Project Associate, P-12 Practice

Based in Washington, DC, the Project Associate, P-12 Practice will report to the Director, P-12 Practice and serve as a member of the P-12 team.

The Project Associate will work alongside the Director to coordinate and manage the logistics for our newly formed Chief Equity Officer Network. The Project Associate should have experience in coordinating and managing executive networks. Core responsibilities include collaborating with the Director to coordinate network programming, collaborating with various teams within Ed Trust and with our network funders to plan and execute network convenings, and developing a system of reporting to capture field-building knowledge about the impact of Chief Equity Officers on system-level change. This newly formed, two-year position will require project management experience, an attention to detail, strong communication and organizational skills, and the ability to work across multiple teams.

Knowledge of how public-school systems work is necessary and an understanding of and commitment to educational equity is paramount.

About the Organization

Ed Trust is comprised of fierce advocates for the high academic achievement of all students — pre-kindergarten through college, particularly those of color or living in poverty. Through research and advocacy, Ed Trust’s goal is to close the gaps in opportunity and achievement that affect millions of young people across the U.S. — especially students of color and those from low-income families. We work alongside educators, policymakers, parents, and community and business leaders across the country to advocate transforming schools and colleges into institutions that serve all students well. Lessons learned in these efforts, together with unflinching data analyses, help shape our state and national policy agendas.

Major Responsibilities

Major responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to:

  • Develop a system for managing correspondence within and across the CEO network
  • Collaborate with Director to develop network reports (internal to the network and external to the education field)
  • Collaborate with Director on developing protocols for capturing network learning to be shared within Ed Trust and with the network funder
  • Build relationships with various Ed Trust teams to ensure network goals are met and deliverables adhere to project timelines
  • Build relationships with network funder to communicate network progress and learning
  • Collaborate with Director and Ed Trust staff to manage network convenings (virtual and on-site)

Qualifications and Experience

We believe a strong Project Associate would bring the following qualifications/skills:

  • Belief in The Education Trust’s mission and a commitment to improving educational equity;
  • Strong background and interest in educational equity for P-12;
  • Knowledge of P-12 education systems;
  • Knowledge about the role of Chief Equity Officers in education or industry;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively to meet key project milestones
  • Strong communication and analytical skills (both oral and written) ;
  • Strong computer skills, including proficient or advanced skills in Microsoft Suite
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s degree


The annual salary for this position starts at $63,000 and will be commensurate with experience. The Education Trust offers a competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision benefits as well as a 403(b) retirement plan.

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Vaccination for COVID-19: At The Education Trust, the health and safety of our employees is of the utmost importance. As such, all Education Trust employees are required to be fully vaccinated and remain up to date on their vaccinations for COVID-19. New hires should be fully vaccinated and up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations prior to their first day of work. Requests for accommodations due to medical or religious reasons will be reviewed by Human Resources.

The Education Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages diversity in all facets of the organization’s work.