Careers

ACCT is currently seeking candidates to fill the following positions:

  • Board Services Associate
  • Research and Curriculum Specialist
  • Search Services Specialist for Board Services

Scroll down for position descriptions and application instructions.

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BOARD SERVICES ASSOCIATE

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) is comprised of over 520 governing boards, and over 6,500 trustees who govern public and private community, technical and junior colleges across the U.S. and abroad.  For more information about ACCT go to www.acct.org.

 

DESCRIPTION:

 

This position will report to the Vice President of Education, Research and Board Services in the fulfillment of the Association’s mission and goals primarily in the day-to-day operations including but not limited to:

 

  • Support projects and research including preparation of presentation and training materials
  • Assist with logistics and arrangements for travel, meetings, workshops and conferences for the vice president
  • Preparation of correspondence and work plans
  • Preparation of budgets
  • Processing of departmental accounts payables and receivables
  • Provide support for projects
  • Conduct Internet research
  • Maintain records on projects
  • Maintain electronic library of sample documents
  • Travel required
  • Other duties as assigned

 

 

 

DESIRED CHARACTERISTICS:

 

  • Ability to establish priorities, meet tight deadlines, with superior organizational skills and close attention to details
  • Exceptional people management and communications skills (written and verbal)
  • Can work independently, coordinate projects and make sound judgment
  • Demonstrate initiative, drive, creativity, and a collaborate working style
  • Possess excellent customer service skills and professional telephone and office etiquette
  • Ability to proofread, edit and attention to detail
  • Proficiency in word processing, meeting planning software, data management (Access and Excel), PowerPoint and working with Microsoft Outlook.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

Bachelor’s degree required.  Two years of project management experience. Must past criminal background check.

 

ACCT offers competitive salary and comprehensive benefits in a smaller office environment.  Please forward letter of interest, resume and writing samples to: hr@acct.org.  Must pass criminal, credit and professional references background check.

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RESEARCH AND CURRICULUM SPECIALIST 

Description

The Research and Curriculum Specialist will report directly to the Vice President, Research, Education and Board Leadership Services and will assist in conducting primary research and develop curriculum based on ACCT's board services including retreats, workshops, governance leadership institutes and online services.  This is a grant funded position and will be contingent upon the continuation of grant funding.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting in coordinating research projects and curriculum development
  • Designing surveys
  • Developing project protocols
  • Gathering of data
  • Reviewing literature
  • Extensive writing and investigative work 
  • Assisting with grant and report writing
  • Developing partnerships with other organizations and universities
  • Other duties as assigned

Desired Characteristics

  • Research experience
  • Superior organizational and writing skills
  • Exceptional people management and communications skills
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Can work independently
  • Effective negotiator, problem solver and decision maker

Minimum Requirements

Master’s Degree required, doctorate preferred.  Association or higher education experience a plus.  Excellent oral and written communication skills.  ACCT offers competitive salary and comprehensive benefits in a smaller office environment.  Please forward letter of interest, resume and writing samples to: hr@acct.org.  Must pass criminal, credit and professional references background check. 

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SEARCH SERVICES SPECIALIST FOR BOARD SERVICES

Description

The Search Services Specialist will report directly to the Vice President, Research, Education and Board Leadership Services and will support BLS activities related to executive searches. This includes recruitment, preparation of marketing materials, maintaining databases, preparing annual reports, candidate records, grant writing and provide support to BLS consultants on projects and other projects as assigned. The position includes the handling of sensitive and confidential information with extensive travel.

  • Assist colleges with Executive searches
  • Assist with preparation of proposals
  • Assist member colleges by providing services related to conducting requests for CEO searches and other direct services to Boards of Trustees
  • Facilitate meetings and training for trustees and college staff
  • Other duties as assigned

Desired Characteristics

  • Experience with community college governance
  • Experience and understanding of community college administration  
  • Experienced facilitating and providing onsite training
  • Superior organizational and writing skills
  • Exceptional people management and communications skills
  • Knowledge of technologies related to project management
  • Experience with initiating and processing Request for Proposals
  • Can work independently
  • Capable of managing information on numerous projects and meeting deadlines
  • Effective negotiator, problem solver and decision maker
  • Demonstrate initiative, drive, creativity, a collaborate working style

Minumum Requirements

  • Master’s Degree required
  • Community college or higher education experience or executive recruitment experience.
  • At least 5 years of college administration or related college campus experience or executive recruitment experience 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Significant experience in project management.  
  • Must have the ability to work effectively as a team member and able to deal effectively and courteously with supervisor, peers, and the association’s membership.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in word processing, data management (Access and Excel), PowerPoint and working with outlook network. 
  • Able to travel extensively.

ACCT offers competitive salary and comprehensive benefits in a smaller office environment.  Please forward letter of interest, resume and writing samples to: hr@acct.org.  Must pass criminal, credit and professional references background check.