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National Skills Coalition (NSC) is a broad-based coalition working toward a vision of an America that grows its economy by investing in its people so that every worker and every industry has the skills to compete and prosper. We engage in organizing, analysis, advocacy, and communications to advance state and federal policies that support these goals – policies that are based on the on-the-ground expertise of our members.




Reporting to Managing Director, State Strategies, the policy analyst will engage in efforts to advance NSC’s policy issues in states with a primary emphasis on NSC’s work in California. This is a grant-funded position for a minimum of 18 months.


The Policy Analyst will principally be responsible for conducting research and analysis related to workforce policies, funding, and systems at the state and local levels in California, including public policies that address employment, labor and workforce development, postsecondary career and technical education, and social and human services, with a specific emphasis on equity. The Policy Analyst will:

  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative research in support of policy analysis, development, systems change, and advocacy
  • Monitor policy development in California and provide in-depth written analyses of both proposed and existing state workforce policies

  • Assist state and local leaders in understanding NSC’s California policy issues, in coordination with NSC network and communications staff
  • Assist state officials and stakeholders in adopting and implementing policies. 


In performing these duties, the Policy Analyst will support NSC staff in creating cross-state learning, particularly between California partners and other states. The Policy Analyst will conduct research to support topical briefs, blogs, memos and/or reports that address the issues, trends and challenges as appropriate.








Outreach & Communications

·        Network Development: Represent NSC in state network meetings and peer-learning work groups that address state policy.

·        Member Support: Collaborate with network staff to respond to technical questions regarding specific policies from NSC partners and funders and to support outreach and engagement of the CA network, including e-news, blogs, and database management.

·        Public Education: Promote NSC and its agenda to potential allies and the larger public through presentations

Location: This is a California based position with preference for the Los Angeles area.  10-25% of travel required (please note, no travel currently due to pandemic).

Compensation: $65,000 - 75,000. Excellent benefits package, including employerpaid health and dental, retirement plan, life and disability insurance, and generous vacation policy.  


·        Knowledge of postsecondary and workforce development policy and policy making

·        Qualitative and quantitative analytical skills

·        Written communication (ability to communicate analysis concisely, clearly, and logically)

·        Public speaking (ability to effectively engage and communicate with target audiences)

·        Attention to detail

·        Ability to independently manage tasks and projects and meet deadlines

·        Proactive, problem-solving orientation

·        Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills

·        Effectively uses technology to communicate/collaborate with colleagues and manage work