Policy Associate

Californians Together

About the organization

Californians Together aims for an educational system that is funded and structured so every child will have full access to a high quality 21st century education and will graduate from our public schools fully prepared for success in college and career and full civic participation. Californians Together is a statewide advocacy coalition of powerful organizations from all segments of the education community including teachers, administrators, board members, parents and civil rights non-profit groups. Our member organizations come together around the goal of better educating 1.1 million English Learners by improving California's schools and promoting equitable educational policy.


Californians Together is hiring a results-oriented Central Valley Policy Associate who is passionate about educational equity, multi-literacy issues and is interested in supporting the organization's vision and new initiative development across the Central Valley. The Policy Associate will assist CalTog in their relationship-building efforts and policy research efforts in collaboration with the rest of the policy team. This position will be responsible for co-developing and launching a Central Valley consortium focused on dual language and English learner students and ultimately helping to build a long-term policy strategy. This is a remote position to be based anywhere in the Central Valley. For complete job description: https://californianstogether.org/cv-policy-associate/



A bachelor’s degree is required; graduate degree is preferred
2 to 4 years of experience conducting policy and data analysis in education, preferably on issues related to equity and improving opportunity and outcomes for dual language/English learners; equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential job duties may be considered
Deep passion for and understanding of education policy issues in California affecting DLL/ELs (English Learner Roadmap), including development of biliteracy, state and district accountability, and educator quality
Strong research and analytical skills
Demonstrated experience with using data to support policy development
Ability to conduct policy analysis, research (qualitative/quantitative), and
analyze complex information/data for policy and planning
Knowledge of research methodology, evaluation, and statistics to be able to
understand and interpret the validity and significance of findings
Excellent oral and written communication skills; Bilingual preferred
Ability to translate and communicate results of complex analytic and research findings to diverse audiences and in a variety of formats and contexts
Ability to work independently and collaboratively in developing analyses, collecting and analyzing data, and presenting findings
Must be able to travel locally and statewide for internal and external meetings



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

To Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume and a policy-related writing sample such as Policy Briefs, White Papers, Policy Fact Sheets, Policy Memos to:

Human Resources at [email protected]

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