E.g., 11/20/2019
E.g., 11/20/2019

Work at MPI

Work at MPI

Associate Policy Analyst, National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy

The Migration Policy Institute (MPI), a nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank dedicated to the study of national and international migration policies, seeks a dynamic and experienced individual to work in the Institute’s National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy (NCIIP). The position’s primary functions are to produce qualitative and quantitative analysis on elementary and secondary education issues affecting English Learners (ELs) and children from immigrant families, and support a range of program activities designed to assist stakeholders at the state and local levels in understanding and addressing policy challenges and opportunities affecting these students in the K-12 policy arena.


  • Master’s degree or equivalent graduate degree with relevant coursework
  • 3-5 years relevant work experience involving policy analysis, qualitative field research, and/or quantitative research in nonprofit, law, and/or government sectors
  • Demonstrated knowledge of U.S. education policy and practice issues relevant to the success of first- and second-generation immigrant youth and/or English Learners in elementary and secondary schools
  • Ability to understand and synthesize complex policy provisions and education-related datasets
  • Proven research, organization, and project management skills
  • Superior writing and editing abilities
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize, and handle multiple assignments and projects
  • Demonstrated professionalism, judgment
  • Team player and comfort with public speaking

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide support to NCIIP research and technical assistance efforts focused on educational success for EL and first- and second-generation immigrant students
  • Research and write background papers, memoranda, policy briefs, articles, working in collaboration with other NCIIP staff
  • Conduct qualitative and/or quantitative analyses for diverse audiences, including policymakers, government agency managers, community stakeholders, and others
  • Interact with outside scholars, policymakers, education and immigrant advocates, and other stakeholders to coordinate program events and activities
  • Ensure timeliness and accuracy in the completion of project activities
  • Represent the NCIIP externally at conferences and meetings as required; deliver presentations for multiple audiences

To Apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, short writing sample, and salary history to hr@migrationpolicy.org. Please reference “Associate Policy Analyst - 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

1400 16th St NW, Suite 300

Washington, DC  20036

Applications are due by close of business on November 8, 2019. Due to the large number of applicants expected, only those being considered for the position will be contacted. No phone calls, 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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