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Position Number: 00101601
Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
IEI furthers North Carolina’s competitiveness by bringing the state’s people together to address complex issues. IEI engages all regions, all sectors, and all points of view. We believe when people work together with a shared will and common vision, progress is smarter more comprehensive, and enduring. To learn more about the Institute, please visit its website at www.emergingissues.org .
Essential Job Duties:
Reporting to the Assistant Director for Policy and Programs, each of the Institute for Emerging Issues’ (IEI) four Policy Managers (Health, Education, Environments, Economy) is responsible for developing and managing IEI’s policy change agenda in his/her respective issue area. Policy Managers engage in related activities such as applied policy research, stakeholder engagement and communications of all types.
Economy Issue Area
The economy issue area encompasses a range of topics relating to economic development at the state, regional and local levels. These include broad approaches to economic development (e.g., industry and regional clusters, entrepreneurship, etc.) as well as supporting elements such as state and local fiscal and tax policies and workforce development.
Main Responsibilities Include:
*Develop and manage stakeholder relationships in the respective issue policy arena in North Carolina.
*Identify opportunities for changes in issue area policies and practices at the state and local levels with stakeholders and IEI staff.
*Design and implement actions in support of IEI’s issue area policy and practice change goals.
*Communicate IEI’s issue area agenda through multiple means, including op-eds, presentations, research products, webinars, social media and IEI’s website.
*When appropriate, take a leading role in the development and communication of new programs of work that cut across each of IEI’s four issue areas. This includes managing the events and processes that identify major programmatic themes, attendant policy and practice recommendations and efforts to implement them. A major task includes overseeing the development and execution of the Emerging Issue Forum agenda.
Four-year degree from an accredited institution in a relevant field such as public policy, public administration, or an issue area relevant degree required.
Knowledge of the public policy process is required and a minimum of two years experience in public policy research and implementation with a focus on the issue area is expected.
Departmental Required Skills:
Excellent oral and written communication skills are required, and must include the ability to synthesize complex information and share it through communications of all types.
Demonstrated ability to work well with internal and external constituencies is expected.
This position functions in a fast paced, highly visible environment with multiple priorities and each Policy Manager must demonstrate a capacity to operate at a high level of achievement with significant independence, confidence and motivation.
Travel requirements (0-10%) and involves occasional work outside normal working hours (weekends and after hour events)
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:
A graduate degree in a relevant field is strongly preferred.
Candidates with knowledge of state and local tax policy are particularly encouraged to apply.
Necessary Licenses or Certifications:
A Valid Driver’s license is required at the time of hire.
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