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Assistant Director-Governmental Relations, Springfield

The Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) is a not-for-profit association that provides training and services to public school boards. IASB is seeking applications for a full-time Assistant Director of Governmental Relations in our Springfield office. The position will be responsible for communicating member positions and concerns to the legislature, encouraging and facilitating school board involvement in all aspects of the legislative process, and providing information necessary to the full understanding of proposed legislation and its impact on local school boards.

Responsibilities will include direct lobbying of the Illinois General Assembly, analyzing legislation, writing position papers, testifying before legislative committees, and performing legislative research.

A full job description can be found here.

Qualifications include exceptional written and oral communication skills, and the ability to listen to and understand all opposing viewpoints. The position requires travel, and evening and weekend availability. A bachelor's degree is required.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. IASB offers an excellent benefit package and a work environment that combines team effort with respect for individual contributions. Submit an IASB application form, resume, and cover letter indicating why you believe you are qualified for this position to Applications should be addressed to Ben Schwarm, IASB deputy executive director, and will be accepted until the position is filled.

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