New Job Manager, Community And Government Relations In Hawaii

Manager, Community and Government Relations
Manager, Community and Government Relations

Manager, Community and Government Relations

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Location : Hawaii

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Manager, Community and Government Relations
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Aloha mai! Mahalo for your interest in Kamehameha Schools. If you are looking for an opportunity to utilize your skills and talents and grow in your profession, while serving and strengthening our Native Hawaiian community, we would love to have you join our  Ľohana!
Kamehameha Schools is currently looking to fill our Manager, Community & Government Relations role. This is a working manager role, so in addition to leading and nurturing a team, you will also have your share of policy work and community/government relations meetings to facilitate.
Our ideal candidate will have...
  • 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!)
Having a legal background and/or Native Hawaiian cultural understanding will be helpful in this role.
This is a hybrid role based out of our Kawaiaha'o Plaza location.
Job Summary
Manages a team of community and government relations professionals and paraprofessionals to implement a comprehensive program of proactive advocacy strategies that advances the organization’s strategic plan and vision through KS engagement with individuals, community organizations, the Native Hawaiian community and government officials at the local, state and federal levels.
Essential Responsibilities
Community Relations
  • 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.
Government Relations
  • 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.
Management Kuleana
  • 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.
Position Requirements
Minimum Qualifications - An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for the requirements listed.
  • 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.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Juris Doctorate.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Fluency in the Hawaiian language.
  • Knowledge in Hawaiian law.
Physical Requirements
  • 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.
Working Conditions
  • 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.
For Internal Use only: #LI-CA
Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities, duties and skills required. The incumbent may be expected to perform other duties as assigned.
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Primary Location
Kawaiahao Plaza
City, State
Honolulu, Hawaii
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