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):

Conference and Program Coordinator
(Posted March 18, 2016)
The Conference and Program Coordinator’s responsibilities include conference and meeting planning, maintaining information in a Microsoft CRM-based database; materials preparation in Microsoft Office applications; conference registration and financial reconciliation in the association management system (knowledge of Protech UX and MX a plus); generating conference materials; issuing reimbursements; and fielding calls with conference participants. The position also supports NetVUE, a nationwide network of CIC colleges and universities formed to enrich the intellectual and theological exploration of vocation among undergraduate students. NetVUE activities include a bi-annual conference, workshops, webinars, an online community, and grant programs funded by membership dues and financial support from Lilly Endowment, Inc. Grant programs run annually and involve tracking all grant agreement and financial forms, distributing grant checks to awarded institutions, and maintaining records of grants given for each of the four grant programs.

The position reports to the Director of Conferences and works closely with the other members of the conferences staff as well as several vice presidents and program managers. Some travel to and on-site support at conference locations within the U.S. is expected.

A bachelor’s degree (preferably from a CIC member institution) and some conference and/or program management work experience (ideally at a higher education association) are required. Desired qualifications also include ability to:
  • Communicate clearly and effectively orally and in writing;
  • Exhibit a proactive, positive client focus, and demonstrate a dedicated sense of eagerness in serving the interests of association members;
  • Attend to details and manage several activities simultaneously;
  • Exhibit confidentiality and good judgment; and
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, team-oriented work environment.