Policy Analyst - Hope Center

Job description


The Hope Center forCollege, Community and Justice, at Temple University is seeking a PolicyAnalyst (PA) to join our growing team. As a mission-driven organization we takeseriously the importance of rigorous research, engagement, communicationactivities, and advocacy. Our diverse team is committed to communities thatdemand affordable, accessible, high-quality education from high school throughhigher education and beyond. Our teammates demonstrate why #RealCollegematters: we have collectively lived the challenges of navigating governmentbureaucracy and cash-strapped colleges, experienced the trauma and perils ofliving without financial stability, and experienced marginalization along nearlyevery possible line.

The Hope Center seeks aPolicy Analyst who is passionate about addressing structural inequality andracial disparities and committed to joining a team that gets into what JohnLewis called “good trouble” on a regular basis.

The PA will report to theDirector of Policy and Advocacy to support the Hope Center through policyanalysis and writing to promote a comprehensive understanding of the highereducation policy and legislative landscape. They will also work with theDirector of Policy and advocacy on the development, management, and advancementof the Hope Center’s policy initiatives and agenda. They will conduct in depthresearch and policy development around challenges affecting students. They willprovide written policy guidance and recommendations based on research conductedby the Hope Center and existing legislation for Hope Center publications. Atthe direction of the Director of Policy and Advocacy the PA may be a visiblespokesperson and representative of the Hope Center and will be expected todevelop the formats for high-level meetings and briefings, and track policydevelopments. This person will also contribute to the growth of networks andpartnerships and may represent and present the Hope Center’s work to policy makers,funders, and stakeholders at conferences. The position will involve a mix ofresearch, analysis, writing, and management.

It is an exciting anddifficult time to be working on creating significant social change. We seekteammates who are committed to our mission, committed to creating andsustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment, and arecapable and comfortable with working effectively in a fast-pacedenvironment. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education &Experience:

Master’s degree from anaccredited college or university in public policy, public administration, oranother related field and at least 2 years of relevant experience. Knowledgeof national higher education policy as well as key challenges facing relevantstakeholders. An equivalent combination of education and experience may beconsidered. 

Required Skills &Abilities:

*Strong projectmanagement, analytical, problem solving, strategic, and organizational skills

*Experience working withFederal legislative staff

*Experience with legal orpolicy writing and drafting

*Proficiency in readingand distilling federal and state-level legislative policy for public audiences

*Excellent written andoral communication skills, especially on virtual interfaces

*Strong public speakingskills

*Ability to coordinateand be accountable for multiple tasks simultaneously andindependently 

*Ability to work infast-paced environment 

*Ability to work withindividuals across a wide range of expertise (e.g., faculty, researchers,Executive Assistants, undergraduate students)

*Strong attention todetail

*Commitment to diversity,equity, and inclusion

*Maturity,professionalism and poise, and excellent judgment

*Open to feedback andprofessional development

*Capable of “managing up”to ensure deadlines are met

Integrity; respect forconfidential information

*Excellent skills inMicrosoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint mandatory).

*Experience with Slack orother electronic communications system, preferred


*Experience withlegislative advocacy

*Experience withQualtrics

This is a grant fundedposition.

Temple University valuesdiversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless ofage, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race,religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protectedby law.

Compliance Statement: Inthe performance of their functions as detailed in the position descriptionemployees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and otherconflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities donot conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution.Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicablelaws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAAregulations for areas and departments which their essential functions causethem to interact.

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Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Health Sciences Campus (HSC)-Jones Hall
Job: Staff
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular




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Posted: 10/17/2020
Application Due: 1/15/2021
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