Government Relations Manager

University of Alaska

Government Relations Manager


University of Alaska System


One of the best, and most fun, jobs in the Alaska legislature is opening up: UA Government Relations Manager. Very competitive pay/benefits/retirement/continuing education opportunities to help raise a voice for higher education in Alaska.


As our UA Government Relations Manager, you will live an exciting, fulfilling life in Juneau, during the legislative session! Be a part of history as the University continues to be a crucial part of Alaska's fabric. The position will be overseen by the State Relations Director, but you'll be given substantial leadership opportunities to work with the legislature and the executive branch.


The position works with Republicans/Democrats/Independents/Undeclared…We're all friends here! You are a liaison of information on higher education. Information needed by policy makers to craft decisions.


A preferred candidate will also live in Anchorage during the interim and participate in activities, representing the university, as they arise.


The UA can offer a very competitive salary/retirement/benefit package. Strong writing, public speaking ability, and diplomatic skills are a must.


To thrive in this role you'll need to understand the legislative process and higher education. At least 4 years of legislative experience is highly recommended. From January to mid-May, you'll be based in beautiful Juneau, Alaska.


This position requires the person to testify in committee, prepare legislative material, speak in front of groups of students/alumni/staff/faculty, and help write weekly capital reports for thousands of our UA family across the state.


Do you like going to functions and learning new things? Great! This is not a 9-5 position. Many times you'll be attending events that may not be during the normal working day. You're in the “people business” and you'll need to be out there with the people.


Opportunities to travel to campuses around the state as needed.


If you are selected for this position, we will put you on a path toward career advancement.


Minimum Qualifications:


At least 4 years of legislative experience. A 4-year degree or comparable experience.


Position Details:


This position is located in Juneau, Alaska at 227 4th Street in Juneau (right next to the Capitol) during the legislative session and flexible on-site/hybrid work arrangements will be considered during the interim.


This is a full-time, exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental, and vision care coverage. New hires will be placed on the, Grade 81, based on education and experience.


Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information of three (3) professional references with your application.


Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified.


Review of application materials will begin immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient and viable number of qualified candidates have been identified.


*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.


The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.


UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:


The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.


Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.


If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Terra Preslan, UA System Office HR Coordinator, at or 907-450-8261.


*Each university within the University of Alaska system publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.


Access to the reports is available at:


UAA: (Addresses Anchorage campus, Aviation Technology Complex, JBER - Elmendorf Extension, JBER - Richardson Extension, Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay campus, Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus, Kodiak College, Kodiak High School Extension, Matanuska-Susitna College, Prince William Sound College, and Prince William Sound College - Cordova Extension) Online: Request a paper copy in person: UAA Police Department Office at Room 114 of Eugene Short Hall on the Anchorage campus / UAA Dean of Students Office at Room 122 of Rasmuson Hall on the Anchorage campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-786-1120 or / 907-786-1214 or


UAF: (Addresses Fairbanks Campus, Bristol Bay Campus, Chukchi Campus, Community and Technical College, Kasitsna Bay Campus, Seward Marine Center, Tok Campus, Kuskokwim Campus, and Northwest Campus) Online: Request a paper copy in person: UAF Office of Rights, Compliance and Accountability on the 3rd Floor of Constitution Hall. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-474-7300 or


UAS: (Addresses the Juneau Auke Bay Campus, Juneau Technical Education Center, Sitka Campus, & Ketchikan Campus) Online: Request a paper copy in person: Hendrickson Building, Suite 202 on the Juneau campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-796-6371 or emailing


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Closing Date 2025-05-10