Deputy Executive Director of Public Policy
|Position Summary: The Deputy Executive Director (DED) of Public Policy provides strategic leadership for the department and is responsible for the overall design and management of a public policy and public affairs strategy that supports NAFSA’s goals of influencing public policy related to international education. This position helps manage department and association operations, as well as playing a lead role in crafting the association’s communication strategy and public positioning. The DED directly supervises a Senior Director of Public Policy and Legislative Strategy and a Senior Director of Media Relations and Advocacy and provides guidance for a talented team of approximately seven individuals.
Major Functions and Responsibilities
Provides leadership for the policy, advocacy, and media relations teams in the development and execution of policy priorities and strategy (10%)
Manages Senior Directors in the development and implementation of the strategic vision for public policy, media relations and advocacy (20%)
Manages accounting and finance activities of the department (10%)
Lead cross-unit planning related to achieving the association’s public policy agenda (10%)
Assume other responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer (10%)
As representatives of a membership organization with a broad and diverse range of activities related to education and training, NAFSA staff possess more than simply specialized capabilities. Each individual is expected to take the initiative to become knowledgeable about the organization as a whole. Association members and other staff expect colleagues to be accessible and responsive, to convey a positive attitude, and to exhibit a high degree of professionalism.
The Deputy Executive Director works collaboratively with all other staff, including the Management Team members, Marketing, Publications, Web Services, Finance, Technology Solutions, Human Resources and others.
The workday is generally 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The week after Memorial Day to Labor Day, it is 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday.
Travel is required occasionally related to job responsibilities, especially for the annual conference, regional meetings, and other leadership meetings. Participation in the NAFSA annual conference the week of Memorial Day, including the holiday itself, is a job requirement. The annual conference is held in varying cities in the U.S.
Job posted: 2019-07-30