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Government Affairs and Advocacy Analyst

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SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.     Supports the Director in developing, managing and executing SEF’s strategy for strengthening relationships with elected officials and government agencies and increasing their understanding of and support for the work and mission of SEF

2.     Works with the Director to identify priority legislative and government relations issues of importance to the work of SEF throughout the southern region

3.     Communicates and advocates SEF’s priorities to local, regional, state and national elected officials and staff

4.     Researches, monitors, analyzes and responds to state, local and federal legislation, regulatory activity, and other education policy activities to understand their content and implications, and updates and advises the Director on potential next steps

5.     Works with the Director to communicate with SEF staff and SEF partner organizations to inform them of relevant government affairs issues

6.     Works closely with state elected officials and staff at state Department of Educations, State Legislative Black Caucuses, General Assemblies, school boards, other policymaking bodies, and  outside organizations to collect data and information as well as build relationships in the Southern education policy community

7.     Supports Director in educating legislators and other policymakers about the scope and impact of their public policy choices on education equity

8.     Supports the Director in the planning and implementation of programs, events, and other activities to support SEF’s advocacy and government affairs goals and advance SEF’s public policy priorities, through avenues such as legislative hearings, town halls, news conferences, meetings, and convenings of diverse groups of education stakeholders

9.     Helps the Government Affairs and Advocacy team translate research findings into effective, understandable products (i.e., policy briefs, memos, presentations, fact sheets, reports, and other written materials) for state policymakers, as well as civil rights groups and advocacy organizations

10. Represents SEF in coalitions and meetings, as appropriate, to support SEF’s state policy agenda, and manage SEF’s relationships with a range of stakeholders

11. Performs other duties as assigned and determined by the Director and SEF’s leadership team.

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

●      Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred (e.g., master’s degree in public policy, education policy, or related fields)

●      Two to four years of work experience (including internships) in policy analysis or research roles, ideally at an education policymaking entity or other policy and advocacy organization

●      Exceptional written, oral, and presentation skills and an ability to clearly communicate complete ideas for general public audiences

●      Experience in developing and maintaining relationships with public officials and their staffs

●      Experience analyzing and interpreting legislation and policy documents

●      Knowledge of state and Federal education policy, including ESSA plans

●      Ability to work both independently and collaboratively on multiple projects

●      Sense of humor and the ability to exhibit grace under pressure

●      Comfort with ambiguity

●      Ability to occasionally travel (when permitted under CDC and expert guidance)

●      Demonstrated commitment to equity and excellence for every young person, but especially African American and low-income students in the South

 

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.     Supports the Director in developing, managing and executing SEF’s strategy for strengthening relationships with elected officials and government agencies and increasing their understanding…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    May 3, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    April 30, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$60,000 - $65,000

Benefits

Excellent nonprofit employee benefits, including health care, dental, retirement plan, paid vacation, sick leave.

Excellent nonprofit employee benefits, including health care, dental, retirement plan, paid vacation, sick leave.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Atlanta, GA
Associated Location
101 Marietta Street NorthWest, 1650, Atlanta, GA 30303

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