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Senior Government Relations Associate

Company: National Heritage Academies
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

*SUMMARY:*The Senior Government Relations Associate at National Heritage Academies (NHA) is responsible for completing and assisting in many activities that are necessary for National Heritage Academies (NHA) to be successful in achieving its government relations objectives while working as a part of a flexible team.COMPANY INFORMATION:National Heritage Academies (NHA) partners with communities to build and operate public charter schools. Founded in 1995, today NHA has over 100 schools in nine states, serving more than 60,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Our schools are designed to eliminate the achievement gap and provide school choice to families so their children are prepared for success in college, career, and life. In fact, a majority of our schools consistently outperform their local district on the state test. According to the Center for Research Outcomes at Stanford University, NHA is a leading performer among charter schools and management organizations, outperforming both conventional district schools and other charter school operators. In addition, according to our employee survey, over 90% of respondents agree that the work they do is meaningful to them. Join us. Together we impact a life.*DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:** Coordinating the reporting and the flow of information to and from contract lobbyists and other sources.* Maintaining records associated with NHA's compliance with applicable state and federal lobbying laws.* Performing research on pending legislation and other issues as assigned.* Assisting in the development of meaningful reports and memos on legislative activities for internal NHA stakeholders.* Engaging with internal and external stakeholders to review pending policy, legislation, and other relevant issues.* Monitoring, reviewing, and analyzing state and federal education budgets.* Monitoring short- and long-term state revenue estimates.* Monitoring and analyzing budget proposals and legislation advancing through the appropriations process.* Coordinating with other business units to determine the impact of proposed and enacted state budgets on NHA and our partner schools.* Assisting in identifying short- and long-term budget and policy trends in each state and across all states.* Assisting in the review and analysis of related policies that affect state budgets.* This position will require regular, unscheduled travel as projects arise.* Additional duties as assigned.*QUALIFICATIONS:** Bachelor's degree is preferred.* Three to five years of legislative, research, or advocacy experience is preferred.* Evidence of strong writing experience in a professional setting is preferred.* Strong communication skills - information-gathering writing, editing, talking, and listening - with an ability to work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.* Excellent organizational skills utilized to prioritize workload in a fast-paced environment with changing deadlines.* Effectively manage multiple projects and resourcefulness to seek solutions.* Travel regularly as assigned and represent NHA with external stakeholders.* Work collaboratively in a team environment.* Start assignments promptly, complete tasks quickly, and work independently._National Heritage Academies is an equal opportunity employer._Location: 3850 Broadmoor Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512#INDELJob Type: Full-timeWork Location: In person

Keywords: National Heritage Academies, Grand Rapids , Senior Government Relations Associate, Government & Protective Services , Grand Rapids, Michigan

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