Executive Director for Government and Community Relations
Job ID: 2022-11146
Reporting to the Vice President for University Advancement, the Executive Director of Government and Community Relations will oversee all aspects of the University’s government relations and community engagement objectives for Catholic University, building upon existing work and infrastructure to fashion a comprehensive government relations program. The position will interface with multiple offices and stakeholders across campus, including the President’s Office, General Counsel, Finance, Provost’s Office and Sponsored Research, Communications, and other offices within University Advancement, in order to fulfill the institution’s policy and advocacy-related priorities. The position will oversee the work of external firms conducting lobbying and advocacy activities on behalf of the University with the goal of advancing policy goals and funding of University priorities from federal and local government sources. The position will serve as the lead official for government relations, representing the University and its leadership with key lawmakers, leaders, and staffers in federal, state, and local government. The Executive Director will also oversee the work of staff, including the Associate Director position.
Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible government relations and advocacy experience within a large, highly complex non-profit business environment. Previous experience working on Capitol Hill preferred. Higher Education experience is strongly preferred. Excellent communications skills, including writing and presenting. Should have a minimum of five (5) years demonstrated experience in supervising and developing staff. Must have some budget and financial analysis experience.
Strong knowledge of federal and local, (DC, MD, and VA) policy and a firm background in higher education policy. Demonstrated abilities working and collaborating with leaders and faculty members at all levels within an institution. Ability to learn new disciplines quickly and understand / synthesize complex sets of information.
Possession of current and valid U.S. driver’s license appropriate to the type of university vehicle and an acceptable Motor Vehicle Driving Record (MVR) as stipulated in the Vehicle Guidelines and Procedures Manual administered through the office of Environmental Health and Safety. Annual clearance of MVR check through the Office of Environmental Health and Safety.
Must have highly effective interpersonal skills, the ability to lead and obtain results from peers and subordinates, and excellent oral and written communication skills, including editing experience. Must have effective planning skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Familiarity with generally accepted office procedures, and ability to utilize internet for research-related duties.
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