Illinois Education Association
100 East Edwards Street • Springfield, IL 62704-1999 • 217.321.2206 • Fax 217.544.7383


Director of Government Relations

Based in Springfield, IL

Full-time Director of Government Relations position available in Springfield, IL. Reports to the Executive Director. Designs, manages, and directs the program and activities of the Government Relations Department.

Must possess the following minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree, required (advanced degree desirable); preference will be given to candidates with a minimum of five years of prior legislative/lobbying experience; preference will be given to candidates with prior campaign experience; preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of or documented experience working with public education issues, political action, and/or collective bargaining; experience in budget development and administration; excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to work independently and in a team environment; high degree of interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively with members, IEA-NEA leadership and staff is essential; valid driver’s license required.

Competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience, education, skills, and demonstrated abilities. To review the full position description and apply, please go to https://ieanea.org/about/employment/, and click on Director of Government Relations under Vacancies. For questions, please contact Lindsey Spindel at (217) 321-2206.


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