Legislative Analyst

04 Aug, 2022

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Legislative Analyst

SEIU Local 2015
Sacramento, CA

Legislative Analyst

Job Description

Purpose:

This position is responsible for providing highly skilled strategic analysis of public policy trends in support of organizational goals and representing Local 2015 with external constituencies to promulgate and build support for Local 2015’s policy agenda.

Duties & Responsibilities: (Any one position may not include all of the specific duties and responsibilities listed. Examples provide a general summary of the work required and should not be treated as a total and complete list of expected duties to be performed by employees in the classification.)

Track federal, state and local legislative and regulatory activity related to long-term care and Local 2015’s justice agenda, and identify bills affecting interests of union members.
Assist in the strategy, development and execution of Local 2015 member driven campaigns that advance the Union’s agenda.
Analyze current and proposed state legislation affecting long-term care and assist in developing the best means to assure the adoption of legislation that would move the union’s justice agenda forward.
Work with Policy Director and others to strategize and implement efforts to secure stable funding for, and access to, long-term care.
Track developments in federal, state, and local long-term care policy in order to provide expertise to union leaders, members, and staff.
Develop and maintain close relationships with elected officials, and key staff, committee personnel, and important department and agency staff in order to maintain open lines of communications that will allow for opportunities to present the Union’s views of existing law or proposed legislation.
Coordinates multi-departmental or multi-constituent projects. Oversees staff efforts and exercises large degree of independent judgment.
Position may require some public testimony to advance the union’s position on policy proposals.
Represent Local 2015 in coalitions, with allies and amongst stakeholder groups, in public forums internally and externally.
Draft legislation, letters, testimony, policy briefs, position statements and lobbying points, for both internal and external use, in support of union’s goals and policies.
Other responsibilities as needed and appropriate.
Qualifications:

Ability to lead and complete work with a strong sense of autonomy and independent judgment.
Excellent analytical skills and communication skills (written and oral).
Knowledge of, and/or willingness to develop expertise in, all forms of long term care with an emphasis on In-Home Support Services (IHSS) and nursing homes.
Experience with state politics and policymaking, including at least two (2) years working as a legislative staffer, lobbyist, or in a similar capacity.
Thorough knowledge of issue development in a political context preferred.
Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships at a variety of levels, including elected officials and their staff, community leaders and other union staff.
Self-starter with the ability to exercise sound, independent judgment and work effectively both individually and as part of a team.
Ability to manage multiple priorities in a timely manner and keep track of a variety of projects.
The ability to work with people from other cultures and backgrounds.
Background in and/or knowledge of and interest in being part of labor movement.
BA required. Advanced degree preferred.
Expected Behavior:

The Legislative Advocate is expected to embrace, promote and demonstrate the organizations’ core values – Excellence, Leadership, Compassion, Accountability, Transparency and Empowerment – which include but are not limited to:

High ethical standards
Train, develop, nurture and mentor all staff and members
Encourage team work and participation by all staff and members
Lead by example
Ensure outstanding representation of the organization to internal and external allies and constituents.

Physical requirements:

Long and extended hours and travel is required. Work may be performed in an office setting and/or out in the field with members and external constituents.

Job Location:

This position is located in Sacramento.

Scope and Nature of Supervision:

The Legislative Analyst will report to the Policy Director, or his or her designee, on a day to day basis. However, this position also requires an ability to work autonomously and with sound professional judgment.

** SEIU Local 2015 is an equal employment opportunity and is committed to recruiting and hiring without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Job posted: 2022-08-04