Associate Vice Chancellor, Federal Relations (Remote) - Government and Community Relations
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: Washington, D.C.
Internal Number: JR77435
Based in Washington, D.C., the Associate Vice Chancellor, Federal Relations leads the federal relations team at Washington University in St. Louis, representing the University before the U.S. Congress and executive branch agencies on national legislative policy and regulatory issues. This senior level position in the Office of Government and Community Relations will develop and execute the Universityâ™s federal legislative agenda and promote interactions between federal officials and University leadership, as well as oversee the Universityâ™s representation before national associations and advocacy groups that address the priorities of higher education institutions. They will manage and supervise the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Federal Relations, based in St. Louis.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Develops and executes the Universityâ™s federal relations agenda.
Serves as primary liaison with congressional staff, executive agency personnel, and other key stakeholders in the Washington, D.C. region.
Builds the Universityâ™s presence, reputation, and leadership role in Washington, D.C., including engagement with alumni, donors, and other key stakeholders in the region.
Monitors, researches, and drafts analyses of federal legislative issues relevant to the University.
Manages and oversees operations of Universityâ™s Washington, D.C. office space, including supervision of the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Government Relations.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Familiarity with the higher education environment, including an understanding of higher education policy and governance structures
Familiarity with federal health care policy and funding programs related to academic medical centers;
Experience with policy issues and political dynamics of Missouri and the Missouri congressional delegation.
Strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated record of establishing effective working relationships with diverse populations and functions, both internal and external to the organization.
Skilled at effectively and quickly forming a position on an issue, while taking into account multiple perspectives and competing interests.
Demonstrated commitment to critical communications skills, including flexibility/adaptability, active listening, an ability to understand and incorporate other perspectives, navigating sensitive or challenging conversations, etc.
Problem solving, analytical, and organizational skills, with the ability to effectively manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced and oftentimes rapidly changing environment.
Strong values and integrity, with a commitment to collaboration and teamwork.
Commitment to the mission, vision, and values of Washington University in St. Louis.
Excellent communication skills â“ interpersonal, written and oral.
Demonstrated track record of building effective working relationships.
Experience managing a team in a high-impact and driven workplace, including effective leadership skills and management and organizational abilities.
Bachelorâ™s degree plus at least eight years or more of relevant experience in the federal legislative/executive branch, in a university government relations office, or similar government experience.
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All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the Universityâ™s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment â“ fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.