The Center for Education Policy Research (CEPR)'s mission is to transform education through the power of quality research and evidence. CEPR is building a network of relationships with school leaders around the country and engaging the best minds in social science to learn what's working—and what's not.
CEPR also works with agencies to improve their own analytic capacity. Since 2008, CEPR's Strategic Data Project (SDP) has placed or trained Strategic Data Fellows with more than 125 partners, including city and county school districts, state education agencies, charter management organizations, and nonprofits. The SDP network has created a community of forward-thinking organizations and the opportunity to learn from one another's strengths, challenges, and perspectives. As a part of CEPR at Harvard University, SDP also connects its network to other innovative projects being pioneered by Harvard faculty.
SDP is hiring for an Outreach Associate to manage the fellowship recruitment pipeline. This includes designing and executing on an outreach strategy, presenting to prospective candidates at conferences and university visits, and guiding candidates through the initial application stages. The Outreach Associate will speak fluidly about the kinds of challenges our fellows and affiliates tackle, present via webinars and in-person to graduate students (master's and doctoral), and build relationships with university contacts across the country. The Outreach Associate will report to the Assistant Director of SDP Outreach and Partnerships.
SDP Data Fellow Recruitment
Expand the SDP network to develop long-lasting relationships with colleges, universities, non-profits, and other leaders in the education sector to help us to identify successful Data Fellow and SDP Institute applicants
Develop and manage a project plan for Data Fellow recruitment (long and short term), including a communications plan, timeline for key deliverables, and solid list of sources for recruitment that is maintained and actionable
Manage and drive the recruitment strategy, leveraging CEPR staff, current fellows, faculty, and alumni to support recruitment efforts
Aggressively post Fellow position openings on job boards with graduate school career centers, think tanks, and other organizations
Fully develop pipelines for recruiting a diverse pool of candidates
Collect and analyze recruitment data to assess the success of recruitment efforts
Organize and manage informational webinars
Collaborate with CEPR's communications team on program marketing and brand materials for SDP to support fellowship recruitment and growth of the Data Strategist profession generally, ensuring solid and consistent development of SDP brand
Oversee Fellow application and selection process and maintain communication with applicants throughout the process
Host networking events (local and national) to attract applicants to the Fellowship, including alumni events
Support and participate in Fellow recruitment, interview, and review process
Travel to recruit at conferences and universities (25-30%)
SDP Institute for Leadership in Analytics Recruitment
Drive SDP Institute applicants through the application process
Manage the SDP Institute application platform, reviewing applications upon submission for Director approval
Collaborate with the CEPR communications team to develop content for recruiting SDP Institute applicants
Collaborate with CEPR communications team to execute social media and outreach strategies for engaging the broader community with SDP
Leverage the SDP alumni network to meet recruitment goals
Work on a team to support the success of SDP via fellowship, agency, and SDP Institute recruitment, partnership management, and wide dissemination and adoption of tools/resources
Attend key SDP events and support implementation as needed
Participate in large team meetings and 12- month planning process
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Communicating transparently and respectfully; and
Fostering an inclusive, respectful, and professional work environment
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Salary Grade: 056
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
3+ years of work experience
Prior experience working within the K-12 education policy landscape and demonstrated knowledge of the challenges associated with using data in this space
Prior experience working with social media platforms and design tools such as but not limited to: Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Canvsa, InDesign, Adobe Suite
Experience with basic data analysis (e.g. prior coursework)
Prior experience working with stakeholders, including candidates, university career centers, faculty, and conference organizers
Ability to travel (up to 30% of the time)
Interested candidates must submit a resume and cover letter in their initial application
This is a full-time, one-year term position with the possibility of renewal on an annual basis.
Master's degree preferred
Preferred experience with event planning
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required
Ability to prioritize work in an environment with multiple and conflicting interests
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Ability to handle complex and confidential information with discretion
Competency using a variety of computer software (InDesign preferred)
Excellent presentation and written communication skills
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 49188BR
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