Website National Education Association (NEA)
The essential functions of this position include developing and maintaining effective bipartisan working relationships with Members of Congress, the federal executive branch, and other national policy-makers. The incumbent advocates and coordinates support for NEA’s position on federal policies and legislation, develops strategies and approaches for effective advocacy, and researches, analyzes, and evaluates federal issues, legislation, rules and regulations. The incumbent also researches legislative issues and assists in the development of testimony, legislation, position papers, and reports; and works collaboratively within the Government Relations team, and with NEA leaders, state affiliates and field staff to be influential in the legislative process in support of the Association’s federal legislative program. In addition, the incumbent makes oral presentations and attends political events, assists on campaigns and evaluates NEA’s position on education, racial and social justice, and related legislative policies important to NEA, its affiliates and its members. To carry out responsibilities, the employee uses a computer and/or laptop, associated software, other office technology and travels occasionally.
The position involves analytical and problem-solving skills; use of clear and articulate speech; written/oral communication skills; interpersonal and customer service skills; moderate lifting (up to 25 lbs.); use of a computer keyboard; sitting/standing for long periods and ability to travel by various means, e.g., train, plane, automobile.
Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Public Affairs, or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills may be obtained. Relevant advanced degree preferred. Minimum Qualifications: Five years professional lobbying experience involving political action or government relations at federal or state level. Experience in public policy advocacy at the state or federal level or experience in legislative or executive branch work at the state or federal level or Capitol Hill lobbying experience or combination of the above qualifies. Other Requirements: Writing samples (testimony, position papers, etc.), or samples of recent work products may be required at time of interview. Availability to work evenings or weekends on short notice, helpful. Some travel required.
Company: National Education Association (NEA)
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Washington, DC, US
Application Deadline: N/A