External Affairs Manager

Company: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

URL: http://www.floridajobs.org

Contact Person: Erin Gillespie

Application Deadline: January 22, 2016


External Affairs Manager

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is seeking an External Affairs Manager to work with the Director of Communications to build relationships and represent the Department before external audiences, and provide executive-level support to the Executive Director and senior staff during travel and external events. The successful candidate must have strong verbal and writing skills.

Specific job duties may include:

  • Responsible for preparing background information and briefing documents for DEO executive staff participating in events across the state;
  • Assists in researching and writing speeches for the Executive Director and other executive staff;
  • Staff the Executive Director during meetings, speeches, and other external events;
  • Serve as liaison to the Governor’s External Affairs Office;
  • Manage the Executive Director’s schedule during external events and traveling;
  • Brief senior staff on external requests for agency participation;
  • Responsible to respond to external event requests in a timely manner, and work with others in the agency to ensure participation and cooperation;
  • Participate in communications and organizational strategic planning to ensure media and event strategy is aligned with organizational goals.


  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, or related field;
  • Ability to work effectively under tight deadlines and minimum supervision;
  • Entrepreneurial and collaborative attitude required;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, discretion, poise, and mature judgement;
  • Knowledge or background of legislative affairs a plus.

How to Apply

Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing samples to [email protected]

Job Originally Posted on: Monday, January 11, 2016