This is a regional leading volunteer position, ideal for those interested in determining and advancing strategic directions, governing over long-term goals, representing the association to other members, and setting the tone for member experiences.

Communications coordinators collect, create, and distribute all communication to include the latest information and news for the region. This position fosters an individual's innovation and collaboration skills through marketing content that promotes the value and success of the region.  

Reporting to the regional director and being supported by the senior manager of marketing and communication, for a two-year term, communication coordinators are responsible for:

  • Establishing a timeline to collect information, publish, and distribute regular regional communications, in collaboration with the Regional Leadership Team and/or other regional volunteers.
  • Editing and distributing regional communications in a timely manner via a variety of channels, including email, website, and social media.
  • Accepting and authorizing all communications sent to members of the region through the Central Office communication systems.
  • Promoting the regional conference, annual conference, student programs, and other Association events and services through regional communications.
  • Working closely with the business manager to prepare a budget for regional communication efforts.
  • Encouraging members to write articles about professional activities or information for The Bulletin or other ACUI publications.
  • Serving as a resource person for how to market opportunities and events.
  • Working with regional conference volunteers to oversee the planning of all communication pieces associated with the regional conference.
  • Following all procedures and guidelines for publication set forth in the ACUI Branding Guide.
  • Working closely with the web and social media coordinator on regional communication plans.

All Regional Leadership Team members are also responsible for:

  • Participating in the scheduled face-to-face Regional Leadership Team meetings during the year. One meeting should take place at the regional conference and the other at the time decided by the team.
  • Participating in monthly Regional Leadership Team conference calls throughout the year.
  • Acting as a resource person for the region and campus organizations.
  • Inspiring student involvement in regional and ACUI events and opportunities.
  • Developing proposal for an educational session at the regional conference.


At the time of application, individuals must have: employment at a higher education institution; institutional or individual membership; a signed institutional support form; and a commitment to fulfilling the duties of the position for the length of the term. Applicants must also demonstrate an understanding of ACUI’s vision, core values, and core competencies, as well as the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the position.

Time Commitment

Regional leading volunteer positions require a commitment of two years, except for student positions which have a one-year term. Over the course of the term, volunteers should anticipate at least 4 hours of conference call and project work per month, in addition to attending in-person Regional Leadership Team meetings. 


Applications for open positions will be due in June 2018. A screening committee made up of the regional director, regional volunteer coordinator, staff liaison, and other related volunteers will review applications, interview qualified candidates, and make a selection recommendation.