New Your State School Boards Association

Employment Opportunities at NYSSBA


Governmental Relations Representative

The New York State School Boards Association is seeking an experienced individual for immediate employment in our Latham, NY headquarters.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Act as an advocate to advance the Association’s legislative agenda to the State Legislature, State Education Department, other state agencies and Congress.
  • Maintain regular contact with school board members around the state.
  • Represent the Association in coalitions and other meetings.
  • Produce memos and other written materials to support the legislative agenda.

Requirements and Skills:

  • BA required; MA or JD preferred
  • Minimum five years legislative or other policy or lobbying experience.
  • Experience with public education policy issues strongly preferred.
  • Experience producing legislative materials including bill drafts and position papers preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong public speaking and interpersonal skills.
  • Comfortable working independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Frequent travel as well as night and weekend availability.

Competitive salary and benefits package. To apply for confidential consideration, email resume, cover letter and compensation requirements by August 31 to:
Subject line: Gov. Relations Position


An Equal Opportunity Employer.

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