Position Description

Legislative Advocate/Liaison Coordinator
Location Governmental Relations (Sacramento, CA)
Department/Region Governmental Relations
Salary Schedule CSO Salary Range $90,142 - $154,868 per year *
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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Act as a legislative and regulatory representative for the California Teachers Association.
  • Prepare supportive data, rationale and testimony for appearances before committees of the legislature and governmental agencies and/or boards.
  • Interpret and build support for the CTA legislative and regulatory program through oral and written communication with legislative committees, agencies, individual legislators, CTA members and lay and professional groups.
  • Work cooperatively with other organizations and their representatives to build support for the CTA legislative and regulatory program.
  • Work with appropriate CTA State Council committees, other committees, and CTA chapters as assigned.
  • Coordinate CTA’s liaison program regarding State Agencies, Boards, et al.
  • Build relationships between CTA, community organizations, and other outside organizations that are beneficial to CTA’s objectives.
  • Coordinate communication and interaction of liaison activities of CTA departments (GR, IPD, and C4OB)
  • Maintain calendars and records relative to the liaison program.
  • Coordinate communications to and from appointed volunteer liaison contact persons.
  • Coordinate appropriate training programs for volunteer liaison contacts.
  • Maintain effective communications with all involved parties of interest regarding a continuous evaluation of the liaison program structure, operation, and accomplishments.
  • Consolidate and prepare liaison reports to CTA Board of Directors, Agency Review Committee, and other appropriate groups.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Governmental Relations Associate Executive Director and/or the CTA State Executive Director.

Qualifications - Minimum Required

  • A BS/BA or higher degree.
  • Understanding of and familiarity with the complexities of the legislative and regulatory process.
  • Broad understanding of the critical issues and problems facing the public schools and the teaching profession in California.
  • Demonstrated ability to write and speak effectively.
  • Ability to interpret, develop summaries, and communicate complex data to those less familiar with the technicalities of the legislative and regulatory process.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with other people.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure, to exercise good judgment under conditions of stress and to maintain effective work for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint, etc.) necessary to communicate legislative and regulatory information internally and externally.
  • Proficiency in the use of computer technology, Microsoft Suite and the ability to learn and use the Association’s software programs.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid California driver’s license.

* This position is in a bargaining unit represented by CSO. Salaries are established by a collective bargaining agreement. Step placement is also determined by the CTA/CSO Agreement.

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