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  • Policy Consultant

    Posted: 11/11/2021

    Our Story

    We come from humble beginnings — picture a one-person organization created in 1949 to advocate for excellence in public education on behalf of Texas school board members. Flash forward to today, and we have over 500 employees working together to provide 1,024 school districts with purposeful resources so they can focus on what matters most — excellent and equitable education for all 5.4 million Texas students. At TASB, the motto has always been “expert help from friendly people,” which makes it easy to see how we’ve maintained 100% membership across all Texas school boards for 32 years and counting. We combine a strong sense of tradition with innovation, and our mission — educational excellence for all Texas schoolchildren through advocacy, visionary leadership, and high-quality services to school districts — has played out in transformative ways. 

    Why Texas Association of School Boards (TASB)

    As TASBeans (our internal name for employees), we feel privileged to work alongside talented team-members who are passionate about education and enjoy learning from new and different perspectives.  We believe what makes our organization highly successful is the rich diversity our employees collectively bring to TASB with different backgrounds, skillsets, cultures and ethnicities, gender identities, interests, abilities, and work styles. And our passion for education and learning doesn’t end there. Our culture has always encouraged employees to grow and become their best selves both professionally and personally through a variety of innovative and collaborative development opportunities. You’re likely beginning to see why we’ve been regularly named by Austin Business Journal as a Top Ten Best Places to Work since 2009!  But there’s more…

    TASB offers competitive pay, rich benefits (including retirement matching of 2:1 up to 5% after one year. This means that if you contribute 5% to the plan, TASB will contribute 10%), onsite daycare, gym, fitness classes, dry-cleaning services, tuition reimbursement, remote work options, flexible schedules, and more. 

    Every role at TASB thoughtfully complements our mission and the educational impact being made in communities across Texas. If you consider your work exceptional and want to help drive our mission forward, keep reading!

    About You

    As a Policy Consultant, you will analyze the impact of laws and other statutory mandates on school districts’ policy manuals and assist districts in making changes to their local policy manual.

    A Typical Day 

    • Interact directly with members to respond promptly to districts’ requests for information and guidance pertaining to policy issues and processes, policy samples, and other necessary assistance.
    • Exercise good judgment and a high-level of discretion in providing sound guidance to local districts in the analysis of policy issues and in the formulation and implementation of policy and administrative procedure through local district updates or localized policy updates.
    • If you’re still reading, we’d love to meet you!

    How You’ll Make an Impact

    • Sustain productive relationships with assigned districts.
    • Prepare for and conduct policy review sessions for districts in accordance with division procedures.
    • Prepare and deliver policy presentations for multiple or individual districts, agencies, or other associations at conventions, workshops, or other meetings.
    • Perform other duties, as assigned by the Director of Policy Service or immediate supervisor.

    Skills For Success

    • Bachelor’s degree is minimum degree requirement. Master’s degree is strongly preferred. 
    • Experience working with school district is strongly preferred.
    • Ability to analyze how changes in law affect local district governance.
    • Ability to research complex policy-related topics.
    • Strong attention to detail.
    • Strong communication skills.
    • Strong interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to clearly and succinctly summarize information.
    • Excellent writing and presentation skills.
    • Ability to collaborate and work in a team atmosphere.
    • Ability to exercise good judgment and a high level of discretion.

    The TASB Difference

    • Enjoy competitive pay and rich benefit offerings.
    • Be part of a collaborative environment where every contribution impacts Texas public schoolchildren. 
    • Thrive in a culture that promotes bringing your whole self to work every day and emphasizes healthy boundaries and work-life balance.  
    • Learn and grow individually and together through frequent professional development; diversity, equity, and inclusion panels; wellness seminars; and more. 
    • Work alongside transparent leaders with an open and consistent feedback approach.
    • Celebrate as a team with meaningful (and fun) events and tokens of appreciation throughout the year. 

    Posting Notices

    • The health and safety of our employees and members, is our top priority. We have implemented safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our facilities including incentivizing vaccines, requiring masks in all common areas in the building, and optional risk-based testing strategies. 
    • TASB is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of an individual's race, color, disability, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, marital status, veteran status, or any other personal characteristic protected by law.  
    • This position does not qualify for visa sponsorship.
    • Any job offer is contingent upon receipt of results of a satisfactory background check. 

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