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Associate Director of Federal Relations

Washington, D.C.

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The University of Iowa's Office of Governmental Relations seeks a highly-accomplished individual for the position of Associate Director of Federal Relations. The position is located in Washington, DC, and works collaboratively with the Director of Federal Relations, as well as independently, to advance the University of Iowa’s institutional strategic goals and provide a fixed presence with members of Congress, the Administration, federal agencies, and national organizations. The Associate Director will be responsible for communicating institutional priorities, developing and maintaining positive working relationships with Capitol Hill and federal agencies, and raising the profile of the University of Iowa within the federal establishment.

This position has substantial responsibility to assist in executing timely and effective governmental relations strategies, communicating regularly with the Iowa Congressional delegation and federal agencies, and providing support for devising and implementing the University of Iowa’s institutional advocacy strategies for achieving the university’s goals in federal legislation, appropriations, and regulatory matters. In addition, daily communication to and from campus to the DC office will be vital to relay information, collect feedback, and/or revise strategies with the campus community on critical aspects of the university’s federal strategies.

For details and to apply, visit, and enter requisition number 70969. Provide a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. Salary is $60,000 to commensurate. Application deadline is May 5, 2017, and screening will begin immediately. Projected start date is August 1, 2017.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Posted 04/21/17

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