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29 Jun 2021

Research and Policy Tennessee P-12 Policy Analyst

The Education Trust in Tennessee
 Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States

Job Description

The Education Trust, one of the nation’s premier education advocacy organizations working to improve educational opportunity and raise achievement for the most vulnerable students including low-income students and students of color, seeks a P-12 Policy Analyst to support the work of the state office in Tennessee. Reporting to the State Director in Tennessee, the Policy Analyst will support ambitious, innovative efforts to advance our equity agenda, and will draw lessons from the best available data, research, and practical experiences to inform and advance the organization’s policy agenda. The Education Trust in Tennessee pursues substantive improvements in education, and promotes high academic achievement for students at all levels, pre-kindergarten through college. This position is based in Nashville, Tennessee and although it may begin as a virtual position, it will not remain that way over the long term.

The Policy Analyst responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Collect, analyze, and interpret education data related to student achievement, attainment, and opportunities to learn in Tennessee;
  • Support the Tennessee team in researching, analyzing, and developing new proposals on key P-12 education topics;
  • Prepare data and policy analyses for internal and external use;
  • Prepare data or materials for State Director for presentations;
  • Assist with the development, writing and strategic dissemination of reports, briefs, and other collateral materials including presentations to key audiences including advocacy partners and policymakers and web-based outreach to the public in order to advance our policy positions and influence legislation;
  • Work collaboratively with the national and Tennessee office to monitor federal, state, and local P-12 policy activities and quickly respond to pressing legislative and regulatory proposals, inquiries from allies and other rapid response opportunities to make the organization’s case, including in the media;
  • Respond to time-sensitive education policy data inquiries from staff, media, advocacy partners, legislators, and the public at-large;
  • Support other staff at The Education Trust in finding data, creating presentations, identifying successful schools, and creating publications for public distribution.

How to Apply

Please provide a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (no more than five pages; sections from a longer paper are fine) to be considered for this position. You must combine your cover letter, resume and writing sample into one document and upload that document. Our application system will not allow you to upload more than one file.


Bureaus: Tennessee. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Research and Policy.