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Title: Assistant Director, Center for Public University Transformation (CPUT)
Supervisor: Executive Director, Center for Public University Transformation (CPUT)
Status: Full-Time; Exempt
Location: Washington, DC
Salary Range: $80,000 - $85,000
The Assistant Director for the Center for Public University Transformation (CPUT) will build and manage a network of technical assistance providers, facilitating engagement of subject matter experts, organizations, and vendors who will provide technical assistance and support to universities to improve student success and degree completion. This individual would evaluate university needs, identify experts and organizations who can meet those needs, and coordinate provision of services (whether voluntary or for hire). The Assistant Director may also manage one cluster of 6-12 universities as part of the CPUT team. As an integral part of the APLU team, however, s/he will routinely collaborate with other APLU offices and staff and will contribute to overall association goals. The Assistant Director will report to the Executive Director of CPUT. The ideal candidate for this role would have significant on-campus work experience, an excellent understanding of university operations and processes, and be a “natural networker” with superb and persuasive communication and interpersonal skills. S/he will also have substantial university and project management experience, as well as be energetic, a dependable self-starter, a team-player, and a quick learner. This full-time position will be based in Washington, DC. and is contingent upon official confirmation of funding from the donor. For more information, consult www.aplu.org.
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 237 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 4.9 million undergraduates and 1.3 million graduate students, award 1.2 million degrees, employ 1.2 million faculty and staff, and conduct $43.9 billion in university-based research.
The APLU Center for Public University Transformation (CPUT) is a cross-cutting entity within the association that coordinates and scales APLU’s work on student success and degree completion. The primary work of the Center over the next few years is to convene 125 universities in small groups (“transformation clusters”) around areas of shared priority. These clusters will be supported by a network of technical assistance providers that will target products and services to meet university needs.
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Please send a brief cover letter, resume, and writing sample (maximum of five pages) to APLU’s Human Resources Department at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “Assistant Director, CPUT” no later than Friday, September 21st, 2018. You should be the sole author of the writing sample or, if there are multiple authors, clearly indicate which portion was written by you.
This is a full-time position with an annual starting salary in the range of $80,000-85,000. APLU provides a generous benefits package. For more information on APLU, please visit http://www.aplu.org.
APLU is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.