Florida State College at Jacksonville seeks a Director of Government and Community Relations. The primary purpose of this position is to provide leadership and administrative responsibility for all local, state and federal legislative functions. This position provides direction for the College in planning, developing, implementing, evaluating and maintaining government and community engagement. Maintains and nurtures the relationships with government, associated authorities and all committees, and legislatively represents and protects organization interests. Assists in the establishment of corporate strategies, policies and plans, which align with government laws, regulations and standards. Reports directly to the College President, provides ongoing updates to the Executive Leadership Team on legislative developments and priorities, and assures that College priorities are communicated effectively to the appropriate legislative bodies.
At a minimum the selected candidate must have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution supplemented by a minimum of three (3) years of related work experience. A combination of education, training and experience providing understanding of the field. Extensive knowledge of principles, practices and methods of public administration with emphasis on the legislative process. Understands budgets and instructional policies. Additionally the preferred candidate will have a Master's degree in Public Administration, Political Science, Law, Communications or related field with three (3) years of experience in legislative or governmental relations.