Deputy Director of Governmental Relations
NYS School Boards Association - Latham, NY

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The New York State School Boards Association is seeking an experienced individual for immediate employment. If you would like to be an instrumental part of a dynamic work environment that provides personal and organizational growth opportunities, then join our advocacy team in our Latham, NY headquarters.

The Position:

  • Advocates and interprets legislative program to Congress, the NYS Legislature, State Education Department, and other state agencies.
  • Assists in maintaining grassroots legislative network.
  • Interacts regularly with school board members and administrators around the state.
  • Involves frequent statewide travel and public speaking opportunities.
  • Supervises members of advocacy team.
  • Contributes articles to our award-winning newspaper.

Your Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree.
  • Minimum of four years lobbying experience, including both NYS legislative houses and Executive branch. Cannot be barred from lobbying activities.
  • Familiarity with public education issues.
  • Highly effective public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Experience advocating using social media.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

To apply for confidential consideration, email resume, cover letter and compensation requirements, by August 9 to:

Subject line: Governmental Relations Position
An Equal Opportunity Employer.