Employment Opportunities

National AAUP:

Director of Development, AAUP Foundation, Washington, DC, Office

Digital Organizer, Washington, DC, Office

Legal Internships and Externships

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National AAUP

Director of Development, AAUP Foundation, Washington, DC, Office

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is pleased to announce a professional position as AAUP Foundation Director of Development to be filled as soon as possible. This is an exciting opportunity at a critically important time in the AAUP and in the academy; the Director of Development will play an essential role in building the AAUP Foundation, including participating in developing and implementing a comprehensive fundraising program and executing the Foundation’s fundraising strategy. The Director of Development will work under the direction of AAUP’s Executive Director. We invite you to join us in our vital work to defend and advance the academic freedom, shared governance, due process rights, and the economic security of the academic profession. 
 
Duties and Responsibilities 
  • Direct the Foundation’s fundraising strategy, including specific plans for annual giving, cultivating major gifts, and seeking foundation grants. 
  • Develop and successfully implement the Foundation’s fundraising plan, including meeting associated fundraising benchmarks and goals.
  • Build and maintain profitable, long-term fundraising relationships with current and potential donors.
  • Provide staff support to the Foundation’s Board of Directors.
  • Represent the AAUP Foundation at fundraising events and outreach to other higher education organizations, college and university bodies, and other unions and professional associations.
  • Coordinate with AAUP Foundation leaders and AAUP and AAUP-CBC leaders and staff on particular projects and long-range planning, including responsibility for planning content for regional and national Foundation events.
  • Prepare and submit grant and project proposals.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • This position requires a valid driver’s license, and a willingness and ability to travel throughout the United States, as well as to work long, irregular hours and weekends as needed. 
Qualifications 
  • Experience and demonstrated skill developing and implementing a comprehensive fundraising plan (experience with higher education or First Amendment groups or foundations, preferred).
  • Experience with soliciting major gifts and with preparing an annual giving appeal. 
  • Knowledge of higher education preferred. 
  • Experience and demonstrated ability to work with professional groups and individuals. 
  • Superior written and oral communication skills and computer proficiency skills—including working familiarity with MS Office suite. 
  • Familiarity with donor management software. 
  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred. 
Compensation 
Salary range: $90,000 for minimum qualifications; higher salary for preferred qualifications and experience. Generous benefits package as well as the potential to telecommute. 
 
Position Classification 
The Director of Development position is categorized as a senior program officer, special appointment. This is a management/confidential position and is not included in the AAUP staff union bargaining unit. This is an exempt position and not eligible for overtime pay. 
 
To Apply 
To apply, email a resume with cover letter to developmentsearch@aaup.org.  Please include “Development Director-YOUR NAME” in the subject line of the email. You may also mail your resume and cover letter to: AAUP, ATTN: Development Director Search, 1133 Nineteenth Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036. In addition to a cover letter and a resume, please include:
  • Two writing samples exemplifying campaign literature that you’ve developed.
  • A copy of a campaign plan that you have developed and implemented. Sensitive information may be redacted.
Applicants are encouraged to learn more about the AAUP and the AAUP Foundation at www.aaup.org and www.aaupfoundation.org, and, in particular to read the Foundation's Fall 2015 newsletter
 
No phone calls please. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. 
 
The AAUP is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability, race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, personal appearance, family responsibilities, genetic information, matriculation, political affiliation, or other characteristics unrelated to professional performance. 
 
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. 

Digital Organizer, Washington, DC, Office

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is seeking well-qualified candidates for a Digital Organizer position in our Washington, DC, office. This is an exciting opportunity at a challenging and critical time in the AAUP, in higher education, and in the labor movement. An ideal candidate combines knowledge of labor or community organizing with technical skills and expertise in using digital organizing and online engagement tools to effectively target and identify prospective supporters, mobilize members, and cultivate future leaders. The successful candidate will play an important role in shaping and implementing the association’s digital organizing plan, and will work interdepartmentally to achieve the association's strategic objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Data and List Management: analysis of member and prospect lists to improve participation and engagement; systematic tagging and segmentation of member and prospect lists; maintenance and ongoing administration of supporter and prospect lists
  • Digital Campaigns: planning and implementation of digital campaigns to support the AAUP’s work in collective bargaining, academic freedom, and higher education advocacy; evaluation and analysis of campaign effectiveness; making recommendations to improve digital campaign strategy
  • Communications: creation of content for digital campaign assets; evaluation and analysis of effectiveness of e-mail communications to members and prospects; making recommendations to improve digital communications
  • Organizing, Membership and Engagement: building the AAUP’s at-large membership and supporter base; planning and creating digital engagement ladders to support the association’s campaigns
  • Training and Education: training AAUP staff, leaders, and activists on skills, strategies, and best practices for using digital organizing tools; development of training materials and documentation for digital tools
  • Assistance and Support: supporting and assisting AAUP staff, leaders, and activists who are using the association’s digital organizing tools in the field; providing guidance on using digital tools

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of work experience in digital organizing for a labor, political, or other nonprofit advocacy organization.
  • Valid driver’s license and a willingness to travel regionally and nationally.
  • Willingness to work occasional evening and weekend hours, as required.
  • Experience in or knowledge of labor, community, or political organizing.
  • Strong commitment to the labor movement, to the mission of higher education, and to the goals and values of the AAUP.
  • Expertise with member engagement or constituent management platforms such as Action Network, NationBuilder, NGP VAN, Salsa, or Catalist.
  • Expertise with e-mail marketing platforms such as Mailchimp and Constant Contact.
  • Expertise with using social media management software, including tools for managing and administering social media accounts, and analyzing social media analytics.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred
  • Experience with digital design tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign preferred.
  • Knowledge of data analysis techniques and experience with data analysis tools preferred.

Compensation
Salary range: Starting salary of $60,000 for minimum qualifications; higher salary for preferred qualifications and experience. Generous benefits package, including health insurance and 401(K).

Position Classification
The Digital Organizer position is categorized as a senior program officer position. This position is designated as a senior program officer in the Department of External Relations and is part of the staff union bargaining unit. This is an exempt position and not eligible for overtime pay.

To Apply
To apply, email a resume with cover letter to comms-search@aaup.org.  Please include “Digital Organizer-YOUR NAME” in the subject line of the email. You may also mail your resume and cover letter to: AAUP, ATTN: Digital Organizer Search, 1133 Nineteenth Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036. In addition to a cover letter and a resume, please include:

  • Links to, or samples of digital organizing campaign materials you have created
  • Links to social media accounts for campaigns that you currently administer, and/or
  • Writing samples exemplifying engaging campaign communications (no longer than 500 words each)

No phone calls please. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

The AAUP is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability, race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, personal appearance, family responsibilities, genetic information, matriculation, political affiliation, or other characteristics unrelated to professional performance.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. 

Legal Internships and Externships

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is seeking qualified interns or externs for summer or the academic year.  The AAUP is a national organization founded in 1915 that is active in areas including intellectual freedom, due process, professional ethics, and university governance.  Membership is about 46,000 faculty members and scholars from all disciplines.

The intern and extern positions will be in a legal department currently staffed with 2 lawyers and 1 paralegal and involves significant in-house legal and other support work for the Association. The legal office files amicus briefs in higher education cases of national significance, provides legal information on a wide range of issues to staff and members all over the country, and acts as a resource on higher education issues.  Staff and volunteer lawyers are experts in such areas as academic freedom, discrimination, affirmative action, intellectual property, and employment.  Interns and externs can expect to be asked to research and write on a variety of legal issues including First Amendment, higher education, collective bargaining, election, tax, labor, personnel, financial, and contract issues.

Past legal interns have helped research and write amicus briefs in the federal court system, updated a multi-state survey on faculty handbooks as employment contracts, and researched and written legal outlines and fact sheets on topics such as “Faculty and Defamation Suits,” “Faculty and Family Leave Issues,” and “Academic Freedom and the First Amendment.” Externs should be in their 2nd or 3rd year of law school and be available to work approximately 15 hours per week.  Summer internships are available to students who have completed their 2nd year of law school.  AAUP legal staff will work with interested applicants to arrange for public interest stipends, academic credit or pro bono credit from their law school.

Qualified applicants will possess excellent analytical skills

  • strong writing and research skills
  • interest in higher education issues
  • enthusiasm and initiative

To apply for an externship or internship position, please send a cover letter, resume, official transcript and writing sample to:

AAUP – Legal Department
ATTN:  DC Internship Program
1133 19th St. NW, Suite 200
Washington, D.C.  20036
legal.dept@aaup.org (If applying by email, please address the Subject line as: “DC Internship + Your Name”)

For more information, please see AAUP’s Legal Program.