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National PTA, Manager of Government Affairs

National PTA is seeking a Manager of Government Affairs to lead our congressional outreach strategy and coordinate all federal policy and lobbying activities on behalf of National PTA. The individual will also provide analysis on legislation and regulations, and advocate on selected issues on behalf of PTA members before Congress and the Administration.

Any interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter and salary requirements to with the subject line “Manager, Government Affairs.”

American Library Association, Administrative Assistant

The American Library Association’s Washington Office is seeking a full-time (35 hours a week) Administrative Assistant.

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Administration, the Administrative Assistant will provide support in the operations and facilities management of the office.

  • Process for payment all vendor invoices, staff and member reimbursement requests and travel expense requests
  • Provide on-site assistance for all programs and events in the Washington Office
  • Assist with travel arrangements for staff
  • Perform Receptionist function and mailing service
  • Provide administrative, logistical, and physical/manual support for office projectsSALARY: Negotiable from $20 per hour, based on relevant experience. ALA has an excellent benefit package that includes medical, dental, generous paid vacation and retirement annuity.

NAFIS, Director of Policy & Advocacy

The National Association of Federally Impacted Schools (NAFIS) is seeking a Director of Policy & Advocacy to lead the organization’s policy and regulatory work with Congress and the Administration; manage the organization’s advocacy network; and cultivate the organization’s relationships with key stakeholder organizations and coalitions.

For the full job description, click here. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples by October 29, 2018, to

National PTA, Advocacy Strategist, Government Affairs

National PTA is seeking an Advocacy Strategist to manage a two-year grant project focused increasing parent understanding and use of data to create change and advance both equity and excellence for all students and schools.

The Advocacy Strategist will implement an education and advocacy program at the national and state levels to increase parent demand and voice for understandable and actionable education data to improve student outcomes. The advocacy strategist will oversee grant management and project coordination. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of K-12 education policy, advocacy strategies and tactics and experience working at the state level with volunteer leaders. The position is located at National PTA headquarters in Alexandria, VA.

To apply for this position, submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to please label the Subject: Strategist, Advocacy.

Teach for America, Manager, Government Affairs

The Government Affairs team seeks a manager to support the team as we represent and advocate for Teach For America’s priorities before Congress and the Administration. In this role, you will serve as a critical member of the Government Affairs team and will use your knowledge of Congress and the Executive Branch to help raise Teach For America’s profile, advance the organization’s federal priorities, and build champions among key decision makers in the federal government. You will also play an important role in supporting the Teach For America Capitol Hill Fellows Program by providing support in the application, selection and placement of Fellows, as well as on-going professional development throughout the Fellowship cycle.

American Library Association, Public Policy Associate

The American Library Association (ALA) is seeking a full-time government relations professional to join its public policy team in the ALA Washington Office. ALA is the foremost national association for libraries and information centers in the world, delivering pragmatic solutions to pressing issues such as expanding economic opportunity, advancing education and learning in the global economy, as well as strengthening the public interest in information policy issues such as telecommunications, copyright, access to government information, cybersecurity, privacy and free speech. ALA offers a competitive starting salary and excellent benefit package.

American Library Association, Financial and Budget Manager

The American Library Association (ALA) is seeking a regular part-time Financial & Budget Manager to join the ALA Washington Office. ALA is the nation’s foremost association for libraries and information centers in the world, delivering pragmatic solutions to pressing issues such as expanding economic opportunity, advancing education and learning in the global economy, as well as strengthening individual rights such as privacy and free speech. ALA offers a competitive starting salary and excellent benefit package.

Assistant Director of Government Relations, AACTE

This position supports the Association’s government relations work in Washington, D.C. The Assistant Director provides essential support to the Senior Director and leads on particular advocacy initiatives with the Congress or a federal agency. In addition, the Assistant Director develops and implements strategies to promote and augment the advocacy efforts of the Association. The Assistant Director also works with the Assistant Director of State Chapters and Advocacy to support the advocacy efforts of the Association’s state affiliates. The Assistant Director works with the Assistant Director of State Chapters and Advocacy on the development of state model legislation that support the profession. In addition, this position will support state affiliates in responding to requests for comment on legislation, regulations or guidance, as well as legislative testimony, in consultation with and/or in collaboration with the Senior Director. This position is also responsible for following state legislative and policy trends and to communicate the trends to the membership, the ACSR Executive Committee, state chapter leaders, and AACTE staff, as well as to formulate and implement strategies on said policies with political acumen. The Assistant Director is responsible for drafting advocacy materials, including letters to Congress and Action Alert texts, as well as advocacy guides and blogs.

Assistant Director of State Affiliate Relations & Advocacy, AACTE

Position Summary

This position provides support for the Association’s state chapter affiliates and serves as the liaison to the Advisory Council of State Representatives (ACSR). In addition, the assistant director develops and implements strategies to promote integration of state chapters and their members into AACTE’s national programs and services. The assistant director also works with chapter leaders to foster stronger partnerships between the state chapter, educator preparation programs, PK-12 state organizations, state government agencies, and other partners within the state. The assistant director will support chapters with advocacy efforts at the state level on matters important to the profession, including training chapters on how to advocate. The assistant director will work with the ACSR Executive Committee to plan professional development opportunities and connect AACTE’s programmatic work to state chapter leaders to ensure that the state chapters remain a vital dimension of AACTE. The assistant director will also collaborate with the director of membership and with state chapters to support strategic membership recruitment at both the state affiliate and national levels. In addition, the assistant director will work with the assistant director of government relations on the production of resources to support the advocacy work of the state chapters and the Association.

AERA Congressional Fellowship

AERA is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 AERA Congressional Fellowship.  The fellowship is a year-long opportunity, running from September 1st, 2019 through August 31st, 2020 to use education research skills to inform public policy in a Congressional office in Washington, D.C.

This fellowship is open to doctoral scientists from any discipline relevant to education research. Researchers at all stages in their careers are encouraged to apply.

Deadline to apply: December 15, 2018

Please see AERA website for more information and the fellowship application.

National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Public Policy Internship

As a 21st century advocacy organization, NAfME offers a comprehensive public policy internship program that provides rich learning opportunities and substantive professional experiences in the not-for-profit sector.

Public Policy Interns will assist in NAfME’s mission to advance the understanding and making of music by all, through our three tenets of advocacy:

  1. Serve as the national voice for music education by engaging in legislative and regulatory government relations;
  2. Assist in coalition participation and facilitation, including at the state and federal level;
  3. Engage in capacity building with our membership, local allies, and State-Federated Organizations.

Interested applicants, please submit a cover letter and resume to our Public Policy Advisor, Ronny Lau, at  Applicants are selected by a semester to semester basis.


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