Director Governmental Affairs

Clemson, SC
Mar 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Clemson University

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Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular


The Director of Governmental Affairs at Clemson University will be responsible for developing and maintaining productive relationships with key State and Federal elected officials, agencies and organizations. He or she will advocate for legislation and policies impacting Clemson University. The position reports to the Executive Director of Governmental Affairs and works with the entire Governmental Affairs team to carry out the responsibilities of the Office.

This individual will provide legislative representation, coordinating Clemson University positions on all legislative and policy proposals impacting the university. This would include legislative and policy proposals specific to higher education, state agencies, and other issues related to Clemson's land grant mission. The Director will also communicate positions on legislative and policy issues to the University community and engage the business community and other university constituencies with respect to higher education and other issues related to Clemson's land grant mission.

The desired candidate will provide an extensive presence at the State House and be responsible for representing Clemson University at assigned meetings and briefings. He or she will be responsible for preparing the necessary correspondence, committee testimony and presentations needed to communicate effectively the University's position on legislative and policy issues.

Clemson University

South Carolina's highest-ranked national university is located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounded by Lake Hartwell and the Clemson Experimental Forest. A top-25 public university with a reputation for excellence, Clemson University provides a hands-on education — in the lab, in the arts and in the field. Academic programs lay the groundwork for innovative research, and real-world experiences carry forward to a rewarding career. This strikingly beautiful campus enjoys a temperature and pleasant climate. Clemson recently achieved the status of Carnegie classification of Highest Research Activities, which is in line with its recently refocused strategic plan ( ClemsonForward .)

Enrollment: 18,599 undergraduate and 4,807 graduate students

Faculty: 1,493

Staff: 3,726


Bachelor's degree and five years of experience in Government Relations proactively interacting with State and Federal legislative bodies.


To formally apply for the position, the following documents should be submitted to Interfolio at Director Governmental Affairs: a resume/CV, statements of research, teaching interests, and the name and contact information of at least three references. The position will remain open until filled.


Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.


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