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The Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission Executive Director is responsible for planning, directing, and managing the operations of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission. This position is governed by federal and state law and agency policy.

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Typical Functions:

Establishes policies, procedures, goals, and objectives. Determines short and long-range plans and projects. Provides direction to staff by analyzing board operations, providing feedback regarding needs and improvements, and serving as a technical resource. Develops programs to promote racial harmony, understanding, respect and goodwill among all citizens, and to promote principles of non-violence, awareness, and appreciation of the Civil Rights Movement and of the principles and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Supervises a small administrative support staff by interviewing, training, assigning and reviewing work, counseling, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Responds to request for technical information from executive and legislative officials, high school students, staff employees, and the general public. Prepares and presents biennial budget, develops rules and regulation revisions. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of state and federal laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to minority programs and affirmative action issues. Knowledge principles and practices of human resource and organization management. Knowledge of minority program development. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of others. Ability to interpret and apply the provisions of state and federal laws, rules, and regulations as they apply to minority programs. Ability to monitor and evaluate agency operations. Ability to prepare and present information to a variety of audiences. Ability to communicate orally and in written format.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, management or a related field; plus six years of progressively more responsible experience in minority program management, human resources management or a related field, including four years in a professional managerial or supervisory capacity.

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