Position Title: Director of Education
Reports To: Executive Director
FLSA Status: Full Time/Exempt
Location: Sacramento (Downtown)
The Director manages the public policy outreach for the educational ministry of the Roman Catholic Bishops and Archbishops of California, acting through the California Catholic Conference (CCC). The Director administers education related initiatives, events, and activities of the CCC and its affiliated organizations. Additionally, the Director engages in lobbying, government relations, and public affairs in advocating CCC state and federal public policy priorities pertaining to the educational ministry of the Church.
The Director facilitates work of the CCC Standing Committee on Education and strategic initiatives to secure education tax reliefincentives that benefit all California’s school children, PreK-to-College. The Director collaborates with the California Catholic School Superintendents Association (CCSSA) on the common statewide pastoral and policy agenda of the Catholic bishops of California. The Director collaborates with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) on advocating federal education issues. The Director partners with the California Association of Private School Organizations (CAPSO) on public policy efforts of concern to Catholic schools. The Director assists with integrating the CCC education agenda into the annual Catholic Advocacy Day, Catholic Youth Advocacy Day, and the Catholic Legislative Network (CLN). The Director represents the Conference at relevant national, state and local religious and secular organizations.
The Director advocates public policies on behalf of the CCC as part of its lobbying team in Sacramento, with leadership on public/private education issue agendas. These issues extend from early childhood development, through students’ elementary and high school learning, and into opportunities for college and career technical education. As