The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is seeking an experienced individual to work with the Manager, Grassroots Advocacy to put into action NSBA’s advocacy agenda. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Works with the manager to implement critical federal grassroots advocacy programs and services, including websites, to mobilize and expand the participation of state school boards associations, local school board members, and other NSBA network, which include the Advocacy Institute, and the Conference of State Association Legislative Staff.
  • Works with the manager to implement effective communication networks for local school board members participating in the federal grassroots programs across Congressional districts and the states. Drafts calls to action and weekly legislative highlights, tailoring them to specific audiences as needed.
  • Coordinates with the marketing team for the Advocacy Institute (AI) marketing copy, manages the registration process prior to and during the conference, communicates with state associations regarding conference approvals. Participates in the creation of the AI conference program, conference handouts, recruitment of speakers, and logistics.
  • Manages the grassroots advocacy database providing analyses of advocacy participation and strategizes on increasing participation. Stays abreast of technology and vendors that will mobilize participation in NSBA’s grassroots program.
  • Monitors relevance of content on the advocacy web pages on and, focusing on the different audiences and appropriate communications necessary to mobilize them and demonstrate member benefits.
  • Provides input, assistance and analyses to advocacy team on advocates who participate on NSBA’s legislative committees.
  • Creates surveys for the Conference of State Association Legislative Staff, analyzes content, and assists with the planning and programming of the two yearly meetings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in education, public policy or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; two years’ experience in project management and/or an administrative role; At least 2 years of experience in advocacy, grassroots organizing, coalition-building and/or campaign politics; excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with meeting management.

How to Apply

Qualified applicants should send resume, cover letter & salary requirements to: NSBA, Attn: HR/Manager/Field Coordinator, 1680 Duke Street, 2FL, Alexandria, VA 22314-3493. Resumes may be e-mailed to