Reporting to the Vice President for University Advancement, the Director of Government Relations (DGR) will create a comprehensive government relations strategy to strengthen the University’s position in this critical area. Operating with a high degree of autonomy, the DGR will build upon recent government relations activity, with a key focus on elevating CSUSM’s profile at all levels. They will work closely with the University Advancement (UA) Marketing and Communication Director, the University’s President and senior leadership and serve as a member of the University’s Critical Issues Team.
The DGR will partner with and serve in a supervisory role to the Director of Strategic Projects within the Office of the President with support on federal relations activity. The DGR is a high-profile position, working across the entire campus on nearly every major issue area. They will track legislation at local, county, state and federal levels relevant to the University and recommend thoughtful approaches to effect important legislation, budget cycles and policy decisions. This position will serve as an effective leader in building and maintaining trusted, diverse relationships and will implement the CSU’s state and federal advocacy plans with their counterparts at the California State University (CSU) system and other CSU campuses. The DGR will also help lead our advocacy efforts for CSU priorities, and work with UA’s Director of Communications and Marketing to share CSUSM’s transformational impact and position the University into conversations at regional and national levels.
Director of Government Relations (Administrator II)
This is a full time, exempt position in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP). MPP positions serve at the pleasure of the President.
This position is eligible for a broad range of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, retirement (CalPERS), tuition waiver, vacation and sick leave. In addition, 14 paid holidays are offered each year; 13 scheduled on specific days and a Personal Holiday that may be taken any time during the year.
A comprehensive benefits summary for this position is available online by visiting our Benefits Portal.
Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $8,750 - $9,584 per month
CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,583 - $14,713 per month
Salary is commensurate with the background and experience of the individual selected.
California State University San Marcos
A mid-size university located in San Diego's vibrant North County, we are dedicated to service, innovation, leadership and diversity. We have an attentive faculty and state-of-the-art facilities which offer our students hundreds of opportunities to learn, lead, play and serve.
California State University San Marcos is a new kind of university, pushing the boundaries of innovation to prepare tomorrow's leaders, build stronger communities and solve pressing issues.
Cutting-edge research meets hands-on application at our campus and in the real world.
This position is open until filled. For assurance of full consideration, please submit application, cover letter and resume by 11:59pm on January 1, 2024.
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Following a conditional offer of employment, satisfactory completion of a background check (including criminal records check) is required prior to beginning employment. Any offer of employment rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.
This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The incumbent in this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.
California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.
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California State University San Marcos is not a sponsoring agent for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B visas).
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