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Title: Associate, Data & Policy Analysis and External Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Department: Office of Data & Policy Analysis and Office of External Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Supervisor: Vice President, Data & Policy Analysis
Salary Range: $45,000 - $55,000
Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed until filled, with priority given to applications received by September 18, 2020
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), a research, policy and advocacy organization dedicated to strengthening and advancing the work of public universities in the US, Canada and Mexico, is seeking an associate to provide administrative support to the Office of Data & Policy Analysis (75%) and the Office of External Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (25%). The incumbent will perform a broad array of administrative tasks to ensure effective office operations including planning conferences, webinars, and meetings; record keeping; managing on- and off-site meeting logistics; scheduling meetings and coordinating calendars; and overseeing the payment of invoices. The successful candidate will have excellent oral and written communications skills, be able to manage time and multiple projects efficiently, be competent in computer software and communications/social media applications and provide exemplary customer service. This full-time position is be based in Washington, DC. For more information, please 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 246 public research universities, land-grant institutions, state university systems, and affiliated organizations, '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 $49.3 billion in university-based research.
The Office of Data & Policy Analysis (DPA) provides data and analytical support for various APLU offices. Specifically, DPA is responsible for much of APLU’s collection and analysis of data, policy support for the Office of Government Relations, and management of APLU’s criteria for membership process. Additionally, DPA supports The Commission on Information, Measurement, and Analytics (CIMA). CIMA creates space for APLU institutions to come together to form communities of practice around effective and efficient use of data and fiscal resources to guide campus planning and decision making. DPA also oversees two external data resources. VSA Analytics, which is a robust, interactive, and custom tool to support college and university leaders’ use of data in strategic planning and decision making. The Student Achievement Measure (SAM), is a transparency initiative where higher education institutions track students across institutions to create a more complete picture of undergraduate student progress and completion within the higher education system.
The Office of External Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (EDEI) has primary responsibility for supporting the APLU Council of 1890 Universities and the Commission on Access, Diversity, and Excellence and working with others at APLU to develop, implement and evaluate DEI goals for current and future member and program related work. This involves coordinating the sharing of best DEI practices in member and program related work across the organization. The Council of 1890 Universities, comprised of presidents, chancellors, and the agriculture education, research and cooperative extension leadership of APLU-member historically Black land-grant universities, primarily addresses matters pertaining to strengthening teaching, research, and extension programs at these historic institutions. The Commission on Access, Diversity and Excellence (CADE), seeks to develop a comprehensive agenda to broaden access and opportunity, improve the quality of the undergraduate experience, and enhance diversity within student and faculty populations at public universities. The Commission is comprised of representatives from a cross-section of APLU member institutions including presidents and chancellors, vice presidents, deans, and other campus leaders.
The incumbent will provide administrative support to both the Office of Data & Policy Analysis (DPA) and the Office of External Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (EDEI). Primary duties and responsibilities of the incumbent include, but are not limited to, the following:
Office of Data & Policy Analysis (75%)
DPA Office Operations
Commission on Information, Measurement, and Analysis (CIMA)
Administration of the VSA Analytics
Administration of the Student Achievement Measure (SAM)
Office of External Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (25%)
Please send a letter of interest and resume to APLU’s Human Resources Department at email@example.com with the subject line: Associate, DPA & EDEI. Applications will be reviewed as received with preference given to those received prior to September 18, 2020. APLU provides a generous benefits package.
APLU is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.