American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) is the collective voice of nearly 400 public colleges, universities, and systems that hold students and community at the heart of their mission.  The association works to expand student access, success, and opportunity, promote world-class teaching and experiential learning tied to career advancement, and support applied research and service that advances economic development and quality of life in communities across the country.


The goal of the Division of Administration and Finance (A&F) is to provide an innovative, collaborative, cost effective support infrastructure needed to deliver on AASCU’s mission.  A&F is comprised of Human Resources, Information Technologies, Facilities, and Finance.  All staff members are encouraged to think creatively about how they can address mission, member needs, and challenges that will inevitably arise from time to time.  Staff are also encouraged to engage in bold thinking, to put forward new ideas and proposals, and to openly debate the risks – upside and downside – associated with new ideas.


Commitment to the organization’s mission, vision, and values by exhibiting the following behaviors: commitment to diversity and equity, excellence and competence, collaboration, innovation, accountability, ownership, and adherence to policies and procedures.


AASCU seeks an experienced, strategic, and hands-on Director of Human Resources to guide and direct its Human Resources function, with an intentional focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion.  This position will lead recruiting efforts, employee relations, and benefits plans and administration; support professional development programs for the entire organization; and participate in internal change management projects. In addition, the Director will play a key role in ensuring that AASCU’s human resources policies and practices comply with applicable federal and state employment laws, are regularly benchmarked against peer organizations, and are aligned with AASCU’s mission and organization-wide strategies.


The Director will report directly to the Vice President for Administration and Finance and will work across the organization. The Director is currently a department of one. However, the position may evolve to include direct reports, such as an HR Generalist or external consultants.


HR Strategy, Policies, Processes, Practices & Systems

  • Maintain knowledge of employment trends and regulations to ensure adherence to federal, state, and local legal requirements and advise management on needed actions to ensure policies and procedures reflect best practices and compliance with existing laws affecting employees, including labor law, for risk mitigation. Create and/or update policies, procedures, guidelines, and supervisor training as needed.
  • Work closely in partnership with the Vice President of Administration and Finance to ensure that all HR policies and processes are created and continuously evaluated to ensure that they foster diversity & inclusion within the organization.
  • Create objective measures and standardize reporting to help leadership understand trends that affect the employee experience in the organization, including but not limited to retention, training, performance, compensation, and working in a hybrid environment

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

Nonprofit HR is committed to fostering and maintaining a work environment where diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is fully integrated into everything we do for the benefit of our employees and the clients that we serve. To fully realize our goal, we prioritize our understanding of the complexities of DEI within our workforce to inform our approach to talent management. We believe that this guides how we do our work, advises our clients to operationalize DEI and position our content and educational opportunities to help strengthen the talent management capacity of the social impact sector. See the full statement.