Policy Analyst
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill, NC

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The Hunt Institute, affiliated with the University of North Carolina, was established in 2001 to help governors, state legislators, and school reform leaders develop effective public education policies and strategies. The Institute draws upon the extensive experience of its staff, board, and expert advisors to help policymakers and other leaders understand the complex issues involved in developing successful schools; access and interpret the information needed to improve state education reform efforts; and advance sound strategies, in a political context, to address obstacles to improving student achievement. The Hunt Institute: hosts symposia and generates publications for governors, state legislators, and emerging leaders on key issues in education and strategies for their successful implementation; assists leaders in education, politics, government, and the private sector who seek strategies to implement effective education policy; and builds partnerships with other education and policy organizations, businesses, foundations, and universities to support school improvement strategies and initiatives. The Policy Analyst position will have primary responsibility for the following: 1) Maintaining an expert understanding of national and state public education policy issues and reform, 2) Writing policy briefs, primers, case studies, web based content, etc. 3) Providing subject matter expertise for the development of curriculum modules and instructional strategies for Hunt Institute programs, 4) Assisting in the research, design and implementation of Hunt Institute programs and initiatives; 5) Reviewing and suggesting improvements for the Hunt Institute’s current initiatives and programs, and 6) Participating in the development of strategic and innovative approaches for expanding the Hunt Institute’s impact across the nation.

Educational Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in public policy, education, public administration, or related field.

Qualifications and Experience

At least five years of applicable professional and or educational experience, including some combination of: policy analysis in K-12 and or higher education; political advising with a focus on education; and or education reporting. Preference may be given to applicants with a Master’s degree in a related field. Requires program management and evaluation experience and demonstrated research and analysis ability. Requires program design and project management expertise, and problem solving skills. Knowledge of the policy environment in one or more states highly recommended. Candidates must possess superior verbal and written communication skills and an ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a fast-paced, results-oriented organization.

Special Instructions

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and minimum 5-page policy-related writing sample (all in 12 point Times New Roman font). Position to begin immediately.

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