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 staff 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.

MEET OUR TEAM 

To learn more about our team, please visit our staff directory.

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 of Data Analytics

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 Data Analytics is an integral member of NASPA’s Research and Policy Institute (RPI) team, providing support to research projects and internal data analysis efforts. The Assistant Director of Data Analytics has day-to-day responsibility for collecting, cleaning, analyzing, and reporting NASPA’s assessment metrics, including the creation, collection, and analysis of event evaluations, member surveys, and membership trends. The curation of accessible, actionable reports to support strategic decision-making is a core responsibility of the position. Additionally, the Assistant Director of Data Analytics will support NASPA’s research and policy agenda and related projects  through mixed methods analysis and data management.

 

Essential Responsibilities

  • Effectively manages and shares data with internal NASPA audiences to help monitor progress of programs and activities;

  • Collaborates with NASPA staff to design, implement, and analyze effective evaluations of NASPA’s professional development programs, including but not limited to all national conferences, and online professional development programs;

  • Generates consistent and timely visual assessment reports for staff as needed;

  • Collaborates with NASPA staff in advancing the Association’s priorities, enhancing member services and supporting NASPA’s research and educational programming;

  • Responds to member data questions and/or requests;

  • Assists the Senior Director of Data Analytics with the management of data related to NASPA’s overall research agenda; and

  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Reports To

Senior Director of Data Analytics

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree is required, Master’s preferred, with experience in higher education, data science, statistics, and/or other relevant fields;

  • Strong data skills with demonstrated ability to perform detailed quantitative and qualitative analyses;

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;

  • Experience with customer relationship management (CRM) design and management, preferably Salesforce;

  • Experience with statistical computing software programs, such as STATA, SPSS, or SAS;

  • Experience with data visualization software, such as Tableau;

  • Experience with survey design and survey software, such as Qualtrics;

  • Proven effectiveness in working independently and as part of a team;

  • Experience in managing multiple projects in a fast-paced professional setting;

  • Strong ability to recognize details and identify data trends; and

  • Demonstrated commitment to cultivating an inclusive work environment that values the perspectives and lived experiences of a diverse workforce and membership.

 

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 $60,00-$65,000.

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. 

 

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 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. 

 

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 February 28, 2022 will receive priority consideration, but review will continue until the position is filled.

Director of Alcohol and Other Drug Misuse Prevention and Safety Initiatives

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.

This position is housed organizationally in NASPA’s Professional Development team within the Health, Safety, and Well-being Initiatives

 

About the Position 

The director of alcohol and other drug misuse prevention and safety initiatives is a new role that will lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive, multi-site program to support evidence-based alcohol misuse and impaired driving prevention in the field of student affairs within higher education. The director will serve as a thought-leader and provide prevention technical assistance within the scope of the program and all NASPA programs. The director will manage external contractors in project deliverables, including marketing, website development, media creation, sponsored research, and program evaluation. With work occurring in the context of an external funding partner, attention to detail, ability to adapt, and strong interpersonal skills are critical.

 

Essential Responsibilities

The director of alcohol abuse and impaired driving prevention initiatives will support a comprehensive, multi-site program with three major deliverable domains.

Campus Support in Selecting, Implementing, and Evaluating Comprehensive, Evidence-Based Programs

  • Track campus engagement with comprehensive prevention program support towards funder metrics;

  • Recruit annual cohorts of approximately 25 institutions to implement and onboard the project model;

  • Facilitate campus self-study to evaluate and rank current prevention efforts;

  • Onboard cohorts at a place-based, annual gathering, covering foundational alcohol abuse and impaired driving prevention models, relevant national data, implementation science, the SAMHSA Strategic Prevention Framework, cultural competency, and program sustainability;

  • Support the facilitation of the NASPA Alcohol, Other Drug, and Violence Prevention Conference as part of the NASPA Strategies Conferences;

  • Collaboratively facilitate online professional development about prevention for student affairs professionals;

  • Provide technical assistance in the creation of campus program plans, incorporating the individual personalized feedback tool; and

  • Support ongoing sponsored research on evidence-based alcohol abuse and impaired driving prevention.

Audience Specific Education for Collaborative Partners

  • Convene project advisory board with representatives from collaborative partner groups;

  • Liaise with other partner associations as the staff representative for the Coalition of Higher Education Associations for Substance Abuse Prevention (CoHEASAP);

  • Track collaborative partner engagement towards funder metrics;

  • Perform strengths and gaps analysis for collaborative partners; and

  • Manage content creation for partner education modules.

Individual Personalized Feedback Tool

  • Coordinate creation and maintenance of student access portal for the individual personalized feedback tool;

  • Promote student engagement through marketing and communication to relevant audience and stakeholder groups for utilization of the individual personalized feedback tool;

  • Collaborate with subject matter expert (SME) in the design and updates to the individual personalized feedback tool; and

  • Track utilization of the individual personalized feedback tool towards funder metrics.

General and Administrative Duties

  • Manage project budget;

  • Coordinate all funded project activities, outcomes, and deliverables;

  • Supervise contracts and agreements with project subcontractors and SMEs;

  • 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

Assistant Vice President for Health, Safety, and Well-being Initiatives 

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Educational background and experience in counseling, higher education administration, psychology, public administration, public health, or social work preferred. 

  • At least 6 years experience in leading a health promotion or prevention program required. Demonstrated experience across the social ecology (e.g., providing individual education/intervention, facilitating group education/intervention, and environmental prevention) preferred. Demonstrated experience leading a program in the higher education environment preferred. 

  • At least 3 years of experience with complex project management required. Experience managing multi-site projects and/or grant funded projects preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability to understand and translate public health research and theory for various audiences.

  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to establish priorities, manage multiple demands and projects, and meet deadlines.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office products and the ability to learn new technologies/computer applications easily.

  • Experience in a professional association and/or experience in higher education.

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

  • An understanding of the concepts of institutional and structural racism and bias and their impact on underserved and underrepresented communities in the design, implementation, and evaluation of programs.

 

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 $70,000-$77,500.

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

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. 

 

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. 

 

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 an 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.

 

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit the following for consideration: 

  • Letter of Interest/Cover Letter

  • Resume


A complete set of materials should be submitted through this Asana form. Materials received by April 20 will receive priority consideration, but review will continue until the position is filled.

Operations Manager & Executive Assistant to the Vice President, Center for First-generation Student Success

Summary

Established in June 2017 as an initiative of NASPA and The Suder Foundation, the Center for First-generation Student Success (Center) drives innovation and advocacy as the premier source of evidence-based practices, professional development, and knowledge creation for the higher education community to advance the success of first-generation students. As college and university leaders and practitioners are actively seeking avenues to best meet the specific needs of first-generation students, the Center leads scholarly discussion, information sharing, networking, and program development and relies upon alignment with four strategic priority areas for success.

The Operations Manager and Executive Assistant to the Vice President provides administrative support for the Center’s vice president as well as day-to-day operations for the Center. The successful candidate will be a detailed-oriented and collaborative colleague who thrives on building and maintaining systems/processes and finding efficiencies in workflow. In collaboration with the vice president, the individual in this role will be responsible for the day-to-day function of the team, managing shared inboxes and communications tools, and supporting hiring and onboarding of new staff and performance management timelines. They will also provide critical support for the vice president on fiscal projects, including the management of multiple grants, as well as calendaring, travel planning, and relationship management with external contractors and partners. Candidates for this role must possess comfortability with logistics, expertise in using complex project management systems, and discretion in navigating sensitive information.

Reports To: Vice President, Center for First-generation Student Success

Supervises: This position will not have supervisory responsibilities.

Essential Responsibilities

Executive & Leadership Support

  • Manage and maintain schedule for the vice president–monitor, update, prioritize, and confirm appointments–using good judgment and strong decision-making skills
  • Coordinate travel arrangements for the vice president, as needed
  • Complete corporate credit card/reimbursements reports and timesheets for the vice president
  • Support preparation for board meetings, external engagements, funder relationships, etc.
  • Support general calendar management and administrative needs for other members of Center leadership, as needed.

Operational Support

  • Serve as operational lead for Center staff and internal team meetings, managing calendar requests, note taking, and recording
  • Serve as the operational lead for Center external meetings, to include the Center Advisory Board and Advocacy Group, managing calendar requests, note taking, and recording
  • Maintain Center file storage, primarily in Google Drive, and devise standard operating procedures to ensure organization
  • Collaborate with the vice president in leading administrative elements of the hiring process for new staff to include transition and onboarding
  • Support staff departure processes by managing Asana projects and monitoring checklists
  • Engage in key projects in the areas of technology, human resources, and general operations, as needed
  • Order and maintain inventory for office supplies and computers/hardware; support replacement of technology for staff, as needed
  • Create and manage documentation of office procedures and policies
  • Manage mail and package process

Fiscal and Contract Support

  • Partner with the vice president to complete all Center accounting needs (managing invoices and ACH, timely payment, tracking deadlines, etc) in accordance with NASPA policies and procedures
  • Manage the primary credit card for the Center including tracking expenses, managing receipts, reconciling monthly statements, and meeting critical deadlines
  • Partner with the vice president to manage vendor relationships including bid processes, contract requirements, timely payment, etc.
  • Support the vice president with grant management, internal budgeting, and reporting both within NASPA and to external funders.

Customer Service & Communications

  • Lead oversight of the Center’s centralized email and phone accounts to provide rapid responses and outstanding customer service
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the organization to maintain a consistent, documented approach to our customer service needs

Other Duties

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

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred; a first-generation college graduate is desired
  • 3-5 years experience supporting organization operations and/or executive-level leadership, with experience as an executive assistant preferred
  • Demonstrated experience with using technology to increase organization and productivity; experience with Asana as a project management tool is highly desired
  • Experience with fiduciary oversight of external grants is highly desired
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to establish priorities, manage multiple projects, and meet deadlines
  • Passion for developing and maintaining systems and processes that increase overall organizational efficiency
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to build internal and external relationships with colleagues, senior leaders, institutional contacts, partners, and vendors;
  • Ability to take initiative, use sound judgment, and resolve problems diplomatically and discreetly
  • Ability to work effectively, independently, and cooperatively with all levels of staff and constituents
  • Demonstrated commitment to cultivating an inclusive work environment that values the perspectives and lived experiences of a diverse workforce and membership

Office Location/Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

Office Location

This position may be based anywhere in the contiguous 48 states but may choose to work in the NASPA Washington, D.C. Office with the option for occasional work from a remote location, if desired.

If remote, this position is home office-based with primary work on a computer, including phone, email, and video conferencing. Must have reliable internet capabilities. NASPA will provide all necessary technology and software to be successful.

Occasional overnight travel to NASPA and Center events is likely, traveling by air and ground transportation.

Travel

Occasional overnight travel is a 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.

This position may occasionally include packing items 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.

Employment Status: 

Full-time Non-Exempt: Nonexempt employees are those employees who are covered by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and are eligible to be paid overtime work in accordance with the provisions of applicable wage and hour laws.

Salary Information: 

The salary range for this position is $60,000-70,000.

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.

Commitment to Non-Discrimination Statement

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.

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit the following items, in PDF format, for consideration:

● Letter of Interest/Cover Letter

● Résumé

● Three References

A complete set of materials should be submitted through this Asana form. Materials received by Friday, May 6, 2022 will receive priority consideration, but review will continue until the position is filled. Please note: Candidate materials must be saved as a PDF and uploaded to the Asana form.

Interested applicants can download a copy of this position descripton for their records here.

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.

Graduate Student Summer Internship

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 this Internship

A sample of the opportunities the NASPA Intern would engage in are:

  • Assist with the planning, implementation, and evaluation of national conferences, institutes, and online professional development opportunities for NASPA members

  • Assist with advising and creating a team dynamic for undergraduate summer interns at NASPA

  • Develop content and programming for Careers in Student Affairs Month (CSAM)

  • Participate in the evaluation and reimaging of current programs 

Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate for this virtual position will be available 30 hours per week for at least 8 consecutive weeks during the summer. Start and end dates are flexible; however, candidates should expect to start in late May/early June and conclude in late July/early August. 

  • Master’s level graduate student who has completed (or will complete by Summer 2022) at least one year of a program in higher education, student affairs, or a related field

  • Possess strong administrative, organizational, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment flexibility and adaptability are key components to success in this position

  • Experience and/or interest in association management

  • Experience and/or interest in content and/or program (conferences) development for student affairs professionals

  • Experience and/or interest in assisting with advising undergraduate NASPA summer interns, in collaboration with the intern supervisor

  • Interest in learning about NASPA

  • Current NASPA membership required at the time of acceptance

  • Previous involvement in the association is a plus, but not a requirement

Compensation

  • $3000 stipend

  • One year extension of NASPA membership with membership upgrade including:

  • Online subscription to NASPA's quarterly magazine, Leadership Exchange.

  • Webinar 4-pack: Register for four (4) webinars of your choice. View a list of Virtual Live Briefings here.

  • Choice of one complimentary copy of select NASPA book titles.

Application and Selection Timeline

Priority application deadline is  Friday, April 22, 2022. First round interviews will take place early May.

To apply, please email Keana Bradley ([email protected]) with a letter of interest and a resume. In your letter, please articulate your interest in the position, any related experience, and goals you have for the internship. 

 

Questions? Contact:

Ke’Ana Bradley, Assistant Director of Justice Equity Diversity & Inclusion and Early Career Engagement Initiatives

[email protected] | 202-790-5962

 

 

Professional Development Manager

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.

 

This position is situated in the Professional Development Team, which is responsible for the planning and execution of a suite of professional development offerings to NASPA members. NASPA provides exceptional conferences, workshops, and symposia that educate and empower student affairs professionals to advance student success in higher education. It is within this frame that team members work, collaborating with colleagues across the Association to ensure NASPA’s initiatives have the greatest impact on our members and the student affairs profession.

 

About the Position 

The Professional Development Manager (PDM) works collaboratively with all NASPA staff, supporting the coordination of workshops, institutes, and conferences. This entry-level professional serves as a key component in the planning and execution of all program operations by supporting NASPA’s place-based and online programmatic efforts, conferences, and events. 

 

Essential Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work closely with program leads and cross-departmental teams to plan and execute NASPA conference & workshops

  • Collaborate with lead programmers on logistical components of planning and executing a conference which sometimes includes serving on planning committees

  • Create and maintain place-based and virtual program event websites, calls for programs, mobile applications, and event registrations in a variety of web-based platforms

  • Provide excellent internal and external customer service and support through the management of shared NASPA inboxes and serve as a point-of-contact for NASPA’s professional development inquiries

  • Work with lead programmers to identify shipping needs for events and prepare shipments to arrive in advance of programs and events

  • Assist with the management of NASPA’s call for programs and/or application processes. This may include: recruiting and assigning program reviewers, actively maintaining reviewer or applicant lists, assessing participant or reviewer eligibility, and assisting with the selection process of programs

  • Execute logistical components of conferences including, but not limited to: speaker coordination, reimbursements, communication with participants and presenters, oversight of video pre- and post-production, and place-based logistics

  • Play a key role in developing and executing engaging attendee experience opportunities at NASPA place-based and virtual events

  • Liaise with marketing and communications around promotion, production, and printing needs

  • Create and improve system processes and procedures to maximize efficiency and consistency

  • Design and edit program materials (e.g., invitations, images, templates, lists, name badges, slide decks, and program books)

  • Participate in departmental, divisional, and organizational strategic planning, meetings, internal committees, and projects

  • Assist with all-team projects and participate actively in staff meetings and projects

  • Other activities, duties, and responsibilities as assigned to support the Association

 

Reports To

Assistant Director of Meetings & Events

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, high school/GED required

  • Advanced proficiency with MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

  • Experience with managing multiple projects at various stages of completion while establishing priorities and meeting deadlines

  • Enjoy working in cross-departmental, interdepartmental teams to support successful workshops, programs, and institutes

  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment

  • Superior writing, communication, and project management skills

  • Strong organizational skills and acute attention to detail 

  • Ability to take initiative, use sound judgment, resolve problems diplomatically and discreetly, and work effectively, independently, and cooperatively with all levels of staff and constituents to achieve Association goals and objectives

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships inside and outside the organization with stakeholders, customers and colleagues

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

  • Flexible, with the ability to multi-task and frequently adjust to changing priorities and timelines in a fast-paced working environment

  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, delegate responsibility, listen carefully, build consensus, communicate and advocate effectively in a complex matrix organization



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 $45,000-$50,000.

 

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 is located in the NASPA Washington, D.C. office with the option for regular work from a remote location. 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 overnight travel (10%-15%) 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. 

  • 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: 

  • Cover letter

  • Resume

  • Three references


A complete set of materials should be submitted through this Asana form. Materials received by Friday, May 27, 2022 will receive priority consideration, but review will continue until the position is filled.