Assistant Director of Government and Community Relations
At CSUN we aspire to continually grow as an inclusive, cooperative community!
CSUN strives to be a destination workplace, where everyone understands that they belong to a community that is vital in advancing student success and providing exemplary service to all stakeholders. We foster an environment of success, both for our students and our employees. We have a relentless passion for celebrating diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as being an employer of choice. You will also have the opportunity to realize your own personal goals and be recognized for the work you do and enjoy the unique value the CSUN community can offer. As a leader you will have the opportunity to thrive in a community in which our leaders share common traits as identified in our Leadership Principles https://www.csun.edu/leadership-principles. If this sounds like you, you've come to the right place.
Under general supervision of the Assistant Vice President of Government and Community Relations, the Assistant Director of Government and Community Relations is responsible for establishing and fostering relationships with the community, local elected officials and external community to promote California State University, Northridge (CSUN). The incumbent manages cultivation and outreach strategies at the local level.
Implements engagement programs, special events, and community meetings that reflect University priorities in order to inform and increase support among legislators, community leaders and external stakeholders.
In consultation with the AVP, the Assistant Director will be responsible for high-level institutional projects and initiatives and will represent the Government & Community Relations unit and the University at community meetings, neighborhood councils, hearings, and external events related to university programs, policies, priorities and mission and will recommend and coordinate the implementation of administrative policies to carry out the objectives of the university and department more effectively and efficiently.
As a leader, demonstrates a commitment to student success that is mission aligned with the university's vision, values and priorities. Establishes an ethical and collegial work environment, promoting a collaborative, accountable and inclusive team. Encourages a courageous and resilient solution-oriented environment by participating in new opportunities to further the mission of the university. Participates in developing initiatives that further support the campus mission with a service-oriented and catalytic mind set. Strengthens employees by being communicative and a talent builder that develops team attributes, furthering departmental goals.
Performs other duties as assigned.
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Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in a job-related field.
Equivalent to two years of progressively responsible professional/administrative experience in developing, planning, executing special projects and programs.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Leadership
Knowledge and understanding of political institutions and organizations at the local level; and California local government. Knowledge of computer software, including all Microsoft Office programs.
Ability and specialized skills to: work as a strong team player, as well as independently; be self-motivated; be detail and goal oriented with the ability to quickly pick up concepts and apply to their work; utilize utmost discretion as it relates to dealing with confidential materials; possess excellent ability to interact with diverse communities and constituents of diverse backgrounds; possess highly developed analytical and conceptual skills for use in advocacy programs, government relations, issues management and managerial support.
Possess excellent writing skills, strong public speaking skills to make presentations to individuals or groups.
Excellent ability to prioritize, establish timelines, and perform effectively under conditions of fluctuating workload; and travel and work evenings and/or weekends.
Lead diverse teams to support the operational mission and vision of employers by fostering an ethical, inclusive and collegial work environment.
Demonstrated ability to support ongoing improvement through courageous, resilient, and catalytic leadership.
Lead varying initiatives through a collaborative, service-oriented and communicative approach.
Demonstrated commitment to employee development, recognition, and accountability to further operational goals.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The University offers excellent fringe benefits.
This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
The person holding this position may be considered a 'limited reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link: www.csun.edu/careers
Applications received through April 28, 2021, will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until position is filled.
Equal Employment Opportunity
CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.
One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor’s degrees to historically underrepresented students and enrolls the largest number of students who are Deaf and hard of hearing of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.