CASE is a global not-for-profit and membership association whose vision is to advance education to transform lives and society. Its mission is to inspire, challenge and equip communities of professionals to act effectively and with integrity to champion the success of their institutions. Advancing education in over 3,600 member institutions, CASE has 85,000 members in 82 countries.
Broad and growing communities of professional practice gather under the global CASE umbrella. Currently these include alumni relations, development services, digital, communications, fundraising, government relations, marketing and web. Individual members are at all stages of their career and may be working in universities, schools, colleges, cultural organisations or other not-for-profits. CASE membership also includes many corporate partners. CASE uses the intellectual capital and professional talents of an army of volunteers to advance its work.
Headquartered in Washington, DC, CASE works across all continents from its regional offices in London, Singapore and Mexico City. CASE works to achieve a seamless experience for all its stakeholders: particularly its members, volunteers and staff. Working together across time zones and borders, CASE staff in all offices seek to make the ambitious OneCASE aspiration a reality.
The Governance Project Senior Coordinator will play a significant role in helping CASE through the process of reimagining and delivering a new governance structure that will empower and reflect our global organization. This individual will work with colleagues, volunteers and partners to ensure that our three-year governance planning and implementation process remains on track and meets key deliverables.
The core functions of this position include but are not limited to the following:
Assist with developing and delivering the planning and implementation phases of the governance redesign process, as led by the CASE President and CEO, vice presidents and CASE’s consulting partner, The Ryan Consulting Group.
Serve as primary staff liaison with The Ryan Consulting Group.
Work with senior staff colleagues and The Ryan Consulting Group to develop appropriate timelines and action plans; ensure that deadlines are met and key deliverables are completed.
Support volunteer leadership, including Steering Committee and task forces, to ensure that they feel fully engaged and have a positive and rewarding experience throughout the lifecycle of the project.
Provide regular project updates to key stakeholders and staff; schedule individual and group meetings and conference calls as needed or requested; track action items and assigned tasks; ensure appropriate follow-up.
Work with Marketing and Communications colleagues and President’s Office staff to deliver communications strategy for stakeholders and members, including awareness campaigns for membership voting as appropriate.
Work with Chief Operating Officer and legal counsel to ensure legal requirements are communicated to key stakeholders and acted upon at the appropriate time.
Provide programmatic and operational support to President and CEO and vice presidents to help meet individual deliverables and timelines.
Serve as a key member of the governance internal Operations Team; schedule regular meetings and updates; develop agendas; track action items; ensure appropriate follow up.
Serve as a key resource on the governance planning and implementation for global staff, members and other interested parties.
Serve as a member of the President’s Office staff; engage with other key presidential projects as needed and requested.
Fiscal Management/Budget Responsibilities/Judicious Use of Resources
Work with Chief Financial Officer and other senior staff members to develop and gain approval for relevant governance project budgets; ensure activities stay within determined budgets.
Exercise fiscal responsibility in the utilization of all CASE resources.
Exhibit appropriate leadership toward and work cooperatively and supportively with all volunteer and staff groups for which this position is responsible.
Performs other Duties and Responsibilities as Assigned by Supervisor
Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree and four or more years of progressive and relevant work experience, preferably in an association or educational environment, or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. Experience working with senior-level volunteers and external partners. Experience developing and implementing project action plans and timelines. Experience working with colleagues across an organization to develop plans and deliver results. A deep commitment to CASE and its vision and mission strongly preferred. Some travel required.
Skills and Abilities: Strong service orientation with the ability to interact effectively with a variety of constituents, and maturity and confidence to engender the respect and trust of colleagues, volunteers and members. Superior written and oral communication skills. Ability to establish, implement and evaluate program plans. Strong organizational, interpersonal and analytical skills. Proven track record of working with senior volunteer leaders and staff. High level of independent judgement and problem solving skills.
Qualified applicants should email CASEemployment@case.org with GovSC17 (and your last name in parentheses) in the subject line to apply. Applications MUST include a résumé and cover letter with salary requirements and/or salary history. Applications without the required skills and experience or salary requirements may not be considered.NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
Preference may be given to applications received before December 19, 2017.
About Council for Advancement and Support of Education
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) is a professional association serving educational institutions and the advancement professionals who work on their behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas. CASE helps its members build stronger relationships with their alumni and donors, raise funds for campus projects, produce recruitment mater...ials, market their institutions to prospective students, diversify the profession, and foster public support of education. Key facts about CASE:
Founded in 1974 as the result of a merger between the American Alumni Council and the American College Public Relations Association
Maintains headquarters in Washington, D.C., with offices in London (CASE Europe, 1994), Singapore (CASE Asia-Pacific, 2007) and Mexico City (CASE Latina America, 2011)
Is one of the world's largest nonprofit educational associations in terms of institutional membership
Includes more than 3,670 colleges and universities, primary and secondary independent and international schools, and nonprofit organizations in more than 82 countries around the globe
Serves nearly 81,000 advancement professionals on the staffs of member institutions
Led by volunteers with more than 4,850 advancement professionals serving as board members, speakers, authors, conferences planners and more