Work at NASPA

NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession. We serve the diverse needs of our community, from vice presidents of student affairs to undergraduate student leaders considering a career in the field. Founded in 1919, NASPA includes more than 15,000 members in all 50 states, 29 countries, and 8 U.S. Territories. Guided by the principles of Integrity, Innovation, Inclusion, and Inquiry, we are dedicated to empowering our members to realize their full potential and to cultivating student success in collaboration with our institutional members, who represent every sector of higher education. NASPA centers justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in our work; read more about our commitment here.

OUR VALUES

When you join the NASPA team, you become part of an extraordinary group who work together across functional areas to best serve our members and the student affairs profession. In addition to NASPA’s four Guiding Principles, we have set an aspirational vision for how we embody these values, called The Way We Work, which includes Accountability, Celebration, Ethics, Experiences, Learning, People, Presence, and Solutions. Our culture is one that puts people first, with policies and practices developed to meet the needs of each team member.

NASPA provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. NASPA does not discriminate on the basis of race; color; national origin; religion; sex; age; gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; veteran status; disability; marital status; personal appearance; family responsibilities; genetic information; educational status; political affiliation; unemployment status; place of residence or business; source of income; caste; matriculation; credit information; status as a survivor or family member of a survivor of domestic violence, a sexual offense, or stalking; reproductive health decision making; or any other basis protected by law in any of its policies, employment practices, or in any context in the workplace. When necessary, NASPA also makes reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities.
 

OUR BENEFITS

NASPA benefits include nationwide comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan with automatic employer contribution, flexible work schedule, and paid time-off including accrued PTO, family leave, community service leave, and holidays.

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INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Our Current Openings

To learn more and apply for one of our current openings, please review the individual position descriptions below.

Assistant Director, Virtual Learning

About NASPA

NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession. We serve the diverse needs of our community, from vice presidents of student affairs to undergraduate student leaders considering a career in the field. Founded in 1919, NASPA includes more than 15,000 members in all 50 states, 29 countries, and 8 U.S. Territories. Guided by the principles of integrity, innovation, inclusion, and inquiry, we are dedicated to empowering our members to realize their full potential and to cultivating student success in collaboration with our institutional members, who represent every sector of higher education. NASPA centers justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in our work; read more about our commitment here.

 

About the Position

The Assistant Director of Virtual Learning provides leadership for, and coordinates, virtual learning opportunities for NASPA. An integral part of the Professional Development Team, the assistant director works closely with NASPA staff, board members, and constituent groups to advance the mission and vision of the Association through innovative virtual and hybrid programming including webinars, online short courses, online components of place-based events, and other virtual learning and engagement events. Working collaboratively with NASPA members, divisions, advisory boards, volunteers, and staff, the assistant director ensures that innovative online product and services delivery are infused into all NASPA programs, publications, and culture. 

 

Essential Responsibilities

  • Create, implement, and assess Association-wide virtual professional development that meets organizational goals as relating to online learning, webinars, short courses, hybrid events, and other programming;

  • Advance, as part of a team, standards for the creation, implementation, delivery, and assessment of online and hybrid programming;

  • Manage the Association’s learning management system (Elevate) and provide related training and support to NASPA staff;

  • Coordinate an ongoing call for webinars process including marketing, review, selection, and execution of accepted webinars;

  • Work collaboratively with NASPA staff to provide seamless virtual and engagement opportunities. This includes working with staff in Publications, Research, and Policy to ensure timely integration of new learning content; and collaborating with staff to support virtual learning within the Center for First-generation Student Success; Health, Safety, and Well-being, NASPA Advisory Services; career-level initiatives; global member engagement; corporate sponsorship; and marketing and communications;

  • Guide and support constituent groups, regions, and knowledge communities in the planning and implementation of online webinars, seminars, and other educational programming;

  • Support virtual conferences and/or virtual components of place-based conferences throughout the year;

  • Collaborate with the NASPA Annual Conference Leadership Committee and NASPA staff to execute the NASPA Virtual Experience during the NASPA Annual Conference; 

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Reports To

Associate Director for Global Initiatives

 

Qualifications

The successful candidate will be a collaborative and creative self-starter who can also work independently. This person should be able to expand upon existing programs and relationships, as well as produce new ones, which will generate revenue, increase membership, and diversify program offerings.

  • Ability to develop, adapt, and apply multiple and new formats and technologies to virtual professional development events;

  • Experience with existing and emerging virtual learning technologies.

  • Experience in a professional association, higher education, or similar professional setting required. Experience with student affairs administration preferred.

  • Demonstrate the ability to collaboratively and actively work in a team environment with great emphasis placed on positive interactions and cooperation with department directors and staff to achieve Association goals and objectives;

  • Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds;

  • Commitment to cultivating an inclusive work environment that values the perspectives and lived experiences of a diverse workforce and membership;

  • At least two years of full-time professional experience is strongly preferred;

  • Master’s Degree preferred. Educational and/or functional background in online programming preferred;

  • Demonstrated writing, communication, and project management skills;

  • Excellent communication skills including ability to communicate effectively with a variety of constituency groups, members, and staff as well as give presentations to members, staff, and stakeholders;

  • Broad-based knowledge of IT, its applications, and associated issues in higher education.


Employment Status

Full-time Exempt: Exempt employees by definition are exempt from overtime compensation requirements of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, and are required to work as the job demands on a no time limit basis. 

 

Salary Range

The salary range for this position is $55,000-$60,000.

 

NASPA offers nationwide comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan with automatic employer contribution, flexible work schedule, and paid time-off including accrued PTO, family leave, community service leave, and holidays.

 

Office Location/Working Conditions/Physical Requirements 

 

Office Location

This position may be based anywhere in the contiguous 48 states. 

It is the employee’s responsibility to provide reliable internet capabilities for any work location outside of the Washington, D.C. office.

Please note, the NASPA Washington, D.C. Office is in partially-open status at this time, with all staff members who wish to spend time or work in the D.C. Office required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 

 

Travel 

Occasional overnight travel to represent NASPA at events, on college and university campuses, and in-person meetings is an essential function of this position. Locations vary and can include sites outside of taxi service from major airports. As a result, the position is required to have the ability to travel independently, including air travel, navigating ground transportation, and occasionally driving a rental car. 

Please note, NASPA staff members who wish to travel on behalf of the Association are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

 

Physical Requirements

  • This position is primarily office-based with primary work on a computer, including phone, email, and video conferencing.

  • Responsibilities occasionally may require an adjusted work schedule, overtime, and evening/weekend hours in order to meet deadlines and support events and programs. 

  • This position will be required to routinely pack and unpack program materials for shipment, which will require pulling, pushing, lifting, and moving boxes weighing up to 50 pounds. 

  • This position will be required to coordinate on-site event execution, which may include moving furniture and other items, navigating event spaces, and communicating verbally with venue staff. 

 

Additional COVID-19 Information

Vaccination is not a requirement for employment. However, staff members who are unable to be vaccinated because of a medical reason or sincerely held religious belief, or those who are unable to or choose not to be vaccinated for any other reason, will not have the option to spend time or work in the D.C. Office, attend in-person Association-related meetings/events, or participate in any other Association-related travel while this policy is in effect. Job duties related to these activities will be conducted remotely where possible or reassigned as necessary.

 

Commitment to Non-Discrimination Statement 

NASPA provides equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. NASPA does not discriminate on the basis of race; color, national origin; religion; sex; age; gender identity or expression, affectional or sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, marital status; personal appearance; family responsibilities; genetic information; educational status; political affiliation; unemployment status; place of residence or business; source of income; caste; matriculation; credit information; status as a survivor or family member of a survivor of domestic violence, a sexual offense, or stalking; reproductive health decision making; or any other basis protected by law in any of its policies, employment practices, or in any context in the workplace. When necessary, NASPA also makes reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities. 

 

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit the following for consideration: 

  • Letter of Interest/Cover Letter

  • Resume

  • Three References


A complete set of materials should be submitted through this Asana form. Materials received by January 14, 2022 will receive priority consideration, but review will continue until the position is filled.

Apply for this position

 

Director of Network Marketing and Communications  

About NASPA 

NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession. We serve the diverse needs of our community, from vice presidents of student affairs to undergraduate student leaders considering a career in the field. Founded in 1919, NASPA includes more than 15,000 members in all 50 states, 29 countries, and 8 U.S. Territories. Guided by the principles of integrity, innovation, inclusion, and inquiry, we are dedicated to empowering our members to realize their full potential and to cultivating student success in collaboration with our institutional members, who represent every sector of higher education. NASPA centers justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in our work; read more about our commitment here. 

 

About the Position  

NASPA is engaged in a multi-year grant to help institutions improve their advising practices through the Advising Success Network. Formed in 2018, the Advising Success Network (ASN)is a dynamic network of five organizations partnering to engage institutions in holistic advising redesign to advance success for Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian, and Pacific Islander students and students from low-income backgrounds. The network develops services and resourcesto guide institutions in implementing evidence-based advising practices to advance a more equitable student experience to achieve our vision of a higher education landscape that has eliminated race and income as predictors of student success. The ASN is coordinated by NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, and includes Achieving the Dream, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, EDUCAUSE, NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising, and the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.  

 

The Director of Network Marketing and Communications is a new role that will lead the creation and implementation of the ASN’s external marketing and communications strategies. In this role, the Director will refine and test the ASN’s brand messaging for a network whose mission is to provide equity-minded, holistic advising redesign supports to U.S. postsecondary institutions. The Director will work closely with NASPA leadership and network partners to conduct a market analysis to refine differentiation messaging, regularly review network resources for brand alignment, and create a dissemination strategy for network-developed content. Other responsibilities will include oversight of the ASN's digital communications channels, including the website, blog, newsletter, knowledge management hub, and social media. This work is occurring in the context of a grant, so attention to detail, ability to adapt, and strong interpersonal skills are critical. 

 

Essential Responsibilities 

Network Communications 

  • Supervise Assistant Director of Network Services and Communications and provide visionary leadership on internal and grant-related marketing and communications; 
  • Develop, refine and implement a strategic communications plan; 
  • Create and oversee the networks’ digital communications strategy, inclusive of  social media and website management, in collaboration with NASPA's Communications and Marketing department and external consultants as needed; 
  • Draft or author publications, presentations, responses to articles and other commentary for multiple audiences on behalf of the ASN and work with partners to manage blogs and other publications; 
  • Oversee the development of a “knowledge management hub,” which will share network-developed content with the field interactively and via multiple modalities; 
  • Manage network public relations including increasing earned media, responding to current events, and creating media opportunities for the ASN and partner organizations as needed; 
  • Refine the Advising Success Network brand and collateral materials; 
  • Act as primary liaison between NASPA and grantees’ communications offices to develop and implement communications goals; 
  • Play a role in reviewing partner materials, including suggesting and managing videography, graphic design or other supports to align them with the ASN brand; 
  • Work collaboratively on joint ASN projects related to communications, network management and grant management; and 
  • Develop and implement a strategy for measuring the impact and effectiveness of network messages and make recommendations for improvement to senior management. 

 

Network Marketing 

  • Develop, refine, test and implement network’s marketing plan in collaboration with NASPA's Communications and Marketing department and external consultants; 
  • Work with Senior Director to refine and communicate the network’s value proposition and other collateral materials to institutions of higher education and other postsecondary organizations; 
  • Provide expert guidance to the Assistant Director of Network Services and Communications in designing and implementing differentiated ASN customer experiences by stakeholder group (in collaboration with network partners); 
  • Oversee proposal, selection process, and implementation of related consultant contracts; 
  • Work with NASPA leadership and consultants to conduct market research, including serving as project manager to ensure that all work is completed on-time and with high-quality; 
  • Communicate strategy and vision to internal and external partners to ensure alignment with stated initiative goals and work to date; and 
  • Create goals and lead activities to increase network’s market share and message effectiveness. 

 

Actively engage in NASPA activities and events 

  • Assist with all-team projects and participate actively in staff meetings and projects; and 
  • Other activities, duties, and responsibilities as assigned to support the association.  

 

Reports To 

Senior Director, Advising Success Network 

 

Supervises: 

Assistant Director, Network Services and Communications 

 

Qualifications 

Required  

  • Master’s degree preferred, ideally with at least 5 years of experience in at least one of the following areas: communications, marketing, public relations, higher education, and/or consulting or a bachelor’s degree and at least 7-10 years of relevant experience; 

  • Experience with creating and implementing communication and/or marketing plans; 

  • Experience in digital marketing or related work; 

  • Experience implementing and assessing a communications strategy; 

  • Strong strategic thinking and problem-solving skills, including the ability to provide clear structure when faced with ambiguous environments; 

  • Experience incorporating the perspectives of multiple communities in the consideration of impacts and outcomes of a decision-making process; 

 

Preferred  

  • An entrepreneurial spirit that is adaptable to a fast-paced, diverse, dynamic, and results-oriented culture;  

  • Project management experience, preferably in grant-funded, nonprofit, or higher education setting, including an ability to coordinate multiple projects; 

  • Strong communication skills with an emphasis on written communication in a variety of mediums; 

  • Experience creating marketing and/or communication plans specifically for higher education clients;  

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team; 

  • Proficiency in the use of computers and application software in a networked environment, including experience with project management tools. 

 

Employment Status 

This is a two-year full-time, exempt position contingent upon continued grant funding for the project. 

Full-time Exempt: Exempt employees by definition are exempt from overtime compensation requirements of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, and are required to work as the job demands on a no time limit basis.  

 

Salary Range 

The salary range for this position is $85,000-$90,000. 

NASPA offers nationwide comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan with automatic employer contribution, flexible work schedule, and paid time-off including accrued PTO, family leave, community service leave, and holidays. 

 

Office Location/Working Conditions/Physical Requirements  

Office Location 

  • This position may be based anywhere in the contiguous 48 states.  

  • It is the employee’s responsibility to provide reliable internet capabilities for any work location outside of the Washington, D.C. office. 

Please note, the NASPA Washington, D.C. Office is in partially-open status at this time, with all staff members who wish to spend time or work in the D.C. Office required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  

 

Travel  

Moderate (approximately 2-3 days per month) overnight travel to represent NASPA at events and in-person meetings is an essential function of this position. Locations vary and can include sites outside of taxi service from major airports. As a result, the position is required to have the ability to travel independently, including air travel, navigating ground transportation, and occasionally driving a rental car.  

Please note, NASPA staff members who wish to travel on behalf of the Association are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 

 

Physical Requirements 

  • This position is primarily office-based with primary work on a computer, including phone, email, and video conferencing. 

  • Responsibilities occasionally may require an adjusted work schedule, overtime, and evening/weekend hours in order to meet deadlines and support events and programs.  

  • At times this position may requireto routinely pack and unpack program materials for shipment, which will require pulling, pushing, lifting, and moving boxes weighing up to 50 pounds.  

 

Additional COVID-19 Information 

Vaccination is not a requirement for employment. However, staff members who are unable to be vaccinated because of a medical reason or sincerely held religious belief, or those who are unable to or choose not to be vaccinated for any other reason, will not have the option to spend time or work in the D.C. Office, attend in-person Association-related meetings/events, or participate in any other Association-related travel while this policy is in effect. Job duties related to these activities will be conducted remotely where possible or reassigned as necessary. 

 

Commitment to Non-Discrimination Statement  

It is NASPA’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. NASPA does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, gender identity, gender expression, affectional or sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, marital status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, genetic information, educational status, political affiliation, unemployment status, place of residence or business, source of income, or reproductive health decision making, or any other basis protected by state or federal laws in its hiring decisions and practices. When necessary, NASPA also makes reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities.  

 

To Apply 

Interested candidates should submit the following for consideration:  

  • Letter of Interest/Cover Letter 

  • Resume 

  • Three References 

  • Writing Sample or Portfolio 

 

A complete set of materials should be submitted through  this Asana form. Materials received by Wednesday, February 2, will receive priority consideration, but review will continue until the position is filled.