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Join U.S. News & World Report's #1 state government! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana features a diverse workforce offering applicants stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana's communities every day. You also benefit from the State's enterprise-wide employer values including work-life balance, public service, professional growth, diversity and wellbeing.
About the job:
The Director-External Affairs for the Indiana Civil Rights Commission is responsible for planning, developing and implementing outreach, communication, marketing and educational programs and initiatives on behalf of the agency and the Executive Director of the Indiana Civil Rights Commission. The Director-External Affairs is responsible for managing and directing the efforts of staff in the Education and Outreach Division, and assisting to cultivate relationships with other agencies or related organizations throughout the state. In addition, the Deputy Director is responsible for leading legislative initiatives for the Commission.
A day in the life:
Manage/Supervise administrative staff for the State's cultural commissions that fall under ICRC purview
Periodically attend cultural commission meetings and develop relationships with commissioners, as needed
Oversee the development and implementation of agency messaging and communications, policy activities, and outreach events
Maintain existing partnerships, develop new ones, and craft partnership agreements between ICRC and partner agencies statewide
Work with the Consortium members, as needed
Research and develop messaging and informational materials related to ICRC's education focus, namely disproportionate rates and outlying disparities amongst vulnerable communities
Conduct interviews and media segments, as needed
Host panel discussions and deliver remarks on all agency topics, as needed
Identify key legislative topics for consideration of legislation
Work with the Executive Director to identify key legislative agenda items for the Commission; to track and provide positions and information to legislators
Meet with legislators to discuss legislative agenda items or other topics
What we are looking for:
A minimum of a bachelor's degree in public relations, education, communication, business administration or related area is required combined with at least five years of professional work experience. A graduate degree is preferred.
Strong creative, strategic, analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated effectiveness as a communicator, both orally and in writing
Ability to work in a collaborative team environment and to lead personnel.
Ability to manage multiple projects/priorities simultaneously and to thrive in a fast paced, high profile work environment
The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes:
Choose from four medical plans (including RX coverage), vision and dental
Wellness program that offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan
Health savings account, offered for most medical plans, includes state contributions
Deferred compensation account (similar to a private sector's 401 K plan) with employer match, as well as a choice between two fully funded pension plans
Group life insurance
Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
The State of Indiana offers other generous leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
Free downtown parking
Generous Maternal Leave Program
Equal Employment Opportunity:
The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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