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
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- 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
- Reviews current State law and COMAR and recommends legislative
and regulatory changes to improve College operations and
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Works with communications area to coordinate messaging for
high-priority initiatives and sensitive announcements.
- Other related duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree required, in Business, Political Science,
Public Administration, Sociology, or related field.
- Must demonstrate flexibility to adapt to the dual functions
- Must have previous government relations or legislative
- 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
- 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
- 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.