NSEA's Strategic Plan & Project Groups

Vision Statement

The National Student Employment Association (NSEA) is a professional association recognized as the leading authority on student employment in higher education.


Mission Statement

The National Student Employment Association supports and advocates the advancement of student employment professionals through training, professional development, and research opportunities for the purpose of skill-building and career development of student employees.


Core Values

Integrity

Practice transparency and mindfulness, and openly collaborate with stakeholders in the pursuit of impactful influence.

Innovation

Empower and support members by paving the way to genuine learning, continuous improvement, and growth through discovery.

Stewardship

Exercise care, leadership, and value in the actions we take to build a strong community that is committed to the development of student employees.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Act with acceptance and respect to others without bias, build a community of belonging, seek out differing views, and ensure our practices are accessible.


Pillars

Click the individual pillars to learn more about the projects and projects leads that align with each pillar. Please contact the project lead if you would like to get involved!

Community

Build and support a community of belonging to ensure that all NSEA practices, programs, and opportunities exhibit our core values.

Engagement

Practice transparency and increase engagement with and among the membership.

Education

Develop tools and resources to support opportunities for membership’s professional as well as leadership development within the industry.

Growth

While practicing fiscal responsibility, increase outreach to support a diverse membership, develop relationships with other professional organizations, and strengthen NSEA's recognition as leaders in the field of Student Employment.

 

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Download the Full Strategic Plan Here


Projects and Project Leads 

Download the 2020 NSEA Annual Report Here 

Community Projects

GOAL MEASUREMENT OF SUCCESS PROJECT LEAD 

Redesign and finalize the NSEA Strategic Plan to include the association's Core Values and Pillars.

Status:

1. The board approved and voted on the Strategic Plan on 2/28/2020.            2. NSEA membership receives a notification on 3/3/2020 in the biweekly newsletter.
3. All goals and projects are on the NSEA website, for transparency and accountability. 4. Continue to receive feedback throughout 2020 and update projects.

Last Updated 10/12/2020

Design the Strategic Plan to reflect the values of the association, that will guide us to provide excellent resources for our membership and environment of collaboration and inclusion.

Practice transparency and clearly communicate with NSEA members regarding the priorities and progress of the board.

President, Bridget Schwartz

Email: [email protected]

Ensure that NSEA practices are inclusive and reflect our core value of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Status:

1. A member of the DEI Committee served on the NSEA Conference Steering Committee.
2. Jerome Thomas assumed the Chair Position of the DEI committee and is working with Marketing and Membership to grow and further develop the committee.

Last Updated 10/12/2020

The NSEA Diversity, Equity (DEI), and Inclusion Committee will provide guidance on NSEA practices and priorities and support educational opportunities for the NSEA community.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Chair, Jerome Thomas

Email: [email protected]

Create a community of support and belong, and provide opportunities for NSEA members come together.

Status:

1. To support NSEA members during the COVID-19 crisis, NSEA hosted bi-weekly of NSEA Together hours virtually to discuss recent updates, get ideas about how other schools were adapting, and support each other during this high-stress time.                    2. Released statements and social media posts in response to social injustice, Juneteenth, and Pride.

Last Updated 10/12/2020

Adapt, change, and grow with the ever-changing support needs of the NSEA membership.

Director for Membership Engagement, Justin Mumford

Engagement Projects

GOAL MEASUREMENT OF SUCCESS PROJECT LEAD 

Identify methods to better communicate with and among the membership.

Status: 

1. An Instagram account has been created and there has been a commitment to utilize our Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin accounts to provide the membership with important information more quickly.
2. In collaboration with the regional associations a membership engagement has been designed and sent to see how NSEA and the regional association can best support membership.
3. Sent 13 newsletters since January 2020 that includes Student Employment articles, professional development opportunities through NSEA and externally, and announcements.

 

Last Updated 10/12/2020

Examine the better use of social media, memberclicks "circles," and surveys to gather membership feedback.

VP for Marketing and Membership, Candace Washington

Director for Membership Engagement, Justin Mumford

Email:  [email protected], [email protected]

Design and coordinate a website audit.

Status:

Although a complete audit of the website is still the goal, frequent updates to the site have been made to provide accurate, transparent, accessible, and relevant information.

Last Updated 10/12/2020

Create a process to frequently audit the NSEA website to ensure accuracy, transparency, accessibility, and relevance

VP for Marketing and Membership, Candace Washington

Email: [email protected]

Streamline new member orientation.

1. New member and renewal emails have been updated.
2. New member orientation, In Progress.

Last Updated 10/12/2020

Create a new member welcome packet that showcases how to take advantage of NSEA benefits & involvement opportunities; perform outreach to welcome new members when sharing this packet.

Director for Membership Engagement, Justin Mumford

Education Projects

GOAL MEASUREMENT OF SUCCESS PROJECT LEAD 

Research and design database options. 

Status: 

Will use the Memberclicks LMS system to house research and Student Employment articles. A member's board has also been created to share information quickly.

Last Updated 10/12/2020

Complete the initial database to include active member engagement results that can be used by members to further develop campus programs or as a research tool.

VP for Research and Development, Mike Burns

Email: [email protected]

Research, identify, and implement new technology to support professional development opportunities.

Status: 

Memberclicks LMS and Events management system identified and is being configured.

 

 

 

Last Updated 10/12/2020

Identify systems that can be used for events management like conference and in-person training apps to easily communicate and promote events, while allowing the attendees to easily organize their time at the event.

The learning management system should include the ability to house print and recorded resources, research, host/and or be a library for webinars, and be used as a certificate and assessment tool.

VP of Conference Services, Desiree Noah

Director for Curriculum and Professional Certification Development, Nicklas Lantz

Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Explore and develop an NSEA Professional Certification Program.

Status: A working group has been identified, an initial meeting was held in January. In progress.

Last Updated 10/12/2020

Research and develop the framework for a professional certification program to be available to members that which to continue their professional development after SEE training.

Director for Curriculum and Professional Certification Development, Nicklas Lantz

Email: [email protected]

Growth Projects

GOAL MEASUREMENT OF SUCCESS PROJECT LEAD 

Examine opportunities for NSEA leadership to present and represent NSEA at other professional organizations.

Status:

1. Submitted to present on student employment at other conferences like CUPA-HR, however most were cancelled or have modified formats - have not been able to make further progress.
2. Have been recognized as a content expert for several media inquiries during COVID.

 Last Updated 10/12/2020

Compile a list of professional organizations, presentation proposal due dates, and submit proposals to present on the importance of student employment where applicable.

Director of Membership Engagement, Justin Mumford

Email: [email protected]

Increase awareness of NSEA & recruit prospective colleagues.

Status:

Put on hold temporarly as colleges are facing uncertain budgets.

Last Updated 10/12/2020

Perform outreach activities in conjunction with peer national associations and with Student Employment work at campus’ not represented already within NSEA membership.

Director of Membership Engagement, Justin Mumford

Email: [email protected]

 

 


NSEA is committed to upholding all of our core values, and believe that Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is at the forefront of our values.

Jerome Thomas, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Chair
 
Human Resource Generalist
Human Resources
Fort Valley State University
1005 State University
Fort Valley, GA 31030
USA
Phone: 478-825-6301
Email: [email protected]