E.g., 01/29/2023
E.g., 01/29/2023
Work at MPI

Work at MPI

The Migration Policy Institute is an independent, nonpartisan think tank that seeks to improve immigration and integration policies through authoritative research and analysis, opportunities for learning and dialogue, and the development of new ideas to address complex policy questions. MPI is committed to recruiting, developing, and retaining staff at all levels who reflect the breadth of experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives in the countries where we work. This breadth of experience encourages diversity of thought that enriches and adds greater credibility to our work. MPI is committed to making sure that staff members of all backgrounds work in an inclusive, equitable environment.


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Associate Policy Analyst/Policy Analyst for Early Childhood Education and Care

The early childhood education and care (ECEC) field faces numerous challenges in building capacities to work effectively with linguistically and culturally diverse families. Are you a dynamic individual eager to shape burgeoning policy and system-building efforts that can help address these challenges and lift long-term outcomes for young children from immigrant families? If so, consider joining our Washington, D.C.-based team as an Associate Policy Analyst/Policy Analyst (title will be determined based on prior experience) for ECEC.

In this position you will produce qualitative and quantitative analyses of ECEC issues, policies, and programs at federal and local levels that affect Dual Language Learners (DLLs) and young children from immigrant and refugee families. Your areas of focus will include policies and practices responsive to immigrant families that strengthen access to high-quality early childhood services, address the impacts of trauma and mental health on child development, and promote meaningful parent engagement. The successful candidate will also support key system actors at the state and local levels in understanding and addressing challenges and opportunities their policy and service ecosystems present.

Through policy research and analysis as well as technical assistance, the National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy (NCIIP) at the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) supports state and local community leaders, elected officials, researchers, state and local agency managers, and others in identifying and promoting policy solutions that support successful integration trajectories for immigrants and their families. The NCIIP team is diverse in its areas of expertise, seeking to identify and support implementation of solutions to improve access and quality for immigrant families in ECEC, K-12 education, and adult education and workforce training systems. It also works to advance broader efforts to improve the governance of integration policy at the federal level and the inclusion of migrant-background families’ unique needs in federal efforts to advance equity for underserved populations. This position is based in Washington, D.C. and follows MPI’s hybrid work plan.

Qualifications

  • Master’s or equivalent graduate degree with relevant coursework
  • 3+ (APA) or 6+ (PA) years of experience involving relevant ECEC or health and social services policy or system administration issues in the NGO or government sectors
  • Knowledge of U.S. early childhood policy and system capacity-building issues relevant to young children’s healthy development and future success
  • Ability to understand and synthesize complex policy provisions
  • Superior writing, editing, interpersonal, and public speaking skills
  • Commitment to NCIIP’s mission and general interest in immigrant integration issues.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Research and write policy briefs and reports, memoranda, articles, etc. for external and internal audiences, analyzing policy barriers and solutions affecting the well-being and outcomes of young children from immigrant and refugee families
  • Help design data analyses for diverse audiences, including policymakers, government agency managers, and community stakeholders; draw out key trends and produce data visualizations and fact sheets.
  • Respond to technical assistance requests from community and system actors seeking to strengthen policies and programs for immigrant and refugee families with young children
  • Assist with facilitation of cross-state learning and discussion groups
  • Interact and build relationships with external scholars, policymakers, and community stakeholders to coordinate program events and activities
  • Represent NCIIP externally at conferences, with media outlets, and in other professional settings.

To Apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, salary history, and two writing samples (2-4 pages and 8+ pages) to [email protected]. Please reference “APA-PA for ECEC - NCIIP” in the subject line and include a line telling us how you heard about this position. Applications are due by January 23, 2023, with early applications encouraged.

Hard copies may be sent to:

Human Resources
Migration Policy Institute
1275 K Street, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005

Due to the large number of applicants expected, only those being considered for the position will be contacted. No phone calls or emails to individual staff, please.

The Migration Policy Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual or gender orientation, religion or physical ability. 


Associate Director for K-12 Partnerships and Policy

Are you a dynamic and experienced leader ready to guide team efforts that support policymakers and community leaders in improving the quality of education provided to immigrant-background children and youth? The National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy (NCIIP) at the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) seeks a full-time Associate Director for K-12 Partnerships and Policy to join its Washington, D.C.-based team. Through policy research and analysis as well as technical assistance, NCIIP supports state and local community leaders, elected officials, researchers, state and local agency managers, and others in identifying and promoting policy solutions that support successful integration trajectories for immigrant and refugee families.

The Associate Director will oversee a range of program activities that assist stakeholders at state and local levels in understanding and addressing policy challenges and opportunities affecting English Learners (ELs) and immigrant-background students. The successful candidate will also lead efforts to inform federal policymakers and other key field actors about issues affecting these students and their families, raise funds for project activities and represent NCIIP externally with media outlets and in other professional settings.

The NCIIP team is diverse in its areas of expertise, seeking to identify and support implementation of solutions to improve access and quality for immigrant families in early childhood education and care, K-12 education, and adult education and workforce training systems. It also works to advance broader efforts to improve the governance of integration policy at the federal level and the inclusion of migrant-background families’ unique needs in federal efforts to advance equity for underserved populations. This position is based in Washington, D.C. and follows MPI’s hybrid work plan.

Qualifications

  • 10–15 years of experience involving relevant education policy work, system administration, and/or research in the NGO, law, and/or government sectors; and master’s degree or equivalent graduate degree with relevant coursework
  • Extensive knowledge of U.S. education policy and system capacity-building issues relevant to the success of first- and second-generation immigrant youth and/or English Learners in elementary and secondary schools
  • Record of deep engagement with the national education policy community including key actors and processes in the legislative and policy implementation spheres
  • Familiarity with concerns related to key sub-groups of immigrant-background students, including unaccompanied minors, refugees, and asylum seekers
  • Ability to understand and synthesize complex policy provisions and education-related datasets
  • Strong management skills, including team leadership, project management, program development, and budgeting as well as demonstrated experience in fundraising
  • Superior writing, editing, and public speaking abilities
  • Demonstrated professionalism and judgment.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and overall management for technical assistance and stakeholder engagement projects focused on advancing policies and system practices that support educational success for EL and first- and second-generation immigrant students
  • Advance insights and solutions to inequities and/or policy and funding barriers that impede successful education trajectories for immigrant-background students in the federal education policy, legislative, and policy implementation arenas, including barriers to parents’ involvement in supporting their children’s educational success
  • Develop new and ongoing partnerships with stakeholders both inside and outside government at federal, state, and local levels from the immigrant integration and education policy fields
  • Produce background papers, memoranda, policy briefs, articles, etc. in collaboration with other NCIIP staff
  • Interpret research on EL and first- and second-generation immigrant students and their families for diverse audiences, including policymakers, educators and education system administrators, community stakeholders and others
  • Lead fundraising for project activities and ensure timeliness, accuracy, and quality in achieving project goals
  • Represent NCIIP externally with media outlets, at conferences, and in other professional settings.

To Apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, salary history, and two writing samples (2-4 pages and 8+ pages) to [email protected]. Applications are due by January 23, 2023, with early applications encouraged. Please reference “Associate Director for K-12 Partnerships and Policy - NCIIP” in the subject line and include a line telling us how you heard about this position.

Hard copies may be sent to:

Human Resources
Migration Policy Institute
1275 K Street, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005

Due to the large number of applicants expected, only those being considered for the position will be contacted. No phone calls or emails to individual staff, please.

The Migration Policy Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual or gender orientation, religion or physical ability.  


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