MISSION OF NATIONAL SKILLS COALITION
National Skills Coalition 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, advocacy and communications to advance state and
federal policies that support these goals – polices that are based
on the on-the-ground expertise of our members and allies.
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. Policy priorities
include those that build an inclusive economy and increase racial
equity through high-quality skills training, cross-system
collaboration, digital inclusion, industry partnerships, and
workforce development system investments. Policy issues and
solutions are shaped by the expertise and voices of workers,
businesses, and the organizations that support
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 and other Western
states, including public policies that address employment, labor
and workforce development, postsecondary career and technical
education, and social and human services, with a specific emphasis
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 other Western
states, 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
Collaborate with other NSC staff, especially policy analysts,
to deepen content knowledge and analysis
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.
Policy Analysis: Analyze specific existing and proposed state
policies and systems in states, particularly California, with an
emphasis on equity. Collect, analyze and provide data for use in
policy development and advocacy. Develop, write, and contribute to
a variety of products such as reports, policy briefs, memos, and
blog posts. Synthesize and integrate feedback from
Policy Development: Assist in the development of policy
frameworks and proposals, especially in California,
integrating network feedback.
Policy Adoption and Implementation: Assist state and local
officials and network partners in the adoption and implementation
Policymaker Engagement: Support education and advocacy of NSC’s
policy platform with governors, legislators, and agency
administrators, in collaboration with other NSC staff.
Policy Advocacy: Support the development of NSC’s advocacy
strategies, in collaboration with NSC network and communications
staff, as well as state network members.
Network Development: Represent NSC in state network meetings
and peer-learning work groups that address state policy,
collaborating effectively and integrating feedback into policy
analysis and advocacy
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
Analytical Skills: The
ability to tackle a problem by using a logical, systematic,
Management: Plans and organizes tasks and
work responsibilities to achieve objectives, as well as allocating
and using resources properly.
Expertise: Demonstrated depth of knowledge
and skill in a technical area
knowledge of the organization and the organization’s business
environment to turn data into insight.
skills: Exhibits respect and understanding of
others to maintain professional relationship.
Problem Solving: Solves
problems while ensuring rules and directives are followed.
Communication Skills: Ability
to effectively engage and communicate with target audiences.
Initiative: Takes independent
action, seeks out new responsibilities, acts on opportunities,
generates new ideas, practices self-development.
Detail: Committed to accuracy and excellence,
looks for improvements continuously, monitors quality levels,
finds/owns/acts on quality problems.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this
job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are
representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
Knowledge of postsecondary and workforce development policy and
Written communication (ability to effectively communicate to
Public speaking (ability to effectively engage and communicate
with target audiences)
Qualitative and quantitative analytical skills
Attention to detail
Ability to independently manage tasks and projects and meet
Proactive, problem-solving orientation
Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills
Effectively uses technology to communicate/collaborate with
colleagues and manage work
COMPENSATION: Salary range
for this position is $60,000-$85,000; salary depends on
relevant experience and new staff rarely start at the top of
the range. Excellent benefits package, including employer-paid
health and dental, retirement plan, life and disability insurance
and generous vacation policy.
Coalition is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and people of
color are strongly encouraged to apply.