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APLU seeks a Senior Associate to support the Office of Governmental Affairs (OGA) and its work with government relations officers of member institutions through the Council on Governmental Affairs (CGA). The Senior Associate, Governmental Affairs, provides a full range of moderate to complex administrative support to the office, including events planning, meeting and office budget management, strategy on developing and maintaining robust contact lists & databases, developing agendas and proactively driving CGA administrative processes in coordination with council leadership and supervisor. The CGA is a very active group of government relations professionals in all 50 states that works together to achieve common advocacy priorities of public research universities. This position is a critical role in helping facilitate communications and events that makes the work of OGA and the CGA possible. In addition to working with the CGA, the position will administratively manage an Advisory Group of University General Counsels that meets monthly. The group advises APLU on policy matters, both federal and institution-level, and discusses amongst themselves the opportunities, challenges, and best practices within the profession. This full-time position is based in Washington, DC. Employees of APLU are eligible to telework at least two days per week. They must reside in DC, MD, or VA, be up-to-date with their COVID vaccinations and pass standard background checks. For more information, consult www.aplu.org.
APLU is a research, policy, and advocacy organization dedicated to strengthening and advancing the work of public universities in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. With a membership of 250 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 5.0 million undergraduates and 1.3 million graduate students, award 1.3 million degrees, employ 1.3 million faculty and staff, and conduct $49.5 billion in university-based research.
The Senior Associate, Governmental Affairs will have a number of administrative and support responsibilities including, but not limited to, the following:
Please send a letter of interest and resume to APLU’s Human Resources Department at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line of GA Associate. Applications will be reviewed as received and continue until the position is filled with preference given to applications received by September 9, 2022. APLU is committed to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment, and supports staff with a generous benefits package.
APLU is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable work environment and promoting a sense of belonging, which includes recruiting, employing, training, compensating, and promoting staff regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.