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Chancellor's Office

Job ID: 1013725

Job Title:
Legislative Policy Analyst

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Date Posted:
December 21, 2018

Closing Date:
Open until filled

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Chancellor's Office Statement
Join our team at the California State University, Office of the Chancellor, and make a difference in providing access to higher education. We are currently seeking experienced candidates for the position of Legislative Policy Analyst. The CSU Chancellor's Office, located on the waterfront adjacent to the Aquarium of the Pacific in downtown Long Beach, is the headquarters for the nation's largest and most diverse system of higher education.The CSU Chancellor's Office offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, and dental plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year.

The salary range for this classification is $3,897 to $6,846 per month.

Position Information
The California State University, Office of the Chancellor, is seeking a Legislative Policy Analyst to support the research of the organization and provide policy analysis, and legislative campaign and program support to the CSSA staff and student leadership including, but not limited to, researching, tracking, and analyzing policy issues and legislation; writing CSSA position letters for legislative committee hearings; collaborating with CSSA staff to produce research reports/briefs; and attending events on behalf of CSSA.
At times, travel to campuses will be required to provide local training, organizing, and general support, as well as to attend the monthly CSSA plenary meetings when necessary.
The Legislative Policy Analyst will serve as a co-advisor to CSSA's Legislative Affairs Committee. Additionally, the position will support annual campaign efforts and other spring legislative initiatives, which may include but are not limited to: student actions at the state capitol; coordination of student delegations advocating on issues with members in both Sacramento, district offices, or Washington, D.C.; coordination of meetings and events during CSU Hill Day; and supporting the Assistant Director of Government Relations with the development, execution, and assessment of the California Higher Education Student Summit (CHESS) conference.
This position will work at the CSSA Office of Government Relations in Sacramento and will be required to meet regularly with the Assistant Director of Government Relations to provide legislative policy analysis, general campaign updates, assess progress, troubleshoot issues, and develop strategies for advising the student board of directors.


Under the general direction of the Assistant Director & Chief Governmental Officer, the Legislative Policy Analyst will:
-Regularly consult with the Director of Government Relations on upcoming, introduced, and current legislation.
-Track higher education legislation.
-Advise the Director of Government Relations and the CSSA board on legislation and recommended positions.
-Consult with the Vice President of Legislative Affairs on monthly plenary agenda.
-Compile latest research on issues related to CSSA's policy agenda and other relevant higher education issues.
-Identify areas of research to pursue to advance CSSA's strategic plan and policy priorities.
-Collaborate with CSSA staff to produce policy briefs and original, student-centered research.
-Build and maintain connections with research organizations/researchers.
-Advise campuses in creating campaign plans and tactics to engage their student bodies and achieve strong voter registration numbers. Prepare campaign materials.
-Track and identify ballot measures related to CSSA's policy agenda.
-Outreach to 23 campus student associations and identify training, organizing, and other support needs. Facilitate those needs virtually or by traveling to the campuses at key times.
-Maintain communication with student leaders on relevant topics.
-Help coordinate advocacy visits between student delegations and legislators.
-Coordinate special student actions, events, and legislative trainings.
-Develop and maintain legislative biographies and assist in drafting CSSA position letters for legislative committee hearings.
-Represent CSSA at events in and around the capitol.
-Represent CSSA in meetings with legislators and stakeholders.
-Draft official CSSA correspondence related to legislative actions and positions.
-Respond to internal and external information requests appropriately.
-Assist with CSU budget advocacy campaigns.
-Support the government relations staff in developing and executing the California Higher Education Student Summit (CHESS).

This position requires:
-A Bachelor's Degree in Political Science, Sociology, Education, or a related field to include a minimum of 2 years of related experience is required or equivalent combination of education and related experience is required.
-Advocacy experience preferred.
-Student government leadership experience preferred.
-California Driver License is required.
-Ability to interact and communicate with diverse group of student government leaders.
-Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing.
-Demonstrated knowledge of the California State University and California State Student Association.
-Ability to explain the California's legislative bill and ballot initiative processes.
-Experience with Microsoft Office and other computer software applications.

Application Period
Resumes will be accepted until January 4, 2018 or until job posting is removed.

How To Apply
To apply for this position, click on the link at the top of the screen.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.

This position requires new hire employment verification to be processed through the E-Verify program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHSUSCIS)' in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA).

If hired, you will be required to furnish proof that you are legally authorized to work in the United States.

The Chancellor's Office policy requires that the selected candidate successfully complete a full background check (including a criminal records check) prior to assuming this position.