Job Opening: Education First Consulting - analyst position
- Company Overview
Education First Consulting is a national policy consulting firm that
specializes in helping education policymakers, advocates and funders
develop broad-based strategies that lead to greater learning and
achievement for our nation¡¦s students. Our clients have included
Achieve, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Cleveland Foundation,
Thomas B. Fordham Institute, George Gund Foundation, William & Flora
Hewlett Foundation, Joyce Foundation, Pyramid Communications,
Washington State Board of Education, Ohio¡¦s Business Alliance for
Higher Education and the Economy, Oregon¡¦s Chalkboard Project and
Washington¡¦s Partnership for Learning.
Position Responsibilities ¡V Analyst
Analysts lead research efforts and support project teams. The primary
responsibilities of the Analyst include:
X Gather, organize and synthesize existing research; identify
and interview key informants; analyze education policy options;
develop fact-based yet persuasive analyses.
X Organize and process large volumes of work under tight
deadlines. Lead key portions of projects.
X Deploy specialized education knowledge of research findings;
federal and state policies; and effective practices in key education
X Assist in development of PowerPoint presentations, policy
memos, briefs, reports, strategy documents and other products drawing
from documentation and research work.
X Develop skills in project management, writing, strategy and
Experience & Qualifications
X At least three years of experience in education policy,
teaching or equivalent, such as management consulting, political
campaigns or other relevant public affairs experience.
X Strong qualitative research skills and experience, including
environmental scans, literature reviews, legislative/policy analysis,
field documentation and/or synthesis.
X Strong organizational, word processing, email, spreadsheets
and database skills and oral and written communication skills.
X Demonstrated experience working effectively on teams and with
X Ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines.
X Master¡¦s in public policy, public administration, business,
education, JD or related fields preferred.
X A strong commitment to improving student learning and
achievement and moving education systems beyond the status quo.
X Highly organized and a detail-oriented self-starter.
X Flexible, resourceful and good humored.
X Ability and desire to work independently in a virtual office
Education First Consulting is a virtual consulting firm with
headquarters in Seattle, WA. While the location is flexible,
preference will be given to candidates in the Seattle area.
Education First Consulting offers a competitive salary, benefits and
Email your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to
careers@... by January 11, 2009. Please, no
phone calls or other inquiries.