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Research Assistant / Associate Policy Analyst, National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy

Associate Policy Analyst, National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy


Research Assistant / 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 an exceptional individual to work in its National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy (NCIIP). The primary responsibilities for the Research Assistant or Associate Policy Analyst (title will be determined based on prior experience) will be to manage implementation of a multistate effort to pilot new integration-focused programs for adults,  and assist with qualitative and quantitative research in several areas of NCIIP’s work. These include, but are not limited to, the ability of adult English/basic education, workforce training, and postsecondary education systems to support the successful integration of first- and second-generation immigrants and refugees.

This position is available immediately.

Qualifications:          

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree with 3-6 years of experience involving social service coordination for immigrants/refugees, policy analysis, and/or qualitative and quantitative research in the NGO, public policy, and/or government sectors, or master’s degree with 1-3 years of experience
  • Superior writing, editing, verbal, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to understand and synthesize complex policy provisions and their implications for service provision at the state and local levels
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize, and handle multiple assignments and projects
  • Demonstrated professionalism and judgment
  • Commitment to NCIIP’s mission and general interest in immigrant integration issues.

Preferred

  • Knowledge of federal and state policies relevant to immigrant integration, including, but not limited to, areas such as: adult English/basic education, workforce training, postsecondary education, two-generation and parent-focused programming, language access, and refugee resettlement
  • Understanding of local service provision structures serving immigrants and refugees, particularly those related to adult education and/or social services
  • Strong research skills, including familiarity with federal and state demographic and program-performance data resources.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and provide technical assistance to state-based stakeholder groups that are working to pilot a new integration-focused program model for adult immigrants and refugees
  • Research and write memoranda, background papers, policy briefs, etc. working 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, and other stakeholders to coordinate program events and activities
  • Assist in planning and coordinating private symposia or national webinars and conference calls on topics related to immigrant integration
  • Provide other support as needed for NCIIP research and technical assistance efforts.

Salary and Benefits:

This position comes with a competitive salary and generous benefits package.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, salary history, and short writing sample to hr@migrationpolicy.org. Please reference “Research Asst Feb2020- NCIIP” in the subject line and include a line telling us how you heard about this position. No phone calls, please. No additional emails to staff.

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 February 18, 2020. However, we encourage all candidates to apply as early as possible. Due to the large number of applicants, only those being considered for the position will be contacted.

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 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 an Associate Policy Analyst to support its work on K-12 education policy. 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 stakeholders in understanding and addressing policy challenges and opportunities affecting these students.

The position is housed in MPI’s National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy (NCIIP), which seeks to build communities that are economically stronger and more socially and culturally inclusive to immigrant newcomers and their children. Through policy research and analysis and 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 immigrant families. Our work touches the institutions and mechanisms that promote development and growth within society, especially within early childhood education and care, elementary and secondary education, and adult education systems.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Research and write policy briefs and reports, background papers, and memoranda, analyzing policy barriers and solutions affecting the academic success of English Learners and immigrant students in U.S. K-12 public schools
  • Provide support to NCIIP research and technical assistance efforts focused on educational success for English Learners and first- and second-generation immigrant students
  • Conduct qualitative and/or quantitative analyses for diverse audiences, including policymakers, government agency managers, community stakeholders, and others
  • Interact with scholars, policymakers, education and immigrant advocates, and other stakeholders to coordinate program events and activities
  • Represent NCIIP externally at conferences and meetings.

Qualifications

  • 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, especially in the field of K-12 education
  • Demonstrated knowledge of U.S. education policy and federal education law, such as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, and its impact on first- and second-generation immigrant youth and/or English Learners in elementary and secondary schools
  • Experience with state and/or federal advocacy, coalition-building, and community organizing is a plus
  • Ability to understand and synthesize complex policy provisions and education-related datasets
  • Proven research, organization, and project management skills
  • Superior writing and editing skills, and comfort with public speaking
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently, and prioritize multiple assignments and projects
  • Demonstrated professionalism and judgment.

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 January 27. 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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