Leadership Opportunities 

Volunteers are the lifeblood of AHEPPP: Family Engagement in Higher Education. Through the commitment, passion, and expertise of our membership, AHEPPP remains on the forefront of important issues in working with parents and families. Volunteerism is essential to our success and resource development. By serving as a leader in AHEPPP, you are ensuring the profession is served with timely resources, access to best practices and offering a community of support for the vital work and practice of family engagement.

The following leadership opportunities are available to association members:

All AHEPPP leaders and volunteers are required to be current members of the association for the duration of their leadership terms.


Leadership Position: Blog Content Curator(s)
Reports to: AHEPPP Board of Directors 
Length of Term: One year, renewable
Time commitment: 2 hours per week

Position description: With guidance from the AHEPPP Board blog lead(s) and staff, the Content Contributor will participate in the preparation and development of AHEPPP’s blog.

Responsibilities:

  • Write clear, attractive copy with a distinct voice
  • Source new content contributors from association members, campus partners, and content experts
  • Recommend new topics and opportunity for impact
  • Monitor submissions to ensure blog is posted consistently
  • Determine new ways to leverage content through additional channels for increased online presence of all individual association
  • Repurpose content to extend its life and increase audience engagement
  • Edit and proofread copy as needed
  • Brainstorm creative concepts and ideas with other members and blog leads

Desired Qualifications:

  • Current member of association with at least 3 years’ experience in Parent/Family Engagement
  • Experience with writing and developing content for online and/or written publications
  • Active participation in AHEPPP Discussion Group on Facebook
  • Ability to meet quarterly blog leads/AHEPPP staff member

Contact: If you have any questions before applying, please contact Alex Brown, AHEPPP Board Member. 

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Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, December 18, 2020. 


Leadership Position: National Conference Planning Team - Multiple Positions Available 
Reports to: Conference Committee Chair
Length of Term: One year (January 2021 - January 2022)
Time commitment: 2-5 hours per week, varies 

Position description: Guided by the AHEPPP mission, values, and current strategic priorities, the Family Engagement in Higher Education National Conference Planning Team works collaboratively to plan and execute the National Conference held annually each fall.  

Responsibilities:

  • Responsibilities vary based on team role. Please click here for complete descriptions.  

Desired Qualifications:

  • Current member of association with at least 1 year of experience in Parent/Family Engagement
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Relational, collaborative, and responsive 
  • Ability to meet regularly with Conference Chair and Team members
  • Ability to attend the Family Engagement in Higher Education National Conference
  • All applicants must submit a signed letter from their supervisor certifying institutional support to attend the national conference. Institutional support includes travel costs (conference registration, airfare, hotel, ground transportation, meals and lodging)

Contact: If you have any questions before applying, please contact Kerri Fowler, AHEPPP Board Member. 

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Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, December 18, 2020. 


Leadership Position: Regional Chair(s)
Length of term: Two years
Reports to: Board of Directors Regional Liaison 
Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per month

Position Description: Regional Chairs will serve as a resource “point person,” which includes but is not limited to:

  • Informing members of regional and association wide AHEPPP activities
  • Promoting AHEPPP resources
  • Leading discussions on issues impacting the association and the field
  • Connecting with new AHEPPP members in your region

For state-by-state regional assignments, click here

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with communication, networking, professional development, and regional conference/event planning to members in your region
  • Regularly communicate with regional members to discuss concerns, needs, and activities related to region, association, and field
  • Work to increase the number of AHEPPP member intuitions within your region
  • Recruit regional members to share their work in AHEPPP Insights, Social Media Takeovers, Webinars, etc.
  • Recruit and actively assist regional event hosts.
  • Select conference hosts with AHEPPP timeline and needs of the region in mind
  • Provide support and guidance for regional event hosts
  • Prepare for, attend, and participate in all committee meetings, including meetings at the National Conference, periodic conference calls, etc.
  • Work together with other Regional Chairs to discuss issues and complete initiatives and tasks that impact all AHEPPP regions
  • Coordinate and/or be present for certain activities at the annual and regional conferences including, but not limited to regional meetings and receptions, and presenting the AHEPPP Business Meeting during annual conference
  • Keep AHEPPP Board of Directors apprised of any issues or concerns related to constituents within region

Desired Qualifications:

  • Current member of association with at least 3 years’ experience in Parent/Family Engagement
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Relational and responsive 
  • Active participation in AHEPPP Discussion Group on Facebook
  • Ability to meet regularly with other Regional Chairs and regional members

Contact: If you have any questions before applying, please contact Lindsey Bray, AHEPPP Board Member. 

Currently recruiting for Region 1 only - Click here to apply!

Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, December 18, 2020. 


Leadership Position: Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion Task Force 
Length of Term: One year 
Reports to: Board of Directors DEAI Task Force Co-Chairs
Time commitment: 1 hour per week/bi-monthly meetings

Position description: In an effort to become an anti-racist association and with guidance from the AHEPPP Board of Directors and staff, the DEAI Task Force Members will participate in the development of AHEPPP’s new DEAI Committee.

Job Responsibilities:

Along with other members of the Task Force:

  • Develop a plan for a new AHEPPP Committee to be submitted to the Board of Directors
  • Name the Committee
  • Define Committee goals, make-up, and application process
  • Define what an anti-racist association means
  • Develop an AHEPPP DEAI statement
  • Develop a strategic plan for an on-going Committee that includes:
    • Support for AHEPPP members

    • Support for parents/families we work with

    • Determining AHEPPP’s role in becoming an anti-racist association

    • Outreach to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI), Tribal Colleges, Asian Serving Institutions (and add to this list, as appropriate) by providing support for our colleagues who serve students and families at those institutions

    • Increasing Black and Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) membership, leadership, and engagement

    • Partnerships with colleagues who have content-area expertise with regard to diversity, equity, access, and inclusion

    • Align goals with the overall work of AHEPPP (webinars, conference, blog, region work, etc.)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Current member of the association with at least 3 years’ experience in Parent/Family Engagement
  • Understanding of and experience with Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion work in higher education or community settings.

Contact: If you have any questions before applying, please contact Maureen Hurley, AHEPPP Board Member. 

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Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, December 18, 2020. 


Leadership Position: Mentorship Program Chair
Length of Term: One year, renewable
Reports to: Board of Directors Mentor Program Liaison 
Time commitment: 4-6 hours per month (during peak times)

Position description: With guidance and partnership from the AHEPPP Mentorship Program Board Liaison, the Mentorship Program Chair will participate in the growth and development, mentorship recruitment and matching, as well as membership management of the AHEPPP Mentorship Program.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the development and maintenance of an annual AHEPPP Mentorship Program needs assessment
  • Assist with Mentorship Program marketing and recruitment
  • Engage with veteran, new professionals and/or professionals new to parent/family programs
  • Co-Host the Annual Mentorship Program Kick-Off Meeting
  • Write clear, professional copy with a distinct voice for monthly discussion touch-points
  • Recommend new discussion topics and opportunities for impact
  • Update annual mentorship application, and monitor submissions
  • Conduct mentor matching and notification
  • Brainstorm creative involvement and engagement opportunities for mentors and mentees throughout the program year
  • Coordinate Mentor/Mentee excursion activities during the National Conference

Desired Qualifications:

  • Current member of the association with at least 3 years’ experience in PFP
  • Served in the capacity of both mentor and mentee
  • Active engagement in AHEPPP initiatives
  • Ability to meet monthly with AHEPPP Board Liaison

Contact: If you have any questions before applying, please contact Tasha Talton, AHEPPP Board Member. 

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Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, December 18, 2020.