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Senior Director of Public Affairs  

About the Organization OUR MISSION



Endeavors passionately serves vulnerable people in crisis through our innovative, personalized approach.



We seek to provide comprehensive, effective, and innovative services that encourage growth, allowing people to build better lives for themselves, their families, and their communities. Why? Because we believe that everyone holds the capacity to grow, heal, change, succeed, and affect others positively.



OUR VISION



We restore dignity and improve the quality of life for the vulnerable people we serve through the benefits of our programs.



We seek to unify families and communities torn apart by poverty, unemployment, or neglect by providing real, practical solutions and a path to earned income. We do this through a wide array of programs and services supporting children, families, veterans and those struggling with mental illness and other significant disabilities.



 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Shift Days  
Number of Openings 1  
Category Communications  
Location San Antonio, TX  
Description

JOB PURPOSE:

This position is central to the strategic operations of Endeavors, serving as a key player between the organization's core values and its public representation. With a focus on Community Outreach, Advocacy, State and Federal Legislative Affairs, the role demands a sophisticated understanding of policy, a profound ability to communicate with varied stakeholders, and a dynamic approach to shaping the narrative in alignment with the organization's objectives. Reporting directly to the Chief Communication and Public Affairs Officer, this role is pivotal in ensuring that data-driven insights and strategies inform all public affairs initiatives.

 
Position Requirements

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Spearhead the development and execution of comprehensive public affairs strategies that amplify the organization's voice and influence at the local, state, and federal levels.
  • Oversee the creation of strategic communication plans, ensuring they align with the organization's mission and effectively convey its stance on key issues.
  • Lead advocacy efforts at state, federal, and local levels, fostering strong relationships with government entities and community groups, and ensuring that organizational messaging is strategic, coherent, and impactful.
  • Utilize data analysis and reporting skills to inform and shape public affairs strategies, ensuring that every initiative is backed by solid research and a thorough understanding of the public landscape.
  • Lead the organization's crisis communication efforts, developing robust response strategies to safeguard the company's reputation during critical times.
  • Provide expert guidance on managing sensitive issues, ensuring timely and accurate dissemination of information to the public, media, and other stakeholders.
  • Monitor and analyze legislative developments, assessing their potential impact on the organization and strategizing appropriate responses.
  • Engage in advocacy efforts, representing the organization's interests in policy discussions and legislative hearings, and influencing policy decisions in favor of the company.
  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including government officials, industry leaders, faith-based and community organizations, enhancing the organization's influence and reach.
  • Organize and participate in stakeholder meetings, public hearings, and community events, effectively representing the organization and its interests.
  • Conduct extensive research, interpret data, and present insights in a manner that resonates with stakeholders, supporting informed decision-making and strategic planning.
  • Work in close collaboration with the Public Affairs Department, ensuring that strategies are well-aligned with the organizational goals and are effectively communicated to the top-level leadership.
  • Maintain a robust reporting framework, ensuring timely and accurate communication of public affairs initiatives and their impact to the CCO, CEO, and other key stakeholders.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Demonstrate Exceptional customer service, in Everything you do, by placing the child, family, Veteran or client first to support our mission to "Empower people to build better lives for themselves, their families, and their communities."

 

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience.

EXPERIENCE:

  • 10+ years of experience in public affairs, crisis communication, or a related field.
  • Profound knowledge of public affairs, community outreach, and government relations, with a demonstrated ability to engage effectively with communities, stakeholders, and government entities.
  • Demonstrated success in leading public affairs departments, with a strong track record of developing and implementing effective strategies that advance organizational objectives.
  • Proven ability to develop and execute effective response strategies under pressure.
  • Deep understanding of the legislative process, with proven ability to analyze policies, engage in advocacy efforts, and influence legislative outcomes.
  • Established relationships with key stakeholders, including government officials, industry representatives, and community leaders, facilitating effective advocacy and strategic partnerships.

ATTENDANCE: Must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such level as is determined in the employer’s sole discretion.

LICENSES: Driver’s License with clear record.

VEHICLE: Must have daily use of a vehicle without prior notice.

OTHER: Must be available and willing to travel to various locations and with such frequency as the business need dictates.

LOCATION: Based in or around the San Antonio, Washington DC or Austin metropolitan area, with a preference for candidates who have a strong understanding of the state and Federal public and governmental landscape.

 

EXCEPTIONS TO THESE CRITERIA MUST BE APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT HEAD.

 
Salary/Wage  
EOE Statement Endeavors® and Endeavors Unlimited, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or status as a veteran in accordance with applicable federal laws. Endeavors® and Endeavors Unlimited, Inc. also complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location its employees are working. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to: hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. Endeavors® and Endeavors Unlimited, Inc. are "Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers."  

This position is currently not accepting applications.

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