POSITION TITLE: Director of Policy & Innovation
POSITION STATUS: Full-Time
REPORTS TO: Vice President of Policy and Communications
The Director of Policy & Innovation will be the in-house expert on all policy and research matters of interest for the Center for Educational Reform, a leading national reform group with over 23 years of success. The Director of Policy & Innovation will be a trusted team member who will play an important role in the operation and growth of our organization.
➢ Research all major reform issues
➢ Read incoming documents and resources
➢ Notify and alert staff and leadership to critical issues
➢ Analyze information and articulate key issues in plain language
➢ Develop documents for use by communications team
➢ Development documents for legislative uses
➢ Attend events in area of policy
➢ Develop and refine CER’s voice, specifically on choice and charters issues
DESIRED CHARACTER STRENGTHS
➢ Highly organized
➢ Analytical (including strengths with numbers)
➢ Commitment to accuracy and excellence
➢ Strong communication skills (spoken, written)
➢ Hard-working & production oriented
➢ Ability to multi-task
➢ Deadline oriented
➢ Results driven self-starter, organized project manager, problem solver, professional and genuine communicator, flexible and adaptive but persistent achiever.
➢ Background in education policy.
➢ Commitment to school choice.
➢ Love for data.
➢ Bachelor’s degree required.
➢ Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, and presenting).
➢ Excellent interpersonal skills.
➢ Strong knowledge of MS Office, particularly Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
➢ Must be able to deal with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and diverse array of contacts.
➢ May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time.
➢ Must be able to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs.
➢ Must be able to work primarily in a traditional climate-controlled office environment.
➢ Must be able to work evenings and weekends as needed.
Interested candidates, please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line, please put “Application: Policy: YOUR NAME”. Before any text, please put your full name and contact number.