The Department of Higher Education (DHE) seeks an exceptional and experienced professional for the role of Director for Trustee and Governmental Relations. The Director will serve as the primary point of contact for the DHE with the Governor’s Appointments Office and with the legislature regarding all trustee appointments and trustee-related matters. The successful candidate will work closely with board chairs and members to acquaint them with state-level goals and system objectives, provide opportunities for professional growth and training, and support trustee work through strategic planning, presidential evaluations and annual goal-setting.
The successful candidate will also serve as the chief staff liaison between the Massachusetts Legislature and the Department of Higher Education. He or she will work closely with the staff of the Department and members of the legislature to facilitate broad understanding of the goals and objectives of the Board of Higher Education; manage constituent concerns; respond to requests for data about the function and performance of the public higher education system; work with the Department’s legal team to pro-actively track and analyze proposed legislation; and work with the Commissioner and other members of the Senior Staff to prepare and communicate the priorities of the Department’s annual budget request.
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