Manager, Federal Relations
Job no: 531119
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Chancellor's Office - Washington D.C.
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time
Chancellor's Office Statement
Join our team at the California State University, Office of the
Chancellor, and make a difference in providing access to higher
education. We are currently seeking experienced candidates for the
position of Manager, Federal Relations. The CSU Chancellor's Office
is the headquarters for the nation's largest and most diverse
system of higher education. The CSU Chancellor's Office offers a
premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health,
and dental plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the
California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 15 paid
holidays a year.
This position is located in Washington, D.C.
The anticipated salary hiring range is up to $7,134 per month,
commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The salary range for this classification is $3,750 to $11,146 per
The California State University, Office of the Chancellor, is
seeking a Manager, Federal Relations to play a key role in
assisting the Office of Federal Relations' (OFR) efforts to make
the CSU a thoughtful, effective, and significant voice in the
Nation's Capital. This position is responsible for supporting and
coordinating the efforts of the OFR in regard to matters of federal
higher education policy and funding and with any other matters
affecting the CSU system and its campuses and is also responsible
for providing limited professional administrative support for the
Under the general direction of the Assistant Vice Chancellor for
Federal Relations, the Manager, Federal Relations will perform
duties as outlined below:
-Assists the Assistant Vice Chancellor and Legislative Director in
developing a comprehensive strategy for implementing the CSU
-Reviews and analyzes current legislation, federal funding, and
regulations that affect higher education and the CSU.
-On the CSU's behalf, attends and participates in meetings of
higher education organizations, such as those hosted by the CEF and
ACE, among others.
-Responds to inquiries (both from within the CSU and from external
sources) about the CSU and its positions on matters of federal
-Initiates and maintains contacts with representatives of other
related interest groups and entities regarding issues relevant to
-Handles highly confidential and sensitive matters involving labor
and employment issues in the federal sphere including confidential
correspondence and legislative proposals/efforts as part of
legislative strategy and collective bargaining. This position will
also work with confidential information as it relates to
legislation or executive orders.
-Conducts research on legislative and policy matters of interest to
the CSU; provides information and/or summaries about such research
to Assistant Vice Chancellor and Legislative Director and other
-Tracks legislation of interest to the CSU and contacting relevant
Congressional offices to help ensure timely participation by the
CSU in the legislative process.
-Drafts summaries, correspondence and memoranda on relevant
-Assists with planning and preparations for OFR events in
Washington, such as annual Hill Day (meetings, briefings,
-Assists with development and maintenance of OFR web page and
-Coordinates opportunities for D.C.-based alumni and CSU students
in Washington, D.C.
-Performs office-wide administrative duties, including scheduling
and travel arrangements, answering phones and responding to
-Makes recommendations to the Assistant Vice Chancellor regarding
design and/or implementation of administrative systems, office
This position requires:
-Bachelor's Degree Required.
-A strong background in public policy advocacy is required.
Experience should include at least 3 years of working directly on
California and/ or federal public policy matters within the
California or federal government systems (legislative and/ or
executive branches) and include meaningful interaction with Members
of Congress and Congressional staff. House or Senate committee
experience is preferred, and California experience a plus.
-A demonstrated knowledge of legislative, budget and appropriations
processes and analysis is required to assist with advancing the
CSU's federal agenda.
-Excellent written and oral communication skills are an essential
component of being an effective advocate for the CSU.
-The ability to deal with politically sensitive issues and maintain
strict confidence is required.
-Knowledge of computer research programs and network information
services is important for all OFR Employees.
-Strong organizational skills and attention to detail are essential
to successful performance of office duties.
-Proficiency with Zoom, Microsoft Word, Excel and other related
programs are required to fulfill administrative role, prepare
spreadsheets and databases.
-Strong proofreading and written communication skills are required
for effective drafting of correspondence, memoranda and
-Outstanding interpersonal skills are essential for dealing
extensively with internal and external audiences to include the
ability to interface with senior level executives and management
-May require travel as needed.
Priority consideration will be given to candidates who apply by
October 16, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the job
posting is removed.
How To Apply
Please click "Apply Now" to complete the California State
University, Chancellor's Office online employment
Equal Employment Opportunity
The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not
discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color,
ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender
identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition,
National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status,
or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be
provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who
self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager at
Please view the Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender
or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator at:
This position requires new hire employment verification to be
processed through the E-Verify program administered by the
Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
Services (DHSUSCIS)' in partnership with the Social Security
If hired, you will be required to furnish proof that you are
legally authorized to work in the United States.
COVID19 Vaccination Policy
Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended
that all Chancellor's Office employees who are accessing office and
campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted
by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and
the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to
their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.
Mandated Reporter Per CANRA
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.
Conflict of Interest
The duties of this position will include participation in decisions
that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent.
Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict
of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest when they
first occupy the position, and on an annual basis, complete ethics
training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training
every other year thereafter.
CSU Out of State Employment Policy
California State University, Office of the Chancellor, as part of
the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the
University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in
the State of California. As of January 1, 2022, theCSU Out-of-State
Employment Policyprohibits the hiring of employees to perform
CSU-related work outside the state of California. However, this
position is based in Washington, D.C.
The Chancellor's Office policy requires that the selected candidate
successfully complete a full background check (including a criminal
records check) prior to assuming this position.
Advertised: August 17, 2023 (7:30 AM) Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled
To apply: https://cojobs.calstate.edu/co/en-us/job/531119/manager-federal-relations