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Posted: January 25, 2022

Organization: Spectrum

Job Title: Director, State Government Affairs (Broadview Heights)

General Duties:

The Director of Government Affairs will be responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing government affairs strategies and activities that advance the company’s interests primarily at the state and local level, including with regard to the company’s rural digital opportunity fund initiative (RDOF). The job may include representing the company before state and local governments and administrative agencies, franchising and procurement, community affairs, as well as strategically planning, managing and executing other activities and events that advance the company’s overall objectives with a particular emphasis on facilitating the RDOF deployment,permitting and pole attachment authorizations.. The following offers more detailed descriptions of the kinds of responsibilities associated with the position.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
Contributes to and supports Charter’s government affairs and public policy strategies and tactics including working closely with regional field operations and other key functional departments to participate in RDOF planning meetings, assists with ensuring company RDOF project plans stay on-track and are not compromised, and develops consistent processes to manage interactions with local governments to assist in identifying and resolving RDOF project permitting, pole attachment, right-of-way access and other local concerns.

More information available.

Requirements:

Education
Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience

Related Work Experience Number of Years
Advocacy, lobbying and negotiation experience 8-10
Political/government relations experience 8-10
Related experience in the cable industry, government, public policy or legislative arenas 7+

More information available.

How to Apply:

Apply on Spectrum's website. .


Posted: January 24, 2022

Organization: LeadingAge Ohio

Job Title: Workforce Director

General Duties:

Job Objectives: Aging Services is confronting a number of current and projected workforce challenges. The Workforce Director will focus on developing and implementing programs that help LeadingAge Ohio members address the breadth of their workforce needs. The Workforce Director will work across the membership to aid in creating pathways to employment for in-demand jobs and in developing policies/practices to enhance recruitment/retention efforts into the aging services sector. Director will need to work closely with a variety of key partners such as the Ohio Association of Community Colleges, the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Ohio Job & Family Services, workforce boards throughout the state, and other educational providers that prepare and train Aging Services personnel.

More information available

Requirements:

Minimum: Bachelor’s Degree.

Qualifications: Professional experience in working with or in government agencies.

  • Experience in public relations and facilitation of small and large groups.
  • Brings understanding of workforce issues, particularly those affecting the aging services sector.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of key stakeholders who are a part of community development.

Abilities Required: The following aptitudes and physical skills are essential for the successful performance of assigned duties.

  • Above average ability to lead and influence others to action.
  • Strong relationship building skills, with ability to cultivate and maintain many interconnecting relationships across different organizations, navigate conflict, and unify stakeholders to a common goal.

Travel Required: Drive to meetings in the State; some overnight travel

How to Apply:

For consideration for this position, please email Kathryn Brod at kbrod@leadingageohio.org.


Posted: January 20, 2022

Organization: Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities

Job Title: Public Information Officer 2

General Duties:

The Public Information Officer 2 (Position Number: 20034554) oversees team tasked with planning, administering, writing, creating & issuing overall public information/involvement materials for The Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD).  Creates long term content planning for department messaging and manages & maintains the communications editorial calendar & other content planning tools.  Identifies and coordinates external communications needs and production for department divisions and teams. Develops, prepares, types, proofs & issues news releases &/or media calls) across all program areas (e.g., E/I, Employment First, NCI, Supporting Families). Coordinates with external stakeholders and state agency partners in an on-going capacity for communications, planning, content production & execution across all program areas. Administers mass media program (e.g., “Pipeline”, press releases & personally answered media calls (e.g., drafts responses for supervisor, Deputy Director, or Director to correspondence originating from consumers, service providers, legislators & other government officials).  Writes, types, edits & performs lay-out work on publications, articles &/or newsletters.  Takes and responds to media requests and public information requests. Develops & presents information & educational displays, programs, materials &/or speeches to media.  Coordinates with television, radio, newspapers, print media & other personnel to disseminate &/or receive information concerning DODD (e.g., develops, prepares, types, proofs & issues news releases &/or public advisory group announcements).  Recommends development of new publications, videos, etc.  Develops public relation plans & strategies to project a favorable image for DODD.  Oversees the creation of video & audio content for department messaging, used in the department’s media streams & social media.  Sets goals under supervisor’s direction & tracks team progress toward goals related to audience engagement with department media. Accompanies department leadership and represents department at events. Coordinates special projects as assigned. 

Accompanies department leadership and represents department at events; Organizes special events (e.g., conferences, seminars, training, meetings etc.); Coordinates administrative activities of office (e.g., phone coverage, report filings, maintenance of office equipment; Serves as department representative on boards, committees & resolutions, media talking points & constituent responses).  Coordinates special projects as assigned; Performs other related duties as assigned organizes special events (e.g., conferences, seminars, training, meetings etc.); coordinates administrative activities of office (e.g., phone coverage, report filings, maintenance of office equipment serves as department representative on boards, committees & resolutions, media talking points & constituent responses). 

Requirements:

Completion of undergraduate core program in journalism or communication; 12 mos. exp. in public multi-media techniques & relations in field of journalism or communication; valid driver's license. -Or 36 mos. exp. in field of journalism or communication dealing in public multi-media techniques & relations, public speaking, news writing, reporting & editing or technical report translation & communication dealing in public meetings; valid driver's license. -Or 12 mos. exp. as Public Information Officer 1, 64421; valid driver's license. -Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications For Employment noted above.

Pay Range: $30.64 per hour

How to Apply:

Candidates should apply online at https://careers.ohio.gov/. Click on “Search for State Government Jobs” and enter “20034554” in “Keyword." Deadline to apply is January 30, 2022. 


Posted: January 19, 2022

Organization: National Alliance on Mental Illness Ohio

Job Title: Director of the Ohio Adult Care Facilities Association

General Duties:

The Director of the Ohio Adult Care Facilities Association is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the OACF, and also serves as a representative to the external professional housing organizations in the mental health community. The Director’s key role is to enhance the quality of group homes and engage members and non-members to the value of being part of the Association. The Director reports to the Executive Director of NAMI Ohio and the OACF Board of Directors. The Director supervises the Coordinator of the OACF.

The Director is responsible for the day to day operations of the Association. This includes working with Residential Home Operators, their staff, housing staff at the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and other stakeholders. The Director works directly with funders as well as oversight and surveying entities. In addition to supervision, this position manages the budget and reports for the OACF. This position also serves as the primary liaison between OACF and the OMHAS’s Housing Division. Lastly, the Director will work with the Staff and Board to develop and implement an annual plan that promotes access to quality housing programs throughout the State of Ohio, and outreach to non-members.

More information available.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree, and at least 5 years of experience in a related field; master's degree preferred.
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills, and willingness to consult with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated understanding of knowledge management principles and capacity to deliver management and/or organizational learning activities.
  • Excellent facilitation, program/activity management, and written and oral communication skills.
  • Creative problem-solving and ability to work under tight deadlines.
  • Proven ability to lead project teams and deliver impact, with minimal supervision in a fast-paced and challenging environment.
  • High level of competency in learning management software/platforms, and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and can be detail oriented while holding the larger strategy.
  • Models curiosity, flexibility, integrity and commitment to the NAMI mission, vision and values.

How to Apply:

. Cover Letter with resume and salary requirements can be emailed to Luke Russell at Luke@namiohio.org (Deadline Februrary 18, 2022).


Posted: January 18, 2022

Organization: Hicks Partners

Job Title: Manager of Client Relations and Administration

General Duties:

  • Client Relations and Support
    • Coordinate with clients on meetings, conference calls, and event logistics;
    • Assist clients with meeting materials, including preparing and editing written material and presentations;
    • Update clients on legislative or executive branch schedules, hearings, actions, and outcomes.
  • Compliance
    • Complete and maintain Joint Legislative Ethics Commission and US Congress lobbying registration and ethics filings on behalf of firm and clients;
    • Track expenditures for firm and clients for notice and reporting purposes.
  • Administrative
    • Manage all aspects of the firm’s office, including but not limited to, serving as receptionist, maintaining office equipment, managing office supplies and vendor accounts, mail processing, maintaining contact database, filing, greeting visitors;
    • Serve as executive assistant for firm’s President & CEO and provide administrative support to firm staff.
  • Communications/Marketing
    • Assist with firm’s marketing efforts, including website, social media, newsletters, firm-sponsored seminars, and supporting development and production of proposals;
    • Assist in event planning for clients and firm staff;
    • Identify and assist in facilitating firm’s advertising and sponsorship opportunities.
  • Policy and Research
    • Support legislative bill tracking and reporting system;
    • Independently research policy issues and draft policy memos.
  • Financial Oversight
    • Support accounts payable, accounts receivable, banking functions;
    • Manage and maintain financial files, including spreadsheets on campaign and charitable contributions;
    • Coordinate with firm’s outside legal counsel, financial advisors, accountants, insurance agents and other professionals.

More information available.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of three years of experience as an executive assistant, office manager, and/or other relevant key administrative or communications support position;
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Self-motivated and highly detail oriented;
  • High degree of professionalism, discretion and confidentiality in dealing with sensitive information;
  • Ability to solve problems, work independently and interact with clients and vendors;
  • Knowledge and/or experience in dealing with elected officials and staff;
  • Proficient in Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume and salary expectation to: info@hickspartners.com


Posted: January 13, 2022

Organization: Ohio Environmental Council

Job Title: Water Policy Fellow

General Duties:

As the Water Policy Fellow, you will be a member of the OEC’s Water Team, advancing the organization’s mission to secure healthy air, land, water, and a strong democracy for all who call Ohio home. This position is an opportunity to keenly develop skills as a policy advocate for the betterment of the Buckeye State. At the conclusion of the program, you will have the skills and experience to join any team searching for an effective advocate. Additionally, you will work closely with OEC Leadership, OEC staff, and our Board of Directors around our racial justice and equity goals, participate in the OEC’s fundraising, communications, organizing, and administrative work to gain a complete understanding of public interest non-profit organization operations to ultimately achieve the organization’s strategic plan goals.

The Fellow’s daily responsibilities will also include:

  • data collection on agricultural best management practices that curb nutrient loading in Northwest Ohio and compiling this research into a report.
  • evaluating and analyzing legislation and executive agency rules and regulations;
  • reaching out to, and collaborating with, partner organizations; 
  • support the drafting of advocacy content, including position statements or blogs;
  • representing the organization at public meetings, legislative and agency hearings; and 
  • contributing to OEC’s efforts to integrate racial justice and equity into the work we do to ensure a more inclusive environmental movement in Ohio.
  • Performing other related duties as required and assigned.

More information available

Requirements:

  • Required Work Experience: This is an entry-level position
  • Additional Skills: Demonstrate the ability to answer research questions efficiently and with precision; well-organized; hard-working; thorough & detail-oriented; understand how to work independently and in a team; and manage multiple projects at once while delivering quality results. Possess the initiative and skills required to become a policy expert and representative of the organization.
  • Required Cultural Competence: Shares our commitment to increasing racial diversity in our movement and organization, integrating justice and equity into the work we do and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture. Furthermore, we’re looking for candidates with strong listening skills and an ability to handle interpersonal relationships with grace and empathy.
  • Preferred qualifications: You have an interest in environmental issues and social justice. Specifically, knowledge of agricultural nutrient management best practices. Nonprofit advocacy experience is a plus. Experience in a fast-paced campaign environment is a plus.

Pay Range: $36,774 annually

How to Apply:

Send a cover letter explaining why you are the ideal candidate for the position, your resume, and references to careers@theOEC.org with “Water Policy Fellow” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until filled.


Posted: January 12, 2022

Organization: Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

Job Title: Government Affairs Program & Event Leader

General Duties:

The Program & Event Leader is responsible for developing, planning, organizing, implementing, and managing Chamber programs and events, including program and event budgets, preliminary, on-site and post-production execution, and sponsorship fulfillment. This role will focus on continuous improvement of our existing programs and events, will ensure the Chamber is exercising best practice and maintaining the highest standards of quality for all events, and will actively improve programs, processes and practices. This is an externally focused position, and the incumbent represents the Chamber to the community at large as a key representative of our events and culture. This role is expected to contribute both strategically and tactically, collaborate with the Director and Senior Leaders on CCE programs, and help manage and execute other key programs and events. 

Essential Functions:

 

  • Anticipate the event needs of internal and external customers and understand how best to serve them. 
  • Conduct research, identify best practices, and find resources to help senior leaders make decisions about program and event possibilities.
  • Create new and innovative activities to evolve offerings based on changing business needs and feedback from business partners, team members and sponsors.
  • Execute the planning and logistics for assigned programs and events including Government Affairs programs, Monthly Member Briefings, Converge, Safety Council, assist with Diversity Leadership Symposium and the Chamber Annual Dinner.
  • Lead all aspects of Chamber virtual programming and learn and adapt to the Chamber’s audio-visual needs and capabilities. 
  • Assist with Chamber community events by managing projects as directed
  • Assess event objectives and determine the most cost-effective means to deliver results.
  • Make adjustments in real time as needed, striving for continuous improvement before, during and after each event.
  • Prepare timelines and work within the budgetary guidelines to achieve budgeted results.
  • Understand and track revenue and expenses.
  • Work closely with the Finance and Accounting team to ensure processes and controls are in place for each program and event.
  • Work with the Marketing department to administer a comprehensive communication and marketing strategy to increase attendance at program and events.

Requirements:

Education and Experience

  1. Bachelor’s degree preferred
  2. Three years related work experience in event management, marketing, service-related industries
  3. Familiarity with Microsoft products, Zoom, and general A/V equipment.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  1. Extremely organized, efficient, detail-oriented and successful at meeting deadlines
  2. Excellent interpersonal skills both in person and by phone, with high professionalism
  3. Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines at the same time
  4. Strong customer service ethic and high expectations for quality
  5. High level of connection with the Cincinnati business community

How to Apply:

Applicants can apply online:  https://www.cincinnatichamber.com/the-chamber-at-work/careers


Posted: January 5, 2022

Organization: Groundwork Ohio

Job Title: Special Projects Associate

General Duties:

Groundwork Ohio is the statewide, nonpartisan, advocacy organization committed to championing high-quality early learning and healthy development strategies from the prenatal period to age five, that lay a strong foundation for Ohio kids, families and communities. The Special Projects Associate will support Groundwork’s statewide effort so that every child has the best chance for lifelong success.  

Responsbilities: 

  • Under the supervision of the President & CEO and as a direct report to the Chief Operating & Policy Officer (COO) support Groundwork’s policy development, external affairs and operations;
  • Support strategic projects, campaigns, programs, events and objectives that contribute to Groundwork’s growing policy development, coalition management, stakeholder engagement and organizational expertise including contributing to project development, planning and ensuring execution of deliverables.
  • Support building policy and advocacy capacity for Groundwork Ohio including fostering relationships with stakeholders, strategic partners, funders, technical assistance and field experts, executive and legislative decision-makers and staff through diverse and consistent communication including written communication, electronic communication, web and social media platforms, meetings, presentations, and other tactics to disseminate information;
  • Provide a continuum of administrative, development, operations and event support as assigned by the COO;
  • Represent Groundwork at external meetings and report back to COO and other leadership and support staff;

More Information available.

Requirements:

  • 2-5 year of experience, preferably with exposure to the political and social landscapes of Ohio.
  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Passionate about advancing Groundwork’s mission.
  • Thoughtful, proactive and resourceful problem solver.
  • Outstanding communicator.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Eager and willing to learn in a fast-paced environment.
  • Works well with other co-workers.
  • Committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Possesses a valid driver’s license and car insurance.

How to Apply:

Prospective applicants ready to collaborate with an awesome and highly-effective team of professionals are encouraged to send a resume with cover letter to Lynanne Gutierrez at lgutierrez@groundworkohio.org by Monday, January 31, 2022.


Posted: January 4, 2022

Organization: Innovation Ohio

Job Title: Digital Communications Associate

General Duties:

This role will likely include significant independent expenditure (IE) work, including rapid message testing, working with the communications table to deliver results, creating content for coalitions, and more.

Responsibilities:

  • Implement aggressive digital communications strategies in the state.
  • Identify new digital communications avenues and create compelling digital content with a decidedly local bend.
  • Increase the social media reach of Innovation Ohio and to push our message directly to targeted stakeholders.
  • Create graphics, edit videos, and produce other creative content for social media and other communications channels.
  • Interact and collaborate with storytellers to create video content.
  • Maintain and update social media channels with original content daily, including some graphics and videos.
  • Continuously assess the social media landscape and identify key messengers across all social platforms.
  • Develop content for coalition partners and create social media toolkits.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

More available online.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • One to two years of experience in digital communications and/or digital organizing.
  • Experience working with CRMs (Action Network, EveryAction, etc.) and social media platforms.
  • Experience editing simple videos.
  • Proficient with Canva and/or other graphic design tools. Experience with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, or Premiere is a plus.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well on a team.
  • Ability to multitask, initiate new projects, meet tight deadlines, and work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Creative and entrepreneurial with strong problem-solving skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Nonprofit or political experience is a plus.
  • Commitment to Innovation Ohio mission and goals.

Pay Range: $35,000 - $45,000 annually

How to Apply:

Please email your resume to Jobs@InnovationOhio.org. Please be sure to combine your cover letter, resume/CV, and sample writing assignment into one Word or PDF file. The writing assignment should be a sample of your work product and complimentary to the position.


Posted: January 4, 2022

Organization: Innovation Ohio

Job Title: Digital Director

General Duties:

This person will work in partnership with the communications director to craft and implement an overarching strategy for fundraising, digital and grassroots engagement programs. The digital director should feel these things are second-nature. 

This role will include significant independent expenditure (IE) work, including managing rapid message testing, working with the communications table to deliver results, creating content for coalitions, and more. 

The position requires a high degree of organization, time management, motivation, attention to detail, and an ability to pivot toward competing priorities. Strong communication skills (written and verbal) and strategic collaboration skills are a must. This person will drive the digital strategy for partner organizations and collaborate with diverse communications tactics that include editorial, website, email, and social media content. The ideal candidate will have either led or been an important part of a digital operation previously.

More available online.

Requirements:

  • 4+ years of digital work experience 
  • Political or advocacy campaign experience 
  • Comfortable with SEO/SEM, marketing metrics, and CRM software 
  • Familiarity with Google Analytics and Facebook Business Manager 
  • Experience with video, audio, and photo editing 
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal), including writing, planning, and executing tests and report results for online campaigns 
  • Significant experience running digital and social media ad campaigns 
  • Proven results managing CRMs like Blue State Digital, NGP, ActBlue, and ActionNetwork is very important

Pay Range: $60,000 - $70,000 annually

How to Apply:

Please email your resume to Jobs@InnovationOhio.org. Please be sure to combine your cover letter, resume/CV, and sample writing assignment into one Word or PDF file. The writing assignment should be a sample of your work product and complimentary to the position.