Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Education Freedom Posted Jan 29
Texas Public Policy Foundation , Austin, TX
 
Description:
The education freedom movement is at a crossroads: though incremental progress has been made, its opposition continues unabated, stunting additional progress. To achieve the ultimate goal, that every American child have true opportunity – in a completely new, flexible, 21st-century “system” suited to the needs of children and their families – we must articulate an appealing vision for sweeping change that attracts a new group of champions.

Texas is the ideal place to begin such a campaign, and the Texas Public Policy Foundation is the ideal organization to lead it. We are the vanguard of the education opportunity coalition in Texas, and one of the leading state-based voices on the issue nationally. When we make the case for reform, people listen— and we are looking to expand our reach by adding a high-level policy researcher and analyst to complement our significant personnel strength in legislative outreach and strategy.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
TPPF seeks to hire a Senior Policy Analyst whose core responsibility will be leading our research on K-12 education policy, which will underscore our work on education opportunity moving forward. In particular, this analyst will focus on vehicles of education opportunity, including but not limited to: education savings accounts, charter schools, tax credit scholarships, and home schooling; legislative priorities, such as school finance, will also determine research agenda.

Furthermore, the analyst will serve as the lead spokesperson on those education policies, ensuring that liberty-oriented analysis guides the overall narrative. This will include testifying at the state legislature, participating in speaking engagements across the state and the nation, and having academic-quality research published in numerous media outlets. The new team member will coordinate with our current education policy staff on legislative strategy and grassroots outreach, and will ultimately be a vital asset to our work on state and federal education policy.

Qualifications:
The Senior Policy Analyst must be an extraordinary person with a keen drive to blaze new pathways in the fight for increased educational opportunity; preference will be given to candidates with relevant advanced degree(s). He or she must have the following qualities:
• A self-starter. This position is a leadership position, with minimal daily oversight and exceedingly high expectations. The person leading this fight must be willing and able to conceive and develop innovative ideas independently and often -- and bring them to fruition.
• A thinker. Specifically, the Senior Analyst must have a background in and a passion for education policy, as well as an understanding of the Texas Legislature and Congress, as well as the various governmental agencies involved in setting policy.
• A writer. This Analyst must possess the aptitude for graceful prose that conveys complicated concepts convincingly.
• A media presence. Policy begins with persuasion, and in a sphere like this, the candidate must possess a presence with the credibility and appeal to explain and defend them.
• A leader. The Senior Analyst must be willing to work with tact and persuasion to assemble a broad coalition.

The position’s salary will be commensurate with the experience, expertise, and skills of the Analyst who takes the position. While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. No phone calls, please.

Please send cover letter, resume, salary requirement, and references to:
Greg Sindelar, Chief Operating Officer
recruiting at texaspolicy.com

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan research institute offering competitive salaries and benefits to qualified candidates.


TO APPLY
Please send cover letter, resume, salary requirement, and references to:
Greg Sindelar, Chief Operating Officer
recruiting at texaspolicy.com

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