Payroll Title: UCP VII
Class Code: 0783-9087
Job Family: UNR
FLSA Code: E
Under the direction of the Director, provides assistance in the development and implementation of the University’s governmental relations program.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Assists in the planning, development and implementation of strategies and programs to promote effective university relations with legislative and executive officials and their staff.
- 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.
- Assists in the development and coordination of the university’s legislative agenda.
- Represents University interests at University and legislative meetings and hearings on behalf of the Director.
- Manages the office in the Director’s absence, including responding to requests from University and governmental offices.
- Draft letters, memos, reports and other correspondence for the Director; provides necessary preliminary research.
- Maintains and updates computerized and non-computerized data files regarding legislation; generates reports for distribution to the University community.
- Maintains contact with University and state officials to obtain information and provide assistance and support as needed.
- Assists in the preparation and research necessary to bring appropriate University expertise to the attention of the legislature and the executive branch.
- Provides background research to handle requests from legislators regarding their constituents at the University; drafts response to legislators for Director.
- Assists in the coordination of conferences, workshops, symposia and other events.
- Assists in efforts to improve and enhance affirmative action efforts in this office.
- Performs related activities as required.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
- Bachelors degree in appropriate field. Experience which demonstrates knowledge of governmental relations or related activities
- Excellent writing and speaking skills.
- Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
OTHER DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS
- Familiarity with the University of Connecticut desired.
Date Scored: 10/14/1987