Legislative Director

Job Type

Full Time

Published

07/31/2018

Application Deadline

09/01/2018

Address

1514 P St NW
Suite B
Washington
DC
20005
United States

Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

The NIEA Legislative Director position is responsible for building support for the advancement of Native education policy through various vehicles – from working with key stakeholder groups to coalition partners and policy makers in in the federal government. This position will directly supervise the State Policy Associate.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

The essential functions of this position, include, but are not limited to the following:

• Work to develop and implement advocacy priorities and initiatives concerning federal policy and legislation.

• Attend policy-related meetings, conferences, workshops, forums, and other pertinent presentations to expand NIEA outreach and networking capabilities.

• Develop briefing papers, talking points, comments, testimony, articles, etc. to clarify and advance NIEA’s national policy agenda and membership resolutions.

• Build relationships and networks with key stakeholders including tribal governments, Native education advocates, governmental agencies, and Administration and Congressional policy staff.

• Analyze and synthesize research (or supplemental information) for developing stances to proposed and existing policies and legislation that are national in scope.

• Additional duties as necessary.


QUALIFICATIONS:

• Bachelor’s degree in public policy, government relations, education, or related field preferred; Master’s degree desired but not required.

• At least 5 years of direct policymaking or advocacy experience, legislative background preferred.

• Knowledge and passion for furthering the mission of NIEA and a commitment to Native students and enhancing their educational opportunities.

• Demonstrated ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships with a variety of stakeholders including policy makers, local advocates, tribal governments, and educators regarding various education issues.

• Excellent written and verbal communication as well as interpersonal, public speaking, and presentation skills.

• Knowledge of and experience working with tribes, Native communities, and national Native and civil rights organizations.

• Proven ability to work in team environment while demonstrating capacity to solve problems independently and address concerns in a timely and accurate manner.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

niea@niea.org
http://www.niea.org/our-story/jobs-and-internships/

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and three professional references to niea@niea.org. For additional information, contact NIEA at 202.544.7290.


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