Director of Govt. Relations/Spec. Asst. to Pres

Baltimore City Community College
Baltimore, MD

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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: 2022-013
Posting Start Date: 1/18/2022
City: Baltimore
State: MD
Minimum Education: Bachelors
Additional Documentation: YES
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Director of Govt. Relations/Spec. Asst. to PresDescription/Job Summary

The Director of Government Relations/Special Assistant to the President has a chief role to first provide high level day to day administrative and confidential support for the President and the functions of the executive office. The Director/Special Assistant serves in some advocacy role regarding government and business relations for the College. The individual is primarily responsible for working with the President to promote a shared governance environment, and to promote strategic and operational priorities related to all functional areas at the College; and other projects as assigned. 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. The individual works with legislative liaisons and serves as a direct point of communication with state and city government offices to strengthen relationships and ties to the College.. This is senor level administrative position and requires an individual with broad knowledge and experience about the organizational reporting lines and cross functions within an institution of higher education.

  • Assists to develop and manage operational strategies which advance the College’s agenda.
  • Works with the President and Cabinet on formulating the broad framework and implementation of the strategic planning process. 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. Reviews the College’s Board policies and collaborates on revisions in concert with the President.
  • 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 and funding.
  • Prepares proposals for statutory improvements to be submitted for introduction to the General Assembly.
  • Monitors the comprehensive list of follow up reports for submission to the legislature and regulatory bodies.
  • 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 improvements required for the College’s Realignment tasks.
  • Assists with the development of position statements and testimony on legislative bills and amendments. Serves as a staff liaison to government offices, city of Baltimore offices and other state agencies.
  • 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) Committees on behalf of BCCC as assigned by the President. Arranges special meetings, forums, and events on and off campus with external stakeholders.
  • Works with faculty and staff to invite external 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, working proposals and talking points for the President.
  • Works with communications area to coordinate messaging for high-priority initiatives and sensitive announcements.
  • Other related duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications

**Please provide 7 professional references, uploaded in an additional document.**

  • Bachelor’s degree required, in Business, Political Science, Public Administration, Sociology, or related field.
  • Must demonstrate flexibility to adapt to the dual functions required.
  • Must have previous government relations or legislative experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years administrative experience at the Director level or above; 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.
  • Must have administrative experience or working knowledge about educational environments.
Preferred Qualifications
  • JD or Master’s degree in business administration, public administration or related discipline.
  • (7-10 years) administrative experience developing programs and formulating legislative policy in a higher education setting. Experience working in a central/executive office with comprehensive administrative responsibilities.
  • Experience using Microsoft applications including Power Point, Excel and Share-Point.
  • Demonstrated senior level experience and success working with a President, Cabinet office, or Board.

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.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. Applicants needing accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process should request the accommodation from The Office of Human Resources office by contacting us at 410-209-6007.

For more information, view the EEO - Know Your Rights and Pay Transparency Statement.

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Working at Baltimore City Community College

Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) is a crossroads of diverse peoples, of learning and work, and the multiplicity of stakeholders we serve: individuals, businesses, government and educational institutions of the community at large.
Our employees enjoy a collegial environment that is both challenging and welcoming. We stay innovative as we strive to be the leader in providing quality education that responds to and meets the needs of a diverse population of learners. Students come here to change their lives through education.

At Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) we meet students where they are through personal attention with the support of dedicated faculty. Each year we educate more than 15,000 students from Baltimore City, the State of Maryland, and the world.

BCCC is a State-sponsored, comprehensive, degree-granting community college with five learning sites in Baltimore City. We offer 29 associate degree programs and 16 certifications in high-demand fields, affordable tuition and flexible classes scheduled to meet students’ needs.

Baltimore City Community College provides quality, affordable, and accessible education meeting the professional and personal goals of a diverse population, changing lives, and building communities.

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