Government Relations Director/Ag

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title Government Relations Director/Ag Requisition Number RE18327 Working Title State and Federal Government Relations Director/Ag Department Name 81010:College of Ag, Food and Environment Work Location Lexington, KY Grade Level 00 Salary Range Type of Position Staff Position Time Status Full-Time Required Education


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10 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Sitting for long periods of time; working on computers for long periods of time; walking; standing; driving; and extensive travel.


Mostly Monday-Friday Days; and some nights and weekends will be required

Job Summary

The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment seeks a State and Federal Government Relations Director. The State and Federal Government Relations Director leads a statewide effort to promote government relations, and serves as the leader for communicating a unified message on issues related to the college and its mandated programs. This position will serve as the primary contact between government officials and college administration. The position is also responsible for leading and directing efforts related to external affairs.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No Preferred Education/Experience Deadline to Apply 06/10/2019 University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How many years of experience do you have in a Government Relations field?
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 4 years
    • More than 4 years, up through 9 years
    • More than 9 years, up through 15 years
    • More than 15 years
  2. * How many years of experience do you have in a position where you were primarily responsible for conducting the public relations or communications efforts for the organization?
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years, up through 10 years
    • More than 10 years
  3. * How many years of paid work experience do you have providing community leadership?
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years, up through 10 years
    • More than 10 years
  4. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents




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    Posted: 6/4/2019
    Application Due: 8/13/2019
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