Council of State Governments
  • 03-Jan-2014 to 11-Apr-2014 (EST)
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL), an affiliate of The Council of State Governments, is the preeminent organization serving and representing the interests of Hispanic state legislators from all states, common wealths, and territories of the United States. Our mission is to serve as a catalyst for joint action on issues of common concern to all segments of the Hispanic community;a forum for information exchange and member networking; an institute for leadership training; aliaison with sister U.S. Hispanic organizations throughout the country; a promoter of public/privatepartnerships with business and labor; and a partner with Hispanic state or provincial legislators and their associations representing Central and South America. To learn more about NHCSL please visit us at

The Executive Director will provide the administrative and leadership management of all NHCSL business including established policies and strategic planning and related goal achievements; day-to-day operations management; financial planning, management and reporting; development, member services and fundraising; staffing and supervising NHCSL staff; staff development; and interfacing with The Council of State Governments in accordance with the NHCSL and CSG Memorandum of Understanding. The NHCSL Executive Director must have the vision, policy insights and partnership development skills needed to represent its complex, national membership of state legislators, and position its members in front of state, national and international audiences. The NHCSL Executive Director reports directly to the President and Executive Committee of NHCSL.


  • Supporting the NHCSL President and Executive Committee.
  • Supervising the NHCSL staff.
  • Developing and managing current budgets and other administrative and fiscal activities including planning for the future of NHCSL.
  • Providing direction and oversight of multiple NHSCL projects under grants and agreements.
  • Managing, coordinating, and providing strategic and tactical support for activities carried out byissue-based legislative staff.
  • Leading, managing and developing multi-issue legislative products (i.e., briefing books, budgetletters) and assuring timeliness, accuracy and professional quality of all NHCSL communications and publications.
  • Planning and conducting all NHCSL meetings and conferences.
  • Supporting outreach and relationship building efforts on Capitol Hill.
  • Acting as the lead spokesperson for NHCSL.
  • Assuring that the NHCSL Washington, DC office projects a philosophical and professional image consistent with the organization's history and the leadership of the Executive Committee.
  • Advising the Executive Committee and Officers of all significant issues, problems and accomplishments and consults with them as necessary.
  • Maintaining effective working relationships with The Council of State Governments including its Human Resources, Finance and Legal Departments.


  • Bachelor's degree in public policy, political science or related field, advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum five years of management experience, including budget management, strategic planning,management of organizational initiatives and development of new programs. Government, association or non-profit experience preferred.
  • Fluent in both English and Spanish (written and verbal).
  • Demonstrated commitment to the Hispanic/Latino and immigrant communities.
  • Strong leadership capabilities-proven ability to lead and inspire a team of policy professionals in the NHCSL environment.
  • Proven experience in partnership management and fundraising-specifically in developing and growing corporate and foundation partnerships.
  • Contacts in Washington, DC across political parties on Capitol Hill and in the White House, in administrative agencies, and with the national community of Latino-serving organizations.
  • A deep understanding of, and experience with, federal and state policy issues-particularly the unique issues facing Latino communities.
  • Strong political instincts and a comprehensive knowledge of Congress, the Administration, and other agencies.
  • Proven ability to position principals-in this case, a skill set aligned with that of supporting the NHCSL President and elected leadership in their advocacy.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, analytical, writing and communications skills with a strong emphasis on public presentations.
  • The ability to articulate a plan for positioning NHCSL in front ofmultiple audiences through modern digital technology is strongly desired.
  • The ability and willingness to travel extensively.Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), internet proficiency and other PC applications

Interested candidates must include a cover letter, resume, and references with their application in order to be considered.

CSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled)

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
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