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Title: Assistant Director, Congressional & Government Affairs (Science & Research)
Department: Congressional & Governmental Affairs
Supervisor: VP, Congressional & Governmental Affairs and Assistant VP, Research Advocacy & Policy
Status: Full-Time; Exempt
Location: Washington, DC
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), a research, policy and advocacy organization dedicated to strengthening and advancing the work of public universities is seeking a highly skilled Assistant Director to play a key role in the five-member Congressional and Governmental Affairs Office on issues related to science and research policy. Working closely with the Vice President for Congressional and Governmental Affairs and the Assistant Vice President for Research Advocacy and Policy, the Assistant Director will work to develop and advance APLU’s science and research policy and budget and appropriations priorities. The incumbent will work with Congress to boost federal support for scientific research including NIH, NSF, DOE, DOD, and other agencies; as well as advocate directly with the agencies and the administration in support of research priorities. The position requires extensive, collaborative engagement with partner higher education organizations and advocacy coalitions. Successful candidates will be energetic team players as well as self-starters, have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills, be detail-oriented and be able to juggle multiple responsibilities simultaneously. A deep interest in the nuances of public policy and commitment to the values and mission of public universities are a must. This full-time position will be based in Washington, DC. For more information, please consult www.aplu.org.
APLU is a research, policy, and advocacy organization dedicated to strengthening and advancing the work of public universities. With a membership of 241 public research universities, land-grant institutions, state university systems, and affiliated organizations, APLU's agenda is built on the three pillars of increasing degree completion and academic success, advancing scientific research, and expanding engagement. Annually, member campuses enroll 4.9 million undergraduates and 1.3 million graduate students, award 1.3 million degrees, employ 1.3 million faculty and staff, and conduct $44.9 billion in university-based research.
APLU’s Office of Congressional & Governmental Affairs (CGA) leads the association’s engagement with Congress and the administration to advance policy that furthers the ability of public universities to impact society through their education, research and community engagement missions. As a membership association with institutions in all 50 states, APLU is uniquely positioned to effectively advocate for its policy priorities. APLU’s advocacy is conducted in close collaboration with member institutions through its Council on Governmental Affairs, which consists of university federal relations officers.
Please send a letter of interest and resume to APLU’s Human Resources Department at email@example.com with the subject line: Assistant Director, CGA (Science & Research). Applications will be reviewed as received and continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with experience. APLU provides a generous benefits package.
APLU is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.