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Security Sensitive Position? Yes Hours of Work 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM M-F
Position Details


Under general supervision, of the Earl Carl Institute for Legal & Social Policy Executive Director and the ECI Associate Director for Government Law, assists the Institute in strengthening its ties with federal, state and local government, the private sector and other in order to foster positive interactions, involvement and support for the Institute’s policy work aimed at addressing systemic social issues negatively impacting traditionally underserved and disenfranchised communities.

This is a Grant Funded position.

Essential Duties Summary

• Works as an advocate of the Earl Carl Institute for Legal & Social Policy’s positions on social justice issues before the U.S. Congress, State Legislature, and regional government boards
• Assists in the develops and implements of ongoing policy strategies and strategic plan
• Serves as liaison between the Institute 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 Institute’s legislative 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 organizations, systems involved individuals, and system stakeholders to create race, gender and social justice transformations of systems and institutions
• Represents ECI 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 conduct research and monitor legislation
• Track and research policies within the government that could affect the work of the Earl Carl Institute and underserved and traditionally disenfranchised communities
• Prepare and disseminate white papers and other policy related publications
• Staying abreast of what changes advantageous and trends might negatively impact the university and community in the future



Hiring Range $63,840.00 - $79,801.00 Education

Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) or higher.

Required Licensing/Certification


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:
• Federal, State, Local and County laws
• Governmental policies, procedures, practices and regulations
• Understanding of various jurisdictions that have authority over societal issues

Skill in:
• Strong research skills, including familiarity with statistical databases, preparing Public Information Requests and data analysis
• Problem-solving and decision-making
• Multitasking and time management
• Microsoft Office Professional or similar applications

Ability to:
• Ability to provide follow up to changes in the law and how agencies create and execute policies to comply with new laws timely
• Work with constituents, lobbyist and information contacts as well as elected officials on the local, state, and national level
• Work with advocacy and community organizations on the local, state, and national level
• Testify before governing bodies and providing input on legislation or ordinance drafting
• Make oral and written presentations on administrative challenges in a concise and effective manner
• Work diplomatically amongst people with divergent opinions
• Listen and communicate effectively with a diverse group of people; attend or conduct various meetings as needed
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, management, citizen groups and University staff

Work Experience

Five (5) years of related experience.

Preferred knowledge of police reforms, Juvenile Detention reform, and secondary education disciplinary systems

Working/Environmental Conditions

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

Desired start date Position 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 Date 06/29/2021 Open Until Filled (overrides close field) No Special Instructions to Applicants Open 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.) or higher degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have five (5) years of related experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have knowledge of police reforms, Juvenile Detention reform, and secondary education disciplinary systems?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents
Required 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

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