Public Policy and Awareness Manager (Executive Administrator)
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Public Policy and Awareness Manager
Reports to: Executive Director
The person selected for this position will serve as an executive administrator, a very well respected and admired Executive Director of a vital nonprofit in the state of Georgia.
Liaison to: Legislators, Affiliates, National, and Partners
Awareness – Assist the Executive Director to:
- Create awareness and partnerships to enhance the vision and mission of the organization.
- Represent the organization at presentations, meetings, legislative hearings, and other public hearings.
- Collaborate with other organizations and other key stakeholders to coordinate policy and awareness efforts.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, partnering agencies, affiliates, advocates, policymakers, stakeholders, and the public.
- Assist Executive Director in external and internal electronic communications, including emails, letters from the ED, scripts, etc.
- Manage the overall Civic Dinner program.
- Liaise with State officials.
- Liaise with Affiliate Presidents.
- Facilitate the connection with the Civic Dinner National Office.
- Coordinate the rollout of programs to areas without affiliate presence through civic dinners.
Advocacy – Assist the Executive Director to:
- Monitor and develop legislation and policy initiatives as directed by Executive Director and Public Policy Committee.
- Attend and actively lead outside advocacy partnerships (including the Mental Health Public Policy Group and HAM/Cover Georgia).
- Engage Lobbyists to further policies and funding.
- Monitor AOT legislative process and Behavioral Health Commission.
- Solidify connections to State Legislators through Civic Dinners and other meetings.
- Actively engage with Legislators and the public and coordinate with partners of Mental Health Mondays during Legislative Session.
- Write, edit and proofread articles, fact sheets, memos, testimony, and online content.
- Provide in-person testimony on legislation where appropriate.
- Assist in organizing grassroots advocacy, identifying ways to increase member involvement in advocacy and all areas of policy and awareness.
- Contribute with news releases, public policy alerts, research, web and social media content to members and stakeholders.
- Complete Reports
- Oversee and generate final Annual Year in Review report for Annual Meeting.
- Compose pertinent content on advocacy and awareness for a newsletter.
- Facilitate Call to Action through Quorum letter distribution.
- Promote via Social Media.
- Provide Social Media with photos and content where appropriate for Facebook and Twitter.
- Manage and update LinkedIn for organization, ED, and self.
- Communicate affiliate relations information to Leadership regularly.
- Maintain and utilize Quorum
- Propose rollout timeline and guidance.
- Identify areas of need and communicate with Leadership.
- Analyze and report impact on existing programs and current deliverables.
- Create a SMARTS train the trainer program and monthly call for Affiliates.
- Maintain the organization's website to ensure current and accurate information at all times.
- Manage the Annual Meeting and leadership training.
- Collaborate with Executive Director to create and deliver reports to Board of Directors, Affiliate Leadership, Affiliates, Partners, and Key Stakeholders.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
The selected candidate will display strong communication, problem-solving, and time management skills. They will be a self-motivated, detailed-oriented individual who enjoys working independently and as part of a team. Besides these skills, we will hire candidates who also have the following abilities:
- Knowledge of the general assembly and the legislature in the state of Georgia
- Knowledge of mental illness and Georgia mental health care delivery system.
- Office management – will oversee basic office duties, such as managing calendars and handling correspondence.
- Report writing – will use their written communication skills to develop various reports, including expense reports and budget summaries.
- Collaboration – be comfortable working and communicating with a diverse workforce that includes executives, mid-management personnel, vendors, contractors, legislators, community representatives, and others.
- Organization skills – manage various meetings, reports, employees, and assorted clerical tasks requires top-notch organization and multitasking abilities.
- Diplomacy – you will be a quick thinker who deftly handles stressful and sensitive situations with poise and professionalism
- Experience planning and executing speaking engagements to any individual, group, or audience information about the mission, objectives, and activities.
- Ability to demonstrate qualities of vision and Leadership of volunteers and staff.
- Proficient in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, WordPress, and PowerPoint.
- Ability to supervise and train development staff/volunteers effectively.
- Exhibit strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
- Self-motivated and able to work independently.
If interested, please send in a writing sample, references from your past manager, and your salary history and requirements. Please also complete this assessment as part of the application process. Assessment must be completed prior to interview.
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