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Public Safety Loss Control Consultant

The Municipal Association of South Carolina is accepting resumes for the position of public safety loss control consultant for the risk management insurance program. This position will provide professional consulting services in law enforcement risk management and loss control analysis to members to minimize loss and manage necessary exposure. The position requires extensive in-state travel. Competitive salary (based on qualifications) and excellent benefits package, including SC state retirement and health insurance.

Qualified candidates will possess:

  • Bachelor's degree or education and training equivalent to four years of education in, criminal justice, fire science, business administration, public administration, risk management or a closely related field.
  • Ten years of progressive experience in public safety.
  • Must possess a valid state driver's license.
  • Must possess a current or former law enforcement officer certification.
  • Specialized training with emphasis in fire science. Fundamental knowledge of the law enforcement and public safety field to include laws and policies.
  • Demonstrated above average interpersonal, organizational and customer service skills, as well as written and verbal communication.
  • Experience developing and conducting training.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient in utilizing various software applications
  • Strong awareness of and ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities.
  • Public sector knowledge/experience is preferred.

Email resume and cover letter to Summer Randall at srandall@masc.sc. Position will remain open until filled. The Municipal Association is an equal opportunity employer. For more information about the Municipal Association of South Carolina visit us online at www.masc.sc.

 

Administrative Assistant

The Municipal Association of South Carolina is accepting applications for the position of administrative assistant. This full-time position will support the communications and governmental affairs departments, executive director and general counsel. Competitive salary and excellent benefits package including SC state retirement and health plan. 

Duties of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides general administrative support to include data entry, proofing, website posting, drafting memos, meeting scheduling and logistics and project support
  • Maintains all board documents including minutes and agendas
  • Communicates with board members concerning meeting schedules and logistics
  • Assists in scheduling and coordinating training meetings and other events as assigned; Assists with event registration; prepares and distributes information packets, agendas, badges and other meeting materials; and coordinates selecting and ordering meals and arranges for meeting room set-up
  • Manages travel arrangements for executive director and other staff
  • Composes documents and researches and compiles data for reports and correspondence
  • Exhibits strong customer service skills with internal and external customers; 
  • Develops and maintains efficient record-keeping systems
  • Assists the receptionist as needed

Qualifications include but are not limited to: 

  • Associate degree or training/experience equivalent to two years of education in business, communications or a related field
  • Advanced administrative skills demonstrated by five years of experience in a fast-paced office environment
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently managing multiple projects from multiple staff members
  • Ability to master complex software including database management systems, content management tools and online solutions
  • Strong organizational, time management, prioritization, grammar, proofreading, written and verbal communication, and analytical skills
  • Detail orientated and ability to master job responsibilities quickly
  • Highly skilled with Microsoft Office Suite with advanced proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint; proficiency with content management system software
  • Valid state driver's license

Email resume and cover letter to Summer Randall at srandall@masc.sc. Position will remain open until filled. The Municipal Association of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Executive Director

Formed in 1930, the Municipal Association of South Carolina represents and serves the state's 271 incorporated municipalities. The Association is dedicated to the principle of its founding members: to offer the services, programs and tools that will give municipal officials the knowledge, experience and resources to support the most efficient and effective operation of their municipalities in the complex world of municipal government.

The Association is seeking an executive director to assist the board of directors in their efforts to establish long-range goals and ensure effective management and delivery of Association programs and services. These efforts will include implementing the policies and objectives of the board, developing new programs and services, administering successful and efficient Association activities, providing financial oversight of all Association programs, serving as a spokesperson for the Association in municipal, state and national arenas, and overseeing the hiring and development of staff.
 
Primary Responsibilities
 
Leadership

  • Provides leadership to a diverse staff of professionals by setting clear goals and expectations for the Association staff and maintaining appropriate staffing levels. Responsibilities include evaluating staffing levels and needs, determining required skill sets for various positions, setting salary rates, participating in the hiring process, training, coaching and mentoring, assigning and evaluating work, and disciplining and terminating.
  • Collaborates with senior staff to develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure efficient and economical departmental operations and recommends to the board as necessary; evaluates results to ensure compliance and to identify and correct deficiencies.
  • Oversees all programs including, but not limited to, the advocacy program, communications and public relations, affiliate services, information technology, training and technical assistance, risk management and insurance programs, collection programs, financial accounting, business systems administration, conference management and management of other special programs and projects.
  • Creates opportunities for collaborative decision making by meeting with staff, departments, project teams, etc., to brainstorm ideas, consider suggested actions and evaluate outcomes. 
  • Reviews reports, contracts, etc. prepared by staff and attorneys/consultants for accuracy, completeness and compliance with laws, policies and procedures.
  • Provides vision and guidance for the implementation of Association programs that can be offered most effectively and efficiently by the Association rather than independently by cities and towns.
  • Creates opportunities for staff development, prioritizes succession planning initiatives throughout the organization and provides resources to support professional development activities.

External Engagement

  • Maintains knowledge of current municipal issues and forecasts future areas of municipal interest and impact by attending national and regional meetings and communicating with professional peers. Creates awareness of issues and recommends potential solutions to South Carolina municipal officials.
  • Reviews legislative bills and court rulings to determine the impact on municipal government and develops the Association's positions and related responses. Testifies before legislative committees and meets with state and federal officials when appropriate to support those positions.
  • Builds relationships with key influencers in the private sector and promotes programs within the state's cities and towns in order to educate residents and the business community on the importance of cities and towns to the future of the state. When needed, solicits assistance in the promotion of the positions of cities and towns; consults with contracted lobbyists and attorneys on issues as required.
  • Actively works to build relationships with city leaders across South Carolina to better understand the needs of varying sized cities, critical issues that will impact those cities, and solutions that have proven to be successful.
  • Cultivates relationships with peer organizations in the state and nation to share and learn best practices.
  • Establishes and maintains an excellent rapport with the Association's board of directors and communicates regarding critical issues to solicit their input. Plans all board meeting agendas and provides administrative coordination and assistance to the board of directors.
  • Receives and responds to inquiries, requests for assistance and concerns from staff, government officials, special interest groups, the general public and the media; participates in public relations activities including making public presentations, media appearances, etc.

Strategic Planning

  • Collaborates with the board of directors and senior management to develop short- and long-range goals for the Association; oversees the implementation of plans to ensure adherence to organizational standards, policy and procedures.
  • Evaluates progress towards accomplishing goals outlined in the strategic plan. Utilizes evaluation processes to adjust the strategic plan and priorities to better serve the Association and its members.
  • Evaluates current organizational capacity and provides direction to address needs related to budget, staffing levels, professional development, succession planning and organizational efficiency.
  • Optimizes processes for determining the strategic priorities of varying sized cities across the state to aid the advocacy and governmental affairs team in their efforts to encourage policy making that benefits cities and towns in South Carolina.

Operational and Financial Oversight

  • Oversees the management of the Association financials, ensuring proper use of and proper accounting of all funds received under the direction of the Association; reviews and approves financial statements and consults with auditors as necessary.
  • Provides direct and indirect oversight of the development, presentation and management of Association budgets. Manages the budget realignment process should such action be necessary.
  • Oversees the management of all funds of the Association and all programs under the guidance of the Association.
  • Oversees the human resources program of the Association, ensuring compliance with laws and regulations, including advertising positions, interviewing and hiring candidates, setting compensation and, if necessary, terminating staff; oversees the setting and administration of personnel policies.
  • Oversees the development and implementation of all Association programs providing education, training and technical assistance to elected officials and municipal employees.  
  • Assists all boards of directors under the administration of the Association (i.e. Risk Management Services programs, SC Other Retirement Benefits Employers Trust) in informing municipalities of their services; provides staff to administer programs; reviews issues to determine the impact on the mission of these boards and programs; and provides support to the boards of directors.
  • Directs the development and implementation of the Association's technology goals; oversees the use of technology in the provision of all Association programs and services and oversees the relationship with the Association's technology partner in providing services to SC municipalities.
  • Directs the collection of business license taxes due to municipalities from telecommunication and insurance companies, as well as the collection of debts due to participating entities. Ensures effectiveness of systems to receive, account for, distribute and report on all collections.
  • Serves as managing partner of Gervais Street Associates providing oversight for all activities including financial, legal, leasing and others common to office building management.

*Duties outlined above may not necessarily include all duties required of this position.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required.
  • Master's degree in public administration, planning, public policy, or a closely related field or a Master of Business Administration is preferred. Other advanced degrees, such as a juris doctorate, will also be considered as valuable.
  • Ten or more years of executive-level leadership experience in government, association or corporate senior-level management is required. Prior relevant experience working in a municipal environment would be considered valuable.  
  • Knowledge of municipal operations and an understanding of the legislative process is critical.
  • Experience leading an organization with diverse services and programs is required.
  • Extensive experience managing large, complex budgets as well as associated compliance and reporting requirements. 
  • Ability to be politically astute but not partisan is desirable.
  • Excellent communication skills along with the ability to build trust with employees, the board of directors, members of the legislature and stakeholders is required.
  • The ability to be inclusive and to lead with high integrity, fairness and emotional intelligence is required. 

The Municipal Association is an equal opportunity employer.

Core Competencies

Contagious and Adaptive Leadership: Demonstrate an entrepreneurial, high-energy, optimistic, and contagious passion for the Municipal Association of SC mission, values and services. Establish and preserve the reputation as a humble and trusted leader. Possess a strong capacity to respond positively to unpredictability and change, and to adapt to shifts in the political climate, issues facing cities and towns, and the needs of internal stakeholders.

Strategist and Visionary: Identify opportunities for more effective delivery of services and clearly articulate a positive vision of the future to all stakeholders. Analyze trends impacting municipalities, research continuous improvement strategies, review Association data, identify opportunities for creating efficiencies, and define evolving organization-wide standards and goals.

Effective Communicator: Provide clear and authentic communication to all levels of constituents (internal and external). Ensure proactive and comprehensive communication with the board, employees, legislators and city leaders across South Carolina.

Engagement and Collaboration: Create a culture that encourages collaborative decision making and engagement across the Association. Develop policies and procedures that empower employees to express ideas and seek input and guidance from colleagues, board members and community partners.

Results Orientation: Diligently monitor standards/goals and hold each division accountable for reasonable growth, change and exceptional quality of work.

Advocacy Mindset: Exhibit interest in and general knowledge of municipal policy and trends impacting cities and towns of varying sizes across South Carolina. Demonstrate a comfort with and support of advocacy, stakeholder organizing and education of influencers across the state. Supporting the legislative team, maintain relationships with members of the SC General Assembly and city leaders to develop awareness of issues that may impact municipalities.

Talent and Team Development: Build and align high performing teams with a shared commitment to high-quality customer service, problem solving and collaboration. Cultivate healthy relationships and trust among teams and stakeholders.

To Apply

The Municipal Association has retained the services of Find Great People for this search. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter and contact information to Christin Mack at cmack@fgp.com.

For more information about the Municipal Association of South Carolina, visit their website at  www.masc.sc.