POSITIONSUMMARY: Performs duties necessary to develop strategies and coordinate ongoing contact with elected officials, agencies and other groups to support visibility, image and financial support for the College within the metropolitan area, State of Missouri, and Washington, D.C. Works with consultants to support federal efforts. Closely coordinates activities with the provosts, vice chancellors, executive director of the STLCC Foundation, and the executive director of Marketing & Communications.
PRIMARYDUTIESPERFORMED: Works with the state legislature during the legislative session to formulate, track and support legislation favorable to the community college and to secure funding and support.
Works with local elected officials to create awareness of the college and expand awareness of college programming.
Provides leadership for Governmental Affairs at the State and local levels. Coordinates such activities with the Chancellor and MCCA officials as applicable.
Oversees federal government relations consultants to track policy initiatives and secure targeted federal appropriations to support the College.
Apprises College leadership of significant legislation affecting higher education.
Maintains and encourages campus contact with legislators and members of congress on a year-round basis and develops strategies to support ongoing college contact.
Coordinates meetings between governmental leaders and College officials.
Assists Foundation and other advancement efforts in securing funding and support from elected officials and agency representatives.
Coordinates advocacy requests at the state and federal level and provides information to the chancellor, presidents and other involved staff.
Provides information, orientation and coordination to staff and students involved in advocacy of government/agency contact.
Assists with Marketing & Communications to promote and advance the College.
Works with local community groups requesting college involvement; assists with community partnership initiatives.
Represents the College on appropriate committees and commissions (St. Louis Regional Chamber legislative committee, etc.).
Provides themes, strategies and assists in referenda.
Performs other job related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree in Political Science, Journalism or Public Relations and over five (5) years of professionally responsible experience in strategic communications and/or public policy in the corporate, non-profit, or higher education sectors.
Strong knowledge about people, places and politics in the St. Louis metropolitan area.
Strategic and operational understanding of government procedures and processes at the national, state, and local levels.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Well-developed verbal and written communication skills to present complex data and reports effectively.
Fosters cooperation and collaboration among the campuses and the district in related duties. Ability to establish effective relationships with public contacts and organizations.
Ability to establish effective relationships with public contacts and organizations.
Open Until Filled: Yes
Quick Link: 6745
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Employee Group: Professional
Affirmative Action Statement:
St. Louis Community College is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.
St. Louis Community College is the largest community college system in Missouri and the second largest institution of higher education in the state with current credit enrollment each semester of almost 30,000 students. The College is accredited by the North Central Association/Higher Learning Commission. The College includes four campuses, three education centers and district administrative offices enrolling 20,000 students. We offer 15 college-transfer and 90-plus career programs in the areas of art and design, business, civil and community service, engineering and technology, health and office professions; plus continuing education, developmental, and business/industrial training programs. The College employs 1,400+ full-time faculty and staff and 2,300+ part-time faculty and staff