New York State School Boards Association

Employment Opportunities at NYSSBA

Governmental Relations

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Advocate for the Association’s legislative agenda to the State Legislature, State Education Department, other state agencies and Congress.
  • Engage with school board members around the state on an ongoing basis.
  • 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 and cover letter by December 6 to:
Subject line: Gov. Relations Position

NYSSBA is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion.

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