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Manager of Education Policy

Date Posted: 
Friday, September 22, 2017

Overview of the Organization

The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) is an umbrella policy and advocacy organization for nearly 200 groups in New York State. We envision a New York state that is stronger because all people are welcome, treated fairly, and given the chance to pursue their dreams. Our mission is to unite immigrants, members, & allies so all New Yorkers can thrive.  We represent the collective interests of New York’s diverse immigrant communities and organizations and devise solutions to advance them; advocate for laws, policies, and programs that lead to justice and opportunity for all immigrant groups; and build the power of immigrants and the organizations that serve them to ensure their sustainability, to improve people’s lives, and to strengthen our state. 
 
Our organizational values: Inclusive & Representative; Fair & Just; Accountable & Trusted.
 
Position Overview
The Manager of Education Policy works closely with the Director of Education Policy to identify barriers immigrant New Yorkers face in accessing a quality education, devising policy solutions, and working with officials to secure implementation of recommendations. The Manager will play a key role in conducting policy analysis, developing policy materials, and in representing the education program with officials, allies, and through coalitions.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Leads policy analysis on education issues affecting immigrant communities (from Early Childhood through K-16 and including Adult Education). 
  • Manages the Education program’s legislative and administrative priorities and works closely with members and allies to identify key issues for New York State’s immigrant students.
  • Coordinates and leads the NYIC’s Education Collaborative, a cohort of the NYIC’s community-based, member organizations focused on education policy and advocacy goals
  • Represents the NYIC as a spokesperson and fields requests to support media, provide testimony as required, and represent the NYIC in key meetings with high-level officials.
  • Develops and manages relationships with partners and allies involved in policy and advocacy work and identifies relevant new groups to bring into NYIC work. 
  • Supports fundraising efforts through grant research, proposal writing, and grant reporting through data collection and preparing drafts of narratives.

Qualifications

  • Required, three (3) to five (5) years of relevant experience in education policy analysis, focus on immigrant communities strongly preferred.
  • Experience with  advocacy and lobbying in New York City and New York State, a plus. 
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and competing priorities and strategize in rapidly changing political environment.
  • Strong communication skill.
  • Experience working with broad and diverse populations a plus.
  • Working knowledge of another language - Spanish or another of the top 6 languages spoken in New York State - strongly desired.
 
To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to hr@nyic.org with the subject line: Manager of Education. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and we are looking for someone to begin as soon as possible.

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