|DIR OF STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS|
|Performs responsible administrative and professional work involving strategic planning, policy research and development, community affairs, internal and external communications strategy, local, state and federal affairs, outreach to key community stakeholders, and outreach/liaison work with community partners and other governments and agencies. Work is performed under the supervision of the Mayor's Chief of Staff and performance is reviewed through conferences, reports submitted, and results obtained|
|The Director of Strategic Partnerships conducts research, investigations, and studies of issues that are of significant interest or importance to City.
Submits reports and recommendations to executive management.
Participates in development of strategies for various policy issues.
Coordinates activities with City officials responsible for projects.
Represents the City on various committees, boards and meetings.
Identifies emerging issues that that may affect the City of Orlando and creates strategy recommendations to react and adapt to those issues.
Coordinates with appropriate staff to effectively advance and communicate the policies and priorities of the City; Fosters relationships with key stakeholders on behalf of the Mayor and City of Orlando.
Researches and prepares background material for speeches and policy decisions; writes articles, essays and other material for presentations by the Mayor and other City officials.
Seeks opportunities to promote the accomplishments of the City through professional and/or intergovernmental organizations.
Develops and maintains contact with representatives from local, state and federal governments and agencies.
Develops and maintains contact with key stakeholders in the business and civic communities.
Develops and completes special projects as assigned by the Mayor or Chief of Staff.
Performs other related duties as required
|Knowledge of municipal, state and federal government, including objectives, programs, projects, activities and challenges.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to represent the City at public speaking engagements.
Ability to organize and coordinate complex, controversial projects.
Ability to conduct research studies, investigations, and prepare concise, accurate written and oral reports.
Ability to interpret impact of proposed and enacted legislation laws, and ordinances as they apply to citywide concerns.
Ability to assemble, organize and present statistical, financial, or factual information derived from a variety of sources.
|Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public relations, journalism, political science, public administration and 4-8 years experience in government communications. Master's Degree course work in communications, marketing, public administration or public relations preferred. Agency, speech writing and copy writing experience also preferred. Will consider an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.|