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Director, Government Relations

Employer
Riverside Community College District
Location
California, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Oct 11, 2022
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Position Title: Director, Government Relations (Government Relations)- District

Department: Government Relations (D)

Position Type: Classified Management/Supervisor

College/Campus: District

Physical location of the position: Riverside

If off-site, please specify location. RCC Tech B

Employment Type: Full-Time

Position Length: 12-month

Salary Range: Grade V

Salary Amount: $ 140,441 - $170,985

Salary Type: Annual

Is this position categorically (grant) funded? No

BASIC FUNCTION:
Under the direction of the Executive Director, External Relations and Strategic Communications, the Director, Government Relations is responsible for government relations activities associated with reaching, serving, and engaging external constituencies through advocacy, coalition building, programs, projects, and events on behalf of the District office and its colleges. Key constituencies include local, state, and federal policy makers, government relations officials, college leadership, external stakeholders, and the public.


PROVIDES WORK OR LEAD DIRECTION TO:
Assigned District staff and personnel.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Master's degree from an accredited institution in political science, public policy, public administration, public relations, or related field; and four years of experience in governmental relations, or a closely related function.

KNOWLEDGE OF:
1. Planning and resource development for priority programs.
2. Departmental research, strategic planning; analysis and assessment of District programs.
3. District business practices.
4. Federal, state, and local funding agency regulations.
5. District policies and procedures.
6. Methods of successful governmental outreach strategies.
7. Supervisory skills and abilities.
8. Faculty and administrative team building.
9. Respond to pending and proposed legislation.
10. State and federal funding sources.
11. Federal and state legislation processes, including organization procedures and the budget appropriation process.
12. Project management; interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.
13. Word processing and spreadsheet software and computer and information processing systems.
14. Proposal development and project management for educational institutions.
15. Oral and written communication skill.


ABILITY TO:
1. Handle large and complex assignments which may include controversial and/or politically sensitive issues or content.
2. Analyze, summarize and/or review data, report findings, interpret results, and/or make appropriate recommendations.
3. Interpret and respond to pending and proposed legislation, including developing and drafting effective position statements and proposed legislation.
4. Provide leadership and direction to administrative personnel in District and college settings for the government relations process.
5. Supply analytical skills of matching extra mural funding resources with strategic plans and priority programs.
6. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with college leadership and external partners.
7. Train staff in the preparation of advocacy material.
8. Perform advanced project management techniques, successful event planning, and implementation.
9. Supervise the work of the staff within the department.
10. Develop and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
11. Compile and verify data and prepare reports.
12. Maintain current knowledge of technological advances in the field.


LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:
None


COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY:
Candidate must demonstrate clear evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, staff, and the community.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 25 pounds. Will require occasional travel.


ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS: Employee works in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employee may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.


EXEMPT POSITION:
This is an exempt position and is not subject to overtime.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

1. Plans, develops, and implements strategies for government outreach by developing and advocating policy positions and programs through liaisons with elected officials and governmental staff.
2. Handles large, prioritized projects that include government and/or industry advocacy efforts.
3. Quickly and appropriately identifies, addresses, and mitigates unforeseen and/or rapidly unfolding events that may negatively impact relationships between the District/colleges and various constituencies; keeps senior management appropriately advised and notified.
4. Provides senior management of the District/college updates of new and/or developing legislation at the local, state, or federal level affecting funding, programs, and/or services.
5. Leads, directs, supervises, and evaluates assigned staff to ensure a high-performance environment; establishes performance requirements and personal development targets.
6. Monitors and interprets federal, state, major foundations legislations and/or proposed actions and advises senior management of potential impact.
7. Collaborates with the Grants and Sponsored Programs office in ensuring compliance with applicable federal, state and/or local laws, regulations, standards, and guidelines.
8. Maintains in-depth knowledge of the District/college vision, mission, goals, and strategic objectives, issues of concern, and its infrastructure.
9. Performs other related responsibilities as may be assigned.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

This is a Classified Management. Paid vacation, 22 days annually; and paid accruable sick leave, 12 days annually. A pro-rata reduction will be made for employees working less than full-time and less than 12 months. The District provides a health and welfare benefit package for employees and legal qualifying dependents.

The work location and assignment within a job classification is determined by the District and may be subject to change.

All offers of employment will be contingent upon the availability of funds and approval by the Board of Trustees.

The Riverside Community College District is an equal opportunity employer and recognizes the need to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities. For more information, contact (951) 222-8039.

The Riverside Community College District complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any characteristic listed or defined in Section 11135 of the Government Code or any characteristic that is contained in the prohibition of hate crimes set forth in subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California Penal Code, or any other status protected by law. This holds true for all District employment opportunities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the District's Title IX Officer/Section 504/ADA Coordinator. Harassment of any employee/student with regard to ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any characteristic listed or defined in Section 11135 of the Government Code or any characteristic that is contained in the prohibition of hate crimes set forth in subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California Penal Code, or any other status protected by law, is strictly prohibited. The Title IX Officer, Section 504/ADA Coordinator for the District is Ms. Lorraine Jones, 3801 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501. Telephone Number is: (951) 222-8595.

Work Hours/Work Days for Classified and Hourly Positions Only: Monday - Friday 8am-5pm with travel

Required Applicant Documents:
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter

Optional Applicant Documents:
Other Document
Doctorate Transcript
Other Transcript
Bachelors or Equivalent Transcript
Masters or Equivalent Transcript

Effective Employment Date: Anticipated start date: November 2022 or after

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

IMPORTANT NOTICES:
*It is anticipated that interviews will occur sometime during the 3rd or the 4th week of November.

Please note: The selection process typically concludes within four to six weeks from the closing date. There are, however, exceptions to this general guideline. Status updates will be made throughout the process. Please refer to your account for any updates to the status of your application.

* An electronic, RCCD on-line application must be completed to be considered. All portions of the application must be entirely filled out with all information qualifying an applicant for the position. Only information on the official RCCD application (not resumes) will be considered to determine whether an applicant meets the minimum requirements for the position for which he/she is applying.

* All supporting materials, required or optional, must also be in electronic formats and attached to the electronic, on-line application when applying. Supporting materials are only accepted as Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) or Microsoft Word files and must be less than 2 MB in size.

* An application will not be considered complete unless ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS are electronically attached to the application by the Application Deadline date. An incomplete file may subject the candidate to disqualification.

* Paper applications and supporting materials, including letters of recommendation, WILL NOT be accepted! All documents must be submitted electronically with the online application.

* Letters of reference, IF REQUIRED, must be NON-CONFIDENTIAL and submitted electronically when applying on-line.

* Interested candidates must apply by the deadline listed above by 8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.

* The Riverside Community College District does not require testing at the initial application filing period. As you progress through the selection process, you may be required to perform a job-related test based on the needs of the work area for which you are being considered.


Application Types Accepted: Classified/Management/Confidential Application

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