Posted:August 24, 2021
Level: Manager 2
Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week
Job Posting: BOR 21-23
Closing Date: Applications must be submitted by 5:00pm (EST) on
Thursd ay, September 30 2021
Hartford area (location may vary)
Anticipated Start Date:
The position serves as an advocate and strategist for the CSCU
System on state, federal, and local policy matters within the
Office of Government Relations. Reporting to the Senior Director of
Government Relations and External Affairs, the position is expected
to support the day-to-day government relations operations of the
system including active lobbying, bill tracking, research, and
preparation of testimony. The position will also function as an
advisor to CSCU leadership, and as a resource for senior officers
at the system and institutional level on legislative and political
matters, providing guidance and consultation to them to enhance the
effectiveness of their respective programs.
This position is unique within the organization. Its principal
effort is to affect state and federal legislation and regulation in
ways that are favorable to the CSCU System’s mission of education
and academic excellence.
The position may supervise full- and part-time professionals and
clerical staff and may direct part-time student workers.
Bachelor’s degree in public administration, political science or a
related field together with a minimum of three (3) years of
professional experience in developing, coordinating, and
implementing effective government relations programs
Successful Candidate must have or must possess:
- Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret laws, regulations
and legislation and to apply them to and determine their effect on
- ability to advise policymakers on the effects of regulation and
legislation and to guide their policymaking efforts;
- ability to affect legislators and government officials in a
persuasive and convincing manner to take actions favorable to the
- Exceptional interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to
communicate effectively both verbally and in writing in a collegial
- Comprehensive understanding of the structures, policies, and
practices of the Connecticut General Assembly with an ability to
quickly build relationships with key legislators and staff will be
essential to a successful candidate.
- proven ability to effectively work with a culturally,
linguistically, and ethnically diverse faculty, staff, and student
- excellent oral and written communication skills along with
strong Information technology literacy skills such as Microsoft
Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams etc.)
Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are
encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and
experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this
position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the
degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.
Example of Job Duties:
- 1. Conduct research, prepare written analyses, and develop
strategies to affect and influence present and proposed public
policy, legislation, and regulation impacting the CSCU
2. Monitors progress of System sponsored legislation as well as
other legislation that will impact the System; analyzes the impact
of legislative proposals being considered by the General Assembly
on the CSCU System.
3. Informs the CSCU President and system Presidents on current
state and federal policy and legislative activities and emerging
4. Supports the intersession policy development process, assess
current and upcoming legislative priorities and opportunities and
provide guidance and support regarding implementation and
legislative intent of proposals.
5. Facilitates extensive interactions with executives,
administrators, legislative staff and others. In this role, the
incumbent is expected to represent the system in a positive manner,
maintaining a high degree of courtesy, cooperation, and respect and
to collaborate with executives and other employees to ensure
legislative proposals clearly articulate the intent and desired
outcomes of proposals.
6. Consulted regarding the administration of collective bargaining
agreements and the potential impact on CSCU.
7. Conducts effective lobbying and governmental relations efforts
with federal, state and local officials and their staffs,
supporting the System’s interests and long-term goals. Works with
the Legislature to advocate for the inclusion of CSCU System
priorities in various programs and budgets. Communicates with
interior and exterior stakeholders to secure support for
8. Provide guidance and assistance to appropriate CSCU staff
members with implementation of new or revised state law.
$85,478- $106,848 (midpoint) approximate annual plus excellent
State of CT medical insurance, retirement, and related fringe
To apply you must submit a cover letter and resume.
Incomplete applications or those submitted after the closing date
will not be considered and links to other sources to view resumes
are not acceptable.
All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship
or employability under the requirement of the Immigration and
Control Act (IRCA) and the successful passing of a background
check. CSCU is committed to providing a safe campus community.
Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal
history record check and, when appropriate, a financial (credit)
report or driving history check.
Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination
CSCU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious
creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin,
marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental
disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran
status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record.
The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries
regarding the non-discrimination policies: Nicholas D'Agostino
Manager of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion
CSCU IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, M/F