Director of Government Relations

Baltimore, MD, USA Req #536
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

 

Baltimore Jewish Council is the community relations and advocacy arm of The Associated. At all levels of government, we advocate for social justice and public resources on issues of concern to the Jewish community. By developing policies and guidelines for action, through education and advocacy, BJC provides a forum for member organizations and individuals to respond to issues of interest and concern.

Director of Government Relations

 

Program Overview:

Baltimore Jewish Council is the community relations and advocacy arm of The Associated. At all levels of government, we advocate for social justice and public resources on issues of concern to the Jewish community. By developing policies and guidelines for action, through education and advocacy, BJC provides a forum for member organizations and individuals to respond to issues of interest and concern.

 

NOTE: All active full-time, part-time, and temporary staff are required to provide proof of full vaccination (COVID-19) as a condition of employment within The Associated system as of November 15, 2021.    

 

Position

The BJC is currently seeking a Director of Government Relations to support the BJC’s government relations advocacy.  The individual in this position will be expected to become a registered lobbyist in Annapolis and assist in developing and advocating for an agenda on behalf of Baltimore’s Jewish community and the agencies of The Associated.  This individual will be expected to play a role in helping to manage BJC’s online communications presence.  The ideal candidate will be personable, creative and a quick thinker, able to prioritize, and juggle multiple responsibilities.  The position will primarily work out of the BJC’s Annapolis office during the 90-day legislative session, and out of the BJC’s Park Heights office during other parts of the year. (Note: The office location is expected to be in The Associated’s headquarters at 101 Mt. Royal Avenue until 2024, and then the BJC office will return to The Associated’s Park Heights campus at Park Heights Avenue and Northern Parkway.)  The BJC offers a hybrid work environment for employees. The position will report to the BJC’s Deputy Director, who also works full time in Annapolis during session, and work closely with both the Deputy Director and Executive Director in all aspects of the job.

 

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Lobby and advocate at the local and state levels, including developing written and oral testimony and persuading legislators in both small meetings and hearings
  • Monitor issues and hearings of importance to the BJC and the Jewish community’s agenda
  • Develop and maintain relationships with local, state, and federal legislators
  • Help coordinate advocacy positions and activities with agencies of The Associated and partner issue coalitions, including the JCRC of Greater Washington
  • Assist in planning for Jewish advocacy events in Annapolis and the Baltimore area
  • Work with the BJC’s board and BJC’s Government Relations Committee on issues and policy positions
  • Create community wide programming on relevant issues
  • Help manage the BJC’s social media presence, working with an outside social media consultant and outside graphics design firm

 

Qualifications and Requirements

  • College degree required. Advanced degree or relevant work experience preferred.
  • Available to work 8:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M., some evenings (particularly during the General Assembly session), and occasional Sundays
  • Ability to organize time, juggle multiple priorities, and work independently/proactively
  • Strong relationship-building skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong time management skills
  • Comfort working with diverse populations
  • Experience or strong Interest in state, local and federal politics
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including use of Microsoft Office products
  • Experience with social media
  • Reliable transportation
  • Annapolis lobbying or policy experience preferred

 
Compensation & Benefits   

          Salary Range:   $60,000-$70,000, depending on experience

 

 

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, 401(k) employer match, life  insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD), Flexible Spending Plan, and a complimentary membership to the Jewish Community Center. We make work/life balance a priority offering generous vacation/sick time and paid parental leave.     

 

 

Application Process:

Electronic submissions are preferred. Applicants must submit a cover letter to submitconfidentialresumeinbox@gmail.com. Cover letters are required.

 

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore and its Agencies are equal opportunity employers, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, citizenship, veteran's status, physical or mental disability that does not prohibit the performance of essential job functions (with or without reasonable accommodation) or any other basis protected by federal, or applicable, state or local law.

Other details

  • Job Family BJC
  • Pay Type Salary
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  • Baltimore, MD, USA