Executive Director for Government Relations

Executive Director for Government Relations

Department: 3670001010 Presidents Office
Job no: 514797
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)
Location: Other
Worksite: Remote required (must reside in US)
Categories: Administrative / Professional, Executive / Director / Management, Government Relations/Government Affairs
Pay Grade: 16A

About This Role:
This position works with university leadership to develop federal and state legislative priorities and advocacy strategies; monitors legislative issues; educates elected officials about K-State needs, strengths and opportunities; and interacts regularly with legislators, staff and key stakeholders to strengthen relationships and partnerships. The Executive Director of Government Relations for Kansas State University reports to the Senior Vice President for Executive Affairs, University Engagement, and Partnerships/Chief of Staff.

Why Join Us:
Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off - vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit: https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits
For more information about Kansas State University, please view our University Profile.
We Support Diversity and Inclusion:
Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

Worksite Options:
This position will be remote. Work will be performed primarily in Topeka. Travel to K-State campus locations, Washington, DC, and/or local districts will be required.

What You'll Need to Succeed:
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Requires a bachelor's degree and seven or more years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Education -Master's and/or Doctorate preferred in public administration, higher education policy, public policy, political science, and/or related field
  • Experience
    • 7 years or more of successful government relations experience
    • Demonstrated success in working with the appropriations and policy making processes
    • Demonstrated success in high-level communication and organization
    • First-hand experience with and an in-depth understanding of higher education funding
    • Understanding of Kansas legislative processes
    • Demonstrated communication and collaboration skills with a record of accomplishment in successfully interfacing with executives and internal/external influencers
    • Demonstrated success at managing complex issues and relationships

Other Requirements:
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

How to Apply:
For full consideration, application materials must be received by Tuesday, April 4th. Applications should include a cover letter and curriculum vita or resume.

Inquiries, nominations and applications will be treated confidentially.

Screening of Applications Begins:
Immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:
$130,278 - $175,874 annually

Equal Employment Opportunity:
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:
In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

Advertised: Mar 13, 2023
Application Closes: Open until filled

To apply, visit https://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/514797/executive-director-for-government-relations

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