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Deputy Director - Government & Media Affairs

Posted on Nov 5, 2020 by Virginia Government

Richmond, VA 23218
Design & Creative
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

The Deputy Director of Government and Media Affairs is responsible for government liaison activities of the Commission and responding to inquiries and requests from the media. Responsibilities include: coordinating representations of the SCC before state, local, and federal governing bodies and officials; proactive communication with stakeholders that participate in SCC proceedings; and media outreach. Additionally, the Deputy Director will provide assistance in a broad range of policy and program areas, policy analysis and implementation, and provide consultation and advice to the Information Resources Director ( Director ), the SCC's Chief Administrative Officer, and Division Directors for various regulatory and administrative issues.
Essential Duties
Develops and implements strategies and proactively communicates with stakeholders around SCC regulatory priorities with federal agencies, Congress, state and local governments, and grassroots organizations
Develops IRD strategic plans to meet organizational objectives, to include developing and managing the staff and financial resources of the division to assist in implementation of the organization's legislative and regulatory priorities
Works with the Director to develop media relations strategies for the Commission
Delegates work assignments, allocates resources and provides leadership to ensure that priorities remain consistent with overall goals
Ensures that services provided by the division meet the quality control standards of the Commission, including but not limited to financial and administrative guidelines
Manages the Commission's procedures and guidelines for records requests as assigned by the Director
Formulates recommendations to the Director on matters affecting the division, including hiring, performance evaluations, promotions, salary levels, and staff development
Supervises professional and support staff assigned to the division with a strong emphasis on leadership, team building, and staff motivation
Represents the Commission at hearings, meetings, and conferences with the ability to speak on behalf of the Commission or to receive requests requiring follow-up action
Performs other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications
Significant professional experience in government and media affairs
Strong written, visual, and oral communications skills
Thorough understanding of the legislative and regulatory process
Bachelor's degree in a relevant field
Proven leadership, financial, and project management abilities
Innovative, self-motivated, creative and a team player
Interpersonal skills necessary to coordinate, manage, and supervise professional and support staff
Proven track record in establishing networks, building consensus, and providing leadership
Understanding of the federal, state, and local government policy processes and ability to evaluate the political, economic, historical and intergovernmental context that lead to policy decisions by those governmental bodies
Sensitivity and tact in dealing with others
The ideal candidate for this position is a talented and experienced communicator who is willing to work hard to learn the complicated work of the Commission and successfully communicate that work. A diverse background and a fluency and good understanding of SCC regulatory responsibilities and issues is valuable, but a willingness to learn is required. Successful candidates must have: excellent analytical and organizational skills; competence in critical thinking; proficiency in deductive reasoning; the ability to communicate effectively in person and in writing; strong interpersonal and leadership skills; an aptitude for learning; creativity in developing and implementing ideas; and the discipline to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines.

Reference: 995140169

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