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Legislative and Public Policy Advocate

The Municipal Association of SC is seeking a well-qualified candidate to fill the position of legislative and public policy advocate. This full-time position will be part of the Association's advocacy team to influence public policy related to municipal government and to determine the impact current issues, new policies and government regulations may have on the state's 271 municipalities.  

Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Plays a leadership role in positioning the Municipal Association as the primary resource for members, media, legislators and partner organizations for accurate and timely information about municipal operations and services.
  • Analyzes state and federal legislation for impact on municipalities and provides updates for various parties as appropriate.
  • Participates regularly in various legislative committee meetings, testifying on behalf of the Association and articulating the position of the Association on pertinent legislation.
  • Understands and explains the impact of existing and proposed legislation to legislators, municipal officials and others as required. Drafts legislation and amendments as needed.
  • Develops and implements legislative strategies to ensure successful legislative efforts; negotiates legislative solutions to complex policy issues based on goals and desired outcomes of the Association.
  • Develops and maintains legislative relationships and coordinates meetings with legislators, regulatory agencies, and staff to influence public policy on behalf of municipal government and the Association.
  • Provides technical assistance to municipal staff and elected officials in the day-to-day management of municipal government: provides information and resources on various issues related to municipal government; assists municipalities in developing ordinances, conducting meetings and carrying out other required functions; assists in ensuring cities and towns are operating in compliance with the laws of the state.
  • Provides training to municipal staff and elected officials through the Association's affiliate associations and institutes. Conducts training for municipal councils on specific topics upon request.
  • Travels periodically in state and infrequently out of state to perform the duties of this position
  • Manage multiple projects and issues throughout the year; performs all other duties as assigned

Qualifications include but are not limited to:

  • Bachelor's degree in public administration, political science, business administration or a closely related field is required. Advanced degree is preferred
  • Minimum five years of experience in local or state government operations, lobbying, policy development, or as an attorney
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal, relationship building and analytical skills
  • Ability to think strategically and work as a team player
Pay info: Competitive salary based on qualifications with excellent benefits package, including SC state retirement and health insurance

How to apply:
Email resume and cover letter to Summer Randall at srandall@masc.sc. Position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin on January 21, 2020. For more information about the Municipal Association of South Carolina, visit www.masc.sc.

The Municipal Association of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Chief Operations Officer

The Municipal Association of South Carolina is seeking a well-qualified candidate to fill the position of Chief Operations Officer. This position develops and oversees the strategic direction of the Association's internal operations to include information technology, human resources, and finance. In addition, the COO assists the executive director in the creation and implementation of new programs designed to provide direct services to the member cities. This position reports to the executive director.

Job duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversees and directs the internal operations of the Association to meet business goals and projections
  • Works with the executive director to explore, discuss, and resolve current issues and concerns with regard to the overall management of the Association, including such things as personnel, budgets, policies, and overall services of the Association.
  • Collaborates with the executive team to develop short and long range plans for the Association; oversees the implementation of plans to ensure adherence to organizational standards, policies and procedures.
  • Assists the Executive Director in the creation and implementation of new programs designed to provide direct services to the member cities. 
  • Oversees the financial, technology, and human resources operations of the Association
  • Develops and oversees innovative initiatives in the areas of responsibility that support Association operations and city services
  • Oversees the management of the Association's five-story, 60,000 square-foot office building including leasing

Qualifications include but are not limited to:

  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with municipal officials as well as Association staff and partner organizations. The candidate will also be an effective communicator and have the ability to analyze and respond appropriately to diverse and complex issues.
  • Bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration, finance or a closely related field. Master's degree is preferred.
  • Requires ten years of progressive management experience, preferably in local government or association management.
  • Previous experience developing and overseeing implementation of major initiatives including technology, human resources, and financial projects is desirable.
Pay info: Competitive salary based on qualifications with excellent benefits package, including SC state retirement and health insurance

How to apply:
Email resume and cover letter to Summer Randall at srandall@masc.sc. Position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin on January 21, 2020. For more information about the Municipal Association of South Carolina, visit www.masc.sc.

The Municipal Association of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer.