Director of Outreach & Advocacy

Posted: 03/17/2023

SUMMARY OF DUTIES: The Director of Outreach and Advocacy (DOA) plans and implements outreach and advocacy efforts, including strategic campaigns, education efforts, and grassroots organizing and support. This role also includes interacting with media and community partners, as well as digital storytelling.
Individual must be self-motivated, results-oriented with a positive outlook and a clear focus on high quality customer support, possess excellent time management skills, credible and comfortable dealing with a broad spectrum of business industries and people.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Contribute to the digital conversation related to the Chamber’s initiatives through social media, video content (must have videography skills shooting and editing), and other channels.
  • Interact with local media representatives, as directed.
  • Build and maintain strong community partnerships.
  • Assist President & CEO in supervising Government & Public Policy Committee.
  • Assist President & CEO in supervising Education & Workforce Development Committee.
  • Coordinate advocacy efforts, such as health, mental health, education, workforce development, talent retention, and housing.
  • Assist President & CEO with public policy initiatives that benefit Chamber members and provide a nurturing business environment.
  • Oversee designated Area Councils.
The Director of Outreach and Advocacy may work some weekends and a non-traditional work schedule, including overnight travel; attend conferences for training classes in Mississippi and other states. Performs other related duties, as required.
PHYSICAL FUNCTIONS: Tasks involve the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (12-25 pounds). Ability to be on feet for a long period of time with substantial walking at events.
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public policy/administration, or related field of study; or equivalent experience.
  • Outstanding written, spoken communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in videography and editing.
  • Able to nurture effective relationships across public, private, and nonprofit sectors.
  • Experience in all major office-related computer applications.
  • Presentation skills, including ability to create effective and attractive visual aids.
  • Flexibility.
  • Valid driver’s license, sufficient automobile insurance, and personal cell phone.
The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, genetic information, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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