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    Position Announcement Program Analyst/Learning and Evidence
    Position Announcement Program Analyst/Learning and Evidence   Organization Overview   The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) is a national, nonprofit public policy, research and technical assistance organization headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in New York City and Los Angeles. CSSP is committed to securing equitable opportunities and optimal outcomes for children and families. CSSP strives to achieve this by focusing on the families facing the most significant barriers – including families living in poverty and those whose lives are affected by discrimination based on race, immigration status, sexual orientation and gender identity.   CSSP strives to accomplish its mission by developing and advancing effective public policy; helping to transform public systems to be more preventive, results-oriented, accountable and caring; and supporting local leaders to create the community opportunities, supports, services and environments in which all children and families can thrive. CSSP works in partnership with other national organizations, foundations and governmental and community leaders to test new ideas and approaches, provide technical assistance, generate new evidence and support networks of innovators. All of our work reflects a long-standing organizational commitment to equity and social justice.   Job Description   CSSP seeks a Program Analyst in the Washington, DC office. The Program Analyst will support the work of CSSP’s Learning and Evidence team, with a focus on projects that promote organizational learning and advance our efforts to expand the knowledge base necessary to improve outcomes for children, families and communities. This role includes a combination of program, research, and administrative support and is ideal for someone interested in a career in public policy, system reform, or community change.   Specific Duties and Responsibilities   Assist with planning and execution of conferences, virtual meetings and webinars, including the ability to effectively use the technology to support these conferences/webinars. Document meetings and provide notes on meeting proceedings for distribution to participants. Attend briefings and meetings, and prepare summaries for CSSP team. Assist in developing a range of written materials, including policy and practice guides, blog posts, website content and other web-based materials. Help maintain ongoing communication with project partners across the country. Conduct literature reviews and background research. Collect, organize, and analyze qualitative and quantitative data. Prepare research memos, briefs, reports, and presentations. Organize and maintain electronic and hard-copy project materials. Provide administrative support for the teams through preparing expense reports, scheduling meetings, coordinating travel and responding to correspondence. Support other work as assigned.   Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience   Graduate degree in public policy, public administration, sociology, public health, psychology, political science, social work or another social science preferred but a minimum of BA with at least two years of relevant professional experience (including experience working in an administrative role) required. Familiarity with social policy and government and philanthropic programs, particularly in creating pathways out of poverty; reforming health, education and human service systems; community organizing and revitalizing neighborhoods. Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and video conferencing technology (familiarity with GoToWebinar and WebEx a plus). Experience conducting research or program evaluation, including data collection and analysis, narrative reporting, and the use of graphs, charts and other formats to present data effectively (familiarity with SurveyMonkey a plus). Outstanding written and oral communications skills. Familiarity with social media, blog and website platforms. Excellent attention to detail, deadlines and organizational and time management skills. Commitment to equity – working to reduce disparities based on race, ethnicity, sovereignty, gender, sexual orientation/gender identity and socioeconomics. Motivated self-starter who works well independently and is also an engaged team member. Flexibility and an ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. Commitment to lifelong learning and curiosity. Ability and willingness to travel.   Compensation and Benefits   Starting salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits provided including short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, health insurance, retirement benefits, generous vacation, sick and holiday leave. CSSP is an equal opportunity employer and strongly believes that our organization and our work benefit from the experiences and perspectives of a diverse staff.   How to Apply   Qualified applicants should send cover letter with salary requirements, resume and writing sample to jobs@cssp.org (subject: Program Analyst/Learning and Evidence). In your cover letter, please be sure to indicate where you found this position announcement.   Applicants accepted until December 8, 2017 or until position is filled.
    Position Announcement Program Analyst/Learning and Evidence
    Position Announcement Program Analyst/Learning and Evidence   Organization Overview   The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) is a national, nonprofit public policy, research and technical assistance organization headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in New York City and Los Angeles. CSSP is committed to securing equitable opportunities and optimal outcomes for children and families. CSSP strives to achieve this by focusing on the families facing the most significant barriers – including families living in poverty and those whose lives are affected by discrimination based on race, immigration status, sexual orientation and gender identity.   CSSP strives to accomplish its mission by developing and advancing effective public policy; helping to transform public systems to be more preventive, results-oriented, accountable and caring; and supporting local leaders to create the community opportunities, supports, services and environments in which all children and families can thrive. CSSP works in partnership with other national organizations, foundations and governmental and community leaders to test new ideas and approaches, provide technical assistance, generate new evidence and support networks of innovators. All of our work reflects a long-standing organizational commitment to equity and social justice.   Job Description   CSSP seeks a Program Analyst in the Washington, DC office. The Program Analyst will support the work of CSSP’s Learning and Evidence team, with a focus on projects that promote organizational learning and advance our efforts to expand the knowledge base necessary to improve outcomes for children, families and communities. This role includes a combination of program, research, and administrative support and is ideal for someone interested in a career in public policy, system reform, or community change.   Specific Duties and Responsibilities   Assist with planning and execution of conferences, virtual meetings and webinars, including the ability to effectively use the technology to support these conferences/webinars. Document meetings and provide notes on meeting proceedings for distribution to participants. Attend briefings and meetings, and prepare summaries for CSSP team. Assist in developing a range of written materials, including policy and practice guides, blog posts, website content and other web-based materials. Help maintain ongoing communication with project partners across the country. Conduct literature reviews and background research. Collect, organize, and analyze qualitative and quantitative data. Prepare research memos, briefs, reports, and presentations. Organize and maintain electronic and hard-copy project materials. Provide administrative support for the teams through preparing expense reports, scheduling meetings, coordinating travel and responding to correspondence. Support other work as assigned.   Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience   Graduate degree in public policy, public administration, sociology, public health, psychology, political science, social work or another social science preferred but a minimum of BA with at least two years of relevant professional experience (including experience working in an administrative role) required. Familiarity with social policy and government and philanthropic programs, particularly in creating pathways out of poverty; reforming health, education and human service systems; community organizing and revitalizing neighborhoods. Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and video conferencing technology (familiarity with GoToWebinar and WebEx a plus). Experience conducting research or program evaluation, including data collection and analysis, narrative reporting, and the use of graphs, charts and other formats to present data effectively (familiarity with SurveyMonkey a plus). Outstanding written and oral communications skills. Familiarity with social media, blog and website platforms. Excellent attention to detail, deadlines and organizational and time management skills. Commitment to equity – working to reduce disparities based on race, ethnicity, sovereignty, gender, sexual orientation/gender identity and socioeconomics. Motivated self-starter who works well independently and is also an engaged team member. Flexibility and an ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. Commitment to lifelong learning and curiosity. Ability and willingness to travel.   Compensation and Benefits   Starting salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits provided including short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, health insurance, retirement benefits, generous vacation, sick and holiday leave. CSSP is an equal opportunity employer and strongly believes that our organization and our work benefit from the experiences and perspectives of a diverse staff.   How to Apply   Qualified applicants should send cover letter with salary requirements, resume and writing sample to jobs@cssp.org (subject: Program Analyst/Learning and Evidence). In your cover letter, please be sure to indicate where you found this position announcement.   Applicants accepted until December 8, 2017 or until position is filled.
    Policy Analyst/Young Children and their Families Team
    Position Announcement Policy Analyst/Young Children and their Families Team   Organization Overview   The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) is a national, nonprofit public policy, research and technical assistance organization headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in New York City and Los Angeles. CSSP is committed to securing equitable opportunities and optimal outcomes for children and families. CSSP strives to achieve this by focusing on the families facing the most significant barriers – including families living in poverty and those whose lives are affected by discrimination based on race, immigration status, sexual orientation and gender identity.   CSSP strives to accomplish its mission by developing and advancing effective public policy; helping to transform public systems to be more preventive, results-oriented, accountable and caring; and supporting local leaders to create the community opportunities, supports, services and environments in which all children and families can thrive. CSSP works in partnership with other national organizations, foundations and governmental and community leaders to test new ideas and approaches, provide technical assistance, generate new evidence and support networks of innovators. All of our work reflects a long-standing organizational commitment to equity and social justice.   Job Description   CSSP seeks a Policy Analyst in the Washington, DC office to join the CSSP Young Children and their Families (YCF) Team, with primary responsibility for supporting a new effort aimed at increasing the number of young children who are on track for kindergarten by age three. CSSP is a partner in a national initiative that will work with community leaders, states and national organizations to improve outcomes for the youngest children in three closely interrelated areas:  healthy beginnings, Family support and child care. We are looking for a highly motivated and knowledgeable person who will work closely with CSSP’s Project Director to implement this exciting new effort. The Policy Analyst will also support CSSP’s YCF Team more broadly.     Specific Duties and Responsibilities   The Policy Analyst will be responsible for: Helping to shape and advance community-based policy and program  opportunities and strategies to improve well-being for children, birth to age 3, as well as for pregnant women Preparing high quality Community Action Briefs and other written products, webinars and presentations that share information about effective policy and program strategies with community and state partners Helping to prepare and complete deliverables and reports to funders Supporting ongoing work on early childhood metrics that can be used to  track progress on improving outcomes for young children and their families Contributing to the support and expansion of Early Childhood-LINC (Learning and Innovation Network for Communities), through which CSSP and partners demonstrate the effectiveness of early childhood systems Participating in meetings and other activities with funders, national partners and others to improve outcomes  for children birth to age 3 Contributing as a member of CSSP’s YCF Team and to CSSP’s work more broadly   Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience   The successful candidate will have: A graduate degree (preferred) and 2-4 years of experience working on issues of importance to young children and their families in either the nonprofit sector or a combination of government and the nonprofit sector Familiarity with public benefit programs and/or private initiatives that are aimed at achieving better health, well-being and financial stability for children and families, and a significant understanding of related policy opportunities and priorities An understanding of the critical role parents play in the lives of young children and a strong commitment to elevating the role of parents as decision-makers and active participants in efforts to achieve positive change for young children and their families Outstanding writing and oral communications skills, particularly in writing for a variety of audiences and including skills and interest in using social and other media to effect change Ability to work effectively with a team and with external partners A strong commitment to promoting racial equity and reducing disparities to achieve equitable results and social justice  Experience working on issue campaigns or related activities is a plus Experience working with community partners or direct leadership experience at local/community level Appreciation of strategic use of data and experience using a data-driven approach to accomplishing goals Experience conducting research, including data collection, and experience analyzing data and using graphs, charts and other formats to present data effectively Excellent attention to detail, deadlines and organizational and time management skills; flexibility and an ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment Proficiency in MS-WORD, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and video conferencing technology Ability and willingness to travel   Compensation and Benefits   Starting salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits provided including short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, health insurance, retirement benefits, generous vacation, sick and holiday leave. CSSP is an equal opportunity employer and strongly believes that our organization and our work benefit from the experiences and perspectives of a diverse staff.   How to Apply   Qualified applicants should send cover letter with salary requirements, resume and writing sample to jobs@cssp.org (subject: Policy Analyst/YCF Team). In your cover letter, please be sure to indicate where you found this position announcement.   Applicants accepted until November 30, 2017 or until position is filled.
    Policy Analyst/Young Children and their Families Team
    Position Announcement Policy Analyst/Young Children and their Families Team   Organization Overview   The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) is a national, nonprofit public policy, research and technical assistance organization headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in New York City and Los Angeles. CSSP is committed to securing equitable opportunities and optimal outcomes for children and families. CSSP strives to achieve this by focusing on the families facing the most significant barriers – including families living in poverty and those whose lives are affected by discrimination based on race, immigration status, sexual orientation and gender identity.   CSSP strives to accomplish its mission by developing and advancing effective public policy; helping to transform public systems to be more preventive, results-oriented, accountable and caring; and supporting local leaders to create the community opportunities, supports, services and environments in which all children and families can thrive. CSSP works in partnership with other national organizations, foundations and governmental and community leaders to test new ideas and approaches, provide technical assistance, generate new evidence and support networks of innovators. All of our work reflects a long-standing organizational commitment to equity and social justice.   Job Description   CSSP seeks a Policy Analyst in the Washington, DC office to join the CSSP Young Children and their Families (YCF) Team, with primary responsibility for supporting a new effort aimed at increasing the number of young children who are on track for kindergarten by age three. CSSP is a partner in a national initiative that will work with community leaders, states and national organizations to improve outcomes for the youngest children in three closely interrelated areas:  healthy beginnings, Family support and child care. We are looking for a highly motivated and knowledgeable person who will work closely with CSSP’s Project Director to implement this exciting new effort. The Policy Analyst will also support CSSP’s YCF Team more broadly.     Specific Duties and Responsibilities   The Policy Analyst will be responsible for: Helping to shape and advance community-based policy and program  opportunities and strategies to improve well-being for children, birth to age 3, as well as for pregnant women Preparing high quality Community Action Briefs and other written products, webinars and presentations that share information about effective policy and program strategies with community and state partners Helping to prepare and complete deliverables and reports to funders Supporting ongoing work on early childhood metrics that can be used to  track progress on improving outcomes for young children and their families Contributing to the support and expansion of Early Childhood-LINC (Learning and Innovation Network for Communities), through which CSSP and partners demonstrate the effectiveness of early childhood systems Participating in meetings and other activities with funders, national partners and others to improve outcomes  for children birth to age 3 Contributing as a member of CSSP’s YCF Team and to CSSP’s work more broadly   Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience   The successful candidate will have: A graduate degree (preferred) and 2-4 years of experience working on issues of importance to young children and their families in either the nonprofit sector or a combination of government and the nonprofit sector Familiarity with public benefit programs and/or private initiatives that are aimed at achieving better health, well-being and financial stability for children and families, and a significant understanding of related policy opportunities and priorities An understanding of the critical role parents play in the lives of young children and a strong commitment to elevating the role of parents as decision-makers and active participants in efforts to achieve positive change for young children and their families Outstanding writing and oral communications skills, particularly in writing for a variety of audiences and including skills and interest in using social and other media to effect change Ability to work effectively with a team and with external partners A strong commitment to promoting racial equity and reducing disparities to achieve equitable results and social justice  Experience working on issue campaigns or related activities is a plus Experience working with community partners or direct leadership experience at local/community level Appreciation of strategic use of data and experience using a data-driven approach to accomplishing goals Experience conducting research, including data collection, and experience analyzing data and using graphs, charts and other formats to present data effectively Excellent attention to detail, deadlines and organizational and time management skills; flexibility and an ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment Proficiency in MS-WORD, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and video conferencing technology Ability and willingness to travel   Compensation and Benefits   Starting salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits provided including short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, health insurance, retirement benefits, generous vacation, sick and holiday leave. CSSP is an equal opportunity employer and strongly believes that our organization and our work benefit from the experiences and perspectives of a diverse staff.   How to Apply   Qualified applicants should send cover letter with salary requirements, resume and writing sample to jobs@cssp.org (subject: Policy Analyst/YCF Team). In your cover letter, please be sure to indicate where you found this position announcement.   Applicants accepted until November 30, 2017 or until position is filled.
    Project Director for Emerging Work to Increase the Extent to which Children are On Track for Kindergarten by Age Three
    Position Announcement Project Director for Emerging Work to Increase the Extent to which Children are On Track for Kindergarten by Age Three   Organization Overview   The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) is a national, nonprofit public policy, research and technical assistance organization headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in New York City and Los Angeles. CSSP is committed to securing equitable opportunities and optimal outcomes for children and families. CSSP strives to achieve this by focusing on the families facing the most significant barriers – including families living in poverty and those whose lives are affected by discrimination based on race, immigration status, sexual orientation and gender identity.   CSSP strives to accomplish its mission by developing and advancing effective public policy; helping to transform public systems to be more preventive, results-oriented, accountable and caring; and supporting local leaders to create the community opportunities, supports, services and environments in which all children and families can thrive. CSSP works in partnership with other national organizations, foundations and governmental and community leaders to test new ideas and approaches, provide technical assistance, generate new evidence and support networks of innovators. All of our work reflects a long-standing organizational commitment to equity and social justice.   Job Description   The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) is seeking a senior professional in the Washington, DC office to lead a new effort, in partnership with the Pritzker Children’s Initiative, a project of the J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation, aimed at increasing the number of young children who are on track for kindergarten by age three. The larger, nationwide initiative will engage partners at the national, state and community levels and will entail addressing policy, systems change and practice in three areas: healthy beginnings, family support and child care.  CSSP’s Project Director will coordinate, manage and advance CSSP’s participation in this new national initiative. The leader serving in this position will be a member of CSSP’s Young Children and their Families (YCF) Team and will play an important role in expanding Early Childhood-LINC (Learning and Innovation Network for Communities), an early childhood systems-building network of 10 jurisdictions around the country, which CSSP supports and convenes.  We are looking for a motivated, mission-driven, creative thinker and problem-solver eager to help shape and implement a new effort that promises to advance the life prospects of young children, their families and their communities.    Specific Duties and Responsibilities   The Project Director’s specific responsibilities will include:  Developing and coordinating specific project plans, and executing those plans Building and sustaining working partnerships with leaders in the early childhood arena, including federal, state and local public and private agencies, community-based organizations and networks, policymakers, foundations and other stakeholders to advance discourse and action on project priorities    Contributing to the expansion and development of CSSP’s network of local early childhood systems-builders, Early Childhood-LINC (Learning and Innovation Network for Communities), specifically developing opportunities and strategies for addressing issues of importance for children, birth to 3, as well as for pregnant women Leading the preparation and delivery of the highest quality Community Action Briefs and other written products, webinars and presentations designed to advance the work of the initiative Ensuring that CSSP’s participation in the national initiative reflects a strong commitment to identifying and reducing inequities based on race, ethnicity and gender Serving as a lead spokesperson for CSSP with respect to the organization’s participation in the national initiative and coordinating with the communications plans and priorities developed by the broader, national initiative Ensuring the preparation and timely completion of the highest quality deliverables and reports to funders Supervising a policy analyst who will support the work of the initiative Contributing as a senior member of CSSP’s Young Children and their Families Team and participating in the advancement of team activities and the work of CSSP more broadly   Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience   The successful candidate will have: A graduate degree (preferred) and a minimum of ten years of experience working on issues of importance to young children and their families in either the nonprofit sector or a combination of government and the nonprofit sector Significant leadership experience and a track record for achieving results Knowledge and experience with some or all of the many substantive issues essential for achieving the goals of the initiative, particularly related to child health, family support and child care Knowledge and experience with public benefit programs and/or private initiatives that are aimed at achieving better health and financial stability for children and families Thorough understanding of the policy opportunities and priorities related to making positive change in systems that affect young children and their families, and a firm grasp of financing strategies that can be used to facilitate such change An understanding of the critical role parents play in the lives of young children and a strong commitment to elevating the role of parents as decision-makers and active participants in efforts to achieve positive change for young children and their families Excellent communications skills and evidence of high performance as a writer and public speaker, including skills and interests in using social and other media to effect change Ability to work effectively with a team and with external partners, including working with community partners or direct leadership experience at the local/community level A strong commitment to promoting racial equity and reducing disparities to achieve equitable results and social justice  Experience managing multiple projects and supervising staff Experience leading issue campaigns or related activities An appreciation of the strategic use of data, and experience using a data-driven approach to accomplishing goals Ability to document the effects and outcomes of innovation, as well as position interventions for scale  Ability and willingness to travel     Compensation and Benefits   Starting salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits provided including short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, health insurance, retirement benefits, generous vacation, sick and holiday leave. CSSP is an equal opportunity employer and strongly believes that our organization and our work benefit from the experiences and perspectives of a diverse staff.   How to Apply   Qualified applicants should send cover letter with salary requirements, resume and writing sample to jobs@cssp.org (subject: Director/YCF Team). In your cover letter, please be sure to indicate where you found this position announcement.   Applicants accepted until November 30, 2017 or until position is filled.
    Project Director for Emerging Work to Increase the Extent to which Children are On Track for Kindergarten by Age Three
    Position Announcement Project Director for Emerging Work to Increase the Extent to which Children are On Track for Kindergarten by Age Three   Organization Overview   The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) is a national, nonprofit public policy, research and technical assistance organization headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in New York City and Los Angeles. CSSP is committed to securing equitable opportunities and optimal outcomes for children and families. CSSP strives to achieve this by focusing on the families facing the most significant barriers – including families living in poverty and those whose lives are affected by discrimination based on race, immigration status, sexual orientation and gender identity.   CSSP strives to accomplish its mission by developing and advancing effective public policy; helping to transform public systems to be more preventive, results-oriented, accountable and caring; and supporting local leaders to create the community opportunities, supports, services and environments in which all children and families can thrive. CSSP works in partnership with other national organizations, foundations and governmental and community leaders to test new ideas and approaches, provide technical assistance, generate new evidence and support networks of innovators. All of our work reflects a long-standing organizational commitment to equity and social justice.   Job Description   The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) is seeking a senior professional in the Washington, DC office to lead a new effort, in partnership with the Pritzker Children’s Initiative, a project of the J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation, aimed at increasing the number of young children who are on track for kindergarten by age three. The larger, nationwide initiative will engage partners at the national, state and community levels and will entail addressing policy, systems change and practice in three areas: healthy beginnings, family support and child care.  CSSP’s Project Director will coordinate, manage and advance CSSP’s participation in this new national initiative. The leader serving in this position will be a member of CSSP’s Young Children and their Families (YCF) Team and will play an important role in expanding Early Childhood-LINC (Learning and Innovation Network for Communities), an early childhood systems-building network of 10 jurisdictions around the country, which CSSP supports and convenes.  We are looking for a motivated, mission-driven, creative thinker and problem-solver eager to help shape and implement a new effort that promises to advance the life prospects of young children, their families and their communities.    Specific Duties and Responsibilities   The Project Director’s specific responsibilities will include:  Developing and coordinating specific project plans, and executing those plans Building and sustaining working partnerships with leaders in the early childhood arena, including federal, state and local public and private agencies, community-based organizations and networks, policymakers, foundations and other stakeholders to advance discourse and action on project priorities    Contributing to the expansion and development of CSSP’s network of local early childhood systems-builders, Early Childhood-LINC (Learning and Innovation Network for Communities), specifically developing opportunities and strategies for addressing issues of importance for children, birth to 3, as well as for pregnant women Leading the preparation and delivery of the highest quality Community Action Briefs and other written products, webinars and presentations designed to advance the work of the initiative Ensuring that CSSP’s participation in the national initiative reflects a strong commitment to identifying and reducing inequities based on race, ethnicity and gender Serving as a lead spokesperson for CSSP with respect to the organization’s participation in the national initiative and coordinating with the communications plans and priorities developed by the broader, national initiative Ensuring the preparation and timely completion of the highest quality deliverables and reports to funders Supervising a policy analyst who will support the work of the initiative Contributing as a senior member of CSSP’s Young Children and their Families Team and participating in the advancement of team activities and the work of CSSP more broadly   Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience   The successful candidate will have: A graduate degree (preferred) and a minimum of ten years of experience working on issues of importance to young children and their families in either the nonprofit sector or a combination of government and the nonprofit sector Significant leadership experience and a track record for achieving results Knowledge and experience with some or all of the many substantive issues essential for achieving the goals of the initiative, particularly related to child health, family support and child care Knowledge and experience with public benefit programs and/or private initiatives that are aimed at achieving better health and financial stability for children and families Thorough understanding of the policy opportunities and priorities related to making positive change in systems that affect young children and their families, and a firm grasp of financing strategies that can be used to facilitate such change An understanding of the critical role parents play in the lives of young children and a strong commitment to elevating the role of parents as decision-makers and active participants in efforts to achieve positive change for young children and their families Excellent communications skills and evidence of high performance as a writer and public speaker, including skills and interests in using social and other media to effect change Ability to work effectively with a team and with external partners, including working with community partners or direct leadership experience at the local/community level A strong commitment to promoting racial equity and reducing disparities to achieve equitable results and social justice  Experience managing multiple projects and supervising staff Experience leading issue campaigns or related activities An appreciation of the strategic use of data, and experience using a data-driven approach to accomplishing goals Ability to document the effects and outcomes of innovation, as well as position interventions for scale  Ability and willingness to travel     Compensation and Benefits   Starting salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits provided including short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, health insurance, retirement benefits, generous vacation, sick and holiday leave. CSSP is an equal opportunity employer and strongly believes that our organization and our work benefit from the experiences and perspectives of a diverse staff.   How to Apply   Qualified applicants should send cover letter with salary requirements, resume and writing sample to jobs@cssp.org (subject: Director/YCF Team). In your cover letter, please be sure to indicate where you found this position announcement.   Applicants accepted until November 30, 2017 or until position is filled.
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