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 Research & Policy Analyst will
contribute to NSC’s research, policy analysis and development, and
technical assistance work that helps advance NSC’s skills platform
of workforce, postsecondary, and human services policies that
support workers previously held back by structural barriers of
discrimination or opportunity, equitably participate in and benefit
from economic expansion and restructuring.
Research & Data
Research: Work closely with the Managing Director of Policy
& Research to ensure high-quality research is conducted with
input from NSC’s team and networks.
Data Analysis: Create, assimilate, and analyze qualitative and
quantitative data. Produce data visualizations and
presentations for staff and partners, as well as high level
reports, summaries and other products for policy makers and
stakeholders to use in making decisions.
Technical Assistance: Support the Policy & Research team to
provide research and data related technical assistance to state
partners on policy development and implementation, as well as to
inform the development of state and federal data policies, tools,
Policy Analysis &
Policy Analysis: Analyze state and federal policies and related
programs, both existing and proposed. Collect, analyze and provide
data for use in policy development and advocacy. Develop, write and
contribute to a variety of products, including reports, policy
briefs, memos and blog posts.
Policy Development: Bring relevant research and data into the
development of state and federal postsecondary and workforce
education policy proposals that advance NSC’s
Coordination and Collaboration: Work with other staff on policy
research, analysis, development, and advocacy of federal and state
Public Education: Promote NSC and its agenda to potential
allies and the larger public through presentations.
Stakeholders: Ensure that NSC’s networks are regularly engaged
in policy research and development processes.
To perform the job
successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following
Analytical Skills: The
ability to tackle a problem by using a logical, systematic,
Expertise: Demonstrated depth of knowledge
and skill in a technical area.
Management: Plans and organizes tasks and
work responsibilities to achieve objectives, as well as allocating
and using resources properly.
Awareness: Using 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.
Skills: Ability to effectively engage and
communicate with target audiences.
independent action, seeks out new responsibilities, acts on
opportunities, generates new ideas, practices
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 a mix of qualitative and quantitative data
collection and analytic methods to gain an understanding of the
outcomes associated with public policies and programs
An understanding of federal and other administrative datasets
that support labor market and public policy research and
Prior experience with planning and implementing research and
policy analysis activities across multiple projects
Familiarity with implementing ethically and culturally
responsive data collection, analysis, and reporting activities and
Analyst level experience with SPSS or Stata, Qualtrics,
Microsoft Excel, Tableau, Microsoft Access, or similar research
Some practice in using relevant data visualization tools and
communicating data and research in ways that are accessible to
Desire to be part of a proactive team that highly values
At least 3-5+ years of relevant research and policy analysis
experience, with a specific emphasis on racial equity
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.