Employment Status: Consultant with renewable contract; hours per week negotiable; possibility to transition to full-time employment.
Under the direction of the NEBHE President, responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of programs, workshops, meetings and research reports relating to re-engaging, upskilling and supporting adult learners in postsecondary education.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Develops and implements research and program activities relating to adult learner success strategies, aligned with NEBHE’s strategic priority
Produces reports and analysis responsive to constituent needs and complementary to conference topics or other NEBHE priority areas or initiatives.
Develops state policy resources, information and tools relating to best practices that serve as an information resource for NEBHE, state and institutional leaders, and the public.
Informs NEBHE President and Policy & Research staff of trends and developments impacting the adult learner related to workforce development, higher education and the economy in New England.
Coordinates relevant meetings, conferences and other events, including: the selection of topics and speakers; development of agendas and meeting materials; event communications and logistics; appropriate follow up.
Assists NEBHE Directors by providing research and analysis for their reports or grant applications.
Assists with fundraising efforts for programs, research and other activities relating to adult learner success strategies and other key NEBHE initiatives, including identifying corporate and foundation prospects, cultivating potential donors, developing prospectuses and applications.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Maintains current knowledge of the profession through peer association, review of literature, and attendance at meetings, seminars, adult-focused institutions schools, and continuing education related to assigned duties and responsibilities.
Promotes and maintains positive relations for NEBHE.
Performs other related duties as required.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Salary commensurate with experience.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Normal office environment, not subject to extremes in temperature, noise, odors, etc.
Regularly uses computer keyboard, requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity.
More than half of time spent in normal office setting.
Carry, lift boxes of materials when traveling.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.
Duties require knowledge of workforce development, higher education, public policy; statistics and research methodology, completion of a Master’s degree and three to five years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience with postsecondary institution, system or state initiatives that serve adult learner populations.
Knowledge of New England higher education institutions, governance structures, agencies and financial aid programs that support adult learners.
Knowledge of national and state policies, best practices and strategies to increase the participation of adult learners, engage employers and support degree attainment.
Knowledge of NEBHE policies, compact, and procedures, and a strong commitment to the organization’s goals and mission a plus.
Ability to think strategically and to develop relevant and realistic plans, programs, and goals for NEBHE and related to adult learner success strategies.
Ability to form strong coalitions with internal and external constituencies.
Ability to resolve problems and to develop relevant alternatives and recommendations.
Ability to manage multiple tasks and to be detail oriented.
Ability to recognize organizational priorities and work cooperatively to support their accomplishment.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; to establish positive public relations for NEBHE; and to interact effectively with a wide variety of people.
Travel to New England states (state capitals, colleges, universities).
Exceptional initiative and vision.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
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About New England Board of Higher Education
The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) promotes greater educational opportunities and services for the residents of New England. In pursuit of this mission, we work across the six New England states to: engage and assist leaders in the assessment, development, and implementation of sound education practices and policies of regional significance; promote policies, programs, and best practices to assist the states in implementing important regional higher education policies; promote regional cooperation and programs that encourage the efficient use and sharing of educational resources; provide leadership to strengthen the relationship between higher education and the economic well-being of New England.
The NEBHE office is conveniently located in Downtown Crossing and is accessible with all major transit systems. Fun and exciting atmosphere. Generous fringe benefits.