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Job ID: AS0689P
Job Title:
Director of Civic Affairs (Admin. II)
Time Base:
Date Posted:
November 13, 2019
Closing Date:
Open until filled
Benefits Link:
Management Personnel Plan (MPP)
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Posting Details

Position Information

Working Title
Director of Civic Affairs (Admin. II)

Classification Title
Administrator II

Job Summary

The Director of Civic Affairs (Administrator II) reports to the Vice President for Public Affairs and Advocacy, and serves as a member of the Vice President’s leadership team. The Director of Civic Affairs is responsible for developing and maintaining advocacy efforts at the local and regional level in support of the University and its students, faculty, and staff. The Director has the front-line responsibility for maintaining relations with local elected officials and governmental agencies/entities and their representatives. In addition, the Director will help develop, foster, and maintain campus partnerships with local and regional government, the private sector, local industry, and non-profit organizations. This position also will support day-to-day operations at the Sacramento State Downtown facility, with a focus on event planning, communication and marketing. In addition, as assigned, this position will support governmental relations and advocacy efforts at the state and federal level.

MPP - This position is defined in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP) of the California State University. It is excluded from the collective bargaining process and is exempt from overtime provisions of FLSA. This position is covered by health benefits.

Classification Salary Range

$4,583 – $13,750 monthly

Hiring Range
$4,583 - $7,500 monthly

Salary Grade/Range


Is this position Hourly or Intermittent?

Regular or Temporary

Full Time or Part Time
Full Time

Pay Plan

Work Hours
Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm, some nights and weekends as needed.

Department Information

The Division of Public Affairs and Advocacy serves as the official voice of Sacramento State with community and government agencies at the local, state, and federal level. Our mission is to promote the University and cultivate public support for it and its students by managing and fostering relationships with governmental agencies and elected officials while facilitating many of Sacramento State’s community engagement efforts.

Minimum Qualifications

Required Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college in public policy, public affairs, political science, communications, or related field.
2. A minimum of five (5) years overall professional experience, with at least three (3) years of direct experience in communications, governmental relations, public affairs, and/or legislative experience at the local, state, or federal level.

3. Knowledge of event planning, media relations, public relations, and/or public affairs.
4. Excellent communication skills, including writing, editing, and presenting.
5. Strong governmental relations and/or advocacy skills.
6. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish, develop, and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of constituents.
7. Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to work successfully on multiple projects and meets deadlines.
8. Understanding of governmental protocols and the ability to demonstrate judgment relative to those protocols.
9. Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and the capacity to perform effectively under deadline pressure.

Conditions of Employment:
- Ability to pass a background check.

Preferred Qualifications

10. Experience with and/or strong knowledge of higher education advocacy efforts and programs.
11. A minimum of five (5) years of experience in communications field, governmental relations, and/or direct legislative experience at the local or state level.
12. Experience in communications, including media relations or public relations.
13. Experience with event planning and promotion.

Physical Demands

Required Licenses/Certifications

Is Background Check Required

Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S..

Hiring Preference
Not Applicable

Conflict of Interest

The duties of this position include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest when they first occupy the position, an on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

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Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled

First Priority Review Date

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach a writing sample that reflects your legislative/government relations experience or work in a communications field.

Priority application deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, December 11, 2019.

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Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents 1.Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2.Cover Letter
3.Writing Sample
Optional Documents 1.Letter of Recommendation