Responsible for providing support to advance government relations and advocacy goals.


Typical Functions

Typical functions are listed within the level descriptors below and are examples of work performed by positions in the level and are not intended to be all-inclusive. Some duties may overlap levels; however, the preponderance of the work will be assessed when assigning positions to the specific levels.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSAs)

Listed below are the minimum requirements for this role. KSAs will become more advanced as the level increases and will vary depending on the requirements of the position.

  • Knowledge of state and federal executive and legislative processes.
  • Knowledge of issues facing higher education.
  • Skilled in grassroots advocacy and political management.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Public speaking skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities.


Level Descriptions

Government Relations Professional

  • Provides support in one or more areas of government relations and advocacy.
  • Serves as a liaison between the University and legislative committees, State departments, and agencies.
  • Monitors political climate and activity on key UT priorities and helps coordinate University’s response before various House and Senate Committees.
  • Analyzes trends in higher education policy at both state and federal levels and recommends areas of opportunity and/or challenge.
  • Develops special reports for internal and external constituencies.
  • Provides support in policy research and legislative proposal analysis.



Typically requires a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and three years of experience in federal, state, or local government, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.


Market Range: MR16


Effective Date: January 4, 2021