Legislative Director, West Sacramento

06 Oct, 2020

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Legislative Director, West Sacramento

California School Boards Association
West Sacramento, CA
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    • Supervises team of legislative advocates.
    • Maintains key relationships with political and legislative insiders at the state level.
    • Develops and advises on political strategy to be used to forward the goals and positions of the Association in the state legislative and administrative advocacy.
    • Plans winning strategies to achieve CSBA’s legislative agenda and priorities, develops work plans, tactics and budgets for such campaigns.
    • Oversees the development and implementation of the Association’s legislative strategy; contributes to the development of the Association’s position on bills, issues, and policies.
    • Plans, manages, and oversees the daily functions, operations, reports and activities of assigned department, division, program, or service.
    • Participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned area; recommends within policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; recommends and administers policies and procedures
    • Participates in the development and administration of the department’s annual budget; assists in the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies
    • Contributes to the Association’s organization and strategic development goals and objectives and overall agenda and direction by developing and applying subject matter expertise in assigned areas; develops short- and long-range plans that support and impact the strategic direction of the Association; serves on Association leadership teams.
    • Builds Association communication plan on proposed legislation to legislators, legislative committees, Association leaders, Legislative Committee, CSBA staff and others.
    • Participates in and makes presentations to the Board of Directors and a wide variety of committees, and boards; performs review of matters in areas of expertise pertaining to the various committees and boards.
    • Develops and standardizes procedures and methods to improve and continuously monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of legislative strategy, service delivery methods, and procedures; assesses and monitors workload; identifies opportunities for improvement and makes recommendations to Assistant Executive Director for implementation.
    • Prepares, reviews, and presents staff reports, various management and information updates, and reports on special projects as assigned by the Assistant Executive Director.
    • Oversees advocacy initiatives for the Association on statewide boards, committees, and advisory groups; develops collaborative relationships with policy makers, government officials, school district and other representatives, and community groups to support the Association’s mission, vision, and goals; participates on a variety of interdisciplinary committees and represents the Association to a variety of community and stakeholder groups.
    • Serves as a liaison to employees, the public, private organizations, community groups, and government and local educational agency officials; provides consultative services and advice on legislation development, programming, and planning; receives and responds to complaints and questions relating to assigned area of responsibility; reviews problems and recommends corrective actions; testifies before boards and committees at public hearings on legislative and regulatory issues.
    • Communicates orally, in writing, or through graphic representations and technical summaries (Writes background papers, letters, action alerts, and presentations for advocacy at the State level) with colleagues, managers, employees, the public, organized employee groups, and representatives of various organizations in a variety of settings, including large and small group meetings.
    • Promotes the mission and values of the Association by exhibiting the Association’s commitment to integrity, collaboration, excellence, accountability, innovation, and respect; use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural and legal guidelines; establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of performing duties and responsibilities.
    • Reads and demonstrates an understanding and adherence to CSBA values, policies, and practices.
    • Demonstrates respect, honesty and professionalism at all times.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
    • This position may be required to manage and direct other staff, with the responsibility of overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of those roles.  This position will carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and all applicable laws.  Overall responsibilities of this position include, but may not be limited to, interviewing, training, timekeeping and wage & hour management, planning, assigning, and directing work, appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees, and addressing and resolving complaints.
  • SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
  • https://www.csba.org/en/About/Careers/Legislative-Director
  • Under supervision of the Assistant Executive Director for Governmental Relations, leads the CSBA Governmental Relations team in legislative and political strategy, messaging, and campaign tactics in areas relating to CSBA’s state legislative and political agenda; supervises team of legislative advocates; analyzes, and evaluates proposed and current state legislation, legislative issues, statutes, regulations, and policies; communicates and advocates for the Association’s position to influence opinion in favor of public education; develops, summarizes, and maintains reports and records; fosters cooperative working relationships among Association staff and acts as a liaison with various legislative, educational, community, public, and government agencies; and performs related work as required.
  • Requirements
  • QUALIFICATIONS 
    • Legislative practices and processes; principles, practices, and trends in public, elementary, secondary, and post-secondary education.
    • Political workings in and around the state Capitol.
    • Organization and function of non-profit organizations, boards, and commissions.
    • Applicable federal, state and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures; principles, practices, concepts, and methods of legislation research, development, analysis, and evaluation; methods techniques, and procedures of effective legislative advocacy.
    • Sources of information related to a broad range of education policy and programs.
    • Research design, methods, analysis, and reporting.
    • Public relations techniques.
    • Principles and practices of business letter writing, report formatting and preparation, data collection, information management, record keeping principles and procedures, and business mathematics and statistical techniques.
    • Modern office management practices and methods, including use of standard office equipment, computer equipment and applications, including word processing, spreadsheet applications, report writing and business correspondence/writing.
    • English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation.
    • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and Association members and staff.
    • Effective communication skills for use in one-on-one settings as well as in small and large groups.
    • Perform responsible and difficult legislative research, development, analysis, and evaluation involving the use of independent judgment and personal initiative.
    • Analyze, interpret, summarize, and present technical and legal information and data in an effective manner; prepare clear and concise speeches, articles, reports, correspondence, procedures, and other written materials.
    • Speak in public, before audiences of varying sizes.
    • Interpret, apply, and explain federal, state and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations.
    • Effectively represent the Association in meetings with education institutions, state governmental agencies, community groups, and various businesses, professional, and regulatory organizations and in meetings with the public.
    • Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor at all times.
    • Establish and maintain a variety of filing, record keeping, and tracking systems.
    • Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities and meet critical deadlines.
    • Operate and maintain modern office equipment, including computer equipment and specialized software application programs.
    • Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, in writing, and electronically, including social media.
    • Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural and legal guidelines; establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of performing duties and responsibilities.
    • Any combination of training and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree or higher with major coursework in business administration, public administration, government, legal, or political sciences, or related field with 10 years of experience in a management/leadership position in the public policy or political arena, including two (2) years of supervisory and/or administrative experience. Knowledge of political and legislative processes is critical as is a practical command of legislative representation, research, analysis, and evaluation.
    • Employee works in a primarily sedentary office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances.
    • Employee must be able to navigate to and from meetings at or around the state Capitol and stand or sit for long periods of time in meetings and while traveling.
    • Employee is personally responsible for following health and safety guidelines, instructions, and policies.
    • Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; vision to read printed materials and computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person, and over the telephone; must be able to bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push and pull drawers open and closed in the execution of duties.
    • Must be able to sit at computer for long periods of time and have the dexterity to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator, and operate standard office equipment.
    • Employee must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 25 pounds, hand truck available to assist.
    • Must be able to travel overnight on occasion throughout the state of California.
    • Must have the dexterity and mobility to facilitate or present information to a group, access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator, and operate standard facilitation equipment
    • Frequent travel preferably by car.  Proof of insurance and a clean DMV record may be required.
    • Possession of, or ability to, obtain a valid California Driver’s license by time of appointment.

Job posted: 2020-10-06