Project Analyst and Communications Specialist

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Deadline to Apply:

Friday, October 14, 2022, 4:30pm

Address:

St. Paul, MN
United States

Job Category:

Job

Job Type:

Full-time

Overview:

The Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) is seeking a Project Analyst and Communications Specialist.  This is a full-time benefits-eligible position that will assist the 17-member LCCMR with its Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF) project proposal and funding process, project oversight, and public outreach responsibilities. Work is primarily conducted through information-gathering, evaluation of project work plans, and various communications activities.

Position Summary:

Assist the LCCMR in making a recommendation for $70 million annually for natural resource projects statewide, using various funding sources, but primarily from the ENRTF.  Monitor funded projects for progress, compliance, and outcomes. Develop and implement communications efforts to keep various audiences informed about the LCCMR process, the ENRTF, and the outcomes and accomplishments of funded projects. The portion of this position’s time dedicated to communications may flux but is expected to grow over time.  The full position description is on the Legislative Coordinating Commission website or call 651-296-0099 to request a copy.  For more information regarding the LCCMR, visit the LCCMR website.

Minimum Qualifications:

Demonstrated knowledge of environment and natural resources issues and experience with traditional and social media strategy and implementation. Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences, communications, or a related field and three years of relevant experience. Alternately, a master’s degree and one year of relevant experience.

Compensation

This is a full-time, unclassified, non-partisan, and benefits-eligible position with limited remote options available through October. The salary recruitment range is $66,400 - $80,000; starting salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.

Why work for LCCMR?

Working for the LCCMR provides a unique opportunity to support legislative-level decision- making about the state’s environment and natural resources. The broad scope of ENRTF funding priorities allows for continual learning across a wide range of issues, including about cutting- edge research to find solutions to pressing problems. We enjoy a unique perspective working with diverse constituencies including from the private, non-profit, public, and academic sectors as well as legislative. Working at LCCMR provides new and interesting challenges, professional growth, and opportunities to deepen your experience and knowledge while working as a member of a supportive and collaborative team.

Comprehensive Benefits Package

The LCCMR, as an entity of the Minnesota State Legislature, offers exceptional benefits including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, other optional insurance, optional pre-tax spending accounts, retirement plan, optional tax-deferred compensation, vacation and sick leave, and paid holidays each year.

The LCCMR recognizes there are key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life balance. These benefits, in addition to your salary, make up your total compensation.

Health and Wellness

The LCCMR encourages wellness and promotes preventive care, offering many benefits and resources to help employees and their families lead healthy, balanced lives. This includes:

  • Low-cost medical, dental, and vision insurance packages, including prescription drug coverage, to fit your needs to ensure you are happy and healthy.
  • Free, confidential help through our Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
  • Wellness programs and resources to help you reach your wellness goals.

Financial Well-Being

Financial well-being is about making good financial decisions today and planning for the future. The state offers savings and investment plans, time off, insurance options, and more to help employees meet their financial goals. This includes:

  • A pension and deferred compensation plan (MNDCP) with an employer-paid match to help you plan for your future.
  • Basic life insurance at no cost to you. Additionally, you have the option of choosing supplemental life insurance (including spouse and child life options), short- and long-term disability, and accident insurance.
  • Pre-tax benefits, including dependent day care, medical/dental spending accounts (MDEA), and parking and public transit options.
  • Student loan forgiveness for qualifying staff under the current federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

Professional Development

Because employees are one of our most valuable assets, we encourage professional development that empowers employees to do the work they love and reach their career goals. There are a number of tools and resources to help employees explore career paths and expand their skill sets. This includes:

  • Training and development courses
  • Leadership institutes and programs
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Career planning

Work/Life Balance

We believe hard work is important, but we also know balance is essential. These programs are designed to help you with your work and personal life. This includes:

  • Flexible work schedules
  • Compensatory time options
  • Employees start with 16.25 days of paid vacation each year based on a 5-hour accrual rate per pay period with opportunity for increased accruals as service time increases
  • 13 days of paid sick leave each year based on a 4-hour accrual rate per pay period
  • 11 paid holidays and 2 floating holiday each year
  • 6 weeks of paid parental leave to help you bond in the important weeks after you bring your child home.

The LCCMR values the unique contributions that candidates with diverse experiences, knowledge, and backgrounds can bring to our work. Our differences make us stronger and leveraging them helps us create a workforce where everyone can thrive. The LCCMR is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to embedding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at our workplace. We do this by increasing cultural competence and understanding among all employees and removing institutional barriers and attitudes that prevent employees from advancing as far as their talents will take them. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), marital status, familial status, receipt of public assistance, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or age.

An Equal Opportunity/ADA employer

How to Apply:

How to Apply

Submit resume and cover letter by 4:30 PM, Friday, October 14, 2022, via email to: lcc@lcc.mn.gov or mail to: LCCMR Project Analyst and Communications Specialist Search Committee, Legislative Coordinating Commission, 600 State Office Building, St. Paul, MN 55155.