ASSISTANT TO SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
Council of Independent Colleges
Location: Dupont Circle
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Education and Training
The Council of Independent Colleges seeks a full-time Assistant to the Vice President of Academic Programs. This is a new position. The position will support the work of the Senior Vice President for Academic Programs and provide additional capacity for a variety of programs at CIC. The assistant to the SVPAP will work collaboratively with CIC staff and directors of academic programs and leadership programs.
About CIC The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), located in Washington DC, is the major national membership organization for small and mid-sized independent colleges and universities in the United States. Membership includes more than 700 colleges, universities, and higher-education organizations. CIC pursues a threefold mission: supporting and developing campus leaders, advancing the excellence of member institutions, and enhancing public understanding of the contributions independent higher education makes to society. A 30-person staff, based in an office at Dupont Circle in Washington, DC, develops and manages a dynamic set of conferences, networks, projects, and programs; member services, research, and public information initiatives; and a range of other activities to advance all three mission areas. CIC’s full-time staff is augmented with senior advisors, higher education experts who contribute to specific projects and programs. For more information about CIC and its programs and services, please visit www.cic.edu.?
Working at CIC CIC is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive compensation and benefits. Full-time CIC staff are based in the DC office, with the option to work remotely on two designated days per week. Work hours are flexible around designated “core hours” (10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)??
CIC offers a generous benefits package that includes health, vision, and dental insurance. CIC also offers a retirement plan with an employer contribution match; a flexible spending account; short- and long-term disability insurance; and life insurance. Employees and their dependents may be eligible to participate in CIC’s Tuition-Exchange Program. CIC recognizes 11 paid holidays per year and offers 20 days of annual leave.??
About the Position The Assistant reports to and supports the work of the Senior Vice President for Academic Programs (SVPAP) who oversees a suite of programs, including CIC’s Chief Academic Officers Institute, Workshops for Department and Division Chairs, and Academic Seminars, the Executive Leadership Academy, the Senior Leadership Academy, and the Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission program. The Senior VPAP also supervises Advancement. This position will coordinate with and support “senior advisors,” – external, part-time consultants on CIC programs.
Key duties and responsibilities include: ? Working closely with and supporting the work of the Senior VP for Academic Programs. ? On behalf of the SVPAP and independently, drafting email and physical correspondence. ? Drafting, editing, and managing meeting materials. ? Maintaining and updating membership database relevant to program contacts. ? Collaborating with program leadership teams to prepare and manage detailed project schedules and budgets. ? Supporting new academic and leadership programs that come online. ? Coordinating with a range of colleagues across the organization including the conferences, communications, member engagement, and development teams, among others. ? Coordinating CIC’s relationship with and supporting the work of part-time senior advisors. ? Performing other duties as assigned.?
The ideal candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree in a relevant area and have experience working independently to complete projects. Experience working in an educational or non-profit setting is preferred. Experience, even as a volunteer or student, will be considered. The best candidate would have some database experience and some facility with budgets. The person hired would be organized and have an ability to coordinate with a lot of people. Excellent communication skills, including social media skills and a professional demeanor are essential. The ideal candidate will bring a talent for listening and building relationships. The ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a diverse, fast-paced organization is essential. The successful candidate will demonstrate outstanding writing skills. Effective interpersonal communication and a highly collaborative work style are required, as are flexibility and the ability to adjust quickly in response to changing needs and circumstances. Experience working with hybrid teams is desirable, as is experience working in highly collaborative teams. Strong familiarity with commonly used office productivity and collaboration tools is required. Attention to detail and the ability to organize and track complex processes is essential.
Like all CIC staff members, the Assistant to Senior Vice President for Academic Programs Assistant will demonstrate a proactive, positive, and member-focused disposition; handle competing priorities independently and effectively; exercise creativity, initiative, and good judgment in solving problems; and be inclined to thrive in a diverse and collegial small office.? ? Performing the responsibilities of this position requires the ability to see, hear, and speak; work in a normal seated position for extended periods of time; use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and be able to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds; manually operate standard office equipment such as keyboards and printers; and move throughout an office or conference space CIC requires that employees be optimally protected against COVID-19 by receiving all recommended vaccinations.?
TO APPLY:?The position is available immediately and will remain open until the successful candidate is appointed. To apply, submit a c.v. and a letter of interest to?CICJobs@cic.edu?with the subject line “Assistant to Senior Vice President of Academic Programs”. For priority consideration, apply by Friday, July 8, 2022.?
CIC is an equal opportunity employer and seeks a broad and diverse pool of applicants.
The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) is an association of nonprofit independent colleges and universities that has worked since 1956 to support college and university leadership; advance institutional excellence; and enhance public understanding of private higher education’s contributions to society.
CIC is the major national organization that focuses on providing services to leaders of independent colleges and universities as well as conferences, seminars, and other programs that help institutions to improve the quality of education, administrative and financial performance, and institutional visibility. CIC also provides support to state fundraising associations that organize programs and generate contributions for private colleges and universities.
Eligibility for CIC membership is open to all small and mid-sized private liberal arts colleges and universities in the U.S., as well as those located outside the U.S. Two-year independent institutions and nonprofit organizations that support the purposes of independent higher education are also eligible to be members of CIC.