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Assistant Director for Government Relations, VP Public Affairs and Government Relations « Position Deleted on 1/26/2013 »
This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobsJob Summary: Assists officers of Government Affairs in relations with elected officials, staff, university administrators, lobbyists, and advocates to further the university's interests related to government relations issues. Strengthens established relationships with both state and federal legislators and key staff members from both the Indiana State House and those in Washington, DC. Plays an integral role in research and tracking of bills directly related to Indiana University, as well as those that may have an effect on the success of the university.
Researches additional governmental funding opportunities and prospects for university participation, including potential grants and studies. Reviews and analyzes many federal and state bills and presents legal analysis to the government relations team and to legislators. Coordinates work of and manages interns and part- time staff. Plans, budgets, and executes government-related events. Has significant impact (tens of millions of dollars; e.g. NIH funding) on University operations where legislative policy analysis is involved.
Qualifications: Review your qualifications prior to applying to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Resume and cover letter required.
REQUIRED: Bachelor's degree in political science, SPEA, or other government/policy related fields and two years working in a legislative-related research capacity.
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered. Knowledge of lobbying rules and requirements. Working knowledge of higher education bill tracking systems. Excellent oral and written communication skills and analytical skills for a wide variety of administrative and legislative-related functions.
Preferred: Master's / Juris Doctorate (JD).
Applications accepted until January 24, 2013, or until position is filled.
Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and a provider of ADA services. We value diversity and encourage applications from women, members of minority groups, and persons with disabilities.