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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: N1045 / Government Relations Manager
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 14

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.

Summary

Oversees all aspects of support services for the university's government relations activities, for state and/or federal.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Plans, develops, implements, administers and evaluates programs, activities and daily operations related to the governmental affairs support function.
  2. Monitors and evaluates program effectiveness; makes recommendations for program improvements.
  3. Maintains communications with university leadership, various organization units and constituency groups of the university, state and federal agencies including the legislature and the New Mexico Congressional delegation, and lobbyists in order to provide effective support services.
  4. Coordinates the University's legislative clearinghouse function, including bill tracking and analysis, committee hearing tracking and regular communication with University leadership and constituency groups regarding the status of the University's legislative package.
  5. Administers and coordinates complex requests and interactions with legislators, legislative staff, other local and state officials, staff of the New Mexico congressional delegation, state and federal agency staff and other government officials/staff.
  6. Participates in the development of state and federal priority recommendations and documentation, legislative request support materials, economic impact/development information and other materials in support of the university's government relations activities.
  7. May participate in the development of university policies and procedures; may serve on university planning and policy making committees.
  8. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Knowledge of State and Federal government organization and legislative processes, including budget and appropriations processes.
  • Knowledge of bill enactment process and bill tracking systems.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart information to a range of internal and external organizations and constituencies.
  • Knowledge of State and Federal government issues related to higher education.
  • Ability to research legislative history and the status of pending legislation and to analyze pending and enacted legislation.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017