Gov. Relations Liaison & Spec Asst. to the Pres.

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Baltimore City Community CollegeAbout Baltimore City Community College
Founded in 1947, Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) is a comprehensive, urban institution accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The College’s campus is located in West Baltimore; the institution also has several satellite locations throughout the city. With its broad range of degree and certificate programs, affordable tuition, and extensive outreach, BCCC offers educational opportunities to the citizens of Baltimore City and throughout the state of Maryland. BCCC serves nearly 14,000* students annually, providing credits that transfer to four-year colleges and universities as well as workforce training leading directly to job placement. The College is proud of the fact that nearly 90** nations are represented within the student body.

* Based on annual unduplicated credit and non-credit headcount for FY 2018.
**Based on fall 2018 credit enrollment.
Requisition Number: 2021-004
Posting Start Date: 1/11/2021
City: Baltimore
State: MD
Minimum Education: Bachelors
Additional Documentation: YES
Compensation: Commensurate with Experience
Gov. Relations Liaison & Spec Asst. to the Pres.Description/Job Summary

Position Description/Summary

The Government Relations Liaison and Special Assistant to the President has a dual role to first provide high level day to day administrative and confidential support for the President and the functions of the executive office. Second, as the Government Relations Liaison and Special Assistant the individual is the key contact and advocate for the College regarding government (municipal, State and Federal) issues and projects. The individual is responsible for matters related to federal, State, and local government affairs and other projects as assigned by the President. As the Special Assistant the individual provides administrative support for meetings and prepares planning summaries and follow up activity related to the Cabinet and other working sessions.



  • Assists to develop and manage operational strategies advancing the College’s agenda.
  • Tracks priority legislation and in consultation with the President provides information for pending policy changes.
  • Works to establish and implement short and long range goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures for the College’s government relations and on other matters.
  • Reviews the College’s Board approved policies and collaborates on improvements or revisions in concert with President’s Cabinet.
  • Assists with managing the institutional shared governance and committee infrastructure.
  • Reviews current State law and COMAR and recommends legislative and regulatory changes to improve College operations, efficiency, and funding.
  • Drafts and prepares proposals for statutory improvements to be submitted for introduction in the General Assembly.
  • Contributes to the comprehensive list of reports the College must make to the legislature and regulatory bodies.
  • Consults with President to prepare detailed analyses of State and federal legislation.
  • Assists with determining sources of grant funding from other State of Maryland executive agencies for capital improvements or other purposes to benefit the College.
  • Works directly with the President and Cabinet to implement change and report on tasks required for the College’s Realignment tasks.
  • Develops position statements and testimony on legislative bills and amendments.
  • Serves as a liaison to Congressional members, the Office of the Governor, State Legislators, Baltimore City elected officials, and State Executive Departments.
  • Identifies key leaders with whom the President and appropriate College staff should meet and coordinates logistics and briefings as needed.
  • Maintains up-to-date information regarding higher education issues and opportunities.
  • Coordinates preparatory sessions with the President and appropriate Cabinet members prior to key hearings and briefings.
  • Participates with the Maryland Association of Community Colleges (MACC) Legislative Committee on behalf of BCCC and coordinates lobbying and advocacy activities with MACC.
  • Arranges special meetings, forums, and events on and off campus with government officials.
  • Works with faculty and staff to invite elected officials to campus for speaking engagements.
  • Assists the President and executive staff with compiling and analyzing data relative to strategic planning, accreditation, enrollment, and outreach for the College.
  • Works collaboratively with Marketing and Communications to promote open and accurate internal and external communications.
  • Drafts presentations and talking points for the President.
  • Works with Communications to coordinate messaging for high-priority initiatives and sensitive announcements.
  • Other related duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, JD or MA in Political Science, Public Administration, Sociology, Public Policy or related field preferred;
  • Must demonstrate flexibility to adapt to the dual functions required.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience lobbying or equivalent ; detail oriented; advanced computer/technology skills and demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects and responsibilities; excellent written and verbal skills, and experience with research, data analysis and fact checking.
Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in social science discipline.
  • (7-10 years) administrative experience is preferred developing, formulating public policy.
  • Experience working in a central/executive office with a range of administrative responsibilities.
  • Administrative experience in Maryland state government and/or an institution of Higher Education.

BCCC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.

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Posted: 1/12/2021
Application Due: 3/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time