Policy Advocate
Advancement Project - Washington, DC

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Advancement Project seeks a creative and skilled policy advocate in its Washington D.C. office’s “Ending the Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Track” Project.

The Policy Advocate will work to address the “School-to-Prison Pipeline,” namely the over-use of punitive school discipline policies and practices that push students – and especially students of color – out of school and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems. The Policy Advocate will be expected to do the following:
  • Build relationships with stakeholders from different sectors to create a diverse constituency of support for school discipline reform; and
  • Support ongoing local, state, and national advocacy campaigns through policy research, writing, and advocacy.
Qualifications: Candidate must have:
  • Four-year college degree, with a graduate degree preferred 5+ years of experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • Policy advocacy, with a preference for work in the areas of education, juvenile justice, and criminal justice
    • Advocacy or political campaigns
    • Coalition building or community outreach
    • Demonstrated commitment to racial justice
    • Excellent written, verbal, analytical, interpersonal, and organizational skills
    • Willingness to travel
    • Willingness to work in other program areas, as needed
Fluency in Spanish or other languages is a plus.

Salary is based on experience; benefits included. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and a list of three references to the attention of Glendale Clarkson, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) . Reference “Policy Advocate - Ending the Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Track” in the subject line.

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