| LEGISLATIVE ADVOCATE CFA’s Legislative Advocate must have substantial experience lobbying and/or working in the California State Legislature, and implementing a legislative program around organizational goals, preferably in a union setting. A minimum 5 years of legislative experience required. Other responsibilities include: |
• Take lead role in all aspects of the legislative process, including identifying and monitoring all proposed legislation that would affect higher education and labor. • Prepare, lobby and deliver testimony on pending legislation and communicate CFA Board approved positions to the Legislature, Governor and other interested parties. • Within the member governance structure, develop and draft legislation, and devise and implement strategies to advance the CFA’s legislative agenda. • Represent CFA in meetings of ad-hoc legislative coalitions and community partners. • Organize and coordinate CFA Lobby Day in Sacramento with other staff.
The position of Legislative Advocate requires a high level of judgment and ability to take initiative and work independently; the Legislative Advocate must be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet strict deadlines. Additionally, the Legislative Advocate must: • Work as a member of a Governmental Relations (GR) team, reporting to the GR Director. • Possess a deep understanding of the California State Budget process. • Possess excellent writing, verbal and analytical skills. • Have extensive knowledge of the California legislative and budget process. • Provide support to CFA members, leaders and staff during legislative efforts. • Manage effective relationships with Legislators and professional colleagues. • Build and maintain productive relationships with CFA members and leaders.
Salary/Benefits/Other requirements: CFA offers a fully paid benefit package including medical, dental, vision and generous paid leave. This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement; salary is commensurate with experience. Some travel required.
To apply send cover letter and resume with references and two writing samples to: email@example.com
Interviews to begin early April, 2017.
CFA is an Affirmative Action Employer. Women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.