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The Executive Director of Federal Relations and Special Assistant to the President is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to represent the University of Virginia (UVA) in Washington, D.C. on issues related to federal policy, programs, regulation, and legislation. The Executive Director closely monitors emerging policies and opportunities relevant to UVA’s academic interests within the federal government, advocating and developing opportunities for the University. This individual fosters bipartisan alliances to address federal issues of importance to the University.
The Executive Director advises the President and executive leadership on federal issues of importance, leads the development of key federal priorities, and develops strategies and tactics to implement those priorities. Reporting to the Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, the Executive Director interacts frequently with the University’s executive leadership team and other University officials engaged in government relations. This position is based in Washington, DC, but requires occasional meetings and evening events in Charlottesville, Virginia.
We seek a dynamic candidate with a demonstrated record of creative, inspiring, and accomplished leadership in complex environments; someone with exceptional integrity who possesses the highest level of commitment to advancing organizational priorities and whose previous experience is consistent with the University’s commitment to be both great and good. While no single individual will possess all the desired experiences and qualifications, the successful candidate will have many of the following experiences and attributes:
UVA Executive Search is an internal retained search firm in the Office of the President. Susan Gaines and Nalini Turner are leading this national search with Steve Mull, Search Chair. Additional information can be found at: http://executivesearch.virginia.edu/searches.
The search will be carried out with full confidentiality; candidates will be notified before references are contacted. Please include a resume and letter of interest. To be considered, applicants must apply through Workday https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs.
The University of Virginia is fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.