National Association of State Retirement Administrators

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Chief Public Affairs Officer (CEA C)

The California State Teachers’ Retirement System is seeking to fill its Chief Public Affairs Officer position.

We are looking for a seasoned and respected professional who possesses the following competencies:

  • Act as policy advisor and make recommendations to the COO, CEO and Board on all stakeholder relations and engagement issues.
  • Direct outreach activities that build and strengthen community relations, foster partnerships and develop influential relationships with businesses, community partners and other external organizations to advance the interests of CalSTRS.
  • Provide briefings, continuing education and expert consultation and advice to the Board in rendering decisions related to stakeholder issues.
  • Manage the representation of the CEO, executive staff, and the CalSTRS Board to the public in daily news media relations efforts and for high profile and sensitive issues.
  • Lead the development of pro-active media relations and crisis management communication strategies to maintain CalSTRS positive position in the public and uphold the organization’s strong reputation and level of trust.
  • Oversee the representation of the System at legislative committee hearings on all legislative proposals affecting CalSTRS.

This position is eligible for an annual incentive recognition opportunity of up to 15 percent of annual base salary. Relocation benefits may be available.

A resume and statement of qualifications is required. 

For more information on this job opportunity, please click here.

Final filing date: 10/30/20
Position: Chief Public Affairs Officer (CEA C)
Organization: California State Teachers' Retirement System
Location: West Sacramento,  CA 
United States
Salary: $11,505-$17,513/month
Posting Start Date: 9/24/2020
Date Posted: 9/24/2020

Applicants must demonstrate the ability to perform high administrative and policy – influencing functions effectively. Such overall ability requires possession of most of the following more specific knowledge and abilities:

  • Knowledge of the organization and functions of California State Government including the organization and practices of the Legislature and the Executive Branch; principles, practices, and trends of public administration, organization, and management; techniques of organizing and motivating groups; program development and evaluation; methods of administrative problem solving; principles and practices of policy formulation and development; and personnel management techniques; the department’s or agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity Program objectives; and a manager’s role in the Equal Employment Opportunity Program.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of multidisciplinary professional and administrative staff; analyze administrative policies, organization, procedures and practices; integrate the activities of a diverse program to attain common goals; gain the confidence and support of top level administrators and advise them on a wide range of administrative matters; develop cooperative working relationships with representatives of all levels of government, the public, and the Legislature and Executive branches; analyze complex problems and recommend effective courses of action; and prepare and review reports; and effectively contribute to the department’s or agency’s Equal Employment Opportunity objectives.
Status: This listing expires on: 11/23/2020
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California State Teachers' Retirement System
100 Waterfront Place

West Sacramento,  CA 95605
United States
Courtney King