This role works within CECU's Government Relations Department, reporting to the Senior Vice President for Government Relations. The level of this role within CECU will be contingent upon the experience of the selected candidate.
Serving in the Office of Government Relations, this role will provide support to CECU's government relations team on behalf of the sector and our members engaged in the delivery of postsecondary career education. The selected individual will serve as a senior member of our government relations team, reporting directly to the Senior Vice President of Government Relations. This role will primarily involve relationship building and advocacy on the Democratic side of the aisle on Capitol Hill.
The Director/Vice President's responsibilities will include direct lobbying of members of Congress and staff and within the Executive Branch of the federal government. Other duties include assisting in the preparation of presentations and summaries of legislation and policy issues to members of the association; tracking the progress of key Federal issues including higher education, labor and job training, and veterans' education; and assisting with the preparation of documents for hearings, briefings, and coalition activities.
The work includes, but is not limited to:
Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU) represent postsecondary career education institutions, staff, and students. Its mission is to support the work of our members in providing access, opportunity, and quality education to students seeking a career, technical, or trade skills. CECU's office is located in Arlington, VA.
More information about CECU is available at https://www.career.org/ and @CECUed.