National Association of State Retirement Administrators

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Legislative Analyst

The CalSTRS Public Affairs Branch is seeking a motivated individual to work as an Associate Governmental Program Analyst on the Governmental Relations Team.


The Public Affairs Branch is responsible for the vision, strategy and execution of policies in the areas of stakeholder/constituent group relations, governmental relations, external/internal communications and reputation management. Public Affairs promotes and supports CalSTRS’ enterprise strategies and ensures that CalSTRS is understood and well-positioned in the pension fund industry and policy community.


The Governmental Relations Division identifies, monitors, and researches state and federal issues that may affect CalSTRS and engages stakeholders when it is in CalSTRS interest to do so. Governmental Relations also develops, tracks, coordinates review and discussion of, analyzes, negotiates, prepares testimony for, and facilitates implementation of legislation and regulations. In addition, Governmental Relations coordinates the Legislative Analysis Team, manages state-mandated reports and facilitates the Legislative 101 Training Workshop, a three-part course that familiarizes staff with the legislative process.

Under direction of the Director of Governmental Relations, the Associate Governmental Program Analyst operates as the Legislative Analyst and is responsible for performing the more complex strategic and analytical work in support of the Governmental Relations Division and the Public Affairs Branch. The incumbent monitors California’s political climate and analyzes legislation to inform the Teachers’ Retirement Board and support CalSTRS’ mission to secure the financial future of California’s educators.  

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills: 

  • Ability to exercise a high level of initiative, creativity, and independence.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational, critical thinking and information-retention skills.
  • Tactfulness, discretion, and professional discipline.
  • Experience gathering and analyzing information.
  • Experience collaborating effectively with internal or external stakeholders.
  • Interest in politics and public policy.

Duties will be adjusted at the Staff Services Analyst level.

Every 12 months, based on performance evaluation, employees may receive a 5% salary increase until they reach the maximum salary for the position.

Telework Information: We offer a hybrid approach including three days in-office and two days remote work solutions with staff working on-site at our Headquarters in West Sacramento.

Position: Legislative Analyst
Organization: California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS)
Location: West Sacramento,  CA 
United States
Salary: $5,684 - $7,114
Posting Start Date: 4/17/2024
Date Posted: 4/17/2024
Apply via CalCareers (link below):

Final filing date: 04/29/24

Electronic applications through your CalCareer account are highly recommended. 
If you are unable to apply electronically through your CalCareer account, please mail or drop off a hard copy of your application packet. Please provide the following information on your application: 815-830-5393-004, RPA: 7313, JC-423414
Status: This listing expires on: 6/16/2024
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California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS)
100 Waterfront Place

West Sacramento,  CA 95605
United States