1. Under tight deadlines, research and respond to requests for information on a wide range of education issues.
2. With minimal support and supervision, locate, correctly interpret, accurately summarize, and analyze trends and similarities/differences in state policies, legislation, statutes and administrative code. Identify state policies to serve as models for policymakers and connect policy to research and outcomes.
3. Populate 50-state comparisons and policy databases. Maintain and develop policy materials for ECS website and events.
Read education research and accurately synthesize key findings and policy recommendations for a non-academic audience. Identify relevant points and link complex research to broader policy work.
5. Write and edit reports, issue papers, blogs, summaries, and other materials for publication and web distribution. Propose topic areas, approaches, and structure of reports. With an eye toward writing for the ECS audience, organize complex issues in an easily digestible way. Generally, require limited editing for clarity and accuracy.
6. Generate topic areas and structures, identify and communicate with speakers, prepare necessary written materials, meet deadlines, and provide on-site support. Develops meeting sessions and schedules independently and implements with support from supervisor and other staff.
7. Represent ECS at national and regional meetings and conferences, as needed. Speak at other organization's meetings and/or state convenings, when requested. Participate in internal meetings.
8. Support development of peers and Policy Researchers and reviews their work when needed. Develops and assists in formulating projects to promote the ECS’ education priorities. Contribute ideas for policy team strategic planning, develop project proposals, and with supervision and support develop concept papers.
9. Performs other ECS duties as required.