MISSION OF NATIONAL
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:
qualitative and quantitative research in support of policy analysis, development,
systems change, and advocacy
policy development in California and provide in-depth written analyses of both
proposed and existing state workforce policies
state and local leaders in understanding NSC’s California policy issues, in
coordination with NSC network and communications staff
state officials and stakeholders in adopting and implementing policies.
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.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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.
NSC and its agenda to potential allies and the larger public through
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 employer‐paid health and dental, retirement plan, life and disability insurance, and generous vacation policy.
of postsecondary and workforce development policy and policy making
and quantitative analytical skills
communication (ability to communicate analysis concisely, clearly, and
speaking (ability to effectively engage and communicate with target audiences)
to independently manage tasks and projects and meet deadlines
interpersonal and collaborative skills
uses technology to communicate/collaborate with colleagues and manage work