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Executive Director of State Government Relations: This position has overall responsibility for the functioning of the Western Regional Office (WRO). S/he reports to the Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Relations in 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, including the promotion of HACU programs and services. 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 people skills and excellent oral and written communication skills. Spanish language proficiency is highly desired. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. (Located in Sacramento, CA)
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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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