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The Center for Student-based Budgeting at Reason Foundation offers pro-bono consulting to help policymakers, school district officials and other stakeholders design and implement education finance reforms that promote fairness, transparency, portability, and local autonomy.
About the Opening
The Policy Analyst will work with the Education team to produce policy research that addresses key issues in education finance that are relevant to state officials and school district officials. This role will report to the Director of Education Reform The role also involves leading outreach efforts and engaging with various stakeholder groups in order to cultivate diverse coalitions in seeking student-centered funding reforms.
- Work with elected officials, school district officials, and interested stakeholders, alongside other project team members, in a support capacity for those seeking to implement meaningful changes that will improve education finance systems
- Track legislative reform efforts in various states and produce regular reports for the education policy team
- Regular travel will be required; this role will consist of approximately 25%-50% travel time
- Produce policy research, commentaries, and other written products that address key issues in education finance reform
- Coordinate workshops, meetings, and other events
- Other duties as assigned
Qualifications / Competencies
- 3+ years’ experience working in public policy, the non-profit research sector, or private sector in a policy capacity that required engaging policymakers (internships may be considered experience)
- Working knowledge of state and/or school district education finance systems (preferred but not required)
- Master’s degree in public policy, politics, economics, finance, statistics, or equivalent field is preferred; candidates with only a bachelor’s degree but with strong relevant experience will be considered
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Proven relationship building skills
- Strong quantitative skills (preferred but not required)
- Location negotiable depending on candidate; could be work from home, or work from Reason’s offices in Washington D.C. or Los Angeles
- Project team members are currently located in Washington D.C. and Texas
- Salary will be commensurate with experience
Qualified candidates should submit the following in one PDF file with your full name in the file name:
- Cover letter that details your interest in working for Reason, why your background is a good fit for this role, and your salary requirements
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