Organizational Area: External Affairs - State Government Relations
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posting Salary: Salary commensurate with experience.
Position Summary: Under the general direction of the Associate Vice President and Director, State Governmental Relations, this position has primary responsibility within the UC Office of State Governmental Relations (Office of the President) for leading and managing a team of Legislative Directors who serve as the University's key advocates and spokespersons in Sacramento and Legislative Coordinators, who monitor legislative developments. Incumbent is responsible for providing expertise, analysis, political strategy and advocacy on behalf of the University. Incumbent has direct accountability for outcomes and for protecting the University's interests. The position requires detailed knowledge of the functions, organizations, structure and procedures of UC and the executive and legislative branches of California government. The position also requires direct and constant interaction with key personnel within the University, including the Office of the President, the ten campuses and their research units, representatives of the Governor's office, and the California Legislature and staff. The incumbent should have a strong understanding of higher education policy.
Special Conditions of Employment: Travel outside of normal business hours
Other Special Conditions of Employment: Successful completion of a background check is required for appointment to this critical position.
About us The University of California, one of the largest and most acclaimed institutions of higher learning in the world, is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and public service. The University of California Office of the President is the corporate headquarters to the ten campuses, five medical centers and three Department of Energy National Labs and enrolls premier students from California, the nation and the world.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
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About University of California Office of the President
The Office of the President is the systemwide headquarters of the University of California, managing its fiscal and business operations and supporting the academic and research missions across its campuses, labs and medical centers.