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Careers at AAU

Being a member of the AAU team is uniquely rewarding. The team comprises talented, experienced, and dedicated professionals. Working at AAU provides the opportunity to work with leaders of some of the world’s most distinguished universities to advance their educational missions of teaching, research, and service.

AAU is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, located in the Washington, DC.  AAU offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits, as well as opportunities for educational and career development. AAU is an equal opportunity employer.

Mission of AAU

Founded in 1900, the Association of American Universities comprises 62 distinguished institutions that continually advance society through education, research, and discovery.

Our universities earn the majority of competitively awarded federal funding for academic research, are improving human life and wellbeing through research, and are educating tomorrow’s visionary leaders and global citizens.

AAU members collectively help shape policy for higher education, science, and innovation; promote best practices in undergraduate and graduate education; and strengthen the contributions of research universities to society

Inquiry

AAU universities educate students from all walks of life to be tomorrow’s visionary leaders and global citizens.

Innovation

AAU universities conduct most of the federally funded university research that contributes to economic competitiveness, health and well-being, and national security.

Impact

AAU universities collectively help shape policy for higher education, science and innovation.


POLICY ASSOCIATE

The Association of American Universities comprises 62 leading public and private research universities and seeks applications for the position of Policy Associate.

The Policy Associate supports AAU’s policy agenda, conducts research and analysis, and assists with AAU’s federal relations and advocacy activities. The Policy Associate will be responsible for assisting with specific policy projects, preparing written products on a variety of topics, and working with policy staff to advance major AAU initiatives and advocacy objectives. The Policy Associate will be responsible for managing the policy department’s social media and website content. They will also assist in collecting, compiling and analyzing data, and conducting and analyzing surveys.  

Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree (additional graduate training is preferred); two to five years of relevant experience; one to three years of specialized, hands-on experience in using Excel, SPSS or other analytical tools to conduct data analysis; and experience and/or interest in science or higher education policy. Must be currently authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.

Read the full job description.

AAU offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits, as well as opportunities for educational and career development. This position is classified as an exempt position. AAU is an equal opportunity employer. Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment at AAU.

To be assured of full consideration, please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements– by January 31, 2018, to:

•    Email: jobs@aau.edu. (Please refer to Policy Associate in the subject line)
•    Roxanne Murray, Chief Operating Officer 
     1200 New York Ave., NW Suite 550 
     Washington DC 20005


POLICY ASSISTANT

The Association of American Universities comprises 62 leading public and private research universities and seeks applications for the position of Policy Assistant.

The Policy Assistant provides general administrative support for two members of the AAU staff. The assistant serves as the front line contact to screen and handle high level inquiries, as well as phone, email, and mail requests, as appropriate. The assistant supports AAU’s grant-funded projects and provides logistical support for constituent meetings. The assistant communicates extensively with internal and external colleagues and maintains a high level of customer service.

Applicants with a college degree are preferred; must have one to three years of administrative support experience, and experience and/or interest in higher education policy. Must be currently authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.

Read the full job description.

AAU offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits, as well as opportunities for educational and career development. This position is classified as an exempt position. AAU is an equal opportunity employer. Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment at AAU.

To be assured of full consideration, please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements– by January 31, 2018, to:

•    Email: jobs@aau.edu (Please refer to Policy Assistant in the subject line)
•    Roxanne Murray, Chief Operating Officer 
     1200 New York Ave., NW Suite 550 
     Washington DC 20005