This title is in the unclassified service and is designated Managerial/Confidential. Appointees to Managerial/Confidential titles serve at the pleasure of the chief administrative officer and are not represented for collective negotiations.
Positions in this area are concerned principally with improving communications and relations with both the university's internal and external constituencies in order to insure university accountability for its activities, make well-known its educational opportunities, and make understandable its plans and policies. As such, University Affairs is a direct public service function.
VICE CHANCELLOR FOR GOVERNMENT RELATIONS, works with the Chancellor and others in developing for the university an on-going liaison with Federal, State and local legislators and executive officials. Initiates and coordinates, with the Office of the Counsel and others, the development of legislative proposals for the Chancellor's and Board of Trustees' consideration; coordinates university responses to proposed legislation, rules and regulations; communicates the university's position on legislative proposals to the proper officials; serves as the principal focus of inquiries from executive and legislative officials; develops and enhances liaison with State and national associations of colleges and universities, in matters of mutual concern to public officials; aids in the development of public service functions at the campuses of the university; cooperates with others in providing accurate information to the campuses, on matters of governmental concern; oversees the operation of the Washington Office of the university; in the area of campus relations, works on questions of faculty, student and staff concern as they relate to governmental issues.
Bachelor's degree in political science, government or public law required, advanced graduate work in these fields desired, and several years of high level and significant university, university campus and governmental experience, the last preferably in both the executive and legislative branches.
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