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Director Of External Affairs

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State Of Indiana Indianapolis , IN 46218

Posted 4 months ago

Work for Indiana!

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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Director Of External Affairs

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State Of Indiana