|Framingham Mayor Spicer Advertises For 2 Senior Advisors Paying up To $92,333 Each||December 29, 2017|
|Susan Petroni 508-315-7176||Framingham Source|
FRAMINGHAM - Mayor-elect Yvonne Spicer began advertising for two senior advisors, paying up to $92,333 each today, December 29.
Spicer will officially be sworn in as the City of Framingham's first mayor on January 1, as part of an inauguration. The public is invited.
The mayor-elect also began advertising for a chief operating officer, paying more than $150,000, today.
The two positions are:
The Senior Policy Advisor, under the direction of the Mayor and the chief operating officer, "provides high level support implementing the Mayor's vision and policy priorities into motion by working with divisions, departments, organizations and constituencies to discuss, plan, and execute the Mayor's policy initiatives. This position works closes with community leaders, municipal divisions and departments, the City Council, School Committee and Municipal Boards. acts as a liaison to City Council members, responds to constituent inquires; attends and represents the Mayor at community events, school and service meetings. May be involved in sensitive and confidential topics; researches, analyzes and provides recommendations regarding difficult, sensitive, important and wide-ranging policy areas; serves as the Mayor's liaison to Citywide committees and boards; and performs related duties as assigned."
The Senior Advisor for External Affairs, under the direction of the Mayor and the chief operating officer, "assists the Mayor in overseeing all aspects of the Executive Office operations including identify policy needs, developing and executing, building and managing coalitions in support of legislative initiatives, mitigating crises, and other issues that may arise. The Senior Advisor for External Affairs will also play a critical role in assisting the Mayor and City Council leadership in ensuring the legislative business of the City is running smoothly. This position also serves as the primary liaison with the Statehouse, other Federal agencies and local government officials on projects affecting Framingham initiatives. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with drive, good judgment, and political experience to dive directly into the center of Framingham's new government sphere."
"The Mayor's Senior Policy Advisor reports regularly to the Mayor updating progress on policy and initiatives, only referring difficult or unusual or highly sensitive and confidential matters to the Mayor. The incumbent is a liaison for the City Council and the constituency. The incumbent may research, analyze and make recommendations for solutions and courses of action using sound judgment. Responsibilities are broad in scope and require a high degree of political acumen and administrative discretion. The incumbent is expected to exercise considerable discretion in carrying out responsibilities independently and with awareness of City, office and constituent issues and sensitivities," states the job description.
"The Mayor's Senior Advisor for External Affairs is a dynamic position refers only difficult or unusual or highly sensitive and confidential matters to the Mayor or Chief Operating Officer, handling routine matters. The incumbent is often the initial contact and liaison for the constituency. The incumbent may research, analyze, draft and make recommendations for policy and courses of action using sound judgment. Responsibilities are broad in scope, balance multiple priorities and require a high degree of political acumen. The incumbent is expected to have professional experience, preferably with a background in both legislative and campaign work, either at the local, state or congressional level. The incumbent has some discretion in carrying out responsibilities with awareness of City, office and constituent issues and sensitivities," states the job description.
The Senior Policy Advisor would:
The Senior Advistory for External Affairs would:
The senior policy advisor should have a "Master's Degree in Government, Public Administration, Public Policy, Political Science or related field, 7-10 years of experience in local government, preferably City Government experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. A passion for the City of Framingham!"
The senior advisor for external affairs should have a "Bachelor's Degree in a Public Administration, Public Policy or related field, 5-7 years of experience in local government, preferably City Government experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience."
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