Pennsylvania United States
11 Oct 2018
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11 Dec 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

At Penn GSE, staff, students, and faculty enjoy an Ivy League environment that supports both practical knowledge building and high-quality research. The community in this top-ranked school is united in its efforts to create positive change through education in our region, country, and world.

The Consortium for Policy Research in education seeks a dynamic individual to help lead and contribute to innovative research-policy partnership initiative. Help to conceptualize, develop and produce learning experiences for state and local policymakers based on the current research knowledge in order to facilitate policy-research conversations that inform policy decision making. Centrally responsible for cultivating partnerships with an array of stakeholders including policymaker member organizations, legislative staff, advocacy groups, researchers, and funders. Build and mantain a strong network that will grow and sustain the initiative. Networking with foundations and other funders to secure ongoing program funding is an essential part of the job responsibility. The individual will help to seek funding through a variety of traditional and non-traditional means. Help to develop, oversee, and participate in a research agenda on the initiative. May be involved in other CPRE research projects, including research design, data collection, analysis, client relations, report writing, and project management. This position will require some travel; PhD/Ed D required.
Contingent upon continued funding.

Doctorate in education or a related field and 3-5 years of experience are required. Knowledge and experience with educational policy research. Experience and success in fund raising, including grant writing and other means of resource generation is required. Established networks amongst education decision-makers and other influencers are essential. Experience with communications and outreach is a prerequisite; as are excellent writing and communication skills. He/she will have experience with conducting research, communications, marketing, and outreach and help develop and execute organizational communication strategy. The candidate will also have experience communicating directly with stakeholders across the U.S., including media, policymakers, legislative staff, advocacy groups, and practitioners to increase visibility for CPRE’s products and capabilities..

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

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