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.