Vice President, Public Policy and Government Affairs

United Negro College Fund
Washington D.C.
May 12, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Outside Academe

UNCF (United Negro College Fund) is seeking an experienced government affairs leader with a deep commitment to advocating for minority students to serve as its next Vice President, Public Policy and Government Affairs (Vice President). UNCF is the nation's largest and most effective organization focused on students from low-income, minority families, awarding more than $100 million in scholarships each year. The Vice President will join a well-functioning, widely respected, and purposeful organization. UNCF has become a leading voice on federal higher education policy issues affecting students of color, and it seeks to build upon this strong foundation to further advance postsecondary access and opportunity, particularly for African American students.

This position develops the strategic direction for UNCF's public policy and government affairs division and serves as a member of the organization's senior leadership team. The incumbent serves as UNCF's point person for public policy and government affairs issues and is responsible for ensuring that effective strategies are implemented to achieve successful results. The leader will focus on issues and initiatives that represent the comprehensive needs and interests of UNCF's HBCU member institutions as well as the needs of African American students more broadly. The successful candidate will possess a passion for education, equity, and excellence and significant experience in and a deep understanding of higher education policy.

UNCF has engaged Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist with this important search. Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed in confidence to the firm at

UNCF provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status or any characteristic protected by federal, state and local laws.

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