Statewide association seeks an experienced legislative and government affairs officer for full-time position.
This position will be responsible for leading the development and execution of legislative policy and budget strategies supporting the Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers (FCCC) through the development of strategic relationships and convincing communications with government leaders.
The FCCC is a statewide, non-profit member association with the mission of improving the ability of the Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers to effectively and efficiently serve the citizens of the state through the education of elected officers and staff, legislative action and public awareness of the role and functions of the constitutional office.
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The FCCC is looking for a leader who is achievement-oriented, dynamic, engaging, and strategic. The Director of Legislative Affairs will have outstanding communication skills and the ability to develop and implement a legislative strategy utilizing member Clerks and other FCCC ambassadors to positively influence policymakers leading to successful outcomes. It is expected that the Director of Legislative Affairs will keep the FCCC leadership well informed and will present options and recommendations designed for optimal effectiveness in acquiring policies and budgets favorable to FCCC priorities, goals and objectives.
The Director of Legislative Affairs will be someone who is not always behind a desk, but is constantly advocating and working with staff, stakeholders, policymakers, influencers, and Clerks. The Director of Legislative Affairs will be able to anticipate future areas of concern and proactively develop strategies and tactics designed produce positive outcomes.
• Develops, establishes, and leads policy and budget acquisition strategies to advance FCCC priorities.
• Coordinates and collaborates with the CCOC to ensure consistency of budget acquisition strategies.
• Coordinates, collaborates and integrates all legislative actions in support of the FCCC strategic plan goals and objectives and yearly FCCC priorities.
• Provide direction to and manage legislative affairs consultants and contractors to ensure the FCCC’s strategies and tactics are executed according to plan.
• Lead preparation of executive briefing materials to support FCCC legislative policy and budget objectives.
• Serve as the strategic lead to make certain Clerks and other FCCC ambassadors interface with policymakers to ensure that FCCC's interests are protected and/or advanced.
• In consultation with FCCC members, develop and execute an engagement strategy to ensure Clerks are front-and-center and are positioned to effectively communicate with key policymakers, influencers and government leaders to advance FCCC priorities.
• Monitor, interpret and translate legislative, regulatory, political and other government proposals for the FCCC.
• Analyze and understand state and local policies and proposals, and identify any corresponding risks or opportunities applicable to FCCC members.
• Work closely with the FCCC membership, CEO and Chief Communications Officer to enhance the FCCC’s brand.
• Represent the FCCC’s interests by working with and influencing relevant think tanks, coalitions, associations, legislative and policy work groups, and other stakeholders who can have a legislative and/or policy impact with respect to the FCCC.
• Serve on and act as a liaison for numerous committees and task forces, both internal and external to the FCCC.
• Lead, supervise and support the activities of the Legislative and Government Affairs professional team by serving as a “hands on” working manager.
• Develop and manage the FCCC Legislative and Government Affairs budget.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duties, with or without a reasonable accommodation.
A Bachelor’s degree is required.
A Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Political Science, Business Administration or related field would be preferred.
An advanced degree in law, political science, public administration, public policy or other business-related fields would be preferred.
Eight years of experience working in government affairs, of which five of those years should be within a supervisory capacity, is required.
Exceptional experience and/or education may be considered in lieu of the experience requirement.
Experience working in the public or non-profit sectors and legislative affairs/lobbying experience, in Florida, is preferred.
Senior management experience preferred.
Knowledge of and working experience with the office of the Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller in the areas of court operations and records management preferred.
COMPENSATION, BENEFITS AND TIME CONSTRAINTS
This is a full time, exempt position. Salary is negotiable within a range commensurate with education and experience, in addition to an excellent benefits package and great working environment. The position will be expected to work extended hours, including weekends and evenings as necessary. Travel within the state of Florida will be required, up to 30% of the time. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duties, with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Send the following items in PDF format:
1. Cover letter including salary requirements.
3. Writing Sample. Two examples of pertinent work product (i.e. annual report, development of a program, award application, board presentation, published article, policy creation, legislative analysis, newsletter article.)
4. List of References. References will not be contacted unless you are a finalist and you will be notified before they are contacted.
Label each item in PDF format as follows: your last name – Cover letter, your last name – Resume, your last name - Writing Sample, your last name – References.
Send via email, in subject Line: Director of Legislative Affairs Search – your last name, with each of the above items individually titled as attachments.
Send attachments and any questions to email@example.com by April 16, 2018.
Preference may be given to those who apply earlier in order to fulfill critical business needs. Anticipated start date is no later than July 1, 2018.
About Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers
The Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers is a statewide, non-profit member association with the mission of improving the ability of the Florida Clerks & Comptrollers to effectively and efficiently serve the citizens of the state through the education of elected officers and staff, legislative action and public awareness of the role and function of the office. Please visit us at www.flclerks.com to learn more about the Court Clerks and Comptrollers.