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Director of Federal Relations - AJCU

The Director of Federal Relations reports directly to the President of AJCU on all federal issues impacting higher education, and works with the President in pursuing and implementing AJCU federal policy priorities. The Director provides timely analysis on federal policy issues and initiatives to the AJCU Board of Directors, Federal Relations Network, and, as appropriate, with relevant AJCU Conferences. The Director represents the AJCU and the collective twenty-eight U.S. Jesuit institutions of higher education, in close collaborations with the AJCU Federal Relations Network, before Congress and relevant Administration agencies. The Director, as Chair of the AJCU Federal Relations Network, serves as a resource to institutional federal relations representatives in addressing federal policy issues and resolving unique issues involving the federal government that may impact individual campuses. The Director of Federal Relations also serves as the key AJCU liaison on federal issues with higher education associations and coalitions.

Interested candidates should submit the following to info@ajcunet.edu: (1) a resume, (2) names and contact information for three references, and (3) a writing sample in the form of an advocacy letter to Congress on some aspect of higher education policy.

Assistant Director of Government Relations, AACTE

This position supports the Association’s government relations work in Washington, D.C. The Assistant Director provides essential support to the Senior Director and leads on particular advocacy initiatives with the Congress or a federal agency. In addition, the Assistant Director develops and implements strategies to promote and augment the advocacy efforts of the Association. The Assistant Director also works with the Assistant Director of State Chapters and Advocacy to support the advocacy efforts of the Association’s state affiliates. The Assistant Director works with the Assistant Director of State Chapters and Advocacy on the development of state model legislation that support the profession. In addition, this position will support state affiliates in responding to requests for comment on legislation, regulations or guidance, as well as legislative testimony, in consultation with and/or in collaboration with the Senior Director. This position is also responsible for following state legislative and policy trends and to communicate the trends to the membership, the ACSR Executive Committee, state chapter leaders, and AACTE staff, as well as to formulate and implement strategies on said policies with political acumen. The Assistant Director is responsible for drafting advocacy materials, including letters to Congress and Action Alert texts, as well as advocacy guides and blogs.

American Library Association, Financial and Budget Manager

The American Library Association (ALA) is seeking a regular part-time Financial & Budget Manager to join the ALA Washington Office. ALA is the nation’s foremost association for libraries and information centers in the world, delivering pragmatic solutions to pressing issues such as expanding economic opportunity, advancing education and learning in the global economy, as well as strengthening individual rights such as privacy and free speech. ALA offers a competitive starting salary and excellent benefit package.

University of California, Principal Legislative Analyst

This position is under the direction of the Director of Research and is located in the University of California’s Office of Federal Governmental Relations (FGR) in Washington, D.C. This position is responsible for legislative analysis and advocacy for federal policy impacting university research. The position serves as an advocate for UC with Congress, the Administration and federal agencies.

Assistant Director of State Affiliate Relations & Advocacy, AACTE

Position Summary

This position provides support for the Association’s state chapter affiliates and serves as the liaison to the Advisory Council of State Representatives (ACSR). In addition, the assistant director develops and implements strategies to promote integration of state chapters and their members into AACTE’s national programs and services. The assistant director also works with chapter leaders to foster stronger partnerships between the state chapter, educator preparation programs, PK-12 state organizations, state government agencies, and other partners within the state. The assistant director will support chapters with advocacy efforts at the state level on matters important to the profession, including training chapters on how to advocate. The assistant director will work with the ACSR Executive Committee to plan professional development opportunities and connect AACTE’s programmatic work to state chapter leaders to ensure that the state chapters remain a vital dimension of AACTE. The assistant director will also collaborate with the director of membership and with state chapters to support strategic membership recruitment at both the state affiliate and national levels. In addition, the assistant director will work with the assistant director of government relations on the production of resources to support the advocacy work of the state chapters and the Association.

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