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.

Advising Success Network Communication Internship

 

 

Advising Success Network Communication Internship (2)

 

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.

 

The Advising Success Network (ASN) sits within the Research and Policy department at NASPA. The Advising Success Network (ASN) is a dynamic network of five organizations partnering to engage institutions in holistic advising redesign to advance success for Black, Latino/a/x, Indigenous, Asian, and Pacific Islander students and poverty-affected students. The network develops services and resources to guide institutions in implementing evidence-based advising practices to advance a more equitable student experience to achieve our vision of a higher education landscape that has eliminated race and income as predictors of student success. The ASN is coordinated by NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, and includes Achieving the Dream, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, EDUCAUSE, NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising, and the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition

 

About the Positions 

The ASN is seeking two interns to assist with communications. Interns must be currently enrolled at an undergraduate or graduate institution to be eligible for these positions. The ASN anticipates hiring one undergraduate intern (with a preference for junior or senior level undergraduates) and one graduate intern. 

 

The ASN Communications Interns will work closely with the ASN team to assist with various communications projects, including maintaining our communications channels and online presence, assisting with a videography project, helping manage content in a Learning Management System, and building out a Customer Relationship Management platform. 

 

These positions can be year-long, semester-long, or include the Spring 2023 semester and the Summer 2023 semester. In the application, you will select your desired length of internship. 

 

Essential Responsibilities

A list of the types of projects each intern could be involved with are included below. Projects will vary based on team needs. 

Social Media  

  • Assist with creating and refining social media strategy

  • Create copy for ASN communications channels (newsletters, Twitter, LinkedIn)

  • Schedule posts on social media channels

 

ASN Platforms: Website, Learning Management System, and Customer Relationship Management platforms

  • Assist with creating strategy for Learning Management System content 

  • Input content in Learning Management System

  • Assist with videography project to create videos for ASN website and Learning Management System

  • Support the team in building out a Customer Relationship Management platform 

 

Marketing 

  • Help manage ASN events 

  • Assist with gathering testimonials from service attendees and partners 

  • Update ASN marketing materials i.e. slide decks, short documents

  • Synthesize research and write blogs and overviews

  • Review research related to advising to refine external point of view 

  • Conduct research on institutional needs and create institutional profiles 

 

In addition, the interns will 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

  • Associate Director of Strategic Partnerships

  • Director of Programs and Operations 

 

Qualifications

  • Current undergraduate or graduate student in the fields of Communications, Marketing, Higher Education, or related major; 

  • Experience with communications work, such as social media, websites, or blogs;

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; 

  • Experience working with a team; 

  • An understanding of the concepts of institutional and structural racism and bias and their impact on Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian, Pacific Islander, and poverty-affected students; and

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

 

Employment Status

Full-time Non-Exempt: Non-exempt 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 Range

This position pays $25 per hour. It is anticipated that interns will work 15 hours per week during the semester (15 weeks each semester) and 8 weeks in the summer. Note that interns can select their desired length of internship. 

 

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 mostly-open status at this time. The status of the office is subject to change at any time.

 

Travel 

Occasional overnight travel to represent NASPA at events, on college and university campuses, and in-person meetings is a desired function of this position. 

 

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, all employees are strongly encouraged to follow the CDC guidance on vaccination, including becoming fully-vaccinated and staying up-to-date as eligible. All employees may flex their schedules for time taken to receive and recover from COVID-19 vaccinations.

 

In certain circumstances, NASPA may require testing for all staff regardless of vaccination status. 

 

Masks must be worn per local, state, tribal, and federal guidance, including the CDC, with the most stringent level of guidance followed. Regardless of guidance, all employees must have masks available should masking be requested by other employees, members, or external constituents. In certain settings, NASPA may require or strongly recommend that employees wear masks. 

 

At the present time, NASPA will not require any employee to participate in in-person activities on behalf of the Association, regardless of their individual job duties. 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: 

  • Resume

  • Work sample  (i.e., report, website, social media copy, video, etc)

  • References

 

A complete set of materials should be submitted through this Asana form as a PDF. Materials received by December 31, 2022 will receive priority consideration, but review will continue until the position is filled. 

 

 

Program Coordinator, Virtual Learning and Engagement

 

Program Coordinator, Virtual Learning and Engagement 

 

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 cultivating student success in collaboration with our institutional members, representing 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 Program Coordinator for Virtual Learning and Engagement provides administrative coordination and support for NASPA’s wide array of virtual learning opportunities. The coordinator works collaboratively with cross-departmental teams and constituent groups to cultivate a broad portfolio of virtual learning and engagement across various topics. In addition to supporting the Association’s virtual content, the coordinator will assist with NASPA’s Annual Conference Virtual Experience and other virtual conferences, webinars, and member engagement. This position will engage with various technologies and act as a support system to staff surrounding the Association’s learning management system (LMS).

 

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Virtual Learning (ADVL), the coordinator is an integral member of the Association’s professional development team, improving the Association’s reach and increasing access to professional development opportunities for its 15,000 members.  

 

 

Essential Responsibilities

This position will execute the following duties in the respective areas:

Virtual Learning and Engagement

  • Work closely with the Assistant Director of Virtual Learning (ADVL), NASPA staff, content creators, and constituent groups to conceptualize, plan, and execute NASPA virtual learning and engagement (VLE);  

  • Create, manage, and execute administrative and logistical components of VLE, including but not limited to: registration, reporting data, website updates, communication, contracts, and assessments; 

  • Assist in the administration of the Association’s learning management system including progress reports, communication, and customer technical support;

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

  • Assist in monitoring budgets and financial performance through forecasting and revenue projections to include determining cost of virtual learning (materials, equipment, maintenance); 

  • Schedule, manage, provide technical support and host virtual learning events and programs including; 

  • Provide guidance and training to staff, partners, and volunteers in the planning, creation, and implementation of virtual learning including creating standard operating procedures (SOP) and training videos;

  • Perform quality control virtual learning projects throughout development to maintain the standards expected;

  • Identify opportunities to create a loop for continuous feedback, revision, and ideas for the creation of new and improving on current virtual learning offerings;

  • Participate in marketing and communication for virtual events, which can include websites, digital and print marketing, and social media postings;

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

  • Stay up to date on distance learning, online educational trends, developments, and teaching strategies.

  • Assists with all-team projects and participates actively in staff meetings and projects.

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

 

Reports To

Assistant Director of Virtual Learning

 

Qualifications

The Program Coordinator for Virtual Learning and Engagement will be a collaborative and creative self-starter. The ideal candidate will have experience working independently in a background that requires fast-paced work on various reactive and proactive tasks and projects. The coordinator should be highly comfortable with ambiguity and with readjusting to a rapidly-changing environment. Have exceptional attention to detail, with demonstrable experience implementing solid task management systems that enable them to keep track of ongoing projects, meetings, and external opportunities. This person is collaborative and deliberate, with a keen ability to determine the next steps to keep projects moving forward. They are an excellent communicator who is comfortable engaging with diverse stakeholders. 

 

This person should be able to expand upon existing programs and relationships and produce new ones, which will generate revenue, increase membership, and diversify program offerings. They must demonstrate the ability to collaboratively and actively work in a team environment. 

 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in a related field preferred. 

  • 2+ years’ experience in a fast-paced environment;

  • A proactive, flexible, and positive orientation to successfully work in an ambiguous, dynamic organization;

  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and influence others by interacting with a broad range of stakeholders with different interests and needs;

  • Knowledge of educational delivery systems and computer software programs relevant to online instruction and web page design (including video editing software, audio editing software, content management systems, and learning management systems); 

  • Demonstrated writing, communication, and project management skills;

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

  • Ability to present and communicate on video with poise and confidence;

  • Experience with moderating online communities, including onboarding, training/orientation, and discussion moderation;

  • Excellent communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with a variety of constituency groups, members, and staff, as well as give presentations to members, staff, and stakeholders; and,

  • Broad-based knowledge of IT, its applications, and associated issues in higher education, preferred.

 

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 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, a 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. The employee is responsible for providing reliable internet capabilities for any work location outside the Washington, D.C. office.

 

Travel 

Occasional overnight travel to represent NASPA at events and place-based meetings is an essential function of this position. Locations vary and can include sites outside of taxi services 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. 

 

Physical Requirements

  • This position is primarily office-based, with primary work on a computer, including phone, email, and video conferencing.

  • Responsibilities occasionally require an adjusted work schedule, overtime, and evening/weekend hours to meet deadlines and support events and programs. 

  • This position will be required to coordinate on-site event execution, including 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, all employees are strongly encouraged to follow the CDC guidance on vaccination, including becoming fully vaccinated and staying up-to-date as eligible. All employees may flex their schedules for the time taken to receive and recover from COVID-19 vaccinations.

 

In certain circumstances, NASPA may require testing for all staff regardless of vaccination status. 

 

Masks must be worn per local, state, tribal, and federal guidance, including the CDC, with the most stringent level of guidance followed. Regardless of guidance, all employees must have masks available should masking be requested by other employees, members, or external constituents. In certain settings, NASPA may require or strongly recommend that employees wear masks. 

 

At the present time, NASPA will not require any employee to participate in in-person activities on behalf of the Association, regardless of their individual job duties. Job duties related to these activities will be conducted remotely 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: 

  • Letter of Interest/Cover Letter

  • Resume

  • Three references that can speak to your professional talents related to this role.

 

A complete set of materials should be submitted through this form. Materials received by Friday, February 3, 2023, will receive priority consideration, but review will continue until the position is filled.