Coordinator of NASPA Advisory Services

NASPA  |  Washington, DC

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Posted about 2 weeks ago Full-Time

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Position Title:

Coordinator of NASPA Advisory Services

Job Type:
Location: Washington, DC
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Non-Profit Company,
Institution Size:
Employer ID: 31533
Application Deadline: 09/20/2019

Stated Non-Discrimination Policy

Gender Expression / Identity Sexual Orientation


Housing for Position:
None provided
Housing for Position:
None provided
Masters Required
Major Preference:
Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education

Masters Required
Major Preference:
Educational Administration, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Other Education

Position Description


The coordinator of NASPA Advisory Services provides critical written, research, and analytical support to enhance external review projects for student affairs divisions and programs. The coordinator provides primary oversight for managing the P.R.A.C.T.I.C.E.S. self-assessment for divisions of student affairs/services.

Job Requirements

Specific Responsibilities of the Position

  • Conduct research and develop high-quality documents to support external student affairs review projects including institutional briefs, project participant briefs, and document and interview summaries.

  • Participate in remote (telephone or video conference) project interviews; take notes and develop summaries to inform reviews.

  • Provide support in drafting and editing reports of student affairs external reviews.

  • Manage P.R.A.C.T.I.C.E.S. self-assessment for divisions of student affairs/services including marketing and recruiting; managing registration and assessment set-up; user interface system set-up and support; collaborating with data analytics to administer assessment; and organize, analyze, and report data.

  • Coordinate marketing for program, manage and update website, coordinate distribution of marketing collateral to NASPA professional development events.

  • Provide administrative support to the director of NASPA Advisory Services and the NASPA Advisory Services Steering Committee including with meetings, project travel, and scheduling.

  • Other duties as assigned.

General Responsibilities of all NASPA Staff

All NASPA staff positions are expected to share common responsibilities regarding the operations of the Association and related to large-scale professional development programming.


  • At least three years of full-time work experience

  • Master’s degree required in higher education administration or related field

  • Experience with consulting and/or association management preferred

  • Strong writing/editing, communication, and project management skills

  • Data management experience–able to collect, analyze, and synthesize data

  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to establish priorities, manage competing priorities, and meet deadlines

  • Ability to take initiative, use sound judgment, resolve problems diplomatically and discreetly, and work effectively, independently, and cooperatively with all levels of staff and constituents

  • Capacity to build relationships inside and outside of the organization with stakeholders, members, and colleagues


NASPA is the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession. We serve a full range of professionals who provide programs, experiences, and services that cultivate student learning and success in concert with the mission of our colleges and universities. Established in 1918 and founded in 1919, NASPA comprises more than 16,000 members in all 50 states, 29 countries, and 8 U.S. Territories.  

Through high-quality professional development, strong policy advocacy, and substantive research to inform practice, NASPA meets the diverse needs and invests in realizing the potential of all its members under the guiding principles of integrity, innovation, inclusion, and inquiry.

NASPA members serve a variety of functions and roles, including the vice president and dean for student life, as well as professionals working within housing and residence life, student unions, student activities, counseling, career development, orientation, enrollment management, racial and ethnic minority support services, and retention and assessment.

NASPA is an equal opportunity employer. NASPA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, gender identity, gender expression, affectional or sexual orientation, or disability in any of its policies, programs, and services.

About NASPA Advisory Services

The purpose of NASPA Advisory Services is to:

  • Provide higher education institutions—particularly institutional executives, including presidents, deans, and vice presidents—with mission-sensitive guidance on strengthening essential practices and critical elements for divisions of student affairs;

  • Offer an external examination of student affairs divisions and programs, providing expert perspective, meaningful insight, and valuable recommendations with an emphasis on foundational elements of review;

  • Strengthen the functionality, productivity, and effectiveness of a student affairs division or program within its respective college or university mission and culture.

NASPA Advisory Services is designed to be applicable to divisions of student affairs and services regardless of institutional mission, size, function, organization, and budget. Our services are not a form of accreditation, ranking, rating, or scoring but, instead, include thorough self-assessments and external expertise to assist divisions of student affairs and services for the previously stated purposes.

NASPA Advisory Services largely focus on conducting reviews of student affairs and services at the division level. The framework for each review generally consists of up to nine areas of emphasis, or elements: (1) policy, (2) resources, (3) academics (partnerships and alignment), (4) compliance, (5) technology, (6) inclusion, (7) community (8) evidence, and (9) students (and their success). NASPA refers to this framework as P.R.A.C.T.I.C.E.S.™

Office Location/Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

This position offers the possibility of location in the NASPA Washington, D.C., office, or it may be based anywhere in the contiguous 48 states, provided the remote work location complies with requirements in the NASPA Personnel and Policy Manual.

This position is primarily office-based with primary work on a computer, including phone, email, and video conferencing.

This position will be expected to travel to the NASPA Annual Conference, as well as the possibility of travel for institutional site visits.

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