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:
Qualifications: Candidate must have:
- 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.
Fluency in Spanish or other languages is a plus.
- 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