University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

Governmental Relations Associate

Payroll Title: UCP VII
Class Code: 0783-9087
Job Family: UNR
FLSA Code: E
Score: 556

JOB SUMMARY

Under the direction of the Director, provides assistance in the development and implementation of the University’s governmental relations program.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Assists in the planning, development and implementation of strategies and programs to promote effective university relations with legislative and executive officials and their staff.
  2. Conducts research and prepares reports concerning legislation and other governmental matters, as an aid in planning and decision-making for the Director and other university administrators.
  3. Assists in the development and coordination of the university’s legislative agenda.
  4. Represents University interests at University and legislative meetings and hearings on behalf of the Director.
  5. Manages the office in the Director’s absence, including responding to requests from University and governmental offices.
  6. Draft letters, memos, reports and other correspondence for the Director; provides necessary preliminary research.
  7. Maintains and updates computerized and non-computerized data files regarding legislation; generates reports for distribution to the University community.
  8. Maintains contact with University and state officials to obtain information and provide assistance and support as needed.
  9. Assists in the preparation and research necessary to bring appropriate University expertise to the attention of the legislature and the executive branch.
  10. Provides background research to handle requests from legislators regarding their constituents at the University; drafts response to legislators for Director.
  11. Assists in the coordination of conferences, workshops, symposia and other events.
  12. Assists in efforts to improve and enhance affirmative action efforts in this office.
  13. Performs related activities as required.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelors degree in appropriate field. Experience which demonstrates knowledge of governmental relations or related activities
  2. Excellent writing and speaking skills.
  3. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills

OTHER DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

  1. Familiarity with the University of Connecticut desired.

 

 


Date Scored: 10/14/1987