Policy Analyst, Hope Center for College, Community and Justice
Posted by Temple University on June 9, 2020
The Hope Center for College, Community and Justice, at Temple University is seeking a Policy Analyst to join our growing team. As a mission-driven organization we take seriously the importance of rigorous research, engagement and communication activities, and advocacy. Our diverse team is committed to communities that demand affordable, accessible, high-quality education from high school through higher education and beyond. Our teammates demonstrate why #RealCollege matters: we have collectively lived the challenges of navigating government bureaucracy and cash-strapped colleges, experienced the trauma and perils of living without financial stability, and experienced marginalization along nearly every possible line.
The Policy Analyst will maintain a comprehensive understanding of the higher education policy and legislative landscape, and contribute to the overall development, management, and advancement of the Hope Center’s policy initiatives and agenda. The incumbent will conduct in depth research and policy development around challenges affecting students. The Policy Analyst will be a visible spokesperson and representative of the Hope Center and will be expected to develop the formats for high-level meetings and briefings, and track policy developments. This person will also grow and foster networks and partnerships, representing and presenting the Hope Center’s work to policy makers, funders, and stakeholders at conferences. The position will involve a mix of research, analysis, writing, and management. Performs other duties as assigned.
It is an exciting and difficult time to be working on creating significant social change. We seek teammates who are committed to our mission and capable and comfortable with working effectively in a fast-paced environment.
Required Education & Experience:
Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in public policy, public administration, or another related field and at least 2 years of relevant experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills & Abilities:
*Knowledge of national higher education policy as well as key challenges facing relevant stakeholders.
*Experience working with Federal legislative staff
*Strong public speaking skills
*Commitment to The Hope Center’s mission
*Excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills
*Strong attention to detail and excellent project management skills
*Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and independently
*Excellent oral and written communication skills
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