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Deputy Director of Governmental Affairs

Company: College of Charleston
Location: Tallahassee
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description: The Deputy Director of Governmental Affairs is a highly responsible position that reports directly to the Chief External Affairs Officer (CEAO) and collaborates in all aspects of the Institute's advocacy efforts. This role helps raise awareness of the value of the CPA license and other advocacy initiatives. Key Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Serves as part of the FICPA internal lobby team and is a registered lobbyist.
  • Assist CAEO in the formulation and execution of strategic FICPA lobby and advocacy plans.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of strategies for the growth and administration of CPA/PAC.
  • Attends and monitors legislative committee meetings and legislative sessions, staying informed of critical developments and events.
  • Leads the daily tracking, monitoring, and calendaring of FICPA legislation of interest and amendments.
    • Cultivates and develops relationships with legislators and legislative staff to enhance engagement.
    • Collaborates on the creation and execution of legislative communication plans and strategies, including development of talking points, one-pagers, and other materials to support FICPA legislative priorities and advocacy efforts.
    • Generate communications content, including legislative summaries, articles, and social media posts.
    • Serve as a primary staff liaison to FICPA committees and workgroups as needed.
    • Follow closely political and legislative events and serve as a key subject matter expert on advocacy and political issues for FICPA leadership.
      • Foster relationships with key members, leadership, and contribute to the expansion of FICPA Key Person Contact (KPC) initiatives.
      • Assists the CEAO with the annual CPA Advocacy Day at the Capitol: Hike the Hill and other advocacy and legislative partnership events as needed. Experience and Skills: Experience and Education :
        • Bachelor's degree required in political science, public policy, or a related field.
        • Minimum of 4 years of experience in advocacy, government affairs, public relations, or media relations.
          • Demonstrated understanding and experience in the legislative process.
          • Proficiency in public speaking and willingness for occasional travel. Competencies :
            • Exceptional presentation skills for effectively conveying legislative updates to various audiences.
            • Thorough knowledge of Florida government, legislative processes, and established relationships within the legislative sphere.
            • Demonstrated prowess in lobbying activities, showcasing influence and negotiation talents.
            • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
              • Proficiency in policy, creative writing, and group presentations.
              • Capacity to build trust and strong relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders.
              • Sharp critical thinking, creative problem-solving abilities, and a steadfast commitment to integrity. Benefits Half Day Friday's; 100% Paid Employee Only Health Insurance + Dependent coverage contribution; Dental Insurance; 401K w/Employer Matching; Life Insurance; Long Term Disability; and optional AFLAC Supplemental Plans and Flexible Spending Accounts. The FICPA is a Drug-Free Workplace.Final applicants will be required to successfully pass a background investigation consisting of criminal history, employment, education, personal and professional references, as well as a drug screening. To learn more about the FICPA, please visit our website at . Equal Employment Opportunity Statement The FICPA provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Keywords: College of Charleston, Tallahassee , Deputy Director of Governmental Affairs, Executive , Tallahassee, Florida

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