Early Childhood Data & Policy Analyst

The Education Trust–New York seeks a full-time Early Childhood Data and Policy Analyst, who will help to implement Ed TrustNY’s early childhood education policy agenda. 

About Ed Trust–NY:  

The Education Trust–New York works for educational justice and the high academic achievement of all students at all levels, from early childhood through college completion. We expose educational injustices and inequities that separate students of color, multilingual learners, and low-income students from their peers, and we identify and advocate for the strategies that will forever close equity gaps. Ed Trust–NY is a nonpartisan, data-driven, nonprofit education policy and advocacy organization. We work alongside parents, educators, policymakers, and community and business leaders.  

Ed Trust–NY is a fast-paced, mission-driven organization with high expectations for our team and the work we produce. We are committed to high-quality policy and advocacy and the relentless pursuit of equity.   

To learn more, please visit www.edtrustny.org 

The position: 

The Early Childhood Data & Policy Analyst will support Ed Trust–NY’s efforts by supporting the development of policy recommendations, data analysis, reports, memos, and other publications and collaborating with colleagues and the Raising New York coalition to advance policy positions that will increase the number of children from birth to 3 who are on track for school readiness in New York State. The ideal candidate for this role has knowledge of and experience with early childhood data, policies, and programs, and a passion for improving and expanding access to high-quality programs for children from birth to three. The position will be based in New York City. 

The Early Childhood Data & Policy Analyst’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:  

  • Conduct data analysis and provide analytic capacity-building support for early childhood partners and coalition members. 
  • Engage in research and analysis to support advocacy efforts, in collaboration with coalition partners and the Ed Trust–NY research and policy team. 
  • Inform Ed Trust–NY and the Raising New York coalition’s policy positions by monitoring and reporting policy conversation across government, media, think tanks, academia, and advocates. 
  • Draft policy briefs, reports, public comment, fact sheets, and other written collateral in support of advocacy efforts. 
  • In response to legislative, regulatory, institutional, and other policy proposals, prepare memos, letters, and statements summarizing Ed Trust–NY’s positions, analyses, and recommendations.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:  

We are looking for a combination of the following qualifications and experience:  

  • Familiarity with the New York State, New York City, and other local policy contexts that affect early childhood (with emphasis on birth-to-3). 
  • At least 2-3 years of experience conducting education policy and data analysis, preferably with a focus on infants/toddlers. 
  • Demonstrated experience with using data to support policy development. 
  • Experience with and knowledge of state and national education datasets and the ability to perform detailed quantitative analyses of large data sets using Excel and STATA statistical analysis software. 
  • Strong analytical and research skills, with an emphasis on understanding research methodology and statistics, quantitative analysis and interpretation. 
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively to support early childhood policy advocacy, often in time-sensitive situations.
  • Ability to work on and manage multiple projects with quick turnarounds and pivot among priorities. 
  • Exceptional writing and communication skills. 
  • Superb project management and time-management skills.
  • Demonstrated experience and comfort with using data to support policy and program development. 
  • Passion for increasing statewide access to high-quality early childhood educational experiences for all children, especially focused on children and families who have been impacted by systemic racism and other barriers to access. 
  • Passion for improving the early childhood care and educational experiences and outcomes for low-income children and children of color, and an unwavering belief that these children could be much more successful if institutions better served them and their families.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion internally and externally, including confronting the impact of systemic racism in early childhood policy and advocacy work. 
  • Master’s or PhD with 1-2 years of relevant professional experience, or Bachelor’s with 3-5 years of relevant professional experience, or 5+ years of relevant professional experience (preferred, but will consider all candidates). 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including experience with PowerPoint. 
  • Strong sense of honor and integrity. 
  • A friendly and supportive working style that brings out the best in colleagues. 

 Compensation and Benefits: 

 Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Ed Trust–NY offers a comprehensive benefits package. 

 Application Process:  

Please upload a cover letter and resume to this link. We review applications on a rolling basis. 

The Education Trust–New York is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.