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Education Policy Advocate (Two-Year Fellowship)

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Position Summary: 

The Education Policy Advocate

will be primarily responsible for the development and execution of advocacy

strategy to promote educational equity for the nation’s diverse Asian American

communities and expand access to and inclusion of the history of Asian

Americans in K-12 education nationwide.  The

Education Policy Advocate will provide public policy research, analysis, strategies,

and community education on education policy issues impacting Asian American

students and communities and play a key coordination role with state and local

advocates nationwide.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Organizational Leadership and Strategic Planning

  • Act as thought partner to the Vice President, Policy and Programs on issues related to education policy.
  • Work closely with policy leads and all other staff to provide leadership and direction in setting budgets, program goals and strategies, advancing new ideas and innovation that align with our organizational mission and strategic plan.
  • Work closely with the executive team, to share responsibility to spearhead cross-organizational initiatives amongst our internal divisions.  


Plan and Strategize Activities Related to Education Policy

  • In consultation with the Vice President, Policy and Programs, identify, organize and implement strategies related to education policy;
  • Work with key legislators and executive branch officials to advance laws, regulations, guidelines, and policies that benefit educational equity and the Asian American community.    
  • Provide public policy research and analysis on education issues;   
  • Monitor and analyze legislation, regulations, and policy developments; prepare testimony, agency comments, legal briefs and memoranda, and other relevant material;
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of strategic communications plans related to education, including providing content support, drafting blog posts and press releases, and responding to press inquiries and making public speaking appearances as necessary and appropriate; and
  • Engage in the development and implementation of Community Partners’ Network strategies and activities on education policy as well as in other areas of policy work as necessary and appropriate.  


Develop, Implement and Maintain External Relationships and Partnerships    

  • Build and maintain excellent relationships with affiliates and the relevant legal and advocacy groups within the civil rights and Asian American communities nationally and locally;
  • Develop community education materials; provide technical assistance to community-based organizations nationwide; conduct community training, outreach, and education;
  • Coordinate program planning and implementation with Advancing Justice affiliates and state and local partners to identify areas for potential joint efforts; and
  • Build strong and effective relationships with key stakeholders in the education policy arena, allied organizations, coalitions, and policymakers.


Fundraising

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of a development supported growth strategy for education advocacy, including the identification of donor prospects through work with peer organizations and other professional contacts;
  • Assist with fundraising, grants management, and relationship management with funders and supporters;
  • Work with the finance and development teams to craft project budgets and contribute to the development of grant proposals relating to education advocacy;
  • Provide content/information for donor communications and materials (donor newsletters, action alerts, special reports from the executive director, social media postings, etc.); and
  • Attend meetings with prospects/donors as necessary and appropriate. 


General AAJC Roles

  • Live and exhibit the Core Values of Advancing Justice | AAJC, by contributing to an environment that promotes trust, teamwork, and transparency among staff, board, National Advisory Council, affiliates, and community partners.
  • Contribute to, establish, and follow policies and procedures, including maintenance of confidentiality, to ensure that the principles of Advancing Justice | AAJC are implemented.
  • Participate fully in and lead decision-making processes; understand outcomes and be accountable for decisions made in or affecting their area.
  • Understand the values and principles of Advancing Justice | AAJC and apply them fully in work responsibilities.
  • Participate in other activities and serve on ad hoc committees as requested.
  • Attend and contribute to Advancing Justice | AAJC and board of directors meetings.
  • Willing to travel and work occasional evenings and weekends.


EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s Degree in Education Policy or related advanced degree preferred.
  • Four to eight years of relevant experience working in education, government, or advocacy organization preferred. 
  • Experience in and knowledge of education policy, particularly in its impact on Asian American and Pacific Islander communities preferred. 
  • Experience in policy advocacy, campaigns, and/or field organizing preferred.

Position Summary: 

The Education Policy Advocate

will be primarily responsible for the development and execution of advocacy

strategy to promote educational equity for the nation’s diverse Asian American

communities and expand access…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    October 4, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Compensation

USD 60,000 - USD 75,000

Benefits

Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance 

Paid time off 

Vacation Days 

401(k)

Life insurance

Retirement plan

Professional development assistance

Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance 

Paid time off 

Vacation Days 

401(k)

Life insurance

Retirement plan

Professional development assistance

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
Associated Location
Washington, DC, USA

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