Associate Director of Government Relations - Trenton
Company: New Jersey Education Association (NJEA)
Posted on: September 12, 2019
NJEA announces a vacancy for an Associate Director of Government
- Promote NJEA and NEA legislation with state, county, and local
association leaders and members through campaigns, workshops,
- Contact legislators in Trenton, Washington, D.C., and in their
- Assist in the preparation of NJEA position statements and
arguments on legislation and regulations.
- Analyze legislation and regulations pertaining to education,
public employment, and other matters of concern to NJEA.
- Present NJEA positions at meetings of NJ Assembly and Senate
committees, US Congress, and NJ State Board of Education.
- Work with other NJEA and NEA divisions and staff members on
activities involving legislation, regulations, and political
- Work with NJEA Government Relations and Congressional Contact
committees and other appropriate NJEA committees in promoting state
and federal legislation and regulations.
- Work with other NJEA committees in the development of policy
recommendations to the NJEA Delegate Assembly.
- Contact NJEA affiliates regarding legislation and regulations
pertaining to their organizations.
- Assist with political action programs such as NJEA PAC
fundraising, training, assistance to county and local education
associations in such efforts.
- Work in campaigns of NJEA PAC-endorsed candidates in state and
federal elections. Assist with mayoral, county, and school district
- Assist in coordination of the routine work and details of the
operation of the division, such as: replies to inquires on
legislation, county legislative dinners, NJEA Legislative
Conference, NJEA Legislative Guide, NJ Legislative Index; review
agenda of the NJ legislative committees, maintenance of information
materials related to priority legislation.
- Register as a legislative agent for NJEA and file required
quarterly reports with the NJ Election Law Enforcement
- Assist with the NJEA-NEA Congressional Contact Team
- Monitor pertinent NJ state agencies and NJ Register.
- Assist with NJEA PAC and NEA's Fund for Children and Public
Education efforts, including reporting to the NJ Election Law
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned from time to time
by the NJEA executive director or the director of government
- A basic understanding of how legislation is developed,
introduced, and processed through the Legislature and
- Experience and knowledge of New Jersey and the US political
structure and operation.
- Ability to analyze NJ agencies, regulations, and NJ
- Ability to analyze legislation.
- Demonstrated competence in promoting legislation and political
- Successful experience in working with legislators.
- Ability to recruit and train member leaders and help them to
- An assertive attitude in working with legislators, NJEA
members, and the public; a "make-it-happen" style and
- Aptitude for speaking and writing in a clear, concise
- Sufficient physical and emotional stamina to spend long hours
in the Legislature and in the field.
- A bipartisan outlook on politics.
- A thorough understanding of and dedication to NJEA goals and
the methods used to accomplish them.
- Experience in public schools and organization activities.
- Bachelor's/master's degree(s) desirable. Apply The deadline to
submit rsum and request applications via email at (see application
details) -- is September 13, 2019 .-- Completed applications are
due by-- September 27, 2019 , to Kevin Kelleher, Director of
Government Relations.An application will be forwarded for
completion based upon review of the submitted rsum. NJEA is an
equal opportunity/affirmative action employer .
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