Senior Analyst/Analyst P-12 Data & Policy

Based in Washington, DC and available immediately, Ed Trust is hiring for two Senior Analyst/Analyst, P-12 positions. This role will support the work of the P-12 division, specifically focusing on issues such as school funding, creating positive and equitable learning environments, accelerating students’ learning in light of the impact of the pandemic, and expanding access for Black and Latino students and students of color to rigorous, culturally sustaining coursework that prepares them for college and career.

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

The Senior Analyst/Analyst, P-12 Data and Policy will be responsible for:

  • Content knowledge: Developing a depth of content knowledge in at least one of the organization’s priority areas, and for a Senior Analyst position, serve as one of the organization’s primary experts on one or more priority areas
  • Policy Analysis and Recommendations: Developing and conducting data and/or policy analyses related to trends in opportunities to learn and student outcomes, with a focus on remedying disparities, and contributing to the development of recommendations for federal and state policy
  • Sharing Findings and Recommendations: Developing materials (e.g., reports, briefs, presentations, etc.) to advance our policy agenda and representing Ed Trust and its policy agenda with various audiences, including advocates, policymakers, educators, and journalists
  • Relationships: Building and cultivating relationships within the organization (for a Senior Analyst position, with external partners) to further national efforts aimed at improving student outcomes and eliminating disparities in the opportunity to learn
  • Project management: Managing and executing small- to medium-sized projects designed to identify and elevate promising practices aimed at improving student outcomes and eliminating disparities in an opportunity to learn (a Senior Analyst role may require developing, managing, and executing more complex projects, including providing support in fundraising and grant management and providing constructive feedback and support to other analysts)
  • Disposition: Demonstrating a willingness to receive and act upon critical feedback to improve knowledge, skills, presentation skills, and relationship building; contributing to an equitable working environment

Qualifications and Experience

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and experience:

  • Belief in the Education Trust’s mission and a commitment to improving educational equity
  • For Analyst-Level: At least a master’s degree and 1 year of experience in a role addressing P-12 education issues for the analyst position. For Senior Analyst-Level: At least a master’s degree and 3 – 5 years of experience conducting policy and data analysis in education, especially issues related to education equity for students from low-income backgrounds and students of color.
  • Deep understanding of elementary/secondary education policy issues, with a strong preference for expertise in school funding, college and career readiness and/or school climate including school discipline
  • Demonstrated experience using data to support policy development
  • Proficiency with statistical analysis and working with large data sets using statistical software (R, Stata, etc.) and excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Knowledge of research methodology, evaluation, and statistics to be able to understand and interpret the validity and significance of findings
  • Ability to translate and communicate results of complex analyses and research findings to diverse audiences
  • Excellent analytic and communication skills (both oral and written, and in a variety of formats and contexts)
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively to develop analysis plans, collect and analyze data, and present findings


The annual salary for this position starts at $63k 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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Please provide a cover letter and resume to be considered for this position. You must combine your cover letter and resume into one document and upload that document. Our application system will not allow you to upload more than one file.

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.