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Job Opening: Education First Consulting - analyst position

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    Company Overview Education First Consulting is a national policy consulting firm that specializes in helping education policymakers, advocates and funders
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 12, 2008
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      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
      reform areas.
      „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
      business development.

      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
      diverse constituencies.
      „X Ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines.
      „X Master¡¦s in public policy, public administration, business,
      education, JD or related fields preferred.

      Personal Characteristics

      „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
      environment.

      Location

      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.

      Compensation

      Education First Consulting offers a competitive salary, benefits and
      profit sharing.

      Application

      Email your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to
      careers@... by January 11, 2009. Please, no
      phone calls or other inquiries.
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