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University Policy Manager (8318)
Posting Number: req1101
Working 12 months per year

Non-classified Staff
Presidents Office
Pocatello - Main

Primary Purpose

The Policy Manager is responsible for managing the University Policy Manual including the drafting, revision, and maintenance of all Idaho State University Official Policies and Procedures in conjunction with the Office of General Counsel. The position requires high-level political savvy and decision-making to build consensus among the competing interests across campus.  The position must listen to all of the opinions regarding a policy and then make decisions about what information to share with campus leadership to guide final policy approval. The position requires a strong technical writer.

This position reports to the Chief of Staff and is physically housed in the Office of General Counsel.

Key Responsibilities

Manage and maintain the University’s official policies and procedures:
●Lead with the appropriate Vice-President the general management and organization of each section of the official University policy manual.
●Oversee the timely review, revision, and creation of ISU Policies and Procedures, in accordance with ISU’s policy process outlined in ISUPP 1010.
●Maintain and update the university policy files and website.
●Research state and federal statutory/ regulatory requirements, peer institution policies, and industry best practices to inform policy development.
●Develop an ongoing process for reviewing and identifying policies that are out-of- date, ineffective, or otherwise need to be revised.
●Maintain a tracking process for policies in development to ensure revisions/drafts are completed timely, vetted with appropriate stakeholders, and moved forward for final review.
●Work with the Office of General Counsel to ensure policy language is legally sound and meets State Board of Education requirements.

Develop internal and external relationships:
●Meet regularly with internal groups across campus such as faculty senate, staff council, and the Associated Students of Idaho State University who represent the campus community, and are involved in the development or implementation of university policies.
●Assist the University Administrative Council in the policy review and approval process - listening to discussion and managing changes as necessary. The Policy Manager represents competing points of view on policies to the Administrative Council on behalf of all university constituency groups.
●Work with subject matter experts, technical working groups, and the Office of General Counsel to develop clear, concise, policies that serve the mission of the university.
●Connect with external groups such as state government agencies and other regulatory bodies to discuss policies.
Oversee policy implementation
●Assist units and the campus community with change management including communication, training, and ongoing monitoring when substantive changes to policy occur.
●Conduct continued education within the campus community about using policies as effective tools to negotiate how the University intends to conduct business, and assist with decision making.

Develop and manage communications for the President’s Office
●Manage internal and external communications including newsletters, press releases, PowerPoints, documents, reports, etc.
●Maintain the President’s Office website
●Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree

Two years of relevant experience or equivalent education

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Superior command of the English language including rules of grammar and syntax

Exceptional organizational skills and ability to keep multiple smaller projects moving forward simultaneously

Expertise in the use of Microsoft software, particularly Microsoft Word
Preferred Qualifications

Familiarity with Higher Education

Master’s degree in related field

Please submit the following documents with your application:
CV/Resume, Cover Letter and a list of three (3) professional references with contact information.

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by October 16, 2020. Salary range has been approved from $47,500 to $52,000 annually, commensurate with education and experience. Includes a competitive benefits package. Offers of employment may be conditional pending successful completion of a background investigation.

About Idaho State University

Idaho State University (ISU) combines exceptional academics amidst the grand natural beauty of the West. ISU faculty and students are leading the way in cutting-edge research and innovative solutions in the areas of energy, health professions, nuclear research, teaching, humanities, engineering, performing and visual arts, technology, biological sciences, pharmacy, and business. ISU is the state's designated lead institution in health professions and medical education.

Idaho State University, a Carnegie-classified doctoral research and teaching institution founded in 1901, serves a diverse population by attracting students from around the world to its Idaho campuses. At the main campus in Pocatello, and at locations in Meridian, Idaho Falls, and Twin Falls, ISU offers access to high-quality education in more than 280 programs. Over 12,000 students attend ISU, receiving education and training in those programs. To read more, visit: Idaho State University Home
Idaho State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We have an institution-wide commitment to inclusion and diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Veterans' preference.
Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

Idaho State University's Jeanne Clery report, federally required reporting, provides crime, arrest and fire statistics for the previous three years that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by Idaho State University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies about alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, personal practices, disciplinary procedures, fire safety and other matters. This report can be accessed on the following website: ISU Clery Report

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