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The Campaign for College Opportunity


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October 19, 2020
June 30, 2021
September 30, 2020
$20 per hour
20 hours per week

The Campaign for College Opportunity is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) broad-based, bipartisan coalition, including business, education and civil rights leaders, that is focused on a single mission: to ensure all Californians have an equal opportunity to attend and succeed in college in order to build a vibrant workforce, economy and democracy.


The Campaign for College Opportunity’s Steve Weiner and David Wolf Founder Fellowship Program is a part-time 9-month paid experience that prepares the next generation of higher education advocates. The Fellow will have the opportunity to learn what it means to advocate on behalf of California’s students to access, afford, and succeed in the state’s colleges and universities and how to harness the critical skills and tools necessary to compel change.


Due to COVID-19, this Fellow will be housed --virtually-- within the Policy Department in Sacramento through June 2021. They will be an integral part of advancing the Campaign for College Opportunity’s policy priorities at the state-level by assisting with the development and execution of our legislative agenda, advocacy strategy and policy implementation efforts.   


Responsibilities

·        Assist in advancing the Campaign’s legislative agenda and policy priorities by researching, tracking, and staffing legislation of interest to the Campaign;

·        Monitor and/or attend legislative hearings and meetings of public higher education governing boards and provide written summaries to the Policy team as needed; 

·        Provide public comment during legislative and governing board hearings in support of Campaign policies, including legislation and budget items;

·        Shadow the policy team in various meetings, including with legislators, legislative staff, and State departments;

·        Support 2020 post-Election advocacy efforts by preparing memos and outreach materials for meetings with newly elected members of the legislature.

·        Support the Campaign’s social media presence by helping to provide social media content, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and blog content;

·        Support execution of priority policy outreach activities like capitol briefings, advocacy days, and legislative round tables;

·        Identify a policy area of interest for a mutually agreed upon Capstone Project.


Qualifications

·        Passion for college opportunity and interest in a career in policy, advocacy, and/or systems change;

·        Creative thinker who is willing to contribute new ideas in support of advocacy strategy;

·        Bachelor’s degree is required and students pursuing a Master’s or PhD in Public Policy, Public Administration, Education/Higher Education or related field are strongly encouraged to apply;

·        Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with quick and shifting deadlines;

·        Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and social media platforms.


What You Will Achieve

By the end of the Steve Weiner and David Wolf Founder Fellowship Program, Fellows will have:

·        Developed and executed a mutually agreed upon capstone project;

·        Become proficient in legislative research, tracking, and utilizing related resources, including LegInfo, Capitol Track, and committee analyses;

·        Gained an understanding of the nexus between research, policy and advocacy; and

·        Increased understanding of pressing California higher education policy issues.


Compensation 

The Steve Weiner and David Wolf Founder Fellowship Program will begin on October 19, 2020 and end on June 30, 2021. There may be a possible extension of the fellowship experience through August 31, 2021, depending on funding and other factors related to the program. Fellows are expected to work 20 hours a week at $20/hr. Fellows invited to continue through the summer months will be required to work 40 hours a week at $20/hr.   

  

Selection Process 

The Campaign for College Opportunity will accept applications for the position beginning on September 1, 2020. Interested parties should forward a letter of interest, resume, and 2-3 page writing sample indicating “Policy Fellowship” in the subject line by email recruitment@collegecampaign.org. Application deadline is September 30th. No phone calls please. 

 

Those applying should preview the Campaign’s website www.collegecampaign.org to become familiar with our policy, research, outreach and communications efforts. Cover letters should include why you are interested in working with the Campaign.


All candidates selected for an interview will be required to complete a short task aimed at assessing their skills as they progress through the interview process. The Campaign for College Opportunity is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified persons of every background.  


The Campaign for College Opportunity is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) broad-based, bipartisan coalition, including business, education and civil rights leaders, that is focused on a single mission: to ensure all Californians have an equal…

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How to Apply

The Campaign for College Opportunity will accept applications for the position beginning on September 1, 2020. Interested parties should forward a letter of interest, resume, and 2-3 page writing sample indicating “Policy Fellowship” in the subject line by email to recruitment@collegecampaign.org. Application deadline is September 30th. No phone calls please.

The Campaign for College Opportunity will accept applications for the position beginning on September 1, 2020. Interested parties should forward a letter of interest, resume, and…

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1149 South Hill Street, Suite 925, Los Angeles, CA 90015

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