Employment Opportunities

​The Council of Independent Colleges, located in Washington DC, is the major national service organization for all small and mid-sized independent, liberal arts colleges and universities in the United States.

 Available Position(s):

Executive Director, State Fund Programs and Vice President, Council of Independent Colleges
(Posted January 19, 2016)
Among CIC members are 31 state-based consortia of private colleges and universities. These State Fund Members coordinate programs to benefit and strengthen their member institutions, initiatives that often include marketing, developing collaborative programs, seeking grants or scholarship support, and generating internships and job opportunities for student in the corporate sector.

The Executive Director of State Funds Programs and Vice President of CIC is responsible for:
  1. Managing the annual distribution and stewardship of CIC’s UPS Scholarship Program, providing approximately $1.4 million for students from underserved populations;
  2. Providing effective member services, from listservs and benchmarking reports to webinars and onsite consultation visits, that support the work and staff of each organization; and,
  3. Coordinating all activities to support the CIC Board’s directive that CIC encourage its state consortia to expand activities in these high-priority program areas:
    • Consortial initiatives to promote the independent college sector and make the case to the public about the value and impact of member institutions;
    • Expanding corporate connections to benefit member institutions, e.g., to facilitate pathways for students to internships and jobs, and to increase corporate funding for collaborative projects;
    • Maximizing the position State Fund Members hold as hubs for the development of collaborative programs for member institutions and to secure grants to support those programs, particularly from foundations and corporations that are increasingly seeking scale in their grantmaking; and,
    • Addressing one of the top priority funding needs identified universally by CIC member college presidents: expanding gift and grant support in scholarship aid for deserving students.
  4. Overseeing CIC’s competitive grant programs for State Fund Members;
  5. Implementing a range of program initiatives, including an annual conference, that provide professional and organizational development for state executives and key staff members; and,
  6. Maintaining and strengthening CIC’s relationships with State Fund Members.
In addition to these core responsibilities, the vice president will be part of the executive team of CIC and will play a key role in other CIC programs, as developed in concert with the President.