Director, Governmental Relations

Date Posted: July 25, 2022

The Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) is seeking applicants for a full-time director in the Governmental Relations Department in IASB’s Springfield office. This position reports to the Associate Executive Director, Governmental Relations.

The Director of Governmental Relations position coordinates the Association’s federal advocacy program, including directing Illinois’ participation in the Federal Relations Network; fosters improved relationships with members of Congress, members of the Illinois General Assembly, and school board members and administrators in the suburban Chicago area; and acts as the liaison to the Illinois State Board of Education. The position also provides support to the IASB Resolutions Committee; communicates Association member positions and concerns to the Illinois legislature, Congress, and state and federal regulatory agencies; encourages and facilitates school board involvement in the legislative process; and provides necessary information to give full understanding of proposed legislation and its impact on local school boards to Association membership.

View the Director, Governmental Relations job description for a detailed listing of essential job functions and responsibilities, education and experience requirements, and required competencies for the position.

This position requires the employee to be able to lift, move, and safely handle boxes and materials up to 25 pounds; repetitive motion of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers; and to be able to see, hear, and speak as necessary to perform the functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of the position.

To apply, submit an IASB Application for Employment, resume, and letter of interest indicating why you believe you are qualified for this position to:
Hiring Manager
Illinois Association of School Boards
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.