State and Local Government Relations Officer

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MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

 

Education & Experience:

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

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Experience in a government-relations environment, focusing on federal and/or state level.
  • Excellent judgment and knowledge of the political process at the federal and/or state level.
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with policymakers.
  • Collaborative team player with the ability to diplomatically solve problems and build key relationships.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite. Software and presentation programs such as Photoshop, Dreamweaver and/or Keynote.

 

Desired/Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience working for elected officials at the state or local level preferred, including Governors, State Representatives, Mayors or campaigns.
  • Strong relationships with state and local government officials. 
  • Familiarity with State and Local branches of government and relevant organizations. Understanding of state and local policy issues. 
  • Excellent written communication skills, reporting skills, and advanced skills in conceptual editing, copy editing, and proof reading.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with internal communications groups across campus.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills in working with a variety of people.
  • Capacity to write and synthesize materials and communicate information in a manner easily understood.    
  • Work in partnership with Hoover media and government relations team to build a network of key contacts.

 

Certifications and Licenses:

  • None

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently sit, sort, file paperwork or parts, grasp lightly, and use fine manipulation, lift, carry, push and pull objects that weigh 10 pounds or less.
  • Occasionally write by hand, use a telephone, twist, bend, stoop and squat.
  • Rarely stand, walk, reach or work above shoulders.

 

* 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.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • May require working flexible hours, including nights and weekends. Ability to travel.
  • Valid passport for international travel.

 

WORK STANDARDS:

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

 

The Hoover Institution at Stanford University 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. 

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