Central Kentucky Educational Cooperative

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Where leaders learn and learners lead.

teacher in classroomThe Central Kentucky Educational Cooperative (CKEC) works with the superintendents and staff of its member districts to provide opportunities for collaboration, strategic planning and professional development. CKEC delivers a wide range of customized services to our member districts, including opportunities to network with colleagues. We also work with vendors of all kinds to leverage the buying power of our member districts to ensure that they are paying the most competitive prices for products and services.

Kentucky School Boards Association is Seeking a Director of Governmental Relations

Full-Time Frankfort-Based Position / Full Employee Benefits Provided

(including membership in the Kentucky Teachers Retirement System)


Job Functions:

Position is responsible for planning and implementing the governmental relations and advocacy work of the association. Individual will work with the General Assembly, state agencies and at the federal level on behalf of public education issues.

Job Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree;
  • at least three (3) years of successful lobbying experience  and established relationships with key legislators and staff;
  • a minimum of three (3) years of successful supervisory and management experience; and a working knowledge of state budgeting and processes.

Experience with public education lobbying issues and five (5) years of lobbying experience is PREFERRED.

Position includes moderate travel throughout the state.


Interested individuals may submit a cover letter, resume, current references with email addresses, and salary history/requirements to: 

Kathy Amburgey, Human Resources Manager, Kentucky School Boards Association

260 Democrat Drive

Frankfort, KY 40601



Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


CKEC’s Unregistered Participants/Guests Policy

At CKEC, we love kids and families! Unfortunately, due to liability issues and professional decorum, children and other family members or friends are not permitted to attend our trainings.

snowstormInclement Weather Policy

The CKEC inclement weather policy is as follows.  If Fayette County Schools are closed, CKEC training sessions are canceled.  If Fayette County Schools are open, but YOUR school district is closed, please use discretion.

If Fayette County is on a delay, please check your email for information pertaining to your training.