I. PURPOSE OF THE JOB
The Manager, Government Affairs and Policy, under the direction of the Director of Government Affairs and Policy, assists the government relations and policy functions of the Commission and serves as a liaison across all levels of government.
II. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• In collaboration with the Director of Government Affairs and Policy, Executive Director, Chief Communications Officer, Commissioners, and other senior staff, support and manage strategy for strengthening relationships with local, state, regional, federal officials, and government agencies to increase their understanding of and support of the Commission;
• Work in partnership with Commissioners and the senior management team to manage processes surrounding policy review, execution, and assessment;
• Communicate and advocate the Commission’s priorities and mission to officials and staff;
• Collaborate with Community Outreach staff to plan and execute outreach events at all levels of government
• Monitor legislation and policy activities; update and advise the Executive Director, Chief Communications Officer, Commissioners, and senior staff about relevant proposals and actions, and analyze potential impacts on the work of the Commission;
• Monitor the Commonwealth’s budget development process and advocate for the Commission’s priorities;
• Assist in coordinating government relations strategy with other relevant stakeholders, including the Executive Director, Chief Communications Officer, and Commissioners;
• Develop a wide range of materials in support of the Commission’s work, including, but not limited to, legislative summaries, talking points, facts sheets, testimony, and letters;
• Provide technical assistance to the Executive Director and Commissioners on government relations issues;
• Assist with the development and implementation of special projects, including, but not limited to, legislative reports as required by law;
• Prepare documents and materials for Public Meetings, Listening Sessions, and other Commission events; and
• Write memos, reports, and analyses as needed by Commissioners and senior staff.
III. OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Maintain the highest standards of personal, professional, and ethical conduct and support the Commission’s goals for a diverse and culturally aware workforce;
• Work with the Executive Director and Commissioners to ensure open communication between local, state, regional, and federal agencies, and staff;
• Attend meetings and hearings that directly impact the Commission, including state agency trainings;
• Draft and/or review responses to relevant correspondence;
• Ability to travel to and work out of the Worcester Headquarters and satellite office in Boston; and
• Perform related duties as assigned.
IV. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
• Knowledge of Commission’s mission, standards, and goals;
• Commitment to Social Justice and Equity;
• Excellent project management and communication skills, including strong writing skills;
• Analyzing, drafting, and interpreting legislation, policy, and budget documents;
• Strong interpersonal and organizational skills;
• Strong critical and strategic thinking;
• Strong computer skills (i.e., Word, Excel, Access);
• Preparing a variety of written communications such as testimony, fact sheets, and reports;
• Planning and organization skills;
• Ability to work independently, as well as with teams; and
• Working with people from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
V. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
• Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, Public Affairs, Public Relations, Communications, or related field from an accredited institution of higher education required;
• Minimum of 5-7 years of experience working in government sector or government affairs;
• Strong written, communication and organizational skills along with customer service skills, project management, attention to detail and policy analysis; and
• Strong experience using Microsoft Office and experience with case management tools/systems.
“The safety of our employees, both current and future, is the Commission’s highest priority. At this time, our employees are working remotely due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.”
The Commission is pleased to offer a comprehensive benefits package to its employees. The specific components and eligibility may vary based upon position classification, hours worked per week and other variables. Therefore, specific benefits for this position may be discussed as part of the interview and offer process.
This position is non-civil service. This position is an exempt position.
The overall benefits available include: paid vacation, sick and personal leave time, health, dental and vision insurance through the Commonwealth’s Group Insurance, and optional pre-tax Health Savings Account plans. In addition, the Commission provides employees the opportunity to elect life insurance, long term disability insurance, deferred compensation savings, tuition remission and pre-tax commuter account plans, along with other programs.
The Commission employees also participate in the Commonwealth’s State Retirement Plan, which can become a
defined benefit plan for those that both vest and subsequently retire from State service. Follow this link for additional retirement information: http://www.mass.gov/treasury/retirement/state-board- of-retire/.
Commitment to Diversity:
The Commission is committed to building a diverse staff across its entire agency and at all levels. The Commission is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Application Process and Deadline:
The Commission encourages interested candidates that meet the minimum requirements for experience and skills to apply for this position. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by email no later than January 29, 2022.
The application package should be submitted to: Careers@cccmass.com
Please include the position title in the subject line: CCC – Manager, Government Affairs and Policy
Submissions are due by 5:00 pm (e-mail) on January 29, 2022, late submissions may be considered solely at the discretion of the Commission.
Notice of Required Background Check – Including Tax Compliance:
The Commission requires a background check on all prospective employees as a condition of employment.
Candidates should be aware of this requirement but should also know that such background check is not initiated until:
1. A candidate is invited to a second or subsequent interview, and
2. The candidate has signed the Background Check Authorization Form and related releases.
This background check includes a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, Federal IRS and Department of Revenue state tax compliance on all prospective employees as a condition of their employment. Candidates with advanced degrees and professional licenses may have these credentials verified. Individuals other than those references provided by a candidate may be contacted while completing a full background and qualification check.
Those candidates invited to interview will be contacted by the Commission. Unfortunately, due to the anticipated high volume of applicants for this vacancy, we are unable to provide status updates to specific individuals.
: United States-Massachusetts-Worcester-2 Washington Square
: İdari Hizmetler
: Esrar Kontrol Komisyonu
: 8 Ocak 2022, 10:40:56
: 70,000.00 - 80,000.00 Yıllık
If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Erika White - 7744150200