Senior Policy Analyst
Job Description RESPONSIBILITIES: This position will report to the Vice President for Public Policy and External Relations. The Senior Policy Analyst will contribute to ACCT's advocacy and research agenda through policy analysis and research that will advance higher education and workforce development policy for community colleges at the federal level. Additional responsibility to support day-to-day efforts in liaising with Capitol Hill, federal agencies, and peer associations, as well as collaborating with the entire staff in fulfillment of the Association's mission and goals, including to: · Support research and policy analysis on higher education and related areas; · Co-author original issue and policy briefs, reports, white papers, web postings, and support documents for policymakers, the media, and other interested parties, on higher education policies; · Develop and maintain knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues, and perspectives in higher education within federal, state, institutional, nonprofit, and foundation sectors; · Monitor and report on findings from academic and other research organizations that relates Association's policy agenda; · Summarize and interpret relevant legislative, judicial, and executive actions; · Draft articles and other member communication materials, including grassroots initiatives and policy summaries; · Develop and distribute a variety of information materials, including public policy positions, testimony, speeches, and other presentations; and · Assist in organizing the annual National Legislative Summit; · Perform other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: · Master's Degree in policy, public administration, education, economics, government, political science, or related field preferred; bachelor's degree required. At least 2-3 years related experience in education research or legislative affairs as legislative aide, analyst, lobbyist, or staff for a government agency. · Demonstrated experience in conducting policy and statistical research using Stata and Excel, including use of education datasets and tools, such as IPEDS and PowerStats. · Proficiency in policy analysis and research synthesis, including writing policy memos and research briefs. · Track record of successfully completing projects efficiently and on time; strong problem solving and organizational skills. · Excellent verbal and written communication skills. · Ability to exercise sound judgment, initiative and maintain strict confidentiality. · Ability to work on a team, conduct collaborative research, and deal effectively and courteously with supervisor, peers, and external stakeholders. · Familiar with and interested in working with elected and appointed college governing boards that represent their communities. ACCT offers competitive salary and comprehensive benefits in a smaller office environment. Please forward cover letter, resume and salary requirements to the attention of Office Manager. Must pass criminal, credit and professional references background checks. No phone calls please. Company Description The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) is comprised of over 550 governing boards, and over 6,000 trustees who govern public and private community, technical and junior colleges across the US and abroad. The ACCT Office of Public Policy is responsible for representing the nation's community college trustees before the United States Congress, federal government and its representatives and agencies, and other peer associations based in the nation's capital. For more information about ACCT, go to: www.acct.org.