Community leaders contribute to the educational and networking activities of ACUI by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for members to build professional relationships, share knowledge and advice, and improve their work on campus.
Reporting to a Central Office staff liaison, for a one-year renewable term, community leaders are responsible for contributing to the educational and community building missions of ACUI through actively engaging members of a community of practice in education and networking around a focused area, with the goal of improving practice as it relates to that community.
While different communities have different models and have a varying number of leaders, the key areas of responsibility related to leading a community include:
- Serving as a resource in helping members maximize the use of the community of practice.
- Initiating recruitment and promotion efforts to bring visibility to the community of practice.
- Overseeing the development of any program or research proposals, especially those that request funding.
- Serving as the main contact when interacting with other ACUI component groups, such as Regional Leadership Teams, Conference Program Teams, and the Central Office.
- Serving as the head of any formal or informal leadership structure the community of practice may develop in order to achieve the key functions listed below.
- Monitoring, promoting, and creating new threads for ongoing discussion and sharing in the online forum with the community of practice.
- Recruiting and promoting educational resources available in resource library for the community of practice.
- Contributing to the educational goals of the community of practice through relevant online learning programs, developing resources, writing articles, proposing educational sessions, etc.
- Serving as the primary point of contact for planning, promoting, and facilitating community events at the annual conference, such as meetings, tours, receptions/meals, preconference workshops, etc.
This is a serving volunteer position, ideal for those interested in providing opportunities for peer networking and resource sharing, collaborating on special projects that meet a unique need, or communicating the value of the Association.
ACUI is accepting applications for this role until it is filled.