Citizens for Community Values’ Legislative Liaison works with the Director of Policy in serving as our lead voice at the Ohio Statehouse and with lawmakers. His or her mission is to ensure Ohio public policy builds up families, protects religious freedom, and safeguards the dignity of human life. Professional, personable, highly-organized, and deeply passionate about the Gospel and CCV’s mission, the Legislative Liaison plays an essential role in serving state and local lawmakers.
Reports to: President of Citizens for Community Values
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Full-time)
Compensation: Competitive Salary (Exempt)
Location: Columbus, Ohio; semi-regular in-state travel required
Benefits: PTO (Paid Time Off), Worker’s Compensation, 10 Holidays; Health Insurance and Retirement Plan available
- Together with the Director of Policy, lead CCV’s efforts to advance CCV’s legislative agenda.
- Conduct legislative research.
- Draft legislation and amendments.
- Prepare and give legislative testimony in support of bills on CCV’s legislative agenda or in opposition to bills that undermine our mission.
- Discuss bills with legislators and their staff members and participate in stakeholders’ meetings.
- Review legislation & amendments introduced in the General Assembly for impact on CCV issues.
- Attend legislative committee hearings and floor debates on bills of interest.
- Attend other non-legislative meetings and seminars on issues of interest.
- Draft Fact Sheets on CCV’s primary bills.
- Participate in appointments with legislators and other meetings and events as needed.
- Conduct media interviews as requested on behalf of CCV.
- Draft editorials and other communications on CCV’s work.
- Present CCV’s mission and information on CCV-related issues at public speaking engagements.
- Provide periodic analysis and reports for management.
- Assist in producing departmental budget and control expenses to keep on budget.
- Other relevant duties as directed by the president.
Ohio Christian Education Network
- Interface with member schools of CCV’s Ohio Christian Education Network.
- Act as an intermediary between OCEN schools and the Ohio Department of Education.
- Support the Executive Director of OCEN in advancing OCEN’s legislative agenda.
- Aid the President of CCV and Executive Director of OCEN in recruiting schools into the network.
- Connect Christian school administrators, teachers, and parents with their state lawmakers.
JOB QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS
Education, Skills, and Experience
- Undergraduate degree required.
- At least three to five years of experience of policy-related field preferred.
- Strong research and writing skills.
- Able to communicate orally, both effectively and persuasively.
- Attentive to detail and well organized.
- Strong time management skills, punctual, able to operate on a schedule, meet deadlines, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
- Able to remain flexible with ever-changing priorities.
- Thrive in and enjoy working in a multi-tasking, fast-paced work environment; able to get things done, highly efficient.
- Self-starter, independent, motivated daily by a passion to see CCV’s work advance.
- Able to be proactive and strive to close gaps in skill and knowledge.
- Strong computer skills including: Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- Able to master constituent relationship management database system.
- Knowledge of the Ohio legislative process.
Character and Spiritual
- Mature Christian, currently attending or pursuing attendance in a local church.
- Agreement with and adherence to CCV’s Statement of Faith and Code of Conduct.
- Demonstrated commitment to and agreement with CCV’s Mission and Core Issues.
- Able to work discreetly with confidential information.
- Trustworthy and responsible.
- Tactful and diplomatic, building consensus rather than emphasizing differences.
- Maintain a high level of professionalism.
- Exhibit strong leadership qualities.
- Outgoing, friendly personality.