The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is seeking an experienced individual to work with the Director of National Advocacy to put into action NSBA's advocacy plan.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but are not limited 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 networks, which include the National Affiliate Advocacy program, Federal Policy Coordinators Network, the Federal Relations Network, and the Conference of State Association Legislative Staff.
  • 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, weekly legislative highlights, and action alerts, tailoring them to specific grassroots networks.
  • Coordinate Federal Relations Network Conference (FRN) promotional marketing copy, manage the registration process prior to and during the conference, communicate with state associations regarding conference approvals and CUBE participation. Participate in the creation of the FRN conference program, conference handouts, recruitment of speakers, and logistics.
  • Manage the grassroots advocacy database providing analyses of advocacy participation and strategize on increasing participation. Stay abreast of technology and vendors that will mobilize participation in NSBA's grassroots program.
  • Monitor relevance of content on the advocacy, FPC, and NAAN websites, focusing on the different audiences and appropriate communications necessary to mobilize them and demonstrate member benefits.
  • Provide input, assistance and analyses to advocacy team on advocates who participated on NSBA's legislative committees. Assist with recruitment of new advocates and maintains list of current members.
  • Create surveys for the Conference of State Association Legislative Staff, analyze content, and assist with the planning and programming of the three yearly meetings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in education, public policy or related field, or and equivalent combination of education and experience; two years experience in project management and/or an administrative role; familiarity with political process; excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with meeting management and Vocus software.

How to Apply

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