Director, Governmental Affairs

Job description

Job Title: Director, Governmental Affairs
Location: Wolfson Campus
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 998653
Job Details

Job Family

ADMIN - Professional Exempt Contractual (PEC)




$97,868 - $122,335


Office of the College President

Reports To

College President

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

FLSA Status

Exempt - Not Eligible for Overtime Compensation

First Review Date

May 29, 2019

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The Director, Governmental Affairs directs and coordinates the planning and implementation of the College’s various government affairs activities, programs, and initiatives. Sets strategic direction, provides integrative leadership, and recommends institutional policies and standards of practice to ensure that all government relations efforts effectively and efficiently support the College's overall mission, goals, and strategic objectives. This is a Professional Exempt Contractual (PEC) position for which an annual contract reflecting the base salary within the fiscal year (July 1st to June 30th) will be issued after ratification by Miami Dade College’s District Board of Trustees.

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    Acts as the College’s liaison to the Florida State Legislature, and U.S. Congress. Develops strategic communication plans to advocate for critical issues prior to each legislative session Serves as the liaison and monitors the activities of state policy boards, agencies and committees, such as the State Board of Education, the Board of Governors, the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability, the Florida Council of Presidents, the Florida Association of Community Colleges, and coordinates the College’s interest in matters before the boardsCoordinates lobbying efforts on behalf of the College locally, state-wide and with the Federal government Conducts policy analysis and prepares comprehensive reports regarding federal and state legislative and administrative actions and their potential impact on the CollegeStrategizes with the College President and senior College leadership on proposed legislation, policies or rules that may affect the mission and operations of the College, its students and facultyOversees the College’s federal legislative interests, and periodically reviews the performance of consultantsDevelops and oversees distribution of a variety of informational materials, including financial documents, to special interest groups, state and federal policy makersDevelops, produces and presents the annual legislative issues package to internal and external interest groups, and coordinates the college’s lobbying effortsOrganizes and coordinates advocacy efforts of the College advocacy teamsDrafts College-sponsored legislation, amendments, resolutions and position papers related to policy positions taken by the CollegeConducts legal research regarding legislative issues and higher education policiesCoalesces support from local civic and business leaders and community organizations when needed to promote legislative issues impacting the CollegePerforms other duties as assigned

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  • Master’s degree in Public Administration, Education or related field and six (6) years of experience; or Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Education or related field and ten (10) years of experience
  • All degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution
  • Knowledge and understanding of the mission, goals, organization, operational/financial infrastructure of a public college, and MDC College policies and proceduresKnowledge of public information and community relations concepts, principles, methodology, and techniquesStrategic and operational understanding of government procedures and processes at the National, State, and local levels Possess excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to deal credibly and effectively with senior institutional leadershipHighly developed verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present effectively to small and large groupsAbility to use independent judgment and discretion in matters of great significanceAbility to foster a cooperative work environmentAbility to identify and secure alternative funding/revenue sources Ability to work effectively with legislators and legislative committeesAbility to extensively travel out-of-county for legislative committee meetings and the annual sessionAbility to work in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with students, faculty and staff

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  • This function/position has been designated as essential. This means that when the College is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in such positions may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover, and continue operations at the College.

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Posted: 5/21/2019
Application Due: 7/20/2019
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