Legislative Analyst

Based in Sacramento, CA

CFA is a union of 28,000 faculty members, librarians, counselors and coaches of the California State University (CSU) system. In classrooms on the 23 CSU campuses, CFA members work hard to teach our students the critical thinking skills, the technical know-how, and the cultural insights they need to be thoughtful, productive, and artistic participants in our society.

CFA is one of the largest higher education labor unions in the US. In its role as the exclusive collective bargaining representative, CFA negotiates a contract with the CSU administration that promotes academic freedom, upholds faculty rights, delivers financial protection for the faculty, and promotes faculty participation in the governance of the CSU.

CFA has an explicit commitment to racial equity throughout the entire organization and is seeking candidates with a strong knowledge of and background in racial equity work. Candidates who have experience in engaging in racial equity work (formally or informally) and can translate that into the range of job responsibilities listed below are strongly encouraged to apply.

CFA is proud to be a member run union and believes in employing hard-working and creative staff whose talents complement those of our elected leadership. For more information about the CFA, visit our website at www.calfac.org.

CFA is seeking a full-time Legislative Analyst to assist in policy analysis and coordinate the work of CFA’s Government Relations team. This is an entry level assignment working under the supervision of the Director of Government Relations.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Identifying, researching, tracking, analyzing and reporting on legislative issues and activities impacting public higher education and the labor movement.
  • Communicating legislative positions by drafting and distributing position letters and, on occasion, testifying in legislative committee settings.
  • Assisting in departmental scheduling and administration, including maintaining department calendar, schedule and task lists; processing travel expenses and check requests.
  • Maintaining paper and electronic department and committee records, including copying meeting materials, taking minutes, and maintaining files lists.
  • Proofing and editing memoranda, letters, and other written documents.

Required qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently with modest supervision.
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to prioritize, handle multiple tasks and meet tight deadlines.
  • Strong critical thinking skills and the ability to explain complex policy issues in a simple way.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to draft correspondence, format and proofread materials.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as part of a team and build a strong professional network.
  • Strong commitment to racial equity and social justice.

Preferred experience:

  • 0-2 years of experience; this is an entry level position.
  • Familiarity with or desire to learn about the California legislative and budget process.

Salary/Benefits/Other requirements: CFA offers a fully paid benefit package including medical, dental, vision and generous paid leave. This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement; salary is commensurate with experience. Some travel required.

To Apply
Send cover letter and résumé with references and two writing samples to:

CFA is an Affirmative Action Employer. Women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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