ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

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Research Associate / Editor

The Research Associate / Editor advances ACTA’s core values of academic excellence, academic freedom, and accountability by ensuring the integrity of its research products and of other communications with external constituents. This individual will also serve as the primary editor of ACTA’s quarterly newsletter, Inside Academe.

Responsibilities include:

      Managing the production of content for ACTA’s Inside Academe newsletter.

      Overseeing the quality-control process for ACTA publications, including editing, proofreading, and fact-checking.

      Ensuring consistency in style for all ACTA publications, using both the ACTA Style Guide and The Chicago Manual of Style.

      Contributing to studies, reports, guides, and policy papers through sound research and writing—and to other projects as needed.

Key qualities for this role include a strong research and writing background, preferably in the field of higher education policy; the ability to manage multiple projects of varying timelines; meticulous attention to detail; knowledge of ACTA’s past publications; and an understanding of ACTA’s ongoing program activities. The Research Associate / Editor is expected to be personable, dynamic, well organized, highly motivated, and principled, and to act with the highest degree of personal responsibility, accountability, and honesty.

Please email your resume, cover letter, and a short writing sample to info@goacta.org.

Program Associate for Development

The Program Associate for Development will advance ACTA’s mission of promoting academic excellence, academic freedom, and accountability by supporting ACTA’s relationships with a broad range of individual and foundation donors. The Program Associate must approach these tasks as an entrepreneurial enterprise. An ability to prioritize tasks, respond to requests on short notice, and keep track of multiple projects is essential. The Program Associate is expected to be personable, dynamic, well organized, highly motivated, detail oriented, and principled. The highest degree of personal responsibility, accountability, and honesty is expected. The Program Associate should have a keen interest in higher education reform, since ACTA’s development department is closely integrated with ACTA’s policy department. The Program Associate for Development reports to the Vice President of n   Development.

Responsibilities include:

•      Researching current and prospective individual and foundation donors.

•      Executing other research assignments and tasks on short notice in a fast-paced setting.

•      Taking primary responsibility for the prompt and accurate recording and acknowledgment of contributions and donor correspondence.

•      Assisting with fundraising letters and targeted informational mailings to donors.

•      Assisting with preparations for donor events and meetings, including ACTA’s annual conference and gala.

•      Interacting with donors and other ACTA constituents over the phone and in person.

Candidates must possess a four-year undergraduate degree; strong attention to detail; clear and grammatical writing; proficiency with MS Word and Excel. Candidates must demonstrate knowledge of ACTA’s mission and enthusiasm for that mission. Experience using Salesforce or other constituent databases preferred but not required.

Please email your resume, cover letter, and a short writing sample to info@goacta.org.

 

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