LOCATION: NJ ASSOCIATION OF STATE COLLEGES AD UNIVERSITIES (TRENTON, NJ)
JOB SUMMARY: New Jersey City University is part of a seven-member association of non-research designated public institutions of higher education within New Jersey entitled The New Jersey Association of State Colleges and Universities (NJASCU). On behalf of NJASCU, New Jersey City University is conducting a search for the position of Associate Director.
NJASCU supports the missions and well-being of New Jersey’s senior public institutions of higher education that encompass: The College of New Jersey, Kean University, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Stockton University, Thomas Edison State University, William Paterson University and New Jersey City University. The president and one trustee from each of the member institutions comprise the NJASCU governing board. NJASCU plays an active role in developing and proposing state higher education policy to better serve New Jersey residents. NJASCU works to foster collaboration and communication among its members, in order to inform the state’s policy agenda and enhance institutional performance.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Associate Director is responsible for monitoring and analyzing public policy issues and legislation affecting its member institutions and coveys the institutions’ positions and recommendations to the executive and legislative branches of New Jersey government.
NOTE: This position is located in Trenton, NJ
- Support the Executive Director in advocating on behalf of the NJASCU colleges and communicating with the member institutions.
- Monitor legislation, proposed regulations, and other policy proposals that could affect institutions of higher education.
- Develop policy proposals that would help NJASCU meet stated goals and objectives.
- Draft policy memos and written testimony to support NJASCU positions.
- Conduct research to support NJASCU’s advocacy.
- Contribute to NJASCU’s communications and media relations operations.
- Attend meetings with legislators and executive branch officials and their staffs.
- Assist in developing strategic partnerships with other stakeholders.
- Minimum of five years’ experience in government, government relations, or higher education administration
- Practical knowledge of the State’s legislative and regulatory process.
- Experience conducting a wide range of research for executives, leadership, or other high-level principals.
- Experience in the preparation and presentation of policy positions (issues briefs, testimony, etc.), particularly involving higher education issues.
- Ability to thoroughly analyze legislation and policy proposals and to apply research results.
- Demonstrates a strong understanding of the state’s political and community service environment (e.g., community service leaders, partners, organizations, critical state-wide community service needs, legislative leaders, government officials, major stakeholders, etc.) with the ability to effectively interact with officials and their staffs.
The New Jersey City University mission is to provide a diverse population with an excellent university education. The University is committed to the improvement of the educational, intellectual, cultural, socio-economic, and physical environment of the surrounding urban region and beyond.