5.25.2011

job announcement: education policy advocate, searac

This is a bit short notice, since the deadline is this week, but here's a job opportunity that needs a qualified candidate to kick some ass... The Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) in Washington D.C. is looking for an Education Policy Advocate to provide a wide range of integrated advocacy, training, and organizational development services to and for AAPI communities and organizations. Here's some more information about the position:
The Education Police Advocate will provide a wide range of integrated advocacy, training, and organizational development services to and for Asian Americans and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities and organizations. S/he will be a highly skilled professional with a strong background in policy analysis and advocacy. The ideal candidate will have an expertise in K-12 education issues affecting AAPI and underserved communities and be able to both, effectively work in large coalitions and partnerships as well as independently.

S/he will have primary responsibility for implementing SEARAC's Southeast Asian Visibility in Education (SAVE) project. The purpose of this project is to increase the awareness of national, state, and local policymakers, as well as federal institutions, about the diverse educational needs of AAPI communities, particularly Southeast Asian American (SEAA) communities. As apart of the SAVE project, SEARAC will work in partnership with nine national members of the Campaign for High School Equity (CHSE) to engage national and local SEAA community partners in long term advocacy in support of the project's goals. This will be accomplished in combination with our local community based partners. Additionally, SEARAC will work closely with institutions of higher education at the local and national levels, commissioning research that will yield much needed information about the gaps and challenges in ensuring that SEAA students graduate from high school ready for college or work.

The Education Policy Advocate reports to the Director of Policy and is a critical member of SEARAC's policy team.
According to the SEARAC website, they're accepting application until May 27 or until filled, so I apologize for posting this so late. But I know you readers are a pretty smart bunch, so somebody's gotta be qualified for this. For more details about the position, including major responsibilities, qualifications and compensation, download the full job announcement here (PDF).