Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Alliance for a Better Community: EDUCATION POLICY COORDINATOR


The Alliance for a Better Community (ABC) is seeking a dynamic and intelligent individual to serve as its Education Policy Coordinator. The individual will be responsible for developing and managing ABC’s education initiatives and policies that advance quality education for all students. The Alliance for a Better Community is a coalition of organizations and civic leaders promoting equity for Latinos in education, health, economic development and civic participation throughout the Los Angeles region.
Major responsibilities:
  1. Coordinate and staff the Communities for Educational Equity (CEE), a coalition of community based organizations, education practitioners and researchers advocating that public schools graduate all students ready for college and 21st century careers;
  2. Develop and implement a CEE action plan to achieve established goals and objectives;
  3. Work with partners to set and meet advocacy priorities in secondary and higher education;
  4. Work with community partners to design and implement community engagement campaigns to inform and engage the community in the state and local policy process that affects education outcomes;
  5. Monitor and analyze public education policies that impact ABC’s areas of focus;
  6. Communicate pertinent education policy information to partners, community and stakeholders;
  7. Coordinate with media consultants to celebrate and promote accomplishments;
  8. Maintain ongoing log of tasks and accomplishments for evaluation purposes;
  9. Complete timely updates to funding organizations;
  10. Coordinate with and support ABC peers on interdisciplinary efforts;
  11. Work with federal, state and local legislators and staff to fulfill ABC’s legislative agenda
  12. Support ABC fundraising efforts through ongoing relationship building with existing funders and networking with potential funders.
  1. Education: Minimum of an undergraduate degree, preferred master’s degree in public policy, education or related field
  2. Community Knowledge: Priority will be given to applicants with experience working with Los Angeles County, city, school districts, and state organizations and agencies
  3. Technical Knowledge: Substantial knowledge of research, practice and public policy issues. Strong ability to analyze federal, state and local policy, develop advocacy strategies and realize solutions.
  4. Leadership Skills: Effectiveness in working with broad-based, multicultural coalitions
  5. Team Building Skills: Able to work independently, within a team environment and lead collaborative efforts to accomplish goals and objectives
  6. Organizational Skills: Excellent project management (attention to detail, creating project budgets and time lines) and multi-tasking skills (prioritizing work effectively)
  7. Communications Skills: Superior interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Preference for bilingual candidates (Spanish & English)

Salary: Based on Qualifications. Must have a minimum of 3 years experience in education and/or policy.

Send resumes and cover letter to or Alliance for a Better Community, 350 Bixel Street, Suite 180, Los Angeles, CA90017.FAX (213) 250-0105.

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