The Education Trust, one of the nation’s premier education advocacy organizations, seeks a Senior National and State Partnerships Associate
The Senior Associate will be a member of the Partnerships and Engagement, and work collaboratively with colleagues on the P-12, Higher Ed, and Communications teams to engage and support partnerships with state-based and local organizations to demand and secure equity-advancing systematic changes in policy and practice.
The Education Trust is a national nonprofit that works to close opportunity gaps that disproportionately affect students of color and students from low-income backgrounds. Through our research and advocacy, Ed Trust supports efforts that expand excellence and equity in education from preschool through college; increase college access and completion, particularly for historically underserved students; engage diverse communities dedicated to education equity; and increase political and public will to act on equity issues.
The Senior National and State Partnerships Associate responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
- Leading the development of coalitions and strategic partnerships with state-based organizations aligned with Ed Trust policy priorities
- Identifying opportunities to advance Ed Trust priorities, with allies and partners, in select states
- Creating advocacy collateral (toolkits, letters, blogs, etc.) designed to support and advance priorities for national and state partners and coalition members
- Developing issue campaign action plans for advocacy
- Ensuring partner participation in convenings, webinars and other activities designed for state advocates and equity coalitions
- Managing interns and fellows
- 5+ years of relevant professional work experience in organizing and campaigning for justice and equity initiatives, from the local level to the national level
- Familiarity with key stakeholders in the education policy space
- Commitment to advancing equity for students of color and students from low-income backgrounds
- Strong networking, organizational, and multitasking skills
- Demonstrated political acumen
- Experience creating advocacy training materials and toolkits
- Willingness and ability to travel regularly (at least 50% of the time and includes weekends)
- Ability to adapt to shifting timelines, priorities, and contexts
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The Education Trust offers a comprehensive benefits package.