Internal Title: Director of State (Governmental) Relations
Posting Number: STA00098PO17
College/Division: University Advancement
Department: ADV Government and Community Relations
Advertised Salary Range: Salary commensurate with qualifications
Part/Full-time: Full Time
Job Search Category: Administrative
Advertised Job Summary: The Director of State (Governmental) Relations will be responsible for working closely with Executive leadership to coordinate activities related to the University of South Carolina with members of the South Carolina General Assembly and other local governments. Focus on building strategic and proactive communications with staff and members of the government across the state. Monitor legislation and advise the President and Executive team on legislative issues and action plans Responsible for developing and implementing a legislative strategy in close collaboration with Executive leadership. Leads, counsels and coordinates state government relations matters. Ability to work with advocacy liaison to establish grassroots network of alumni and students. Assist and coordinate USC eight-campus system's state relations strategies. Provide counsel and inform the USC Board of Trustees on key legislative issues.
Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions): Bachelor's degree in political science, public affairs, government or related field and ten years of direct working relationships with the South Carolina General Assembly. Incumbent must register as a lobbyist in South Carolina at the time of hire. Position may not lobby or represent other clients after time of hire. Demonstrated thorough understanding of the South Carolina legislature, its policies and practices, calendar, and regulations. Understanding of federal legislative relations, community relations and how local and national government relations efforts work closely with state relationships and strategies. Excellent oral and written communication skills
EEO Statement: The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.