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Title: Associate, Office of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources (FANR)
Department: Office of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Primary Supervisor: Assistant Vice President, FANR Communications and External Partnerships
Staffing Level: Associate
Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed as received with preference given to those received by August 15, 2021.
Location: Washington, D.C.
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ (APLU’s) Office of Food, Agriculture and Nature Resources (FANR) and the Board on Agriculture Assembly (BAA) seek an associate to provide support to the Assistant Vice President, FANR Communications and External Partnerships and the Executive Director, Board on Human Sciences. The incumbent will assist the AVP FANR in communications activities as well as perform a broad array of administrative tasks for the Board on Human Sciences and the FANR Office 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, and be competent in computer software and communications/social media applications. They will also be skilled in the development and maintenance of interpersonal relationships, able to problem-solve, coordinate a wide range of tasks to deliver results, and provide exemplary member service. This full-time position is based in Washington, DC.
Background on APLU
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 $49.2 billion in university-based research.
Background on the Board on Agriculture Assembly
The Board on Agriculture Assembly (BAA) is a unit of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Commission on Food, Environment, and Renewable Resources (CFERR). The BAA works to promote agriculture in all of its phases (food, environment, agriculture, natural resources, and international) in the state universities and land-grant colleges of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the territories of the Pacific, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Additional information on the BAA and its organizational structure can be found Board on Agriculture Assembly (aplu.org).
Background on APLU/BAA Communications and External Partnerships
The Assistant Vice President for Communications and External Partnerships is a newly created position for the purpose of providing leadership to the design, implement, oversee, and execute a new strategic marketing and communications plan (BAA Strategic Roadmap), to lead identified initiatives in outreach, and to strengthen external partnerships through relationship building and coalitions. The Associate position will provide assistance in navigating competing priorities and a high volume of internal communications with stakeholder groups, while also supporting content creation and external communications with members and coalitions. The person in this position must also maintain connections and positive working relationships with communicators across the APLU system. A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion is expected.
Background on Board on Human Sciences (BoHS)
The Board on Human Sciences (BoHS), is an association of administrators of higher education units responsible for research/discovery, extension/outreach, and teaching/learning programs in the human sciences at universities across the country. Their members are committed to a national agenda that unifies disciplines within and beyond the human sciences to enrich people’s lives. Primary focus areas including food science and nutrition; health management and wellness; culinary arts, hospitality, and tourism; housing and interior design; human development and family relations; personal and family finances; and textiles, apparel, and retailing. Additional information on the BoHS can be found at Board on Human Sciences (aplu.org).
Please send a letter of interest and resume to APLU’s Human Resources Department at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Associate, FANR. Applications will be reviewed as received with preference given to those received by August 15, 2021. APLU is committed to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment, and supports staff with a generous benefits package.
APLU is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to 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.