1. Is responsible for knowing all current and emerging issues within an identified portfolio. 2. Serves as the lead in crafting and recommending advocacy strategies within the portfolio to influence the outcome of legislative and regulatory proposals. Takes the lead in executing approved advocacy strategies. 3. Raises issues to leadership and other key university officials. 4. Works closely with colleagues in peer institutions, as well as higher education associations, to share information, develop shared positions, and carry out coordinated advocacy strategies. 5. Engages frequently with the Connecticut delegation to cultivate goodwill, raise issues of concern, and represent Yale in a professional manner. 6. Takes Yale faculty to Washington for lobbying trips. Works with the Associate Vice President for Federal and State Relations on lobbying trips for the President. 7. Works with the Office of Public Affairs and Communications on communication strategies as a dimension of advocacy for issues that are being tracked and new regulations. 8. Develops and maintains good working relationships across the University, including colleagues in the Office of the General Counsel, other administrative offices, and deans or faculty within his or her portfolio. Serve as a lead on issues with a set of clients, such as the University Title IX Coordinator. 9. Prepares briefing papers, talking points, correspondence and other documents to advance Yale's agenda. 10. Helps others within the University interpret and apply new regulations. 11. Travels regularly to Washington.
Required Skill/ability 5: Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team. Excellent computer skills, attention to detail, and highly organized.
Posting Position Title: Associate Director 3, Federal Relations
Required Skill/ability 3: Understanding of the legislative process and regulatory rulemaking procedures.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Associate Director for Federal Relations
Required Skill/ability 1: Excellent writing skills and speaking abilities in small and large groups.
Required Skill/ability 4: Ability to think critically and creatively about public policy. Familiarity with communications strategies using both traditional and social media.
Required Skill/ability 2: Sound independent judgement. Strictly observes the need for professionalism and confidentiality.
Bachelor's Degree in a related field and seven years of related work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Internal Number: 57064BR
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