Staff Positions Available
Mayor-Elect Jonathan Rothschild is seeking qualified candidates to serve in the following staff positions:
Chief of Staff
The Chief of Staff implements the Mayor’s directions, policies and priorities in the Mayor’s Office, provides management and oversight of the Mayor’s staff, researches policies and strategies, maintains communication with City Councilmembers and City staff, develops public/private partnerships with community organizations such as: business, education, social service and other non-profits, and assists the Mayor in all the Mayor’s duties and responsibilities; including organizing City Council meetings and agendas, inter-governmental relations and emergency public safety operations. Multiple years of executive and management experience is highly recommended. Experience working in the office of an elected official is also highly recommended. Knowledge and experience working with local governments, local businesses and local non-profits in the Metro Tucson area, in addition to experience working with the state and federal government on issues, projects and policies important to this area, is recommended.
The Business Advocate assists Tucson businesses, large and small, in the following areas: City permits and licenses, City utility services, access to other City departments as necessary, connection with local and regional economic development agencies such as the Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce and TREO, and information on local, state and federal business assistance programs. The Business Advocate’s working knowledge of issues facing the local business community will enable him/her to serve as a key economic development policy advisor to the Mayor and Chief of Staff, a leader in the retention, expansion, creation and strategic recruitment of businesses and jobs in Tucson, and an important participant in current and future business-friendly initiatives, including Land Use Code reform, incentive programs and the development of business information websites. Multiple years of experience working in a local Tucson business with regular engagement with and knowledge of City government, as well as experience in the area of professional business development is highly recommended.
The Communications Director leads public communications with the goal of achieving maximum transparency and engagement with the Tucson community. Duties include establishing multiple venues for the Mayor’s Office to both communicate directly with the public and listen to the public, scheduling and organizing weekly press conferences and e-newsletters, and responding to citizen questions and correspondence as directed. Experience working in a communications role in a highly visible public organization or in the office of an elected official is highly recommended. Knowledge and experience working with social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, and with CMS, especially WordPress, is also highly recommended. In addition, the Communications Director will play a key role in the development and implementation of the Mayor’s open government initiatives and related technology policies. Therefore, a strong understanding of open data projects and programs and other best practices in the use of communications and other technologies to make municipal governments more efficient, transparent and collaborative is recommended.
Community Outreach Director
The Community Outreach Director manages constituent services and provides assistance to the Mayor’s Office staff in all areas, including policy research, public-private partnership development, local business and non-profit advocacy, grant writing, human services and education outreach and event planning. A strong background in social service and grass-roots advocacy in the Metro Tucson region is highly recommended. Knowledge and experience working with a wide array of non-profits and public and private foundations is highly recommended. A deep understanding of the values, responsibilities and funding models of our local and statewide education and human services organizations and an understanding of any new, innovative approaches to maximizing their efficiencies and sources of funding is also highly recommended. Experience working in or with local government is recommended.
The Executive Assistant manages scheduling and correspondence for the Mayor’s Office, maintains the office budget and office personnel, procurement and other records, coordinates the maintenance of office equipment and systems, prepares documents and presentations, responds to Public Records requests, administers office invoices and purchasing forms, answers office phones, records and sorts office mail, processes certificates, plaques and other recognitions as directed by the Mayor. Substantial experience as an Executive Assistant in a highly visible and rapidly moving office environment is highly recommended. Experience working in or with local government is recommended. Current commission as an Arizona Notary Public is recommended as well.
Positions in the Mayor’s Office are at-will and are not eligible for Civil or Classified Service. The Mayor’s Office is a fast-paced environment that requires a commitment to long hours and maximum flexibility. Listed duties may change from time to time to meet the needs of the Tucson community as directed by the Mayor.
All hiring decisions will be made by Mayor-Elect Rothschild. Please send a cover letter, references and resume in .doc or .pdf format to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due by midnight Thursday, November 17th.