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Title: Learning Collaborative Manager
Supervisor: Senior Director
Status: Full-Time; Exempt
Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: Until filled
Salary Range: $55,000-$65,000
The Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) and APLU are seeking a Learning Collaborative Manager for the Student Experience Project (SEP). The manager’s role is to enhance learning and adoption of evidence-based practices to improve students experience and create equitable learning environments. The individual will coordinate with project partners to develop and deliver activities for the cohort and assist with meetings and deliverables related to the six sites. The successful candidate will be part of a team spanning six national organizations and will work with a broad range of university leaders and constituencies across the United States. The position requires a highly motivated and collaborative individual, who is able to communicate effectively with diverse groups, and possesses strong administrative, project management, analytic, and writing abilities and is a self-starter.
Background on USU and APLU
The Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) is a president-led network of public, urban-based research universities working together on innovations and transformative models to support student success and equity, while engaging deeply with urban communities. USU is permanently partnered with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) to oversee our joint Office of Urban Initiatives.
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 241 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 1.3 million degrees, employ 1.3 million faculty and staff, and conduct $44.9 billion in university-based research. For more information, consult www.aplu.org.
The Student Experience Project
The Student Experience Project (SEP) is a partnership effort of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities/Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (APLU/USU), with several leading research and policy organizations. Through the SEP, a cohort of six APLU/USU member universities are working together and with researchers to explore the ways in which psychological factors (e.g. social belonging, growth mindset, purpose) influence college student success, persistence and degree completion. From this exploration, cohort institutions will develop and test strategies to build equitable learning environments using a continuous improvement framework and methods.
During the period from 2019 -2021, the project focus is students’ experience in gateway courses within the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. The emphasis is on broadening participation and increasing success of students from traditionally underserved or marginalized groups.
This Project is designed as a research-practice partnership and a national learning collaborative. Our intention is to support rapid learning and solution development within and across participating institutions. To do so, APLU/USU will lead strategies to promote learning, and support campuses with leading organizational change and continuous improvement to close equity gaps. Our work will also engage the broader network of APLU/USU member universities to increase awareness and adoption of evidence-based practices, and leverage insights for broader impact in the higher education sector.
The primary responsibilities of the Learning Collaborative Manager are as follows:
Management of the University Learning Collaborative
Project Coordination & Administration
Communication, Writing & Research
Please send a cover letter and resume to APLU’s Human Resources Department at email@example.com with the subject line: Learning Collaborative Manager. Applications will be reviewed as received and continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.
Salary is commensurate with experience. APLU provides a generous benefits package. For more information on APLU, please visit www.aplu.org