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Advancement Professional Senior

Constituent Relations Professional Senior—Job Standard

Job Family: Professional
Series: Administrative Services Professional
Job Code: 3141
FLSA: Exempt
Union Status:

This job standard is part of a career progression within the Administrative Services Professional Series consisting of Constitutent Relations Professional and Constitutent Relations Professional Senior.


Job Overview

Build relationships with government, business, public, private and non-profit organizations and individuals to gather information, foster collaborative relationships, advocate for University interests and inform and influence public policy.  Develop and initiate communication strategies to leverage and showcase research, educational and innovation value of University resources. Advise on community, legislative and regulatory matters that may affect the University.

Typical Functions

The duties listed are not all-inclusive. Duties assigned to individual employees may vary.

Build relationships with government, business, public, private and non-profit organizations and individuals to gather information, foster collaborative relationships, advocate for University interests and inform and influence public policy.  Develop and initiate communication strategies to leverage and showcase research, educational and innovation value of University resources. Determine work methods, program direction, budget, and mid- to long-range operational goals; review, revise, and develop program policy and promotion strategies; recruit, manage, and establish role and direction of volunteers. Advise on community, legislative and regulatory matters that may affect the University.

Serve as liaison with the UVM Foundation and provide leadership in developing, promoting and implementing programs and events to influence, define and coordinate development goals and business and research partnerships.

Research, plan and develop strategies and coordinate projects; identify potential problems and opportunities for proactive collaboration between local, state and federal government, community entities and the University.  

Design and implement communication strategies for advancing the mission and priorities of the University.  Coordinate the University's positions on policy and legislation to ensure coordinated government relations.

Collaborate with peers and University departments to strategically develop and plan projects that promote constituency relations and ensure ongoing alumni involvement.

Serve as liaison with internal and external constituents; advise on legislative and regulatory matters that may affect the University; in collaboration with UVM Foundation, identify, cultivate, prioritize, and solicit select top/principal prospects and donors at a regional and national level; provide high-level staffing to senior administrators and officers; may prioritize Presidential involvement and travel and/or represent a college or school; exercise discretion in use and disclosure of highly sensitive/confidential, complex or highly charged information.

May provide functional supervision to designated employees and/or affiliates.


Minimum Qualifications 

Education and experience equivalent to: 

Bachelor's degree in related field and five to six years' related experience required.

Last modified July 02 2012 10:02 AM