Public Policy Analyst: Education
DCFPI is seeking a Policy Analyst to lead the organization’s research and advocacy on education policies in the District of Columbia, with a focus on issues affecting low-income residents and communities of color. We are looking for someone to conduct research and to propose budget and policy solutions to DC’s inequities in early education and PreK-12 education. The ideal candidate will excel at producing original research, building relationships, leading advocacy efforts on these issues, and informing the public and the press about local budget debates.
DCFPI is seeking a Policy Director, a new position, to manage and advance DCFPI’s policy research and advocacy agenda. The Policy Director will supervise DCFPI’s policy analysts; engage in original research and writing; represent DCPFI in selected coalitions and task forces; and create and implement effective strategies to engage partners. The Policy Director will report to the Executive Director.
This new position is being created as the number of DCFPI policy analysts has grown, to provide appropriate guidance and management of their work. The Policy Director will be an essential partner to the Executive Director in providing leadership, management, and evaluation of DCFPI’s policy and advocacy agenda.
The Policy Director will have an understanding of, as well as skills in quantitative and qualitative research and writing and editing. The Policy Director also will bring expertise in project and personnel management. The Policy Director will bring impeccable communications skills to represent DCFPI before a range of stakeholders and will be able to communicate complex ideas to diverse audiences.
Intern: Summer 2019
DCFPI has one intern in the fall, spring, and summer semesters. The typical length of an internship is one semester (approximately 10-12 weeks). We are currently accepting applications for Summer 2019.
Intern projects are designed in conjunction with DCFPI’s needs as well as the intern’s skills and interests. Work may include assisting with research projects, writing blogs, covering hearings, and attending coalition meetings.
Applicants should have a strong commitment to social, economic, and racial justice. Use your cover letter to tell us how an internship with DCFPI will help you as you think about your career path. We’re eager to attract candidates who would especially benefit from working with us, including those seeking their first policy experience or those who are first-generation college students. Applicants should expect to do a mix of research, writing, and administrative tasks. Knowledge (and love) of DC is a plus.