Lobbyist (2), Government Relations

North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA)

NCSBA is currently seeking to fill two lobbyist positions. The ideal candidates are proactive, creative, problem solvers who can multitask and are team players. The positions are based in Raleigh, with the option to work from home up to two days each week. Report to the Director of Governmental Relations and the Executive Director.


  • Build and maintain relationships with state legislators and staff, the Governor’s Office, state agency liaisons, and other stakeholders
  • Research, analyze, monitor, and influence legislation and public policy proposals
  • Develop and maintain a working knowledge of existing state laws
  • Work with our membership to help develop NCSBA’s legislative agenda, develop talking points, and position papers
  • Assist in writing regular updates to NCSBA’s membership and other education stakeholders
  • Testify during public hearings
  • Present at NCSBA conferences and to external stakeholders


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Professional experience in advocacy, government affairs, public relations, or the legislative branch
  • Familiarity with the North Carolina legislature is preferable
  • Ability to digest complicated material and clearly summarize the information under tight deadlines


Salary is commensurate with experience. NCSBA has an excellent benefits package, including a generous pension contribution, paid sick and vacation leave, and health, vision, dental, and wellness benefits.


NCSBA is a volunteer membership organization representing all 115 local boards of education in North Carolina and the board of the Cherokee Central School. NCSBA provides advocacy, leadership, and services that enable school boards to govern at the highest level as they work to provide a quality education for all students.

How to Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter to

*Please note that NCSBA employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to any accommodations required by law.

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