Director of Federal Relations

30 Jun, 2020


Director of Federal Relations

University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE

Description of Work

To work with the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development and Chancellor to:
• Advance UNL’s relationship with Nebraska’s Congressional Delegation, Congressional staff, federal funding agencies, and government officials;
• Serve as the primary liaison between UNL and Congressional Members and staff, as well as federal agencies on issues important to UNL;
• Communicate UNL’s position on federal and state issues of importance to policy decision makers;
• Help increase federal research funding;
• Strengthen UNL’s presence on and contributions to national and state panels, policy boards and commissions;
• Identify, monitor and analyze federal legislative and budget issues and opportunities for faculty to participate in hearings, task forces, forums and advisory groups;
• Promote UNL’s research growth and policy agenda with federal agencies and Congressional members;
• Respond to legislative inquiries and engage in strategic planning and issues management.

Salary is negotiable.

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See

Minimum Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree.
• 4 years’ experience in federal or state government relations or public policy.
• Demonstrated competence in high-level communications and organization.
• Knowledge of Congress, the Federal Executive Branch and state government.
• Ability to present scientific information clearly to elected officials and staff.
• Proficiency in typical software applications (Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
Preferred Qualifications Preferred Qualifications
• Master’s degree.
• Understanding of the role and responsibility of federal and state government related to research universities.

Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required

Criminal History Background Check Required

How to Apply: Click “Apply to this Job” and complete the information form. Attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three letters of reference.

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact Ember Welsch

Job posted: 2020-06-30