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Association of Christian Schools International

Colorado Springs , Colorado, United States

Date Posted:
Government/Policy - Legal
Job Type:
Association of Christian Schools International
Job Description:
The Assistant Director for Legal and Legislative Issues will be a member of the ACSI headquarters’ staff. He/She has a reporting relationship to the Chief of Staff/Director for Legal Legislative Issues and will assist him in all Legal/Legislative Issues.

The Assistant Director for Legal and Legislative Issues with assist the Director for Legal Legislative Issues so that:
• current and pending state legislation is monitored to provide ongoing information regarding pending legislation
relating to private and religious schools
• appropriate and current information on legislation is available to Executive Staff and member schools
• legal/legislative strategies are developed effectively with Executive Staff, Legal/Legislative Committee, and legal counsel
• appropriate action is taken in support or opposition to pending legislation which pertains to Christian school education; e.g. lobbying, distribution of legislative alerts and advisories
• Information, initiatives, and actions in relation to national legislative efforts and issues are effectively coordinated
• networking with other appropriate political action groups is attained
• ACSI Legal/Legislative Update effectively informs and educates ACSI target audiences
• articles regarding legal/legislative issues are appropriately developed for other ACSI publications as needed
• appropriate information and referrals are provided to constituent calls
• professional and technical knowledge is enhanced by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies
• other assignments as directed by the Director for Legal Legislative Issues are carried out effectively

The Assistant Director for Legal and Legislative Issues would begin to develop a research component for ACSI that would involve creating a reference library of educational dissertations and other research articles that would assist ACSI member school to be more effective.

QUALIFICATIONS --- The ideal candidate shall:
• Have a bachelor’s degree. A master’s degree is a plus.
• Have the ability to effectively consult with ACSI constituency regarding issues with legal ramifications, e.g. labor law, zoning, education matters, school disciplinary issues, contracts and appropriately refer for legal counsel
• Have the ability to communicate effectively with legal counsel on behalf of the Association and/or Association constituency
• Have a clear understanding of the Christian school and its role and relationship to local, state, and federal law
• Have an understanding of the legislative process from development to implementation
• Have the ability to recognize the potential impact of pending and current legislation in relation to: religious liberty, various aspects of human resources, wage and salary issues, personal and institutional liability, and faith-based discrimination
• Have a broad knowledge of general constitutional rights and provisions for faith based entities
• Have the ability to communicate effectively regarding legal and legislative issues to the ACSI constituency
• Have the ability to prepare appropriate testimony for legislative hearings regarding issues potentially/actually impacting Christian schools
• Have the ability to articulate the role of Christian schooling as a benefit to the public good
• Have a clear understanding of issues surrounding and be an advocate for “school choice”
• Have the ability to write on legal/legislative issues
• Have disciplined time management skills
• Have effective social and relational skills
• Be effective in oral and written communication skills
• Have a deep understanding and empathy for the Christian school
• Be a team player responsive to the senior staff of ACSI

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Association of Christian Schools International

The Association of Christian schools International (ACSI) is a faith-based educational association committed to enabling Christian educators and Christian schools to effectively prepare students to live as thoroughly prepared, sold-out followers of Jesus Christ. ACSI operates from its headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and is presently working in over 100 countries through 17 regional offices around the world. Today, ACSI serves over 1.2 million children by enabling teachers and schools to provide for them the best Christ-centered educ More...