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.

Volunteer coordinators oversee the recruitment, selection, and recognition for regional volunteers. Those serving in this role create meaningful experiences for others to advance professionally, while developing their own skills in human resources and communication.  

Reporting to the regional director and being supported by the director of volunteer and member engagement, for a two-year term, volunteer coordinators are responsible for:

  • Developing and implementing a system of recruitment, appointment, evaluation, and recognition for regional volunteers.
  • Assisting undergraduate students, graduate students, and professionals in finding appropriate opportunities to become involved with regional activities.
  • Maintaining records of volunteers holding positions, including position descriptions and application materials, and working with Central Office to update volunteer records.
  • Promoting open volunteer opportunities in regional communications, newsletters, website, email, etc.
  • Working with the membership coordinator to inform new and existing regional members of volunteer opportunities within the region.
  • Ensuring all members of the Regional Leadership Team participate in the orientation and training process for their positions, and providing training resources for other volunteers in the region.
  • Developing and implementing a volunteer recognition program at the regional conference in collaboration with the regional conference committee.
  • Coordinating, with a screening committee, the Regional Leadership Team application process, including reviewing applications, interviewing applicants, and recommending a slate of qualified candidates for appointment.
  • Overseeing the regional director election process (unless applying for the position), and serving as primary contact in the region for the ACUI Elections Committee, participating in conference calls as requested.
  • Serving as the primary contact in the region for the Volunteer Development Team, participating in conference calls as requested.

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.