Communications & Legislative Program Manager, State of CT - She Runs It
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Communications & Legislative Program Manager, State of CT

By She Runs It

Communications & Legislative Program Manager

Company: State of CT
Location: Hartford, CT

Are you an experienced professional who would like to “make a difference” in your career? 

Do you have the desire and the ability to help improve and modernize state government? 

Do you want to join the State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services (DAS) in its efforts to transform how state government functions and services the citizens of Connecticut? 

If so, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity! 

DAS has wide-ranging administrative responsibilities in state government, including the function of the state’s information technology infrastructure, design and construction of state facilities, provision of statewide human resources, procurement of goods and services for public purposes, collection of debt owed to the state, enforcement of building and fire codes, oversight of school construction grants to municipalities, among many other functions.

DAS seeks an experienced professional to join its Legislative & Communications teams to perform the following responsibilities:

  • Assisting in the operations of the agency’s legislative program, including:
  • Drafting proposed legislation, testimony and related documents.
  • Tracking, analyzing and monitoring legislation.
  • Advocating on behalf of DAS and the administration regarding legislative proposals being considered by the General Assembly.
  • Drafting and revising regulations to implement legislation.
  • Representing DAS on gubernatorial, legislative and inter-agency task forces and commissions.
  • Reviewing and responding to Freedom of Information Act requests.
  • Serving as a direct contact point for legislators and their staff and for news media.
  • Developing and managing public-facing messaging (e.g., press releases, webpages, postings, electronic correspondence.)
  • Assisting with the agency’s social media efforts.
  • Drafting external talking points. 

The candidate selected for this role must be able to clearly articulate goals and objectives and effectively engage with a wide variety of constituents at all levels and will be required to develop excellent working relationships with legislators, constituents and other stakeholders as a representative of DAS. In addition, they must be able to prioritize work and handle multiple assignments and duties simultaneously, adjusting as required due to business needs.

Benefits: We provide limitless opportunities; we hire for diversity and new perspectives, and we accomplish meaningful work while maintaining a work/life balance. We also participate in a competitive benefits package with comprehensive healthcare policies including medical and dental coverage, retirement plan options, paid time off and more! We also encourage a healthy work-life balance for all employees!

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Nine (9) years of professional experience in communications, public relations, marketing, in-service training or adult education and/or coordinating legislative activities including the preparation, analysis and research of legislation.
  • College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor’s degree.
  • A Master’s degree in communications, political science, public administration or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
  • A law degree from an accredited school may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience drafting legislation and legislative testimony. 
  • Experience with advocating at the legislature. 
  • Experience drafting regulations. 
  • Experience maintaining collaborative relationships with stakeholders. 
  • Experience writing press releases and statements. 
  • Experience working with the media. 
  • Experience producing work meeting competing deadlines. 
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