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Reporting to the Executive Director, assists in responding to legislative inquiries on education bills and issues; resolves sensitive issues; provides written summaries and recommendations on legislation affecting the Agency and education; develops and maintains databases; attends hearing and committee meetings.

  • Researches and responds to constituent and legislative inquiries from legislators, liaisons, directors and/or the Governor's office staff regarding education bills and issues.
  • Assists state liaison staff in planning and developing a strong state legislative program and effectively coordinates legislative initiatives.
  • Provides written summaries and recommendations of legislative action that may affect education and the Agency to the Executive Director, Superintendent or other agency staff.
  • Represents the Agency, may attend and document legislative committee meetings during legislative session.
  • Resolves situations of a sensitive nature by researching, analyzing and handling problems that arise and ensures that accurate responses are provided and deadlines met.
  • Assists in developing and maintaining detailed databases. 
  • Provides complex management reports including tracking the status of and agency position on pending legislation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Master's degree, or, a Bachelor's degree plus two years of relevant professional experience. (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION)
  • Experience working with the General Assembly. 
  • Experience working in an electronic bill analysis tracking system. 
  • Experience working with the various legislative support agencies and the Governor's office.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with accuracy and efficiency. 
  • Ability to develop and maintain databases and use software packages.
  • In-depth knowledge of the general assembly and the legislative process. 
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.


Government Relations
$97,984 - $129,829
$87,984 - $161,674
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

How to Apply

To view full posting and apply electronically, please visit https://www.isbe.net/Lists/ISBECareers/CareerDisplayForm.aspx?ID=811. Interested parties must submit the required application, cover letter, resume, and transcripts (unofficial until recommended for hire). The subject line should include the position number(s) you are applying for.

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