Position Overview

Early Edge California is seeking a talented individual to join our policy team to assist with shaping and executing EECA’s policy and advocacy agenda. This is a great opportunity for an individual with a deep commitment to early care and education issues who is interested in taking on the challenge of improving the early learning system in California. The Senior Policy Analyst will provide early childhood education policy expertise with a focus on early learning workforce development, particularly in the Birth to 3 space.

Job Responsibilities 

  • Provide deep early education policy expertise in early childhood workforce and dual language learners and bring broad networks to the work of Early Edge
  • Lead the development and implementation of Early Edge’s local and state advocacy agenda and campaigns, in close collaboration with the executive director, senior policy advisor, and policy team
  • Represent Early Edge to the early education community, including stakeholders, policymakers, representatives from community-based organizations, and institutions
  • Engage with and lead local and statewide network members to develop and implement shared campaigns and messaging
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with state and local policymakers in collaboration with the policy team
  • Support organization-wide projects and the senior policy advisor as needed, including through conducting research, developing materials, and planning and managing convenings
  • Collaborate with the Early edge staff to build and activate new networks and convene stakeholders to develop and drive Early Edge’s advocacy campaigns
  • Inform and implement network-building strategies
  • Work with the communications director and partner organizations to build messaging campaigns on critical issue areas

Qualifications

  • Expertise in early childhood policy in California, familiarity with Birth to 3 early learning workforce and Dual Language Learner issues preferred
  • Strong background in policy analysis and development
  • Understanding of state, federal, and local policymaking and the role of advocacy in advancing a policy agenda
  • Strong communications skills, including speaking, presenting, writing, listening, and ability to concisely distill and present complex information
  • Strong program development and evaluation experience
  • Proven ability to work on multiple projects, manage deadlines, and prioritize based on organizational strategies
  • Experience working with high-level state policymakers in a variety of settings and responding effectively to their information and technical needs
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree preferred
  • Based in the Los Angeles area

To Apply

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@earlyedgecalifornia.org

Hiring Statement

Early Edge California is a project of New Venture Fund (NVF), a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. NVF is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. NVF’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.