Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Government & Community Relations. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
Serves as Washington University’s lead liaison and the Chancellor’s representative to local governments, associations, organizations, and neighborhood/community groups.� Develops and communicates University positions on local policy issues to elected/appointed officials in Clayton and University City, Missouri.� Advises and guides internal University groups about engagement with the local community and local elected officials.� The Director is a strategic leader who develops and implements significant local initiatives of importance to the University’s mission.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
University’s lead liaison to Clayton and University City elected/appointed officials and their staff; back up liaison for City of St. Louis and St. Louis County.
University’s representative to community organizations (e.g., Skinker-DeBaliviere Community Council, Clayton and University City Chambers of Commerce, and Community Improvement Districts).� Responsible for responding to neighbors with concerns about University activity.
Provide leadership, oversight and support to the Neighborhood CARE Program.� Liaison to Facilities Planning and Management, Real Estate, and Parking and Transportation on projects that impact the communities around the University.
Responsible for nurturing, convening, and utilizing as appropriate the WU Neighbors’ Council.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
Master’s Degree strongly preferred
Ten years of progressively responsible experience working with local government offices and agencies, community organizations, and University constituencies.
Problem Solving and Creative Thinking
Persuasive Oral and Written Communication
Salary commensurate with experience.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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