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Texas Southern University
Houston, TX

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Hours of Work:

8:00am - 5:00pm M-F

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Job Description Summary / TWC Summary:

Under general supervision assists the President, Chief of Staff, and other 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:


  • Detailed Oriented.
  • Problem-solving and decision making.
  • Excellent communication skills, writing and oration.
  • Strategic Planning.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Hiring Range:

Commensurate with experience


Master’s degree (MA, MEd, MS)
Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree preferred.

Required Licensing/Certification:

None required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Federal, State, Local, and County laws.
  • State and federal policies, procedures, practices, and regulations.
  • Complex systems and procedures.
  • Microsoft Office Professional or similar applications.
Skill in:
  • Researching and writing policies, laws, and regulations.
  • Navigating Texas Legislature Online.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Multitasking and time management.
  • Strategic planning.
  • Planning activities.
  • Leading projects.
  • Both verbal and written communication.
Ability to:
  • Draft and read legislation.
  • Prepare detailed reports.
  • Work independently.
  • Communicate effectively.

Work Experience:

  • Five (5) years of related experience.

  • Experience with Texas legislative session as a staffer, government relations professional, lobbyist, or similar experience.

Working/Environmental Conditions:

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

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.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

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