Assistant Vice President for Federal Government Relations

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To be successful in this position, you will bring:

  • Bachelor's degree and ten years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.

  • Experience in staff positions or government relations work focusing on the federal government.

  • Extensive knowledge of the issues facing the higher education sector in general, and research universities in particular.  Specific background of the issues related to scientific research, health care delivery and finance, tax-exempt organizations and post-secondary education policy is preferred.

  • Excellent judgment and deep knowledge of the political process at the federal level.

  • Superb written and verbal communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with policymakers, their staff, and members of the Stanford community.

  • Collaborative team player with the ability to diplomatically solve problems and build key relationships.

  • Willingness and ability to travel between the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington, DC.

  • Experience on Capitol Hill with working knowledge of the political system and political process at the federal, state and local levels in a related science, technology, or higher education policy.

  • Demonstrate a high level of judgment, analytical and conceptual skills.

Why is Stanford for you:

Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.

  • A caring culture. We provide excellent retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.

  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, swim in our Olympic-sized pool, or choose from hundreds of health and fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide highly competitive health care benefits.

  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails and museums.

  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commute programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.

How to apply:

We invite you to apply for the position by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and a resume with your online application. The cover letter should briefly describe why you believe you are a good fit for this position.

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