Staff Services Manager I (Specialist)


Classification: Staff Services Manager I (Specialist)
Title: Government Relations and Advocacy Manager
Tenure and Time Base: Permanent, Full-Time
Salary: $6,124.00 – $7,608.00
Posted: April 21, 2021
Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Bulletin:Staff Services Manager I (Specialist)

Highlights of the Job

Under the general direction of the Executive Director and Chief Deputy Director, the Staff Services Manager I (Specialist) functions as the Government Relations and Advocacy Manager for the California Student Aid Commission. The incumbent is responsible for managing legislation, special projects and leading key programs and functions within the department, including serving as a project manager and logistical lead for events, policy briefings, and other related work with community audiences. Develop and advance advocacy positions and strategies to achieve organization goals and adapt strategy to changing conditions. Engage with key national partners on critical federal policy issues and serve as government relations liaison between the Commission and the US Department of Education on federal legislative activities. Duties include managing advocacy initiatives that educate and engage stakeholders to support the Commission’s policy priorities and help advance these efforts through a variety of online and offline strategies; lead various Commission led workgroups; facilitate listening sessions; work closely with staff in multiple programs; provide leadership in federal and state advocacy coalitions; monitoring, researching, and analyzing federal and state laws, regulations, policies and proposed legislation; advises and makes recommendations to the Commission, Executive Director, and Chief Deputy Director regarding proposed federal and state legislation; presents at conferences, forums, and similar events; and responds to requests and inquiries from state and national agencies and financial aid associations.