National Association of Secondary School Principals
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
NASSP seeks Federal Lobbyist to assist the Director of Policy and Advocacy in coordinating all federal policy and advocacy efforts for the association. The primary responsibilities of the Federal Lobbyist is to serve as the association’s lead lobbyist and execute an engagement strategy with Congress and the u.s. Department of Education, develop federal policy recommendations on key education issues, and integrate the advocacy agenda into all organizational goals and objectives.
Serves as Association’s lead lobbyist and advocate on behalf of NASSP positions to a variety of external audiences, including congressional staff, Department of Education officials, and representatives of other national education organizations by organizing meetings, preparing briefing materials, conducting original education policy research, and more.
Develop policy positions and advocacy strategy related to the federal budget and appropriations process and serve as liaison to coalitions with other national education organizations and stakeholders.
Develop policy positions and advocacy strategy related to NASSP’s key federal policy issues and serve as liaison to appropriate coalitions.
Plan and execute webinars, meetings, and other events to engage NASSP members and stakeholders on relevant federal education policy and funding issues.
Present federal policy and advocacy updates at in-person and virtual meetings of NASSP’s state affiliate organizations, including NASSP’s positions on key issues and information to engage principals in grassroots advocacy.
Collaborate with NASSP’s Student Leadership, department to conduct congressional briefings, lobby days, and other activities to engage student leaders in the Association’s advocacy initiatives.
Work with the Director of Advocacy and the Senior Manager of State Engagement and Outreach to execute the annual NASSP Advocacy Conference and Capitol Hill lobby days for recognized principals, including development of content, selection and invitation of speakers, preparation of briefing materials, planning and moderating of events, and conducting follow-up meetings with congressional staff.
Collaborate with other NASSP departments to integrate the advocacy agenda into all organizational goals and objectives.
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Education, or related concentration
5+ years’ experience on Capitol Hill, lobbying, or policy development
Analytical and critical thinking skills a must
Good writing skills and excellent presentation skills required
Knowledge of education policy issues and budget/appropriations a plus
About National Association of Secondary School Principals
The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the leading organization of and national voice for middle level and high school principals, assistant principals, and all school leaders from across the United States and more than 36 countries around the world. The association connects and engages school leaders through advocacy, research, education, and student programs. NASSP advocates on behalf of all school leaders to ensure the success of each student and strengthens school leadership practices through the design and delivery of high quality professional learning experiences. Reflecting its long-standing commitment to student leadership development, NASSP administers the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, National Elementary Honor Society, and National Association of Student Councils.