Associate Director of Governmental & Community Relations

Riverside, CA
Feb 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Salary: $82,400 - $102,400
Title: Associate Director of Governmental & Community Relations
Category: Management and Professional
Department: Govt. & Community Relations
Date Posted: 12/15/2016

Position Information: The Associate Director of Governmental & Community Relations supports the department's charge to build relationships, enhance the University's presence, and generates support for UC Riverside's mission of education, research and public service. Major areas of focus and responsibility include regional outreach, advocacy and governmental relations, communications, public policy analysis, program and event coordination and research.

Minimum Requirements: Advanced knowledge of the legislative process, including organization procedures and the budget and appropriations processes.
Advanced written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including skill to produce information that is appropriately presented and effectively received by target constituencies.
Advanced knowledge of assigned area of responsibility, for example, the campus and/or medical center scientific community.
Advanced knowledge of practices and procedures associated with building and maintaining effective working relationships with all levels of internal and external constituencies.
Skill to recognize potential areas of constituency concern and address, resolve and/or mitigate problems or issues.
Advanced project management skills, including skills to plan and implement successful events.
Active listening skills, including advanced critical thinking and analytical skills.
Advanced skills to read, interpret, understand and respond to pending and proposed legislation, including skills to write effective position statements and draft proposed legislation.
Possess traits of good judgement, confidentiality and discretion in communicating with colleagues and constituents.
Ability to interact diplomatically with campus leaders, community stakeholders, and public officials in the best interest of UCR and public higher education.
Strong organizational and time management skills. Ability to work independently to prioritize and meet deadlines with frequent interruptions and flexibility to changing priorities.
Advanced project management skills, including skills to manage successful meetings and events. Analytical skillset and strong attention to detail.
Demonstrated ability to disseminate and respond to sensitive and confidential information, issues and requests generated by others such as legislators, UC Office of the President, campus leaders, advocates, donors and internal and external constituencies.

Preferred Qualifications: Advanced knowledge of the campus and/or medical center, its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements, issues of concern and infrastructure.

Advanced knowledge of issues of concern in higher education.

Familiarity with and understanding of the issues and dynamics of Inland Southern California.

Ability to speak, read and write in Spanish.

Strong knowledge of emerging and established social media technologies, platforms, and channels.

Additional Information: In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #12 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 55th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview


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