National School Boards Association (NSBA) seeks an experienced individual to work with the Manager, Grassroots Advocacy to put into action NSBA’s advocacy agenda.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Works with the manager to implement critical federal grassroots advocacy programs and services, including websites, to mobilize and expand the participation of state school boards associations, local school board members, and other NSBA network, which include the Advocacy Institute, and the Conference of State Association Legislative Staff.
Works with the manager to implement effective communication networks for local school board members participating in the federal grassroots programs across Congressional districts and the states. Drafts calls to action and weekly legislative highlights, tailoring them to specific audiences as needed.
Coordinates with the marketing team for the Advocacy Institute (AI) marketing copy, manages the registration process prior to and during the conference, communicates with state associations regarding conference approvals. Participates in the creation of the AI conference program, conference handouts, recruitment of speakers, and logistics .
Manages the grassroots advocacy database providing analyses of advocacy participation and strategizes on increasing participation. Stays abreast of technology and vendors that will mobilize participation in NSBA’s grassroots program.
Monitors relevance of content on the advocacy web pages on NSBA.org and NSBAC.org, focusing on the different audiences and appropriate communications necessary to mobilize them and demonstrate member benefits.
Provides input, assistance and analyses to advocacy team on advocates who participate on NSBA’s legislative committees .
Creates surveys for the Conference of State Association Legislative Staff, analyzes content, and assists with the planning and programming of the two yearly meetings.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in education, public policy or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; two years’ experience in project management and/or an administrative role; At least 2 years of experience in advocacy, grassroots organizing, coalition-building and/or campaign politics; excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills.
Preferred: Experience with meeting management.
Founded in 1940, NSBA is a not-for-profit organization representing state associations of school boards and their more than 90,000 local school board members throughout the United States, virtually all of whom are elected. These local officials govern more than 13,600 local school districts serving the nation’s 50 million public school students. NSBA achieves that mission by representing the school board perspective in working with federal government agencies and national organizations that impact education, and provides vital information and services to state associations of school boards throughout the nation.