New America is seeking a senior policy analyst with expertise in PreK-12 federal and state education policy, as well as excellent writing, communication, and project management skills, to support our PreK-12 team.
New America’s PreK–12 team works to strengthen and improve our nation’s public schools so that all students have equitable access to a high-quality education that will prepare them for college, careers, and civic life. We focus on a range of policies aimed at supporting and improving the educator workforce to ensure that all educators get the preparation, professional learning, and instructional supports they need to serve a growing and changing population of public school students. We bring intentional and sustained attention to the students, families and communities that are least well-served by public education, with a special emphasis on English learners and a growing body of work on students with disabilities. Through our Teaching, Learning, and Technology initiative, we focus on training and supporting educators and enabling other human-centered approaches to technology use in schools and libraries, and elevate the importance of expanding access to high-quality and inclusive digital instructional resources. And, as the bridge to higher education and workforce development, our team focuses on improving work-based learning in high schools and advancing pathways from secondary to postsecondary college and careers.
Reporting to the Director of the PreK-12 program, the senior policy analyst will work across the PreK-12 education team to develop and lead a policy agenda that aligns with this vision and goals.
Qualifications and Requirements:
Please submit a resume, a cover letter (explaining how you meet the criteria for this role in line with the job description), and a writing sample (no more than six pages). Salary package commensurate with experience; excellent benefits. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so early submissions (by April 15) are recommended.
No phone calls or emails, please.
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