CINCINNATI (TDB) -- The National Lieutenant Governors Association, which is based in a Cincinnati suburb and keeps a very low profile, is now looking for an associate director. Duties include fundraising, research and bringing more public attention to a bunch of political sidekicks and second bananas. The post pays up to $65,000 a year and part of the responsibilities would be finding cash from the private sector and foundations "to fund policy research, seminar underwriting, international and regional travel, and more."
NLGA has been around since 1962, and at the moment is based in Florence, Ky., a community in the Cincinnati metro area that is few miles south of downtown on Interstate 75. Lieutenant governors have been described as the 5th wheels of government. But the group points out that 25% of all U.S. governors in the past century first held the No. 2 spot in their state. At the moment, 45 states have lieutenant governors. New Jersey joins that list in 2010.
The ad says nothing about party affiliation, nor does it require previous experience in state government.
"Demonstrated experience in issue analysis or original research and presentation, published or presented works preferred. Must have exemplary communications skills, including oral presentations and sales ability, and written communications including press releases, academic findings, annual reports and news stories (writing samples welcome). Must have technical knowledge, including experience with Web site construction and maintenance, printed communications, Powerpoint and other technology used at conferences, with emerging media experience preferred. Some knowledge of state government preferred. Some experience in event planning/meeting management helpful, but not required."
Up to 15% of the job may require travel. Resume and applications can be sent to NLGA, 71 Cavalier Blvd., Suite 124, Florence, KY., 41042.