Position Description

Title: ACUI 100th Anniversary Celebration Task Force Chairperson

Responsible to: ACUI Executive Director

Volunteers responsible for: 100th Anniversary Celebration Task Force members

Term of Office/Renewal: ACUI 100th Anniversary Celebration Task Force chairperson will serve a term beginning with appointment in early 2011 and ending in December 2014. There is no option for renewal.


This volunteer position reports to the Board of Trustees through the executive director. The chair of the 100th anniversary celebration task force will be appointed prior to the 2011 annual conference in Chicago. The chairperson will remain in the position through the end of 2014. The chair of this committee must be a visionary and able to conceptualize and articulate a comprehensive plan for commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Association. The chair must be a team player who has the ability to work with multiple constituencies and to produce programs reflecting the importance of the Association’s core values of unconditional human worth, joy, learning, caring community, innovation, communication, and integrity. Chairperson will:

  • Recruit and select a diverse committee to assist and develop a comprehensive plan for celebrating the 100th anniversary; lead anniversary task force in executing plans 
  • Schedule and host regular communication and meetings with the task force, including, but not limited to, regular conference calls/online meetings and in-person meetings for their task force 
  • Serve as an ex officio member of the 2014 Conference Program Team 
  • Attend scheduled Association meetings as required including, but not limited to, the annual conferences for 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014; the Leadership Team meetings for 2011, 2012, and 2013; the site meetings of the 2014 Conference Program Team; and any others scheduled until the conclusion of 2014 
  • Solicit information from the Association's membership and establish goals based on research 
  • Create a marketing plan for communicating the ongoing plans of the anniversary celebration to the membership 
  • Partner with the executive director on the production of the celebration’s budget, events, schedule, promotional plan, and overall anniversary management 
  • Manage the anniversary task force’s budget 
  • Establish a wide range of programs such as conference sessions, seminars, traveling exhibits, and other activities that focus upon the history, current role, and future of the Association and college unions and student activities 
  • Partner with the executive director to create plans for commemorating the 100th anniversary to include special Association media and the collection of historical memorabilia 
  • Partner with the chair of the Education and Research Fund Program Team to identify sources of funds for special commemorative activities and fundraising campaigns 
  • Communicate regularly with the Board of Trustees, regional directors, Central Office staff, Education Councils, and Education and Research Fund component groups concerning the development of celebration activities
  • Advance the principles articulated in the Association’s Statement of Commitment to and Vision for a Multicultural Organization  

Position Qualifications:

  • Willingness to make a three-year commitment to planning and carrying out all anniversary projects and programs; willingness to work in partnership with the chair of the 2014 Conference Program Team in all matters pertaining to the 100th anniversary
  • Broad range of previous experience as an ACUI volunteer at the regional and international level 
  • Proven ability in organizing conference activities and other relevant projects 
  • Effective organizational, leadership, innovation, and communication skills as well as experience in developing and managing a budget 
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the components of the Association, including component groups and core competencies 
  • Familiarity of Association history and the college union movement 
  • Ability to understand and articulate the college union philosophy and purpose 
  • Broad understanding of the college union and student activities role on campus and knowledge of higher education 
  • Confirmed commitment to affirmative action, multiculturalism, and to celebrating the inherent diversity of the Association 
  • Full-time employment in a college union/student activities department at a member institution in good standing; job stability and institutional support

Core Competencies:

Applicants must demonstrate an understanding of the Association's 11 core competencies, realizing that this particular volunteer role will place emphasis on all competency areas:

• Communication
• Facilities Management
• Fiscal Management
• Human Resource Development
• Intercultural Proficiency
• Leadership
• Marketing
• Management
• Planning
• Student Learning
• Technology

Selection Process:

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Updated Dec. 3, 2010