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Director of Legislative Affairs

California, USA

Job Type


About the Role

Duties and Responsibilities: UCGPC Bylaws §2.3
Oversee the establishment and implementation of the Legislative Affairs policy agenda.
Provide updates and recommendations to the Council on legislative developments.
Hold regular meetings with appropriate staff in order to advance the legislative agenda.
Liaise with the California legislature and relevant policy makers to promote the Council’s agenda.
Attend all board meetings, retreats, and conferences.
Reports to the UCGPC President.

Term Duration:
Sept 1, 2022 to Sept 30, 2023

$400.00/mo. (5,200.00 total), travel reimbursed.

Estimated Workload:
Approximately 5-10 hours per week, may vary.



  • Must be an enrolled student at a UC graduate or professional degree program for the entire term.

Recommended Prior Experience:

  • Engagement with the CA or US Congress legislative process and calendar.

  • Tracking and analyzing state or federal legislative bills.

  • Collaborations with Government Relations departments (campus GR, UCOP SGR, UCDC, etc.).

  • Engagement with elected officials and their staff, especially scheduling meetings.

  • Familiarity with legislation tracking websites or databases.

Recommended Skills:

  • Formulating and implementing targeted legislative strategy.

  • Developing policy positions with input from a variety of sources.

  • Monitoring current legislative and political events.

  • Excellent information organization, time management, and communication skills.

  • Writing white papers and internal policy documents.

About the Company

Here at University of California Graduate and Professional Council, we are driven by a single goal; to advocate on behalf of all UC graduate and professional students. Our decision making process is informed by constituent voices, personal experiences, and research. We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact with all of our pursuits.

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