Texas Southern University
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 13, 2022

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Alumni Affairs, Executive, Executive Directors, Other Executive
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Security Sensitive Position? Yes Hours of Work 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM M-F
Position Details

Position Information

Posting Number TSU202617 Official TSU Title EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT Grant Title N/A Job Description Summary / TWC Summary
Under general supervision assists the Board of Regents, President, Vice President for Administration and Finance and other entities and University officials in strengthening Texas Southern University’s ties with federal, state, and local government, the private sector, and others in order to foster positive interactions, involvement, and support for the University. Essential Duties Summary
  • Develops and implements an ongoing legislative strategic plan.
  • Serves as liaison between the University 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 University’s legislative funding priorities.
  • Promotes positive relations with area schools and other organizations concerned about higher education for children through employee/staff volunteer involvement.
  • Represents TSU in a leadership capacity 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. Composes business letters, reports and documents.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
1.0 Hiring Range $111,657.00 - $139,572.00 Education
Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) or higher. Required Licensing/Certification
Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree preferred. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of:
  • Federal, State, Local, and County laws.
  • State and federal policies, procedures, practices, and regulations.
  • Complex systems and procedures.
  • Microsoft Office Professional or similar applications.

Skill in:
  • Researching and writing policies, laws, and regulations.
  • Navigating Texas Legislature Online.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Multitasking and time management.
  • Strategic planning.
  • Planning activities.
  • Leading projects.
  • Both verbal and written communication.

Ability to:
  • Draft and read legislation.
  • Prepare detailed reports.
  • Work independently.
  • Communicate effectively.
Work Experience
Five (5) years of related experience.

Experience with Texas legislative session as a staffer, government relations professional, lobbyist, or similar experience. Working/Environmental Conditions
Extensive standing and/or walking.
Handling light weight objects.
Using or carrying equipment.
Stoop, bend or lift. Desired start date Position End Date (if temporary)

Posting Detail Information

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 Open Until Filled (overrides close field) Yes 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 experience with Texas legislative session as a staffer, government relations professional, lobbyist, or similar experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a Juris Doctor? (Preferred)
    • 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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