Manager of Public Affairs

13 Sep, 2021


Manager of Public Affairs

Arkansas Education Association
Little Rock, AR

Salary: Placement depends upon previous similar experience.

Office Location: 1500 West 4th Street, Little Rock, Arkansas

Application Procedures:  Any person wishing to be considered for this position should submit a resume below AND email letter of interest and resume with three references to:

                            Tracey-Ann Nelson, Executive Director

                             AEA, 1500 West Fourth Street, Little Rock, AR, 72201


Application Deadline: Open until Filled

AEA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Ethnic minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

The Arkansas Education Association (“AEA”) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Business Manager (“Manager”). The candidate who fills this position will be responsible for managing all financial activities of AEA. The activities include accounting and financial reporting, audit preparation, regulatory compliance, cash management, payroll and employee benefits. This position will also manage all membership records as well as be responsible for the collection of member dues and remittance of payments to national and local affiliates.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Manager of Public Affairs is responsible for directing and implementing programs in
government and agency relations, elections, and educational policy, and professional practices. This person is
accountable to the Executive Director.
• Bachelor’s Degree
• Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills
• Knowledge of legislative and political processes
• Proficiency in basic computer technologies
• Ability to work in a team environment
• Willingness and ability to expand knowledge and skills in a rapidly changing environment
• Training and presentation skills
• A valid driver’s license, a satisfactory driving record and a reliable automobile for work-related travel
• Previous employment in a public school
• Experience lobbying
• Experience in ad educational agency
• Develop organizing strategies to assist Local Associations to effectively address political issues.
• Develop and deliver training to local Associations on organizing around political issues
• Plan, in conjunction with the Executive Director, the Association’s lobbying efforts during the legislative
• Write short articles in draft form for the AEA publication.
• Serve as the AEA staff liaison to the Government Relations Committee (GRC), the Educational Policies and
Practices Committee (EPPC), and the Arkansas Committee for Children and Public Education (ACCPE)>
• Plan the AEA Government Relations Program and serve as a resource to UniServ Directors on political
• Meet with legislators and other agency personnel to reinforce or modify attitudes toward AEA objectives and
• Analyze and track the progress of bills during the legislative session and recommend a course of action relative to
• In conjunction with the Executive Director, coordinate the design and implementation of conferences, workshops,
and training activities related to legislation and political action.
• Serve as a liaison with the NEA Government Relations Program and the NEA Fund.
• Plan the AEA Political Action Program, including recruitment activities at the local and state levels, the
interviewing of candidates, and the process for recommending candidates.
• Plan and direct the instructional issues program for the association.
• Administer the Association-sponsored professional development activities including the annual professional
development conference and the Educator-to-Educator Workshops.
• Coordinate and assist with the improvement of the student retired programs
• Coordinate the activities of Arkansas delegates to the National Education Association Representative Assembly
• Other duties assigned

Job posted: 2021-09-13