Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst - Postsecondary Education

May 26, 2010

The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) is a national non-profit policy organization that develops and advocates for policies at the federal, state and local levels that improve the lives of low income people. CLASP's Work Team conducts research, provides policy analysis, engages in advocacy, and offers targeted technical assistance at the federal, state and local levels on a range of issues including postsecondary and adult education, workforce development, and income and work supports. (For more information on our organization, visit www.clasp.org)

Job Responsibilities.  The Policy Analyst will work in CLASP's Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success on responsibilities that include: 

  • Analyzing, synthesizing and reporting on research regarding state policies and practices that promote postsecondary access and success for  under-represented students, including  the development of multiple pathways to postsecondary credentials and careers in growth areas of the economy;
  • Providing technical assistance on these issues to a wide variety of audiences through on-site assistance,  presentations, written materials, e-mails and teleconferences; and
  • Speaking to a wide variety of audiences, including national, state and local policymakers and practitioners on substantive areas of work 

Job Qualifications include: 

  • Experience of at least 3-5 years for policy analyst and 6 years for senior policy analyst,  with policies that support postsecondary  access and success;
  • Experience with adult education is desirable;
  • Excellent analytical, research, writing, and oral communication skills;
  • The capacity to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team;
  • Ability and willingness to travel; 
  • Graduate degree in public policy/administration or other relevant field is preferred;
  • Based in Washington D.C., preferred, but not essential.

Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience.  CLASP offers exceptional benefits, including several health insurance options, dental insurance, life and long-term disability insurance, long term care insurance, a 403(b) retirement program, flexible spending accounts and generous vacation, sick leave, and holiday schedules.

Application:    Please send a resume, writing sample, references and a cover letter, by mail or email to: 

Michelle Vinson
Center for Law and Social Policy
1200 18th Street, N.W. Suite 200
Washington DC, 20036

Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE. 

The Center for Law and Social Policy is an equal opportunity employer, and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.

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