The Hunt Institute

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The Hunt Institute Cary, NC, USA
Full Time
The Hunt Institute’s mission is to provide unbiased research, technical expertise, and learning opportunities that equip and empower educators and policymakers to drive equitable reforms and become audacious champions for education.   Since its establishment in 2001, The Institute has emerged as a recognized and credible leader in the movement to transform American public education and a go-to source for reliable, objective, and timely information. The Institute works at the intersection of education policy and politics, supporting state and national officials and empowering them to drive education reform. Its mandate is to inspire and equip elected officials and senior policymakers to make informed decisions that improve the lives of all children. The Institute’s primary audience consists of governors, legislators, and other elected and state-level policymakers.   Position The Director of Higher Education (DHE) will play a pivotal role in advancing The Hunt Institute’s strategy to support policymakers and practitioners who seek to help students, especially students of color, adult learners, and other traditionally underserved student groups, access higher education, successfully pursue and attain a certificate or degree, and enter the workforce. The DHE will provide strategic leadership and subject matter expertise to a growing national portfolio of postsecondary programs and partnerships. In addition, the DHE will leverage their extensive networks and partnerships to identify new opportunities to expand The Institute’s impact. Finally, the DHE will help to promote and diversify funding; continue to raise The Institute’s profile through external communications and partnerships to help build a broader, more innovative portfolio of The Institute’s Higher Education programs and offerings. The DHE will report directly to the Managing Director. The DHE will be based out of The Institute’s office in Cary, North Carolina.   Responsibilities Provide higher education subject matter expertise to position The Hunt Institute as the go-to call for policymakers on higher education policy. Oversee The Institute’s approach to support policymakers, stakeholders, and higher education leaders as they consider policy levers to advance higher education and workforce development outcomes within their Support and manage the development of materials (grant proposals, grant reports, issue briefs, PowerPoint presentations, web content, ) to support The Institute’s strategic plan and mission. Support and manage the development of programs, which can include fellowship programs, one-time state team convenings, and advisory committees, among other types of With support from the leadership team, build and execute a strategy for all Institute postsecondary Build and maintain strong relationships with executive-level higher education leaders nationally. Supervise others – directly and/or indirectly - and provide professional development and coaching as necessary to reach team and individual goals. Accept and complete any other task or duty as assigned.   Qualifications Commitment to the mission and vision of The Hunt Institute, alongside a passion for challenging entrenched systems of educational inequity towards the bettering of public education for all children. Passion for investing in the growth of colleagues and direct reports; able to motivate and rally support in service of organizational mission and A strong work ethic, with a results-oriented philosophy and personal qualities of trustworthiness, openness, accessibility, kindness, flexibility, and a sense of Ability to handle multiple assignments and accomplish deadlines; ability to pay attention to accuracy and detail while thinking broadly. Expertise in higher education policy with experience in a postsecondary setting. Familiarity with state higher education policy landscape and the systems levers (e.g. policy, financing, politics, ) affecting community colleges and student outcomes. Knowledge of college and workforce development data systems and A Master’s Degree, D. or other advanced degree in education, educational leadership, public policy, public administration, or related field preferred.   Ideal candidates will also demonstrate: Knowledge of state and national P-16 education Resourcefulness and good Leadership by The value of diversity of thought, backgrounds, and Integrity/ethics beyond Constant seeking to apply best Willingness to work collaboratively and consider new ideas. Commitment to The Institute’s mission, vision, financial stability, and success.   Equal Employment Opportunity At the Hunt Institute, Equal Employment Opportunity is our commitment and goal. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status or any other protected status designated by federal, state or local law. Applicants are encouraged to confidentially self-identify when applying. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a reference and background investigation. To apply : Please submit cover letter, along with a résumé or CV, and a writing sample (no more than 5 pages; sections from a longer paper can be submitted to applicant@hunt-institute.org with the subject line “Last Name – Director of Higher Education.” No phone calls, please.
The Hunt Institute Cary, NC, USA
Full Time
The Hunt Institute’s mission is to provide unbiased research, technical expertise, and learning opportunities that equip and empower educators and policymakers to drive equitable reforms and become audacious champions for education. Since its establishment in 2001, The Hunt Institute has emerged as a recognized and credible leader in the movement to transform American public education and a go-to source for reliable, objective, and timely information. The Institute works at the intersection of education policy and politics, supporting state and national officials and empowering them to transform education. The Institute’s mandate is to inspire and equip elected officials and senior policymakers to make informed decisions that improve the lives of all children, with its primary audience consisting of governors, legislators, and other elected and state-level policymakers. Position Senior Policy Analysts (SPA) lead small teams where they are responsible for managing both project work and external relationships. While the specifics of The Hunt Institute’s work are always changing, we are presently looking for a candidate to help design and lead equity audit work and to guide a new stream of work aimed at supporting and growing the number of educators of color serving our students. In this role, the Senior Policy Analyst (SPA) will be expected to maintain an expert understanding of education policy issues and readily translate them into publications and curriculum for senior-level state policymakers. The SPA conducts research and analysis on relevant policy issues and provides information for grant reports, policy briefs, primers, and case studies for dissemination. The SPA will report directly to the Director of Policy & Research and be based out of The Institute’s office in Cary, North Carolina. Responsibilities Expertly manage complex projects with multiple stakeholders and partners on a variety of K-12 education issues. Manage a small team, to include interns, associate policy analysts, and / or policy analysts. Conduct and oversee education policy research and data analysis to help provide policymakers with information on best practices, trends, and current research. Assist with fundraising efforts, strategy, and processes, including writing grant proposals, assessing the impact of new funding on current work, participating in funder calls, and developing relationships in the field. Contribute to the design and development of major Institute policymaker convenings, including state legislators retreats and cross-state and national events for senior-level state policymakers. Develop materials (grant proposals, grant reports, issue briefs, PowerPoint presentations, web content, etc.) to support The Hunt Institute’s strategic plan. Manage and work on multiple projects, work within tight deadlines, and prioritize work as necessary. Participate in organization-wide strategic planning discussions as requested. Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications Commitment to the mission and vision of The Hunt Institute, alongside a passion for challenging entrenched systems of educational inequity towards the bettering of public education for all children. Passion for investing in the growth of colleagues; able to motivate and rally support in service of organizational mission and goals. A strong work ethic, with a results-oriented philosophy and personal qualities of trustworthiness, openness, accessibility, kindness, flexibility, and a sense of humor. Ability to handle multiple assignments and accomplish deadlines; ability to pay attention to accuracy and detail while thinking broadly. Exceptional analytical and conceptual thinking skills, especially as they relate to breaking down a problem or moving people and work from Point A to Point B. Demonstrated ability to cultivate partnerships both inside and outside of an organization and to move a group towards a common goal. Minimum of five years’ work experience conducting policy and data analysis in education. Relevant experience in education, educational leadership, public policy, public administration, or related field preferred. Bachelor’s degree required. Ability to travel (anticipated between 15-25%). Ideal candidates will also demonstrate: Knowledge of state and national P-16 education policy. Resourcefulness and good judgment. Leadership by example. The value of diversity of thought, backgrounds, and perspectives. Integrity/ethics beyond reproach. Persistence and a sense of optimism when confronted with obstacles. Constant seeking to apply best practices. Willingness to work collaboratively and consider new ideas. Commitment to The Hunt Institute’s mission, vision, financial stability, and success. Equal Employment Opportunity At The Hunt Institute, Equal Employment Opportunity is our commitment and goal. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status designated by federal, state, or local law. Applicants are encouraged to confidentially self-identify when applying. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a reference and background investigation. To apply : Please submit cover letter, along with a résumé or CV, and a writing sample (no more than five pages; sections from a longer paper can be submitted) to applicant@hunt-institute.org with the subject line “Last Name – Senior Policy Analyst.” No phone calls, please.
The Hunt Institute Cary, NC, USA
Full Time
The Hunt Institute’s mission is to provide unbiased research, technical expertise, and learning opportunities that equip and empower educators and policymakers to drive equitable reforms and become audacious champions for education. Since its establishment in 2001, The Hunt Institute has emerged as a recognized and credible leader in the movement to transform American public education and a go-to source for reliable, objective, and timely information. The Institute works at the intersection of education policy and politics, supporting state and national officials and empowering them to transform education. The Institute’s mandate is to inspire and equip elected officials and senior policymakers to make informed decisions that improve the lives of all children, with its primary audience consisting of governors, legislators, and other elected and state-level policymakers. Position The Associate Policy Analyst for Early Learning (APA-EL) focuses on the development, well-being, and education of young children from prenatal to age eight and maintains an understanding of early childhood policy issues, translating them into publications and curriculum for high-level state policymakers. The APA-EL conducts research and analysis on relevant policy issues and contributes to grant report requests, policy briefs, primers, and case studies for dissemination. The APA-EL reports directly to the Senior Policy Analyst for Early Learning, under the supervision of the Senior Director of Early Learning. Responsibilities Conduct early childhood policy research and data analysis to help provide policymakers with information on best practices, trends, and current research. Track state and federal policy and political developments in the early childhood field. Develop materials (grant reports, issue briefs, PowerPoint presentations, web content, etc.) to support The Hunt Institute’s strategic plan and mission. Respond to data and policy inquiries on assigned early childhood policy topics in internal strategic planning sessions, partner meetings, meetings with policymakers, and during the development of publications and events. Provide research support to staff across the organization, as assigned. Contribute to the development of major Institute policymaker convenings, including state legislators retreats and cross-state and national events for senior state policymakers. Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications Bachelor’s degree required. Demonstrated experience with researching and gathering data to support policy documents. Knowledge of research methodology, evaluation, and statistics to be able to understand and interpret the validity and significance of findings. A strong work ethic, with a results-oriented philosophy and personal qualities of trustworthiness, openness, accessibility, kindness, flexibility, and a sense of humor. Ability to handle multiple assignments and accomplish deadlines; ability to pay attention to accuracy and detail while thinking broadly. Excellent communication and relationship-building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders. Ideal candidates will also demonstrate: Knowledge of state and national P-16 education policy. Demonstrated resourcefulness and good judgment. Hands-on, leadership by example. The value of diversity of thought, backgrounds, and perspectives. Integrity/ethics beyond reproach. Constant seeking to apply best practices. Willingness to work collaboratively and consider new ideas. Commitment to The Hunt Institute’s mission, vision, financial stability, and success. Equal Employment Opportunity At The Hunt Institute, Equal Employment Opportunity is our commitment and goal. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status designated by federal, state, or local law. Applicants are encouraged to confidentially self-identify when applying. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a reference and background investigation. To apply: Please submit cover letter, along with a résumé or CV, and a writing sample (no more than five pages; sections from a longer paper can be submitted) to applicant@hunt-institute.org with the subject line “Last Name – APA-EL.” No phone calls, please.