Get Involved


Are you interested in event planning, helping out with administrative tasks, or alumni engagement? We are seeking volunteers in the following areas:

  1. 50th Anniversary: In 2021, we will celebrate 50 years as an organization. Are you interested in being part of the planning council for this significant milestone?
  2. Admin Assistance: Do you have a few hours to volunteer for a one-time event? We are seeking assistance to help us with our year-end mailing in November.
  3. Become a Class Agent: Serve as HECUA’s liaison to the alumni who were in your cohort. Reconnect with classmates and help us build a strong alumni network of change-makers.

To become involved with any of the above, please indicate your area of interest by contacting Communications & Marketing Manager Anna Jeide-Detweiler at ajeidedetweiler@hecua.org.


Open Positions:

Student Advisor

Organization Overview

HECUA (Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs) offers off-campus academic programs that provide students opportunities to do integrative intellectual, political, and artistic work in support of movements for social justice, peace, and environmental sustainability in the U.S. and abroad. Informed by a deep respect for the knowledge of communities most impacted by injustice, HECUA’s programs envision students, teachers, and community members as co-learners and co-creators. HECUA pushes students to view their program as more than an intellectual exercise. HECUA is committed to educating the whole student by fostering emotional intelligence, moral imagination, and compassion. Programs involve classroom work, field experiences, and carefully constructed and monitored internship projects at partner organizations.

Job Overview

Each semester, four Student Advisors are responsible for the recruitment and advising efforts for a particular HECUA program at the University of Minnesota. Each advisor will be asked to focus their work on one of the four HECUA domestic programs in the Twin Cities (​Art for Social Change, Environmental Sustainability, Inequality in America, Making Media Making Change​)​.​ Preferably, Student Advisors are alumni of the program they represent, and can share their experiences with prospective students. HECUA Advisors assist with overall marketing and communications of their assigned programs, while also providing occasional administrative support when needed. The job requires significant work using SalesForce, a customer relationship management (CRM) system, and Pardot, a marketing automation system. Together, these systems organize and facilitate follow up communications with students who inquire about programs. Training in these systems, and all the responsibilities of the Student Advisors, is available and paid as part of the Student Advisors’ first few weeks.

Student Advisors have the option to take all University of Minnesota breaks off, as well as finals week. Advisors may have the option to work reduced hours during winter break and extend employment into summer break with supervisor approval. This is a one-semester contract with the option to stay on for additional semesters with added responsibilities and opportunities for personal and professional development. Read the full description here.

Terms​: This is a seasonal, part-time position. The wage is $13.50/hr. The preferred start date for the position is January 13th, but accommodations can be made. HECUA offers all employees ten days of paid sick & safe time per year (prorated for FTE), as well as Worker’s Compensation insurance.

To Apply​: This position is open to University of Minnesota alumni of HECUA’s domestic programs. Currently enrolled students and recent attendees are welcome to apply. Application will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should email a PDF cover letter and resume to: hecua@hecua.org. Please include “Student Advisor” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

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