The ACUI Central Office was recently named to Bloomington, Indiana’s, list of Best Places to Work, ranking fourth overall out of 30 finalists. The honor coincides with the celebration of the Central Office’s 50th anniversary this year, as ACUI hired its first staff member in 1968.
“The work our team does benefits students and professionals at higher education institutions around the world. Staff feel aligned with the values espoused by our organization and the impact our work has,” said ACUI Chief Executive Officer John Taylor. “If you can leave work every day knowing that you made a difference working for an organization you respect, why would you work anywhere else?”
The Best Places to Work compared employee and employer ratings and responses on numerous factors. While those who have worked with the professionals at the Central Office may notice the organization’s exceptional work environment, the selection as one of Bloomington’s Best Places to Work has made this more visible to the entire community.
“We work hard to be a good employer,” said Taylor. “For ACUI, that means offering fair and competitive compensation, cultivating a flexible and collegial work environment, and having fun. Celebrations abound at ACUI, as do frequent after-work gatherings that contribute to a sense of camaraderie and family.”
ACUI’s Central Office staff also manage and support a number of other professional organizations that support higher education: the Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association, Network for Change and Continuous Innovation, International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, and Association of University Interior Designers.
This is the inaugural year of Bloomington’s Best Places to Work program, produced in a collaboration between The Herald-Times newspaper, Bloomington Economic Development Corporation, and The Mill coworking and business incubator space.
“Bloomington is a great place, but not all great companies are easy to find,” the program partners said in announcing the winners. “This list helps ensure that those who want to stay in Bloomington know of all the opportunities available to them. It also allows Bloomington to showcase itself to people who want to move here, making it easier for them to find great companies and know their options.”