Friday, January 4, 2013

Federal Relations Specialist -- University of Illinois

The University of Illinois seeks a Federal Relations Specialist to serve as the liaison to the Director of Federal Relations in Washington, D.C. Primary responsibilities include: coordinating Capitol Hill and agency meetings for visiting University of Illinois leaders and faculty; managing the Director’s professional contacts, business correspondence, and calendar (including appointments and managing conflicts); attending legislative hearings, delegation meetings or association meetings in the Director’s absence; drafting concise “one-pager” position papers and persuasive talking points documents for use by the Director and university leaders and faculty; preparing high-level correspondence for the Director; helping develop and manage an office website and social networking sites with timely and pertinent content; and preparing travel itineraries, and securing airfare, train and rental car reservations. Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree in business administration, management, political science, communications or related field (Master's degree preferred) and should be strong writers with Capitol Hill experience. Graduates of the University of Illinois or those experienced with the Illinois delegation are strongly preferred. Full the full list of requirements, see the link below. This is a full-time, 12-month Academic Professional position. For full consideration, candidates must apply and submit a cover letter, resume, and names/addresses/phone numbers of three professional references by January 18, 2013 at

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