Houston, TX
Oct 10, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Details

Security Sensitive Position?YesHours of Work8:00 AM - 5:00 PM M-FPosition Details

Posting NumberTSU202317Official TSU TitleEXEC DIRECTOR GOVT AND COMMUNITY RELATIONSGrant TitleN/AJob Description Summary / TWC Summary

Under general supervision assists the Board of Regents, President, Executive Vice President, Vice President for Administration and Finance and other entities and University officials in strengthening Texas Southern University’s ties with federal, state and local government, the private sector and others in order to foster positive interactions, involvement and support for the University.

Essential Duties Summary

•Develops and implements an ongoing legislative strategic plan.
•Serves as liaison between the University and federal, state and local elected/appointed officials and other institutions/organizations.
•Attends legislative hearings, committee meetings, and briefings.
•Coordinates special projects and activities geared toward enhancing understanding of and fostering commitments to the University’s legislative funding priorities.
•Provides leadership in development and maintenance of strategic relationships with various community leaders in the areas of civic, grassroots, social services, political and religious communities.
•Promotes positive relations with area schools and other organizations concerned about higher education for children through employee/staff volunteer involvement.
•Represents TSU in a leadership capacity on the national, state and local level of policy-making boards/committees, as well as industry organizations.
•Analyzes, interprets and explains legislative bills (state and federal) and prepares presentations.
•Conducts fact finding interviews and prepares narrative reports. Composes business letters, reports and documents.
•Performs other job-related duties as assigned.



Hiring Range$111,657.00 - $139,572.00Education

Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.).

Required Licensing/Certification


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:
•Federal, State, Local and County laws.
•Policies, procedures, practices and regulations.
•Complex systems and procedures.
•Supervisory techniques.
•Microsoft Office Professional or similar applications.

Skill in:
•Problem-solving and decision-making.
•Multitasking and time management.
•Strong management.
•Strategic planning.
•Planning activities.
•Leading projects.
•Both verbal and written communication.

Ability to:
•Prepare detailed reports.
•Work independently.
•Communicate effectively.

Work Experience

Five (5) years, including seven (7) years of related experience.

Leadership/Supervisory Responsibilities


Work Complexity/Budget Authority


Independent Judgment/Decision Making/Problem Solving Skills


Personal/Organizational Contacts


Customer Service Relationships


Working/Environmental Conditions

Limited standing and/or walking.
Handling light weight objects.
Using or carrying equipment.
Stoop, bend or lift.

Desired start datePosition End Date (if temporary)UA EEO Statement

It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its programs, activities, admissions or employment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictly observed in all University employment-related activities such as advertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employment training, compensation, promotion, termination, and employment benefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin, individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protected veteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance with the provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws, including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Manual of Administrative Policies and Procedures

Close DateOpen Until Filled (overrides close field) YesSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsOpen to all applicants.Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.)?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have Five (5) years, including seven (7) years of related experience?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Official Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Reference Letter 1
  3. Reference Letter 2
  4. Reference Letter 3