Education Strategy Group (ESG) is a mission-driven consulting firm that works with America’s education, business, and civic leaders to expand economic opportunity and mobility by increasing educational attainment. Founded in 2012, ESG supports the preparation, entry, and success of individuals from K-12 through postsecondary education to build a more equitable system, open economic doors for all, and strengthen our democracy. ESG specializes in strengthening the transition points that have the highest stakes for youth and adults and the highest benefit for states, communities, and economies. We are driven by the conviction that a robust education system aligned with workforce demand leads to a stronger, more equitable society.
ESG recently adopted a five-year Greater Impact Plan, which establishes an ambitious vision and clear expectations for the work the organization will undertake and the impact it will seek to have on the nation’s education and workforce systems. Within this plan, ESG has made increasing postsecondary attainment its north star, with a specific emphasis on increasing attainment rates among students of color and those from low-income backgrounds. Building demand-driven, high-quality career pathways is essential to helping these young learners – irrespective of their race, ethnicity, gender, or socioeconomic background - successfully transition from high school to postsecondary education to earn a credential that opens doors to economic and career success.
As a firm, we bring deep experience leading policy development, advocacy, and implementation work in the K-12, postsecondary, and workforce sectors. We are a virtual firm that enables our staff to work where they have built their lives.
The Senior Associate will play an integral role in designing and executing projects within our career readiness portfolio and will also support work within our postsecondary transitions and postsecondary attainment portfolios as needed. Project work will largely focus on strengthening and expanding high-quality, demand-driven career pathways that start in high school, continue into and through postsecondary, and include early postsecondary experiences, industry-aligned internships, high-value credentialing opportunities, and social capital growth strategies. This position requires a proven track record of success in developing and leading ambitious college and career readiness work as well as designing and providing related technical assistance to K-12 systems, higher education institutions, and/or community organizations. The Senior Associate will have strong analytic, writing, and facilitation skills and the ability to collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders, including leaders from school districts, higher education institutions, state education agencies, industry associations, advocacy groups, national education organizations, and foundations.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Senior Associate’s primary duties and responsibilities will include:
The ideal candidate will have:
Education Strategy Group’s home base is in Washington, DC, and we have staff located in cities across the country. Our flexible work environment enables our professionals to live and work in locations where they can be most productive—both professionally and personally.
ESG is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
Education Strategy Group (ESG) is a mission-driven consulting firm that works with America’s education, business, and civic leaders to expand economic opportunity and mobility by increasing educational attainment. Founded in…
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