The Director will serve as the lead state-level public affairs liaison and advisor on state governmental issues at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Reporting to and working with the Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs, the Director will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to broaden public support for the University’s mission and programs. Specific duties include advocacy efforts with the Legislature, elected officials, state agencies, members of the North Carolina general public, and state relations staff at UNC General Administration. The position incumbent will coordinate University resources to research relevant issues and policies, promote University staff engagement with public entities throughout the state, and lead or participate in strategic communications efforts.
Education and Experience:
Minimum of 5 years of experience in State government government, nonprofit, or other experience involving public relations advocacy. Experience should include work in state government, government relations, strategy development, constituent outreach, and targeted communications. Qualified applicants shall demonstrate an understanding of the mission, purpose, and organization of higher education institutions and their interaction with state government. Preferred qualifications include: -Demonstrated experience and proficiency in North Carolina state government functions and/or advocacy relations. -Detailed knowledge and understanding of the North Carolina legislative and executive processes. -Practical and strategic comprehension of North Carolina’s state government, its elected officials and agencies. -Experience with policy issues and interests impacting public higher education within the State of North Carolina. -Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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