About the New England Board of Higher Education
Established in 1955 by six visionary New England governors, the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) is a regional compact organization that helps leaders assess, develop and implement education practices and policies of regional significance; promotes regional cooperation that encourages efficient sharing of education resources; and strengthens the relationship between higher education and the regional economy.
Located in downtown Boston, NEBHE values a diverse team of individuals and a collaborative workplace that support its goals to address the varying needs of the region’s learners and to provide leadership, programs and services that increase equity in postsecondary education outcomes.
Director of Policy & Research
Reporting to the NEBHE President, the Director of Policy & Research plays a leadership role in the organization and executes the policy and research team’s work and maintains a strong sense of organizational priorities. A successful candidate thinks critically, communicates complex ideas and technical information in easy to understand ways, works independently as well as in a team, and finds a little fun in their work. Moreover, the Director will have expertise in state and/or federal policymaking, a strong research and analysis background and the ability to engage a cross-section of stakeholders, including legislators, higher education leaders, funders and employers. Applicants: For early consideration, please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Policy & Research Analyst (Part-time)
Reporting to the Director of Policy & Research, the Policy & Research Analyst will be a key contributor to NEBHE’s Policy & Research team. A successful candidate thinks critically, communicates complex ideas and technical information in understandable ways, works independently as well as in a team, and finds enjoyment in their work. The analyst will be responsible for relevant research, analysis and reports on topics that include: the higher education-industry connection; labor market demand for skills; digital skills and technology talent; employability and workforce development. The analyst will also coordinate responses to stakeholders’ research requests and ensure that the team’s work is being effectively communicated to its various audiences. Please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of the Regional Student Program
Reporting to the NEBHE President, the Director of the Regional Student Program is responsible for administering NEBHE’s longest running program, the Regional Student Program (RSP), also known as Tuition Break. The RSP engages the region’s public higher education institutions in the sharing of academic programs across state lines while providing significant tuition savings to eligible residents of the New England states. Responsibilities include strategic planning and program development, engagement with constituents, outreach and promotion, information dissemination, and analyzing and reporting on program enrollment, offerings and financial benefits. Applicants: For early consideration, please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Open Education Consultant
Under the direction of Open Education Fellow Lindsey Gumb, the Open Education Consultant will be responsible for supporting NEBHE’s Hewlett Foundation grant funded activities. The consultant will assist in planning an Open Education summit that includes a focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), assist in writing briefs, reports, update and create new content for the Open Education web pages on the NEBHE site, represent NEBHE at Open Education meetings and serve as a member of a proposal development team to expand Open Education usage in the region. Please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of its mission to tie higher education to the economic well being of New England, NEBHE has partnered with the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (NE HERC) to provide access to recruitment and employment resources to address faculty and staff hiring needs. The mission of the NE HERC, which was founded in 2006, is to advance the efforts of member institutions to recruit and retain outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and to assist dual-career couples. Moreover, together with NEBHE, NE HERC seeks to raise the profile of the higher education industry in New England as an employer of choice for diverse and highly qualified professionals across all disciplines and functions.
With nearly 18,000 registered job-seekers, 3,000 faculty and staff jobs, and 2.5 million unique website visits per year, NE HERC provides the largest higher education job board in New England, as well as a community of 62 member institutions sharing best practices and participating in strategic networking events and an assortment of targeted professional development opportunities every year.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
NEBHE actively seeks to achieve a diverse workforce. It provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, genetics, protected military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.