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    Director of Research and Public Policy

    The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) is pleased to announce an opening for Director of Research and Public Policy. NACE advances the body of knowledge through a robust research program which makes a difference in the lives of the members we serve and the populations that are directly impacted by our member’s work. Our members are directly responsible for the career development of college students on their campuses and the hiring of the next generation of the workforce. The NACE research program is critically important to the future of the profession in identifying trends, issues, and practices as well as data about the job outlook, salaries, internships, graduate outcomes, and career services and employer recruiting strategies and practices. Additionally, the Director collaboratively develops and advocates for NACE’s legislative and regulatory agenda by monitoring the activities of governmental bodies. Reporting to and working closely with NACE’s Assistant Executive Director, you will serve as a hands-on leader, facilitator, and resource for developing and implementing research and public policy strategies and practices. This is an exciting opportunity to address and contribute to real world outcomes for our profession and members. While NACE’s headquarters are in Bethlehem, PA, the selected candidate may work remotely from anywhere in the U.S.

    About Us
    The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) is professional association with 13000+ members representing 2000 college and 1000 employer organizations.  NACE is the foremost provider of professional development and educational programs related to the career development and hiring of the college educated.  NACE is the leading voice on emerging issues and trends; a vital professional network for learning and benchmarking; and a trusted source for knowledge, standards, competencies for professional practice, and advocacy pertinent to workforce policy issues. Visit www.naceweb.org to learn more.

    Benefits and Perks
    NACE employees receive a competitive salary and enjoy a work environment that values collaboration, innovation, and excellence. Additionally, employees receive an extremely robust benefits package, including:

    • Generous paid time off and vacation time
    • 401(k) plan
    • Generous medical, dental and vision plan (no premium for employee-only coverage and extremely reasonable rates for family coverage)
    • Company provided short-term and long-term disability
    • Company provided life insurance equal to two times annual salary

    What the Job Looks Like
    As the Director of Research and Public Policy, you will have a unique opportunity to make a significant and meaningful contribution to the success of NACE, its members and the community as a whole through the following core job responsibilities:

    Research Program Responsibilities

    • Oversee the research program including research initiatives, staffing, and budget.
    • Develop and implement an annual research plan, including income and expense forecasts; monitor budget to ensure that projections are accurate, and revenue and expense goals are met; recommend adjustments as needed.
    • Plan and implement research projects.
    • Supervise research staff to plan and implement research projects.
    • Identify trends, issues, and practices that will affect the mission and strategy of the association.
    • Provide consulting and customized research support for clients with special research needs.
    • Identify potential research partners for new research initiatives.
    • Collect key research conducted by individuals and organizations relevant to NACE’s mission and strategy.
    • Proactively review and recommend technological tools, both hardware and software, to be used in keeping the NACE research department current.
    • Present NACE research and/or public policy positions to the public through presentations at meetings, conferences, or webinars; through interviews with media outlets; and through written or oral public testimony before governmental legislative or regulatory hearings.
    • Oversee the professional development of individual members of the department.

    Public Policy Responsibilities

    • Track legislative and regulatory actions on issues related to the employment of the college educated and the professional communities that serve the employment of the college educated.
    • Develop and maintain a working relationship with key federal legislative and executive staff; higher education and trade associations; and others engaged in the development and implementation of public policies affecting the college-educated workforce.
    • Conduct policy analyses of legislative and regulatory actions that may affect the college labor market; college career center operations; or the operations of employers recruiting new college graduates.
    • Work with NACE’s Washington, DC representative to promote NACE public policy positions.
    • Serve as staff liaison to the NACE Advocacy Advisory Committee to draft issue statements and position papers.

    Important Qualifications to your Success

    • Minimum 5 to 7 years of professional experience in survey research, professional association, institutional research, or other research setting.
    • Advanced degree in a research related discipline.
    • Knowledge of research methods, analysis of trends, development of forecasts and scenarios.
    • Ability to effectively lead and supervise.
    • Ability to collect data through all research approaches, such as focus groups, surveys, online, etc.
    • Ability to create research products resulting in revenue streams.
    • Highly motivated with intellectual curiosity, solid work ethic, sound judgment and ability to multi-task.
    • Ability to integrate knowledge and insights from many different sources.
    • Strong computer skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, R, data visualization, and SPSS.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills.
    • Ability to develop and give presentations.
    • Ability to work cooperatively and expeditiously with staff, volunteers, and members.
    • Good organizational and project management skills.
    • Detail oriented.
    • Demonstrated experience working with public officials; trade groups; and others engaged in public issues.
    • Ability to travel to Washington, DC throughout the year as needed

    I’m interested, how do I get started?

    PLEASE NOTE - To be considered, all applicants MUST include:

    • An updated resume
    • Brief cover letter
    • Salary requirements

    Our hiring management partner is myHR Partner. myHR Partner is not a staffing service or recruiter. All resumes/applications will be reviewed for this position and only for our organization. Applicants who meet the initial qualifications will be contacted for an interview.

    To check on an application you’ve submitted: if you already registered your account on Jobvite, click here to log in and check the status of your application.  If you have not yet registered your account, click here to register.

    If you are selected to receive an offer of employment with our company, your employment may be contingent upon the successful completion of work references and other background checks.

    Thank you for your interest in our position.  We appreciate the time you have taken to apply with us.   

    We are fully focused on equality and inclusion and believe deeply in diversity and all the fascinating characteristics that make us each unique.  

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    EOE, M/F/D/V.


    Sales Development Representative

    Do you love connecting with people? If so, NACE is seeking an engaging and collaborative, part-time Sales Development Representative to join their team. You will assist with the planning and execution of sponsored events such as webinars and educational programs by interacting with members, prospects, and sponsors via email and phone. Use your world-class customer service and communication skills to educate and engage leaders in business and higher education in a culture that is passionate about education!

    What you’ll do
    As our Sales Development Representative, you will be a trusted liaison in obtaining collateral and marketing details from sponsors, customers, and NACE departments to fulfill sponsorship obligations. You will regularly interact with members, prospects, and staff by email and phone, process orders, conduct internet research, and establish relationships with sponsors and prospects. Day to day you’ll:

    • Communicate with all sponsors to collect assets, confirm benefits, share assets with internal teams, send attendee reports/pertinent data to sponsors, and answer all correspondences and phone calls to ensure quality care to each specific request.
    • Own the process of prospect outreach, including: research of companies that have products/services for NACE audiences, build and maintain lists of prospects, and develop relationships with companies that have products or services for NACE audiences.
    • Evaluate and respond to prospective and active customer inquiries by telephone and e-mail; utilize a creative approach when developing customized information packets and performing active follow up to ensure the transition from prospect to customer.
    • Connect with new NACE Business Affiliate members to make introduction and explain NACE advertising and sponsorship products.
    • Advise members/nonmembers on products and services via phone and email to meet their individual needs.
    • Process sales transactions which include but are not limited to advertising and sponsorship orders.
    • Assist with creating sponsor packages for NACE in-person and virtual events.
    • Work with Business Development and Outreach Manager on other assigned projects.

    What you need to thrive in this role

    • 1 to 3 years of customer service experience; experience with associations or not-for-profits a plus.
    • Hands-on team player with a positive attitude, strong interpersonal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to take initiative when researching information on prospective companies and cold calling new prospects.
    • Well versed in Microsoft Office, internet search engines, and social networking sites; familiarity with Smartsheet software and customer databases a plus.
    • Strong attention to detail, organization, multi-tasking, and time management skills.
    • Knowledge of NACE membership structure, programs, products, services, and policies.

    About us
    The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) is the foremost provider of professional development and educational programs related to the career development and hiring of the college educated.

    NACE is the leading voice on emerging issues and trends; a vital professional network for learning and benchmarking; and a trusted source for knowledge, standards, competencies for professional practice, and advocacy pertinent to workforce policy issues. Visit www.naceweb.org to learn more.

    What we offer you
    NACE employees receive a competitive salary and enjoy a work environment that values collaboration, innovation, and excellence. Additionally, part-time employees receive benefits such as paid time off/vacation time, and four hours of paid time for each company-recognized holiday while employed at NACE.

    I’m interested, how do I get started?
    Apply to: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=o95Rgfw5&s=myHRpartner

    (Is this a job you want to, and can do? If not, feel free to share this link with someone who can say yes, and yes!)

    Our hiring management partner is myHR Partner. myHR Partner is not a staffing service or recruiter. All resumes/applications will be reviewed for this position and only for our organization.

    Thank you for considering us as a potential employer!

    We are fully focused on equality and inclusion and believe deeply in diversity and all the fascinating characteristics that make us each unique.

    EOE M/F/V/D.

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