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Open Call for NPI Director

Summer 2020-Summer 2021

What is the New-Professionals Institute?

New Professionals Institute (NPI) is the preeminent professional development opportunity for new student affairs professionals in the South (“new professionals” is considered anyone with five years or fewer of full-time experience in Student Affairs). Co-sponsored by NASPA Region III and SACSA, NPI is an intensive, interactive week of learning, sharing, networking and professional and personal development. This unique opportunity allows new professionals to draw on their first years of experience to improve their effectiveness and to learn from others. It is a time of professional and personal renewal and assists new professionals in the development of their careers.

Role of the Director

SACSA and NASPA Region III are currently seeking leadership for Summer 2020 - Summer 2021 NPI Director.  The NPI Director is responsible for all logistics, budgeting, scheduling, assessment, and management duties of NPI.  Additionally, the Director selects faculty for the institute, designs the curriculum, coordinate host site preparation and partnerships, and supervises graduate assistants and/or interns.  The NPI Director is a two-year commitment followed by a two-year appointment to the SACSA/NASPA Region III site selection committee. All Director travel and lodging expenses are covered by NPI.   

Application Information

Criteria: Current SACSA and NASPA Member and must have held a leadership role in SACSA or NASPA Region III. Preference will be given to previous NPI faculty, senior leaders within SACSA and/or NASPA Region III, or professionals with similar institute management experience.


  • Name, current position, and institution
  • Brief statement of interest and vision for NPI (300-600 words)
    • Statement must be signed by current supervisor - including supervisor's name and title - indicating support of application
  • Current Resume or Vitae

All applications materials should be sent to Dr. Janice Hicks, VP for Professional Development at by February 24, 2019.

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Our Mission
The mission of the Southern Association for College Student Affairs is to advance:
  • Opportunities for professional development;
  • Scholarship, research, and ethical practice; and
  • Understanding of issues impacting students and the student affairs profession, while fostering our core values of inclusiveness, professionalism, and collegiality.