Higher Education Policy Advocate
The Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) is seeking a highly skilled individual with strong background in policy analysis and advocacy to join a dedicated team of passionate professionals working on social justice issues impacting Southeast Asian American communities. The ideal candidate will have expertise in higher education issues affecting Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) and underserved communities and will be able to effectively manage and produce program outcomes as well as work productively in large coalitions and partnerships.
The Higher Education Policy Advocate reports to the Director of Education Policy as a member of SEARAC's policy team. This full-time position is based in Washington, D.C.
The Higher Education Policy Advocate is a new position that will support SEARAC's Director of Education in developing and implementing the infrastructure, process, and programs for SEARAC's expanded work in higher education policy. S/he will be primarily responsible for leading policy analysis, advocacy strategies, training and technical assistance, and community engagement as they relate to increasing college access, affordability, and attainment, with a focus on addressing the unique challenges and needs of Southeast Asian American (SEAA) students, first-generation college students, and English language learners. The Higher Education Policy Advocate will work with national partners, local SEAA community partners, and institutes of higher education (IHEs) in advocacy campaigns at the national and local level.
Policy and Advocacy
Training and Grassroots Support
Communications and Administration
Advanced degree or equivalent in public policy, education, community organizing, or other relevant fields. Minimum 3 years of experience with nonprofit organizations, education policy, issue campaigns, or other relevant experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
Competitive, plus a strong benefits package.
Apply by. Start date: negotiable, preferably by February 2015
Those interested in this position may apply by submitting a letter of interest, a current resume, and a brief writing sample (preferably policy-related, no more than 5 pages). Electronic application packages are encouraged and should be sent in PDF or MS Word format. Please include "Higher Education Policy Advocate Position" in the subject line of e-mails and faxes.
Please address all application materials to: