Classification: Administrator III Department Name: Office of the President Job Number: MB2019-EC2605 Status: Open Until Filled Priority Screening Date: 01/05/2020 Recruitment Status: Apply Today! Application Screening Begins: Monday, January 6, 2020
Position Description: Powered by an inspiring Vision Statement, California State University, Monterey Bay (WWW.CSUMB.EDU) is a comprehensive, mid-sized four-year university whose staff and faculty help transform student lives by emphasizing project-based learning, requiring service learning, and promoting multicultural and global perspectives on and beyond the campus community. CSUMB is both an MSI and HSI and has a vibrant, diverse student body of nearly 7000 students and growing. Our faculty and staff, many of whom live in campus housing, appreciate living and working about one mile from the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. As one of the 23 campuses in the California State University (CSU) system, we offer excellent benefits, including housing, and competitive salaries for our faculty and staff. During our 25th Silver Anniversary Celebration in 2019-20, we will complete two major building projects: the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Student Union. By 2030, CSUMB's sustainability initiative is to be carbon neutral.
Under the direct supervision of the President, with collaboration from CSUMB Vice Presidents, the Director of Governmental and External Relations is responsible for representing the university to a wide range of external constituencies on issues which affect the support of the mission of the campus. Position requires sound judgment, confidentiality, knowledge of political processes and broad experience with university operations and community networks. Consequences of error may critically affect university image, budget, and external support.
Position responsibilities include direct contact with external individuals and groups to inform them of campus needs and issues and to advocate on behalf of the campus. Contact will be with regulatory agencies, governmental bodies and elected and appointed officials at the local, state and federal levels as well as with community groups, media, alumni, faculty, and campus and system wide administration. Develops and implements with the President a comprehensive government relations program for CSUMB and ensures that the university's positions on public policy issues are voiced to elected and appointed officials at all levels of government. Provides continuous updates and information to CSUMB's senior leadership team and cabinet. In collaboration with University Advancement, represents CSUMB on external relations issues to all levels of media
ESSENTIALDUTIESANDRESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:
Leads governmental relations program on the local, state and federal levels in such areas as policy analysis and advocacy, budget, capital outlay, legal affairs, bond campaigns and land use in coordination with the President and senior leadership team.
Comprehends, assesses and advises on the operational and strategic impact of local, state and federal laws, regulations and legislation.
Represents the campus in external community programs and activities. Creates and maintains good will and greater community understanding of the university and its educational, research and service programs.
Ensures CSUMB's annual submission of policy and program requests for the CSU state and federal agenda and Congressional appropriations. Collaborates with the President, vice-president, deans and faculty to develop programmatic priorities for submission.
Collaborates with campus members including vice presidents, deans, directors and faculty members, students, staff members and members of regional off-campus communities to identify and act upon governmental relations and public policy advocacy needs.
Assists in the planning and implementation of the university strategic plan. Assists as appropriate in efforts to increase student enrollment, recruitment and retention.
Communicates directly with the President and/or Vice Presidents regarding issues and/or areas of concern or requiring support.
Coordinates external messaging efforts with CSUMB marketing and alumni relations departments, where appropriate.
Participates in university task forces, committees and special projects as assigned.
Performs other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of governmental relations and legislative processes at the local, state and federal levels. Experience in working directly with and serving senior executive level decision-makers; best practices in dealing with the media and external relations; understanding of governmental protocols and the ability to demonstrate judgment relative to those protocols; knowledge of the comprehensive aspects of advancement activities; demonstrated technical and creative skills in public affairs. Ability to apply political acumen in dealing with elected and appointed officials, legislative and municipal staffs, external/community groups and the media; be persuasive and articulate using excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills; plan and manage public relations events; research and develop solutions that are imaginative, thorough, and practical to a wide range of difficult issues; relate to the needs, special demands and characteristics of an academic environment; effectively adapt to the dynamics of organizational, procedural and policy changes; present recommendations or information to individuals or groups in a persuasive manner, both verbally and in writing. Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and the capacity to perform effectively under deadline pressure. Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to work successfully on multiple projects and meets deadlines. Ability to address the essential functions associated with this position including the knowledge and abilities identified above.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors degree from an accredited university or college in public policy, public affairs, political science, communications, or related field.
A minimum of five (5) years overall professional experience, with at least three (3) years of direct experience in communications, governmental relations, public affairs, and/or legislative experience at the local, state, or federal level.
Preferred Qualifications: Established local, regional, and national contacts related to governmental relations. Experience with and/or strong knowledge of higher education advocacy efforts and programs; communications, including media relations or public relations; event planning and promotion.
A minimum of five (5) years of experience in communications field, governmental relations, and/or direct legislative experience at the local or state level.
Familiarity with a university environment and experience in working with diverse populations. Ability to work in a fast-paced academic setting in a relatively new, innovative and rapidly evolving university.
Bilingual ability, international or multicultural experience.
Technical fluency with Oracle/PeopleSoft, CSU Common Management System or equivalent student information system; Microsoft Office Professional Suite, and Google mail and calendaring programs.
Special Conditions of Employment:
All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
This position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to victims of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking as required by CSU Executive Order 1095.
This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) and will be required to participate in annual training and to immediately forward to the Clery Director all reports of crimes brought to their attention pursuant to the Clery Act and California State Education Code, Chapter 15.5, of the Donahue Higher Education Act, Section 67380.
This position has been designated as a sensitive position with:
responsibility for the care, safety and security of people (including children and minors), animals and CSU property;
authority to commit financial resources of the university through contracts greater than $10,000;
control over campus business processes, either through functional roles or system security access.
Must possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State of California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable under the Universitys liability coverage.
May require occasional evenings and/or weekend work.
Office environment with standard equipment and tasks. Position requires working at a computer and desk/video display terminal for extended periods of time. Requires travel between campus offices and off-campus locations.
Compensation and Benefits: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a management level position with an attractive benefits package, which includes: a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month; an excellent choice of medical, dental and vision insurance; long term disability coverage; life insurance; educational incentives; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS); and 14 paid holidays a year. For further information, please visit: Management Personnel Plan. The University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay also provides access to affordable campus housing, Employee Housing.
For full consideration, applicants must complete the required online application prior to the priority screen date found at csumb.edu/jobs. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.
CSUMB is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting University Personnel at (831) 582-3389. For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura and Antle Family Memorial Library (map). All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.
CSUMB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal State University, Monterey Bay Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at: https://csumb.edu/clery
CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.
CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
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