Director Of Strategic Initiatives

City Of Boise Boise , ID 83701

Posted 3 months ago

Summary Statement

Is your best life focused around improving public and private partnerships in economic development, affordable housing, transportation and climate for the city you love? We have your dream job!

The Mayor's Director of Strategic Initiatives will work day-to-day serving as liaison to regional and community councils, boards, commissions and taskforces to truly make Boise a city for everyone. You'll spend the majority of your time using your winning presence and ability to connect with others to open doors and build influential community relationships that advance initiatives critical to Mayor and City Council's vision for community success and prosperity.

The Director of Strategic Initiatives will also provide oversight to team members in these critical focus areas and coordinate initiatives between the office of the Mayor, city departments and external partners. This position will establish and execute clear processes to address how new initiatives and programs will integrate with existing citywide programs and ongoing internal department services. Come join the City of Boise!

Please submit a copy of your resume and cover letter with your application.

This position serves At-Will to the Office of the Mayor. Essential Functions

Develops partnerships in key focus areas with assigned regional and community councils, boards, commissions and taskforces and corresponds with city, public and private officials, lawmakers, community groups and the public on behalf of the Mayor. Facilitates meetings, engages in problem solving as necessary and responds to inquiries from the public. Oversees and communicates with offices of other elected officials on issues of mutual interest. (40%)

Establishes and executes a clear process to address how new initiatives and programs integrate with the existing citywide annual work plan and ongoing internal department services. Participates with the Chief of Staff and other team members to make recommendations regarding annual strategic planning sessions. Identifies and builds necessary internal systems, staffing structure recommendations, operational plans, and best practices to achieve organizational effectiveness and efficiency. (30%)

Directs and oversees team members responsible for government affairs, community partnerships, economic development, transportation, housing, climate and other key focus areas to ensure appropriate coordination of services throughout the city. Plans, organizes, and manages the day-to-day activities and operations of the Mayor's Office public policy and program staff. Anticipates emerging organizational and community program needs and directs, develops, and leads change management and capacity building. (20%)

Employees in this position are authorized to recommend and/or effect the full range of duties (with appropriate managerial review), including hiring, performance evaluations, transferring, promoting, assigning of significant duties, rewarding, disciplining and terminating employment; exercises independent judgment to direct others work and have the authority to take corrective action; and utilize people skills to communicate, motivate and direct or oversee a person, group, department, or organization. (10%)

Performs other duties as assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time. Total Percentage = 100%


Required Knowledge, Experience, And Training

Must have a Bachelor's degree in public administration, or related field and local government experience working in public policy.

Requires education and/or experience to attain the following:

Seven years of demonstrated project management experience in long-range planning efforts; public policy consulting and program integration with community services both internally and externally; three to five years successful oversight for budget and personnel management.

Working knowledge of business software including Word, Visio, PowerPoint, Project, and/or related project management software. Understanding of relevant local and state laws, regulations, and policies that affect program development and implementation.

Ability to problem solve and work in a fast paced, evolving environment; identify and utilize appropriate data and analytics to guide decision-making; establish and develop community and business relationships; effectively facilitate partnerships with businesses and other organizations; confidently present information to a broad audience at all levels of business, government, and the general public; understand new information and methods related to program issues; quickly utilize information to support the needs of organizations and individuals; communicate clearly using strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills; display strong organizational and time management skills; prioritize and manage several projects simultaneously; utilize change management methods; display an attitude of cooperation and work harmoniously with all levels of city employees, the general public and other organizations; understand and comply with all rules, policies and regulations; perform all essential and marginal functions as assigned by an authorized employee, supervisor and/or manager with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Must have an acceptable driving record.

Preferred Knowledge, Experience, And Training

Master's degree in public administration, or related field and local government experience working in public policy.

Ten years of demonstrated project management experience in long-range planning efforts; public policy consulting and program integration with community services both internally and externally.

Special Requirements

All applicants must be able to successfully pass City of Boise background check processes which include reference checks and criminal history checks.

  • Driver's license

  • Education Check

  • Criminal Justice Information System background check

Working Conditions

The physical effort characteristics and working environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Efforts

Work includes sensory ability to talk, hear, touch and feel. Work in this position also includes close vision.

Employees will sit. Position requires hand/finger dexterity.

Working Environment

The work environment will include inside conditions.

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Director Of Strategic Initiatives

City Of Boise