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Director, Advocacy

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Location: San Joaquin County, California

Job Description: The Director, Local Advocacy leads advocacy, political and communications campaigns within San Joaquin County in the areas of authorization and oversight, charter renewals and new petitions. This position works closely with charter school operators, community partner organizations. district and county elected officials and senior staff to enhance policy, influence the political landscape, and create a supportive ecosystem to ensure quality, achievement gap-closing schools have the resources and supports they need to thrive.

Overview of Responsibilities: The Local Advocacy team supports over 350 member charter schools across Northern California and the Central Valley, including 44 schools in San Joaquin County. The Director will build relationships with the individuals leading charter schools in the region and develop comprehensive strategies to ensure schools are renewed and have access to the resources they need to be successful. This position reports to the Managing Director, Northern California Local Advocacy.

Essential Duties:

  • Policy Making and Advocacy: Manage charter-related policy matters at the San Joaquin County Office of Education and Stockton Unified School District.
  • Relationship Building: Cultivate relationships with local district and county elected officials, local charter leaders, community partners and senior charter staff.
  • Coalition Building: Engage as a partner with aligned community organizations to advance access to quality public education.
  • Political Engagement: Engage in non-partisan and partisan electoral work under the umbrella of CCSA Advocates.

What Success Looks Like

To achieve success in this role, qualified candidates will be able to consistently meet and exceed these goals:

  1. Establish and secure a positive local policy environment to ensure charter schools have equitable access to resources (e.g. facilities, funding, and technology) and schools receive fair and transparent oversight.
  2. Foster the development of an engaged charter community where local leaders are essential drivers of key policy priorities by participating in the decision-making process about local advocacy strategy and inform and engage their communities in collective actions to support positive policy development.
  3. Establish priority partnerships among elected officials, community leaders, and charter operators to ensure high-quality public schools are available to traditionally underserved populations.

Core Competencies

  • Self-starter with exceptional decision making, strategic thinking, and organizational skills
  • Deep understanding of the local landscape, including the key players and power dynamics
  • Fosters communication by adapting and sharing out complex messages across diverse groups of people
  • Effectively builds and maintains relationships with key stakeholders

Preferred Capabilities

  • Resides within or near Stockton (or willingness to relocate) with access to reliable transportation
  • 5 years professional work experience at the school or policy level
  • Strong command of tools such as Salesforce, Excel, and other Office products
  • Fluency in Spanish

Location: San Joaquin County, California

Job Description: The Director, Local Advocacy leads advocacy, political and communications campaigns within San Joaquin County in the areas of authorization and oversight, charter renewals and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule

Salary

At least $73,950

Benefits

CCSA offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage, 401K eligibility after the first 90 days of employment, and generous paid time off.

CCSA offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage, 401K eligibility after the first 90 days of employment, and generous paid time off.

Location

Remote
Work must be performed in or near Stockton, CA
Associated Location
Stockton, CA, USA

How to Apply

Apply HERE

When applying please submit a cover letter answering the following questions:

  • What is it about our mission that resonates with your experience and/or interests?
  • What makes you an exceptional candidate for this position in particular?

Apply HERE

When applying please submit a cover letter answering the following questions:

  • What is it about our mission that resonates with your experience and/or interests?
  • What…

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