New America is seeking a Senior Policy Analyst interested in a career in federal policy at the intersection of education, labor, and workforce development. The Senior Policy Analyst will be responsible for managing a range of federal policy initiatives and engagement alongside senior staff at New America's Center on Education and Labor (CELNA).
CELNA is dedicated to restoring the link between education and economic mobility through policies that strengthen the key social institutions necessary to connect them – public education and job training, labor protections, and worker organizations. The Center’s work spans the policy domains of education, labor, and workforce development and seeks to connect them in ways that enhance economic mobility and reduce inequality. Our goal is to forge a more holistic approach to the challenges generated from technological change - an approach that recognizes the need to equip workers of the future with the knowledge, skills, and power necessary to fulfill the terms of our social contract.
CELNA engages in both longer-term research and reacts to the policy issues of the day. Staff author blog posts, op-eds, and policy papers using original research and analysis. They also convene stakeholders around policy development opportunities and organize events designed to engage and education the public. CELNA Staff also provide technical assistance to policymakers, journalists, and education, labor and workforce leaders across the U.S., and aim to shape how policymakers and the media understand the complex relationship between higher education, vocational education, workforce development, and labor policy and practice.
The ideal candidate is intellectually curious, entrepreneurial, and self-directed. They will be able to form and advance new ideas in federal policy that connect and build upon a diverse portfolio of current and future national projects being led by CELNA. The analyst should possess a belief in evidence-based analysis, removed from partisan or ideological frameworks. Candidate is expected to ultimately be located full-time in Washington, DC.
Working with CELNA leadership and staff across the Center’s portfolio of projects to identify and effectively communicate federal policy priorities and developments.
Qualifications and Skills:
Please submit a resume and cover letter, explaining how you meet the criteria for this role in line with the job description. Salary package commensurate with experience; excellent benefits. New America is an equal opportunity employer.
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