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Director of Government Relations - House

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)

Last Updated: 11/02/22

Job Description

Director of Government Relations - House: Under the leadership of the Sr. Vice President for Policy and Government Relations (SVPPGR) in the development and advancement of HACU's legislative agenda with a focus on the U.S. House of Representatives. Collaborates with staff from the GR office in maintaining relations with Federal legislative and administrative offices and agencies in areas relating to Federal legislation and regulations, particularly with the House HSI Caucus. Assists in formulating and maintaining relationships with government offices and officials, education policy centers, Hispanic and other minority-focused organizations, and higher education associations to promote the advancement of Hispanic higher education. Although focused on the U.S. House of Representatives, the incumbent is expected to collaborate with other HACU policy and government relations staff, as well as in other areas of the organization. A Master's degree in Public Administration, Higher Education, or related field with experience in Federal relations and policy analysis, preferably in higher education or education-related issues is strongly preferred. Knowledge and understanding of issues impacting Hispanics in higher education, including familiarity with the processes of Federal legislation and appropriations. Experience in collaborating with legislative assistants and government regulation writers is desirable. Exceptional people skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and Spanish language proficiency (preferred but not required). Compensation is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. (Located in Washington, DC)

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