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Oakland University

Position: State Relations Director for Government Relations

Date Posted: July 29

Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of State Relations Director for Government Relations. This position will serve as the university’s state government relations liaison and lobbyist on budget, legislative, regulatory, policy and constituent matters.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Minimum of five years’ experience working directly for or with state elected or appointed officials.
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in political science, communications or a similar field is desired, but can be substituted for progressively relevant experience in state government and politics.
  • The ability to work both independently, with minimal on-site supervision, and as part of a team.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills, oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with others.

Desired qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Oakland University, higher education issues and the state budget process preferred.
  • Ability to thrive in a political environment and connect with state elected and appointed officials and members of their staff.
  • Valid driver’s license and a driving record that is acceptable to the university also required.

Unless otherwise required by an applicable collective bargaining agreement, all minimum, additional and desired qualifications are preferred, but qualifications, degrees, and/or experience deemed comparable and/or equivalent by Oakland University in its sole and exclusive discretion.

This is a full time position which will be located in Lansing, Michigan. Salary is up to the high $80’s annually. Compensation commensurate with education and experience. First consideration will be given to those who apply by August 10, 2015.

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