LA Board of Education District 3 Policy Advisor

Job Description:This position requires the ability to work closely with the Chief of Staff in drafting resolutions, position papers, and talking points in preparation for weekly Board Meetings and other meetings.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and passion for issues in education, government relations, legislation, parent engagement, special education, and social justice.
  • 4-5 years of management or leadership experience in similar settings.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in education, policy or relevant field from an accredited college or university is required. Master’s Degree preferred. Bilingual/biliterate (the ability to read, write, and communicate in Spanish) preferred.

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze and make recommendations in regards to legislation and draft proposed legislation.
  • Conduct research and analysis in a variety of areas, such as adult education, charter school policy, early childhood education, administrative and operating procedures, legislation, communications, budgetary and fiscal matters, facilities, and special education among others to prepare and present recommendations to the Board Member.
  • Manage the committees Board Member Schmerelson Chairs: Special Education and Family and Community Engagement.
  • Mobilize experts, advocates, and others in the education networks to shape policy through public testimony, and letter and email writing.
  • Develop and assist in the design and distribution of detailed and accurate reports to the Board. provide information to District personnel, community groups, educational agencies, and the public concerning District policies and procedures.
  • Investigate concerns and resolve problems brought to the Board Member’s attention and address administrative details.
  • Participate in multiple District events and steering committees.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and with others.
  • Self-motivated, highly adaptable, and detail and goal oriented.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects.
  • Strong leadership skills that include the ability to guide, brief, and work with staff on policy related issues or other issues important to the Board Member.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Must have the ability to communicate with constituents, community stakeholders, elected officials, and their staff, among others.
  • Works well under pressure.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Google Office, and Outlook.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Must have reliable transportation. Valid California Driver’s License and insurance coverage. (Mileage to be reimbursed)

Salary: 55,000-60,000/annually

Benefits:

Insurance: District paid premiums for your choice of several medical, dental, and vision for you and your dependents.

Retirement: Membership in the California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS.)

Vacation: Two Weeks of Paid vacation to start; three weeks after five years of year-round paid service. (Non-management)

Paid Holidays: 13 days

How to Apply: *In order to be considered for this position, qualified candidates must submit the following documents to [email protected]

  • Current resume
  • Cover letter addressing applicant’s interest in the position and ability to meet the responsibilities as set forth above
  • Names and contact information of three (3) professional references