The Corporate Partnerships Development Team chair will support the Association in educating prospects, engaging ACUI members with associates, and expanding corporate participation with ACUI while leading the volunteers of the Corporate Partnerships Development Team. The opportunity allows volunteers to develop important relationships with companies.  

Serving on the ACUI Leadership Team, overseeing the Corporate Partnerships Development Team, and being supported by the director of corporate partnerships and events staff liaison, for a two-year term, this volunteer is responsible for:

  • Educating corporate prospects and current participants about ACUI offerings including, but not limited to, associate membership, ACUI Expo, sponsorship, integrated brand alignment and advertising, and educational offerings.
  • Working in concert with the corporate partnerships staff to expand the scope of corporate participation in ACUI programs.
  • Scheduling and hosting regular communication and meetings with the team members and ACUI director of corporate partnerships, including regular conference calls and face-to-face meetings at the annual conference.
  • Identifying and recruiting new corporate participants.
  • Identifying creative ways that corporate participants can support the initiatives of ACUI at the international, regional, and program levels.
  • Recommending programs that will create synergies between corporate members and the needs of institutional members.
  • Serving as an ambassador at association events with corporate representatives to help recognize the importance of the individual and collective corporate investment.
  • Performing committee responsibilities in a timely and professional manner, maintaining strict confidentiality in proprietary ACUI business.
  • Demonstrating experience in new business development efforts in higher education or for a professional organization, with a solid understanding of ACUI member, market data, and the value of contracted relationships with corporate partners on college campuses.
  • Supervising the Corporate Partnerships Development Team volunteers, including the recruitment and selection of team members, facilitating regular communication and meetings, and coordinating team member assignments.
  • Representing the Corporate Partnerships Development Team to other component groups of the ACUI Leadership Team.
  • Attending scheduled Association meetings as required including, but not limited to all Annual Conferences and all Leadership Team meetings throughout the term of office.

This is an Association-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.

ACUI is not currently accepting applications for this role.

This position is not currently accepting applications. The written application will ask you to:

  • Provide your name, institution, and contact information
  • Describe your relevant professional experience, ACUI volunteer experience, other professional/community volunteer experience, and/or educational background
  • Describe what skills and perspectives you possess that would contribute to your success as an ACUI volunteer
  • Explain why you are interested in volunteering for this specific opportunity

To discuss volunteering with your institution to ensure that they are supportive of your involvement, download these About Volunteer with ACUI talking points [pdf] to share additional information about what it means to be a volunteer.

A screening committee made up of the volunteer team leader, the staff liaison, and other related volunteers will review applications, interview qualified candidates, and make a selection recommendation.

Volunteers involved in this opportunity will enhance their skill sets in the areas below. Learn more about the ACUI core competencies for the profession.

Fiscal Management

  • Contract Negotiation
  • Fundraising

Organizational Leadership

  • Collaboration and Partnerships


  • Goal Setting
  • Project Management

At the time of application, individuals must have: full-time employment at a higher education institution; institutional 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. Candidates for president-elect are encouraged to have previously served as a member of the Board of Trustees.

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