Excellent compensation and fringe benefits package offered to the qualified successful candidate.
Position Title: Government Relations and Public Policy Manager
Status: Full-time, Exempt Employee
Reports to: Associate Vice President for Government Relations and Public Policy
The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS), a national 501(c)(3) higher education membership based not-for-profit association dedicated to the advancement of graduate education and research, is seeking a Government Relations and Public Policy Manager. This individual provides key support to the Associate Vice President for Government Relations and Public Policy. The Manager is responsible for tracking and analyzing federal policies via the legislative and regulatory processes and assists in drafting responses to federal stakeholders. The Manager takes a proactive role in developing and updating policy and advocacy resources for CGS members that relay the association’s position on policy issues as well as the public value of graduate education. Additionally, coordinating CGS’s Advocacy Hill Day.
Regulatory and Legislative Affairs
Monitors, summarizes, and makes recommendations to the Associate Vice President for Government Relations and Public Policy (legislative, executive, and judicial) that align with CGS’s Federal Policy Agenda.
Drafts public comment responses to federal policymakers.
Procures, analyzes, and summarizes data sets from federal agencies.
Summarizes publications such as reports and white papers from policy think-tank organizations and federal entities.
Attends congressional hearings and briefings and provides timely summaries.
Attends meetings with federal departments/agencies and Congressional offices with the Associate Vice President, as appropriate.
Represents CGS at Higher Education community meetings and DC-based funding coalition meetings.
Membership Engagement and Resource Development
Procures and drafts legislative and regulatory content for Washington Insights & Highlights newsletter.
Coordinates with the Associate Vice President to plan, organize, and execute CGS’s Advocacy Hill Day and assists with organizing quarterly meetings of the Advisory Committee on Advocacy and Public Policy.
Updates the design and content of CGS legislative/policy briefs and State Snapshots.
Develops digital content for advocacy resources, such as online tool kits and webinars.
Drafts communications for CGS member stakeholder groups.
Other duties as assigned.
At least 5-years of experience working with an association, a congressional office, or federal agency is preferred, but not required.
For more than five decades, the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) has been the national voice for the graduate dean community. CGS is the only national organization in the United States that is dedicated solely to the advancement of graduate education and research.
CGS accomplishes its mission through advocacy in the policy arena, innovative research, and the development and dissemination of best practices. CGS also acts as a convening authority, organizing major events that bring together graduate deans and other stakeholders to discuss and take action on a broad range of issues affecting graduate education today.