Career Opportunity

Co-Director of Legislative Affairs #1518
1518
Springfield Office
Exempt
Legislative Affairs
Salary commensurate with education and experience
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Open Until Filled

​This position assists in responding to legislative inquiries on education bills and issues; resolves sensitive issues; provides written summaries and recommendations on legislation affecting the agency and education; develops and maintains databases; and, attends hearing and committee meetings.  This position reports to the First Deputy Superintendent.​

  • Researches and responds to constituent and legislative inquiries from legislators, liaisons, directors and/or the Governor’s Office staff regarding education bills and issues.
  • Assists state liaison staff in planning and developing a strong state legislative program and effectively coordinates legislative initiatives.  
  • Provides written summaries and recommendations of legislative action that may affect education and the agency to the director, Superintendent or other agency staff.
  • Represents the agency; may attend and document legislative committee meetings during legislative session.
  • Resolves situations of a sensitive nature by researching, analyzing and handling problems that arise and ensures that accurate responses are provided and deadlines met.
  • Assists in developing and maintaining detailed databases.
  • Provides complex management reports including tracking the status of and agency position on pending legislation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • ​(COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION) 
  • Master’s Degree or a Bachelor’s Degree plus two years of relevant professional experience.
  • Experience in dealing with constituent inquiries from legislative offices.  
  • Experience in working in an electronic bill analysis tracking system.  
  • Experience in working with the various legislative support agencies and the Governor’s Office of Management & Budget.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with accuracy and efficiency.
  • Ability to develop and maintain databases and use software packages.
  • In-depth understanding of the General Assembly and the legislative process.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.