Education Policy Associate/Senior Associate

Washington, D.C. | The Policy Associate/Senior Policy Associate in the Washington D.C. office works on issues related to English-learning students in US schools in collaboration with members of the K-12 education team, particularly Dr. Conor P. Williams. 

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Researching education policy topics identified by TCF education fellows and preparing background memos.
  • Conducting outreach to schools and school districts to establish research partnerships.
  • Acquiring, compiling, and analyzing education data. 
  • Interviewing and centering the perspectives of stakeholders most impacted by written content.
  • Writing blog posts and other content for TCF’s website.
  • Participating in the planning and execution of TCF education projects, including publications and events.
  • Assisting with communications and outreach, including identifying stakeholders and promoting TCF’s work on social media.
  • Providing administrative and logistical support for the education team and TCF events held in D.C.
  • Delivering presentations to diverse and interested audiences on TCF’s work. 

Qualifications:

  • Exceptional research and analytical skills.
  • Comfort conducting—and sometimes leading—initial research outreach to schools and school districts via phone and email. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • Background in education policy. 1-2 years of previous related experience in public policy and/or education preferred.
  • Experience working on or studying policies governing English learners’ learning opportunities in US schools, children’s language acquisition, or the intersection of immigration and educational equity strongly preferred. 
  • A commitment to looking at education issues through an intersectional lens, recognizing the importance of elevating the experiences of low-income students, LGBTQ students, English learners, and students of color.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and Google Apps.
  • A commitment to progressive values and interest in TCF’s education research agenda.

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Please submit a résumé and cover letter here.


Education Policy Associate/Senior Policy Associate – K-12

Washington, D.C. or New York City, NY | The Policy Associate/Senior Policy Associate is based in the Washington, D.C. or New York City office and works closely with the K-12 education team, including education fellows Richard D. Kahlenberg, Halley Potter, Stefan Lallinger, and Conor Williams.  

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Supporting TCF’s Bridges Collaborative, a network of 57 organizations nationwide focused on advancing school integration.
  • Helping to plan and execute regional and national convenings for Bridges Collaborative members.
  • Communicating with Bridges Collaborative members and other partners on a regular basis and helping to build strong relationships.
  • Facilitating discussions among Bridges Collaborative members.
  • Researching education policy topics identified by TCF education fellows and preparing background memos.
  • Attending think tank and Congressional forums and preparing memos summarizing key insights.
  • Writing blog posts and other content for TCF’s website.
  • Participating in the planning and execution of TCF education projects, including publications and events.
  • Assisting with communications and outreach, including identifying stakeholders and promoting TCF’s work on social media.
  • Providing administrative and logistical support for the education team and TCF events.
  • Delivering presentations to diverse and interested audiences on TCF’s work.
  • Interviewing and centering the perspectives of stakeholders most impacted by written content.
  • Occasional travel for meetings and events.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Exceptional research and analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • Background in education policy. 1-2 years of previous related experience in public policy and/or education preferred.
  • A commitment to looking at education issues through an intersectional lens, recognizing the importance of elevating the experiences of low-income students, LGBTQ students, English learners, and students of color.
  • Experience working on or studying socioeconomic and racial school integration and addressing housing segregation strongly preferred.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and Google Apps.
  • A commitment to progressive values and interest in TCF’s education research agenda.

About TCF
The Century Foundation is a progressive, independent think tank that conducts research, develops solutions, and drives policy change to make people’s lives better. We pursue economic, racial, and gender equity in education, health care, and work. Founded in 1919 by the progressive business leader Edward Filene, the TCF pursues its mission by conducting timely, non-partisan research and policy analysis that informs citizens, guides policymakers, and reshapes what government does for the better.

TCF has offices in New York and Washington, D.C. Its fellows come from academia, journalism, and public service, but share a commitment to the TCF’s abiding belief in the power of ideas.

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Please submit a résumé, cover letter, and writing sample of no more than five pages here.