Executive Director of Western States Legislative AffairsHispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
Executive Director of Western States Legislative Affairs:
This position has overall responsibility for the functioning of the Western Regional Office (WRO).
- S/he works developing and advancing HACU's legislative agenda with respect to state government issues in the five western states of California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.
- S/he will coordinate activities for legislative relations, work in a cooperative mode with both executive and legislative branches of the state governments, as well as regional policy centers, Hispanic and other minority organizations, other legislative affairs departments of member colleges and systems in the region, and higher education associations, and track state policy in operation or under development by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate assistants.
- S/he is also responsible for maintaining strong member relationships in the Western Region Office service area.
Master's degree in public administration, higher education, or related field with extensive experience in state government relations and policy analysis, preferably in higher education or education-related issues. Experience and/or training at the federal/state level on issues impacting Hispanics in higher education. Strong knowledge of and familiarity with the state legislation, budget and appropriations process. Exceptional interpersonal skills and excellent oral and written communication skills. Spanish language proficiency is highly desired.
Travel is required for this position, including but not limited to conferences and member presentations. Travel varies in frequency throughout the year. (Located in Sacramento, CA.)
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