P-12 Senior Data and Policy Analyst

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date


Application Deadline



1250 H Street Northwest
District of Columbia
United States


 Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop and conduct data and policy analyses related to trends in opportunities to learn and in student outcomes, with a focus on identifying and remedying disparities.
  • Participate in the development of recommendations for federal and state policy related to early childhood education, school and district accountability and improvement, and college/career readiness.
  • Design analyses that demonstrate how policy proposals may play out in the field to inform the organization’s policy recommendations.
  • Develop materials (reports, briefs, PowerPoint presentations, web content, etc.) to advance our policy agenda.
  • Represent The Education Trust and its policy agenda with various audiences, including policymakers, journalists, educators, and advocates.
  • Respond to data and policy inquiries, including requests to review and comment on external policy proposals, from staff and external audiences.
  • Provide support to policy and data staff across the organization, including state offices.

 Qualifications and Experience

We are looking for a combination of the following qualifications and experience:

  • At least 3-5 years of experience conducting policy and data analysis in education, preferably on issues related to equity and improving opportunity and outcomes for low-income students and students of color. Knowledge of early childhood education policy and/or policy pertaining to English learners preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with using data to support policy development.
  • Knowledge of research methodology, evaluation and statistics to be able to understand and interpret the validity and significance of findings.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with statistical analysis and working with large data sets using SPSS, SAS, STATA, R, or Excel.
  • Ability to translate and communicate results of complex analytic and research findings to diverse audiences.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in developing analyses, collecting and analyzing data, and presenting findings.
  • Understanding of federal and state policy contexts that affect P-12 education, and thoughts about how to improve these policies.
  • Excellent analytic and communication skills (both oral and written, and in a variety of formats and contexts).
  • Possession of a doctorate, master’s degree, or equivalent in education, psychology, or related field.

Personal Characteristics

  • Passion for improving the educational experiences and outcomes for low-income students and students of color, and an unwavering belief that these students could be much more successful if institutions better served them;
  • Self-starter mentality and the ability to work independently;
  • A demonstrated commitment to excellence;
  • Healthy respect for colleagues;
  • Goal-oriented, project-oriented, and achievement-oriented;
  • Strong sense of honor and integrity;
  • A warm, personal style with a good sense of humor.

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement