Director for Community and Governmental Affairs

Category:: Staff
Department:: President's Office
Locations:: Roxbury Crossing, MA
Posted:: Jul 19, 2019
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full Time

About Roxbury Community College:

Roxbury Community College is an urban, public, 2-year College serving a diverse community including people of color, recent immigrants and nontraditional populations. The College mission is to facilitate student success in achieving educational goals through the delivery of high quality transfer and career programs. RCC strives to honor traditional commitments, and to be responsive to new challenges and insights through workforce training, ESOL and community education. The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Roxbury Community College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Description:

The Director for Community and Governmental Affairs provides strategic support to the President in building strong relationships and partnerships with key external groups, organizations and individuals with special emphasis on agencies and organizations in Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage Roxbury Community College's government and community relations including coordinating and strengthening relationships with community leaders and organizations, government officials and state funding agencies.
  • Enhance communications with local and regional organizations in support of RCC's projects and initiatives by establishing contacts and providing regular updates to external groups.
  • Monitor and review relevant higher education news and legislation and provide briefing material to the President.
  • Partner with university and external agencies to build and maintain relationships to develop specific strategies and long-term plans to optimize support and resources for the college.
  • Become connected to external community boards and groups to increase the presence of RCC in the City and Commonwealth.
  • Engage with the campus community through committee work, events and meetings to stay apprised of institutional plans and projects.
  • Plan and execute college events in partnership with external agencies.
  • Assist campus leadership in navigating complex projects related to external agencies.
  • Provide insights to expanding community partnerships and cultivation of key relationships to advance institutional priorities.
  • Represent the college at events and committees on behalf of the President.
  • Reviews schedule of external events on campus to connect community groups with college staff as appropriate.
  • Represent the interest of the college and students on key community organizations.


  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's preferred.
  • Five years of experience in nonprofit organization, civic, community or governmental agency.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organization ability.
  • Ability to network and cultivate relationships.
  • Ability to prioritize assignments.
  • Knowledge of local and community organizations.
  • Experience with special events and project management.

Additional Information:

Starting salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position includes a broad benefits package.

Appointment is subject to SORI (Sexual Offense Registry Information) background check, and a publicly accessible Massachusetts CORI (Criminal Offense Registry Information) background check.

Roxbury Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act requires all institutes of higher education to disclose campus policy statements and crime statistics. Our annual report is available at

Application Instructions:

To ensure full consideration, send your resume, a letter of interest, and three references.

This position is open until filled.

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