New Job Manager, Community And Government Relations In Hawaii
|Manager, Community and Government Relations|
Manager, Community and Government Relations
Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Hawaii
- Extensive public policy experience.
- Strong facilitation and organization skills.
- An analytical and systems-focused mind-set .
- Excellent relationship building skills. (existing relationships within the Native Hawaiian leadership community and/or Government Officials is important!)
- Ensure ongoing engagement with key community organizations, including Hawaiian civic and community groups and other ali'i trusts.
- Strategize, plan and implement outreach efforts to membership organizations, community groups and government officials and provide outreach and presentation support to executive and senior leaders.
- Manage the receipt and use of community intelligence to support leadership decision-making and advance understanding and trust between KS and the community.
- Support and initiate new and ongoing relationships with key organizations, public policymakers and the community to find and achieve common goals that lead to the advancement of the Lahui Hawai'i.
- Execute a comprehensive internal advocacy planning process to identify strategies and priority actions that will further KS’ strategic plan. Oversee internal process for determining organizational positions on measures and proposed county, state and federal policies. Manage lobbying efforts and provide senior level consultation on advocacy and lobbying strategies.
- Work with community partners and internal and external subject matter experts to monitor and address government activity and discussions that may impact organizational goals and priorities.
- Ensure compliance with all state, federal and county ethics requirements as it relates to government activities and reporting.
- Support the coordination of external collective advocacy efforts that advance KS’ interests in Native Hawaiian well-being throughout all areas of government.
- Provide ongoing reports for senior and executive leadership relating to KS’ community and government relations efforts.
- Maintain sponsorship criteria and tool, and make recommendation for organizational sponsorship participation.
- Responsible for the smooth operation of the department, including day-to-day workflow and compliance.
- Manages staff, including mentoring/coaching, making employment decisions including hiring and termination, and reviews performance.
- Actively develops staff, including seeking opportunities for professional and leadership development, succession planning, team-building, etc.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations/Policy, or related area.
- Minimum 5 years’ experience in community relations, government relations, or a directly related field.
- Strong verbal and writing skills. Demonstrated ability to successfully communicate with all levels of leadership and diverse personalities and interests to achieve mutual goals, internally and externally. Communication skills should be sufficient to address needs for speech writing, newspaper op-eds, and other high level communication directed at government or community entities and the media.
- Self-directed and motivated; outstanding organizational and project management skills; ability to plan, manage and assess goals and objectives of concurrent short- and long-term projects.
- Knowledge of local, state and federal government legislative and lobbying reporting processes.
- Skilled in facilitation and managing large and small group engagement.
- Ability to use data and research for advocacy planning purposes and collective advocacy efforts.
- Ability to manage multiple projects, including executive level assignments.
- Excellent listening skills
- Strong knowledge of Native Hawaiian entities, community and issues that affect the Lahui Hawai’i.
- Juris Doctorate.
- Supervisory experience.
- Fluency in the Hawaiian language.
- Knowledge in Hawaiian law.
- Frequently sit, perform desk based computer tasks and grasp light/fine manipulation.
- Occasionally stand/walk, write by hand, and lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
- Rarely twist/bend/stoop/squat, kneel, crawl, climb, reach/work above shoulder, grasp forcefully.
- This position may involve traveling to various locations, including neighbor islands to conduct business.
- Work is conducted in an office/school environment and may require work to be conducted in non-standard workplaces.
- Work is typically conducted Monday through Friday at normal business hours but evening and weekend hours may be required to meet goals and objectives.