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Education Policy And Consulting

SAMPLE ENTRY-LEVEL POSITION:

Research Analyst

Entry-Level Research Analyst Qualifications:

  • BA or BS; outstanding undergraduate academic record
  • Exceptional quantitative skills: experience analyzing data using Excel, R, SAS, SPSS, or Stata
  • MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint. Advanced Excel a plus
  • Interest in policy and/or education and/or management/leadership
  • Teamwork: ability to act as supportive team member, follow through on work responsibly
  • Concern for Order: ability to keep track of details, check own work rigorously
  • Analytical/Critical Thinking: ability to interpret data with unbiased, critical thinking
  • Communication: ability to communicate clearly in writing, pleasantly in person
  • Quality Focus: willingness to give and receive significant feedback to produce first-rate work
  • Flexibility: ability to juggle multiple projects and do what it takes to accomplish tasks
  • Initiative and Tenacity: ideal candidate will have record of starting something new, succeeding despite barriers, improving own and/or others’ work (academic, volunteer, etc.)

Media and Communications Assistant Qualifications: 1 opening (start date Jan – June)

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in journalism, English, communications, or related field
  • Some experience (volunteer and/or paid) using social media, such as Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook, ideally for an organization (not just personal use); experience using social media analytics a plus

ï       Some experience with short-form, non-academic writing (reporting, blogging, organizing, grants, etc.)

ï       Ability to follow in-house style guide; experience with or willingness to learn APA style

  • Highly organized, detail-oriented self-starter committed to quality and results  
  • Demonstrated commitment to completion of tasks on a timely basis  
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Flexible, resourceful, and good-humored in a fast-paced, results-oriented, multitasking culture
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate in teams with diverse members
  • Experience maintaining contact database (e.g., media contacts, e-blast list) or similar preferred
  • Experience editing or copyediting, preferably at a newspaper, and/or videography a plus
  • Excellent computer skills and thorough knowledge of MS Office software; advanced PowerPoint a plus
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro) a plus
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in journalism, English, communications, or related field

Writer Qualifications: 1 opening (start date Jan – June)

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in journalism, English, communications, or related field
  • Outstanding writing, with 2+ years of writing experience (paid work or, if substantial volume, volunteer)
  • Level-headed, apolitical, solutions-focused thinking shown in writing, including in any prior education writing
  • Excellent teamwork, organization, and communication skills
  • Ability to follow an in-house style management; knowledge of APA style preferred
  • Willingness to give and receive significant feedback to produce first-rate work
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and do what it takes to accomplish tasks
  • Demonstrable portfolio of published work
  • Education and/or policy background a plus
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