Chief Legislative Officer

Columbus, Ohio
Chief Legislative Officer
Columbus, OH
Competitive Pay and Benefits

The Chief Legislative Officer will embrace change, foster innovation, and focus on the needs of consumers, providers, legislators, and stakeholders.
Chief Legislative Officer Responsibilities: 
  • Develop policies and procedures alongside Director to design the agency’s legislative and communication programs.
  • Oversee the agency Communications Office and serve as the Deputy Director of Public Affairs.
  • Advocate for legislative changes to incorporate innovative laws and regulations and focus on the needs of consumers, providers, legislators, and stakeholders.
  • Align the agency’s advocacy strategy with the needs of consumers, providers, legislators, and stakeholders.
  • Serve as the project manager for policy and communication related informational and educational initiatives.
  • Develop and maintain strategic alliances with advocacy groups, and other stakeholders.
  • Advise and/or consult with the Director, other staff, and stakeholders relative to existing, and proposed federal, state, and local policy initiatives.
  • Represent the agency in legislation-related areas impacting agency, agency programs, ensuring timely and appropriate departmental involvement.
  • Act as the liaison between federal, state, and local government officials, representatives, legislatives officials, government agencies advocacy groups, and other stakeholders.
  • Represent the agency before the Controlling Board and JCARR.
Chief Legislative Officer Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college in Political Science, Public Administration, Law or related field.
  • 5+ years of combined experience in legislation and/or public affairs, with three or more years of strong executive leadership experience.
  • Strong project management and analytical skills.
  • Experience managing complex projects with multiple stakeholders through successful completion within time constraints.
  • Strong executive presentation skills, written communication skills and experience with a variety of computer software applications and data processing systems.
  • Change agent with strong credibility and influencing skills and the proven ability to build relationships and influence stakeholders.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, with a highly collaborative working style and a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment, influence and motivate diverse teams to achieve a unified goal.


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