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Washington State University Assistant Director of Federal Relations in Pullman, Washington

Assistant Director of Federal Relations Title: 1157-NN - Assistant Director Business Title: Assistant Director of Federal Relations Additional Titles: Location: Washington State University Employee Type: Admin. Professional Job Family: Administrative Professional - Not OT Eligible Position Details: COVID-19 Vaccine Information: In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.3, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full vaccination status or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at Please contact HRS at or 509-335-4521 if you have questions. Summary of Duties: This Assistant Director of Federal Relations position serves as a vital member of the WSU system office of External Affairs and Government Relations team representing all five WSU campuses and our global campus. This position will play a key role in providing strategic analysis and policy expertise on a variety of topics, including budget, appropriations to advance WSU's institutional advocacy, funding, and policy goals, providing a fixed presence with members of Congress and the Executive Branch including federal agencies, and national-level organizations. The Office of Federal Engagement and Advocacy is the unit within the University responsible for communicating institutional priorities, developing and maintaining positive working relationships, and raising the profile of WSU within the federal government. The Assistant Director will collaborate with the Assistant Vice President to advance priorities within the offices of the President, Campus Chancellors, and College leadership on legislative, regulatory, budgetary, advocacy, and communications issues. The position requires detailed knowledge of the federal government, the legislative process, including appropriations and authorization, as well as the functions of a land grant university. This position is remote/located in Washington D.C. Job Duties: Advocacy and Engagement • This position works directly under the supervision of the Assistant Vice President for Federal Engagement and Advocacy and in collaboration with institutional leadership, faculty, and staff to advance WSU's system priorities with the federal government, interest groups, and public policy organizations. • Represent and advance the institution's interests at the federal level and shares policy and funding developments that may impact institutional priorities with internal and external stakeholders. • Monitors key federal issues, including legislative, administrative, and political initiatives that impact federal policy and WSU's federal engagement and advocacy. • Identifies opportunities and assists in implementing management and communication of institutional priorities with the ability to provide issue analysis and strategic communication counsel amongst multiple internal and external stakeho