City of Tampa

Director of Strategic Initiatives (#900950) MG

$48.38-$75.82 Hourly / $8,385.87-$13,142.13 Monthly / $100,630.40-$157,705.60 Yearly


This is highly responsible professional and administrative work planning, coordinating, and executing the strategic initiatives of the Mayor’s Office.

Nature Of Work

The employee in this class, under the direction of the Mayor, provides high level support implementing the Mayor’s vision and priorities into motion by working with divisions, departments, organizations and constituencies to discuss, plan and execute the Mayor’s initiatives.  As a part of the City of Tampa’s executive leadership team, this position works closely with community leaders, municipal divisions and departments to thoughtfully and thoroughly execute the established strategic initiatives which may involve in the handling of sensitive and confidential topics. Work is evaluated by conferences, reports and results achieved. Appointed unclassified position; employee serves at the pleasure of the Mayor.

Examples of Duties

Develop, oversee and help implement programs and projects that support the City of Tampa’s vision and short and long-term plans. 

Work closely with managers, directors, and administrators to monitor progress and correct course when necessary; attends and represents the Mayor at community events, school and service meetings.

Develop project proposals, charters, progress reports, grant applications and other documents and presentations needed to carry out the City of Tampa’s strategic initiatives.

Researches, analyzes and provides recommendations regarding difficult, sensitive, important and wide-ranging policy areas.

Networks and builds relationships with community stakeholders.

Attends evening engagements and travels outside of the City.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Considerable knowledge of: of public relations and public information dissemination practices and procedures; federal and state legislative processes and informational sources relating to legislative actions; related federal and state laws.

Ability to: establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, directors, legislators and their aides, representatives of intergovernmental boards, and committees; write and speak clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings; perform research and prepare information reports; initiate, analyze, and monitor the status of strategic initiatives set forth by the Mayor.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license required.


During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 900950; EST: 8/1/2019;