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Indy Gov Assistant Director of Communication & Operations in Indianapolis, Indiana

Assistant Director of Communication & Operations



Assistant Director of Communication & Operations


City County Building, IN

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Full Time


Office of the Mayor

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Position Summary

Open to current employees of Mayor's Office only.

The Assistant Director of Communications and Operations oversees the Office of Education Innovation's charter application, replication, and renewal rounds, including managing applicant and renewal teams (i.e. school leaders, board members), application vetting and review, as well as the department's internal and external communications.

Position Responsibilities

Create, execute, and oversee timelines and processes for application, replication, and renewal rounds, as well as mid-charter reviews, and all asociated strategic planning.

Manages internal and external review of all applications, replications, and renewals, including coordinating with external reviewers and team members, and community partners. Plans and executes staff interviews. Also creates, revises, and audits internal application and renewal materials as needed in consultation with OEI and other high-quality authorizers.

Oversee and implement Indianapolis Charter School Board hearings, including managing applicant and renewal teams and board member participation, as well as all logistical, technological and communications-related tasks.

Coordinate and monitor OEI's relationships and strategy with local and national press, as well as working with the Director to prepare for and carry out any media appearances or interviews.

Reviews and edits annual accountability reports, renewal reports, mid-charter reviews and any other public-facing reports or documents to ensure consistency with OEI strategy, style, accuracy, and clarity.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.


Open to current employees of Mayor's Office only.

Bachelor's Degree (Master's degree preferred) and five (5) to seven (7) years' experience. Must be well organized and manage multiple deadlines. Effective communications, research/analytical, and computer skills are required. Excellent writing and verbal communications skills are required and critical for this position. Experience with project management required. Media experience strongly encouraged. Policy experience strongly encouraged. Must be well-organized and manage multiple deadlines. Demonstration of excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, through academic coursework, training, or other experiences, required. Must have a demonstrated ability to meet specific goals in a team oriented environment.

Independent Judgment

A great deal of independent judgment is required. Must be able to craft a strategic plan for education reform for the city. Must be able to interpret academic, financial, and governance-related documents to identify trends, diagnose issues and project a school's success or challenges. Must be able to assess the feasibility of plans and operations of public charter schools, identifying problems and working with schools to adopt more efficient and effective practices. Must be able analyze academic and policy-related data for internal and external communications.