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Program Associate - Center on Education and Skills

Location: Washington, DC

Department: Education Policy Program

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

New America is seeking a Program Associate interested in pursuing a career in education and workforce development policy. The Associate will work on several projects under New America's Center on Education and Skills (CESNA). New America is a public policy institute that invests in new thinkers and new ideas to address the next generation of challenges facing the United States. New America’s Education Policy Program uses original research and policy analysis to solve the nation’s critical education problems, serving as a trusted source of objective analysis and innovative ideas for policymakers, educators, and the public at large. CESNA is housed within the Education Policy Program and is dedicated to broadening the array of high quality educational options for students of all ages, including through greater access to apprenticeship and work-based learning opportunities.

The Program Associate must be a strong researcher and writer who is able to synthesize complex research to the general public. We are also looking for a team player interested in blogging, conducting background research, writing internal briefs, planning events, and coordinating outreach efforts.

Responsibilities:

  • Support research and analysis on a wide array of policy issues related to the intersection between higher education and skills development, with special emphasis on apprenticeship and career and technical education.  
  • Assist with planning and convening events to showcase the team’s work.
  • Edit, proofread, and fact-check a variety of policy reports and papers. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Write blog posts and assist with the CESNA newsletter.
  • Assist with analyzing federal and state laws and pending legislation
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. 
  • Excellent work ethic matched by openness to feedback and collaboration. 

Application Process:

Please submit a resume,cover letter (explaining how you meet the criteria for this role in line with the job description) and a writing sample (no more than six pages). Salary package commensurate with experience; excellent benefits.  Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so early submissions are recommended.

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