Los Angeles Unified School District is seeking a Director of Legislative Affairs and Governmental Relations to direct and administer the activities of the District’s Office of Legislative Affairs and Governmental Relations and participates in the development and planning of strategies regarding government relations and the passage or defeat of legislation of interest to the District.
This position is assigned to and works out of the LAUSD Office of Legislative Affairs and Government Relations, in Sacramento, California, with frequent travel to Los Angeles.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The ideal candidate for the Director of Legislative Affairs & Government Relations will have:
Extensive experience planning, directing, and coordinating the legislative activities on behalf of a large public or private organization;
Successful experience interacting with government officials and a strong working relationship with key personnel in government who are in positions of influence on issues of importance to LAUSD;
Comprehensive knowledge of the California legislative process and an understanding of California laws and regulations, especially those related to educational policies and practices;
Political acumen to enable sound, independent judgments leading to successful interactions with diverse internal and external constituents;
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and respectfully with a variety of constituencies and multiple interests to define and achieve organizational objectives;
Demonstrated success in design and implementation of short- and long-term plans to achieve organizational goals; Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, set priorities, and delegate;
Excellent communication skills, written and verbal are vital. This individual will need to be able to navigate through a complex organizational and legislative environment;
Professional resilience and ability to maintain their composure and professionalism while working within a complex and high-volume work environment which often experiences unexpected shifts in priorities;
Ability to successfully supervise staff; Ability and willingness to travel frequently;
BENEFITS: Full family medical and dental insurance; CalPERS membership; 24 days vacation; ill days
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