The Director of Communications & Community Relations, from this
point forward to be known as the Director, assists and supports the
Director of Government Affairs in legislative tracking, research
and analysis; communication with legislators and their staff; and
ensuring responsive handling of constituent requests from state and
local elected officials. He/she participates in the development of
policy and facilitates communication between the Commandant's
Office and the General Counsel, as well as bureaus, divisions, and
program directors throughout the Chelsea Soldiers' Home. The
Director will consistently articulate responses to media inquiries
as well as publicize new services and updates to Chelsea Soldiers'
Home policy in various online, broadcast and print media.
The Director is also responsible for preparing written materials
and correspondence with General Court as well as the administration
on bills and acts relevant to the Chelsea Soldiers' Home's
As a member of the Superintendent's Executive Leadership team,
the Director will also be required to perform additional tasks as
needed in furtherance of the Soldiers' Home's mission and work
jointly with the Director of Communications at the Department of
Veteran's Services and his/her counterpart at the Holyoke Soldiers'
Home to set and guide the strategy for all communications, website
and public relations messages to consistently articulate the
Soldiers' Home mission.
The Director is responsible for ensuring the enactment of a
sound legislative agenda that influences how veteran healthcare &
benefit issues are delivered.
About the Agency:
The Soldiers Home in Chelsea is a multidimensional health care
and housing facility first established in 1882. Our mission is to
serve eligible Massachusetts veterans with dignity, honor and
respect by providing long term and skilled nursing care in our long
term care facility and delivering comprehensive housing services in
our domiciliary facility. Chelsea proudly serves veterans from all
eras; from World War II though the Global War on Terror.
As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are
offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of
services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a
paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an
outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider
towards your overall compensation, including: 75% state paid
medical insurance premium
- 75% state paid medical insurance premium
- Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans
- Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance
- Low cost basic and optional life insurance
- Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred
Compensation 457(b) plan
- 12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and
- Tuition Benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and
- Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program
- Incentive-based Wellness Programs
- Professional Development and Continuing Education
- Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness
A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended
candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive
Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being
hired. For more information, please visit http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori.
Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in
accordance with the Human Resources Division's Hiring
Education and license/certification information provided the
selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public
Records law and may be published on the Commonwealth's website.
Qualifications - External
First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply
within the first 14 days.
MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must have at least (A) four (4) years of full-time
or, equivalent part-time, professional, professional internship,
administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in business
administration, business management, public administration, public
management, clinical administration or clinical management or (B)
any equivalent combination of the required experience and
I. A certificate in a relevant or related field may be
substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.
II. An Associate's degree in a related field may be substituted
for one (1) year of the required experience.
III. A Bachelor's degree in a related field may be substituted
for two (2) years of the required experience.
IV. A Graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for
three (3) years of the required experience.
V. A Doctorate degree in a related field may be substituted for
the required experience.
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females,
minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly
encouraged to apply.