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Communications & Engagement Specialist

Date Posted:  Sep 22, 2022
Requisition ID:  397416
Location: 

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204

 

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.

 

At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.

 

Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.

 

About the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities (GCPD):

The Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities (GCPD) is the state’s Developmental Disabilities Council, established by the DD Act of 2000. GCPD improves the lives of people with developmental and other disabilities in Indiana by strategically funding grants, influencing public policy, and training people with disabilities and their family members to more effectively communicate and advocate for themselves and their communities. GCPD works to ensure that people with disabilities can live independent and productive lives in the community with the supports and services that they need to maximize their potential.

 

Salary:

This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $37,778. Salary for this position maybe commensurate with education and job experience.

 

About this Systems Change Manager role

As the Communications & Engagement Specialist, you will assist in the design, development and administration of communications and engagement opportunities highlighting grant funded programs within GCPD and serve as the specialist in a specific area.  In this position, you will utilize education, consultation, cooperative programming, and coordination to accomplish goals. You will serve as the subject matter expert on communications and engagements strategies for GCPD and review and make communications and engagement budget recommendations to improve program area finances. To be considered for this position, a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, or related field with at least two years of experience in communications, journalism, or related field is preferred. Comparable work experience may be substituted for Bachelor’s Degree where appropriate.

About the Job:

As the Program Director, you will be responsible for administering a program within a state agency and serve as the specialist in a specific area. In this position, you will utilize education, consultation, cooperative programming, and coordination to accomplish goals. 

A Day in the Life:

​The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Establish program objectives, KPIs, and actions to achieve them. 
  • Develop, update, and monitor all policies and procedures related to the program area. 
  • Interpret and explain policies, rules, regulations, or laws to leadership or customers. 
  • Implement corrective action plans to solve program problems. 
  • Analyze, prepare, and disseminate monthly and annual program reports. 
  • Review budget and make budgetary recommendations to improve the program area finances. 
  • Ensure program requirements meet federal and state policies and grants compliance. 
  • Assist in the development and train employees or agency consultants on program requirements and usage. 
  • Coordinate and deliver communication plans and communications. 
  • Serve as a liaison between agency and other state and federal agencies. 
  • Serve on management committees or other governing boards. 
  • Recruit, select, onboard, and train employees to ensure role responsibilities and expectations are clearly understood while providing opportunities to continue professional development. 
  • Set expectations, measure progress, provide ongoing feedback, and evaluate the performance of employees.  Ensure work adheres to quality standards, deadlines, and proper procedures.   

 

​The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • Specialized knowledge in program subject matter obtained through experience and/or education.  
  • Specialized knowledge of program area including pertinent rules and regulations. 
  • Extensive knowledge of all source materials and references including federal and state laws governing the programs. 
  • Ability to develop and implement new principles and policies and discern any far-reaching implications. 
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing. 
  • The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. 
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders. 
  • Working knowledge of accounting and budget principles. 
  • Ability to delegate work, set clear direction, and manage workflow. 
  • Ability to effectively give feedback, provide guidance or corrective action, coach, and develop employee skillsets. 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role may serve as a team lead for an assigned work group.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access

     

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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