3 million degrees, employ 1.3 million faculty and staff, and conduct $49.5 billion in university-based research.
The Assistant Director, Office of Urban Initiatives responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Project and Network Management
Documenting and Disseminating Learning
Meeting Planning and Facilitation
Please send a letter of interest and resume to APLU's Human Resources Department at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line of USU Assistant Director no later than May 10, 2022. Applications will be reviewed as received and continue until the position is filled. APLU provides a generous benefits package.
APLU is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable work environment and promoting a sense of belonging, which includes recruiting, employing, training, compensating and promoting staff regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status
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