Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst - State

August 20, 2009

Position focuses on Postsecondary Education and Training

Responsibilities: 1) 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; 2) Providing technical assistance on these issues to a wide variety of audiences through written materials, e-mails, teleconferences, presentations, and on-site assistance; and 3) Speaking to a wide variety of audiences, including national, state, and local policymakers and practitioners on substantive areas of work. 

CLASP's Workforce Development 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 workforce development, postsecondary and adult education, and income and work supports.

Requirements: Experience of at least 3-5 years for policy analyst, and 6 years for senior policy analyst, with state policies that support postsecondary access and success; Experience with adult education policy is desirable; Excellent research, analytical, 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. 

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: jobs2@clasp.org  or Michelle Vinson, CLASP, 1015 15th Street, N.W. Suite 400, Washington DC, 20005. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.


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