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. 

At AHEPPP: Family Engagement in Higher Education, we don’t just accept differences — we celebrate them, we support them and we thrive on them for the benefit of our membership. We are committed to building an association that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.


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. 


Leadership Position: Director, Board of Directors (1 opening)
Reports to: AHEPPP Board of Director President and Executive Director
Length of Term: Three years, renewable
Time commitment: Average 5 hours per week, varies depending on season

Position description: The AHEPPP Board of Directors provide strategic leadership in all aspects of the Association's operations. Guided by AHEPPP's values and purpose members of the AHEPPP Board of Directors work collaboratively to accomplish associations goals, serve the membership, and advocate for the profession. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Members of the Board of Directors regularly attend board meetings and conference calls
  • Represent AHEPPP at events, gatherings, and conferences
  • Recruit AHEPPP members and solicit their involvement in the organization
  • Contribute to the establishment of annual goals of the organization
  • Serve on at least one committee and be willing to serve on other committees as requested
  • Participate in the organization’s annual evaluation process and planning activities

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Membership in AHEPPP of no less than 2 years
  • Professional experience in higher education for no less than 5 years
  • Evidence of a commitment to the field of higher education and/or parent/family relations, retention, engagement, transition, and/or student affairs, enrollment management, fundraising or other related fields in higher education

A complete list of additional preferred qualifications is available here

Contact:  Please contact Chelsea Petree, BOD President with any questions.

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Applications/Nominations are due by 11:59pm EST on Friday, September 3, 2021. For a detailed timeline and outline of BOD elections process, please click here. 


Leadership Position: 2022 National Conference Chair
Reports to: AHEPPP Board of Directors and Executive Director
Length of Term:  (October 2021 - February 2023)
Time commitment: 2-5 hours per week, varies

Position description: The National Conference Chair provides leadership and strategic direction for the annual Family Engagement in Higher Education National Conference. Leading a team of 10 volunteers, the Chair ensure the success of the conference from start to finish by maintaining that all aspects of the event align with AHEPPP's mission, vision, and values as the premier association for family engagement at the collegiate level. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Serve as the primary role on the conference committee leadership team that includes the AHEPPP Executive Director and reports directly to the AHEPPP Board of Directors
  • Participate and observe in the AHEPPP 2021 Virtual Conference to gather information in preparation for planning the AHEPPP 2022 National Conference in Orlando, Florida
  • Partner with the Board of Directors to establish a conference concept and design; including the technical, operational and digital footprint for the conference
  • Oversee the administrative and logistical management of the conference
  • Actively support sub-committees and co-chairs for maximized engagement and participation
  • Serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the AHEPPP 2022 Conference
  • Prepare and submit a conference final report (executive summary) as directed to document decisions, activities, results of new programs and recommendations of importance to the incoming Conference Team, 2023 Chair, and the Board of Directors
    Please click here for additional information

Desired Qualifications:

  • Current member of association with at least 3 years of experience in Parent/Family Engagement
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Relational, collaborative, and responsive 
  • Ability to meet regularly with Conference 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)
  • Previous experience on the AHEPPP Conference Planning Team or other national conference committee

Contact:  If you have any questions before applying, please contact Lindsay McKinney, AHEPPP Executive Director.

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Applications/Nominations are due by 11:59pm EST on Friday, September 3, 2021. 


Leadership Position: National Conference Planning Team - Multiple Positions Available 
Reports to: Conference Team Chair
Length of Term: One year (January 2022 - January 2023)
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 Lindsay McKinney, AHEPPP Executive Director. 

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Applications are due by 11:59pm EST on Friday, November 19, 2021. 


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.
  • Collaborate 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, collaborative, 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. 


Leadership Position: Council for Equity, Belonging, & Inclusion - Multiple positions available 
Length of Term: Two years, renewable
Reports to: Board of Directors EBI Task Force Co-Chairs
Time commitment: 8 hours per month

Position description: The AHEPPP EBI Council is to ensure the promotion of AHEPPP’s belief in and commitment to becoming an anti-racist association in its practice by working towards sustaining an inclusive, nondiscriminatory, and welcoming organization for all its members.

Responsibilities:

The AHEPPP EBI Council will lead the organization to create a diverse and inclusive environment for AHEPPP members by:

  • Ensuring that equity, belonging, and inclusion are foundational aspects of our educational practices, policies, and procedures, and tie directly to our diversity and inclusion core commitment
  • Through focused efforts, working to build a more diverse membership body, ensuring that scholarly research on equity, belonging, and inclusion are valued and supported
  • Providing recommendations to the AHEPPP Board of Directors, thereby facilitating a pathway to making AHEPPP a national leader in this area.
  • Serving as a responsible and ethical voice to advance best practices related to equity, belonging, and inclusion in the profession

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 11:59pm EST on Friday, September 3, 2021. 


Leadership Position: 2022 Spring Summits Planning Team - Multiple Positions Available
Reports to: Spring Summits Chair
Length of Term: Eight months (October 2021 - May 2022)
Time commitment: 1-3 hours per week, varies

Position description: Guided by the AHEPPP mission, values, and current strategic priorities, the Family Engagement in Higher Education Spring Summits Planning Committee works collaboratively to plan and execute two virtual Spring Summits while also providing support to the hosts of the in-person Summits.

Responsibilities:

Summits Programming Coordinators

  • In collaboration with the Summits Chair and other team members, develop program goals, topics of interest, and program types
  • Design, promote and coordinate the Call for Programs process by communicating in a timely manner with all potential program presenters
  • Oversee program selection and manage program review process, provide feedback to presenters in collaboration with Board liaison.
  • Secure program presenters, titles, and descriptions for the summit schedule
  • Host presenters at the conference and attend to their presentation needs

Summits Marketing /Communications Coordinator

  • In collaboration with the AHEPPP staff, Summit Chair and Summit Hosts, develop a marketing plan and timeline for Call for Registration, Call for Programs, and other conference announcements
  • Create a social media calendar to post and promote the conference activities with the goal of getting members excited
  • Create and promote the AHEPPP Summits on all social media accounts
  • Help design and create communication materials for the event

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 Summit Chair and committee members
  • Ability to attend the virtual Spring Summits

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

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Applications are due by 11:59pm EST on Friday, September 3, 2021.


Leadership Position: Mentor - Multiple positions available
Reports to: AHEPPP Board of Directors - Mentor Leads
Length of Term: One year, renewable
Time commitment: 2-5 hours per month, varies
Position description: An AHEPPP mentor positively supports and encourages professional development and growth. Acting as a resource, they are a trusted advisor that a mentee is able to turn to with questions and concerns. Mentors are dedicated to the partnership, will experience personal and professional growth as they navigate the ins and outs of the AHEPPP organization, parents and family programming and higher education.

Responsibilities:

  • Attend Mentor training held at the beginning of each cycle
  • Participate in Quarterly Mentor Cohort meetings
  • Maintain a monthly (minimum) connection with your mentee in the form of a phone call, email, or other mode of outreach
  • Share articles, resources and conferences that may be of interest for your mentee and mentor cohort
Desired Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of experience in the field of Parent/Family Relations 
  • Ability to meet regularly with assigned mentee and Mentor Cohort
  • Passion for professional development and family relations
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
Contact: If you have any questions before applying, please contact Kerri Fowler or Tasha Talton, AHEPPP Board Members. 

Applications are due by 11:59pm EST on Friday, September 3, 2021.