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Policy Director for S&T Vertical

Washington, D.C. — Full Time

In 2021, the Day One Project is working to develop & implement innovative and actionable ideas in science and technology policy as well as working to build the capacity to provide support to government agencies in onboarding scientific and technical talent. The Project is seeking to onboard Policy Directors to lead two policy verticals: (1) Innovation & Entrepreneurship and (2) Technology Policy. Applicants are requested to apply to lead policy development in one of these two areas.

Core Responsibilities

The Policy Director will serve as the key point person driving all aspects of policy development and implementation strategy in one of these two core verticals. This includes sourcing and drafting policy proposals, orchestrating policy accelerators to engage a broader community in the policy focus area, hosting policy workshops, driving a comprehensive implementation strategy, and overseeing the day to day management of all related activities. The Project seeks a mission-driven individual with substantive policy expertise and direct experience in government capable of tapping an existing network across the legislative and executive branches to drive strategic policy development.

Specific responsibilities for the Policy Director include:

  • Engaging subject matter experts, current government officials, and the academic community to drive strategic policy development;
  • Sourcing, editing, and drafting policy proposals and reports in the topic area of focus;
  • Organizing policy accelerators to engage a broader community in strategic policy development in the core focus area;
  • Leading issue education and undertaking the dissemination of proposals to meet the needs of current policymakers across the federal government;
  • Supporting efforts to drive strategic communication in the core vertical;
  • Collaborating with additional Day One Project staff working on projects in the policy domain;
  • Leading the day-to-day management of the Policy vertical and overseeing the execution of all related tasks.
Experience and Qualifications

The Day One team is seeking an entrepreneurial, ambitious, and resourceful individual who brings subject matter expertise to the role of Policy Director and has the ability to thrive in a dynamic team environment.

Strong candidates should have some of the following experience and qualifications:

  • Subject matter experience and expertise in one or more of the core policy verticals of Technology & Innovation and Entrepreneurship,
  • Experience in the legislative or executive branch advancing policy with direct experience in one of our priority policy domains,
  • Possess a deep network in the legislative and executive branch to engage in advancing strategic policy development;
  • Experience managing projects and processes in policy, government or other similar organizations;
  • Experience building partnerships and collaborating across networks;
  • Experience working in an entrepreneurial culture, recruiting people and building teams;
  • Experience in policy development, strategic communication, or another core aspect of the Day One Project’s work;
  • A minimum of 6-8 years of professional experience preferably working in science, technology and public policy
  • A graduate degree in public policy, law, economics or a related field is preferred;
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and pursuing it within the mission of the Day One Project;

Compensation commensurate with knowledge, skills and experience.

The Day One Project is looking to fill this position quickly. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Early submission will ensure your application receives full consideration.

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please send your CV/resume and cover letter to team@fas.org with “Policy Director Application” in the email subject line.

Entrepreneurship and Regional Innovation Lead

Washington, D.C. — Full Time

The Federation of American Scientists is seeking a lead to manage a growing portfolio of work focused on entrepreneurship and regional innovation, with a focus on helping regional actors access high-impact federal resources.

Background: As the United States continues to grapple with the economic effects of the COVID pandemic, the federal government is deploying a growing array of resources intended to help regional economies harness entrepreneurship and innovation as a key source of economic recovery and future growth. These new initiatives represent a paradigm shift and an enormous opportunity to build the foundation of inclusive prosperity in regions across the country – but they will require both technical assistance and coordination to maximize impact.

Experience

Five-plus years of experience in a range of related activities, including: 

  • Engaging in activities to spur regional innovation and entrepreneurship in the United States which might include conducting research, working with venture capital and financial investment, supporting start-up ecosystems, and other related activities;
  • Navigating federal opportunities with a working understanding of the Small Business Administration, the Economic Development Administration, and other federal sources of catalytic resources for local innovation economies; 
  • Working across stakeholders in the entrepreneurship, university, philanthropic, and economic development communities;
  • Designing and/or participating in prizes and challenges
Skills

Demonstrated success in managing complex projects to successful outcomes, including experience:

  • Building project plans and executing against outcomes in a dynamic, adaptive organization; 
  • Supporting multiple functions across a dynamic team and engaging multiple parts of the organization;
  • Breaking deliverables into multiple tasks and coordinating their execution;
  • Managing teams and projects toward a successful outcome with the ability to align and communicate processes, build related project documents, and engage a team in execution
Knowledge
  • A deep understanding of the federal government’s functions generally, and a specific understanding of federal entities with relevance to regional economic innovation and entrepreneurship;
  • Subject matter expertise across innovation and entrepreneurship policy, organizations, and actors;
  • An existing network of federal partners/relationships a plus but not mandatory 

Expected Salary: $105,000 – $115,000, commensurate with experience.

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please send your CV/resume and cover letter to team@fas.org with “Entrepreneurship and Regional Innovation Lead” in the email subject line.

Innovation and Technology Senior Manager

Washington, D.C. — Full Time

The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) is seeking a seasoned manager to support its growing innovation and technology portfolio. Innovation and technology is a core policy vertical within FAS, working across a number of domains from entrepreneurship, international development, climate and clean energy, and more. 

The senior manager will work directly with the Principal Director for Innovation and Technology to support activities across the portfolio to oversee and execute policy accelerators, support policy design workshops, engage with federal partners in identifying opportunities for impact, and help stand up emerging organizational initiatives to deliver assistance to federal agencies.

This is an exciting opportunity for an entrepreneurial, resourceful, empathetic individual with cross-cutting skill sets and experience in business, management consulting, and/or public policy to support a growing portfolio of work as FAS looks to grow and expand its offerings in 2022 and beyond.

Experience

A minimum of seven years of professional work that includes some of the following:

  • Direct experience in or collaborating with the federal government and a working understanding of how the federal government functions
  • Experience working in or with the private sector including management consulting, finance, start ups, technology or other related industry
  • Experience applying innovation and design methods including but not limited to crowdsourced innovation, ideation, human centered design, and more
  • Demonstrated experience working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment a plus but not required
  • Experience implementing new policies, practices or processes inside the federal government 
Skills

A competitive candidate will have experience in several of the capacities below

  • Analytical capabilities – ability to interpret multiple pieces of information and synthesize to create a solution to a policy or process
  • Logical framing and structuring – ability to take a problem, process, or policy opportunity and build a logical structure using evidence/data to communicate concisely and recommend path toward it’s implementation 
  • Ability to convert ideas into products to support implementation of strategy, policy, and/or other organizational change
  • Using spreadsheets and slides, and writing documents to support the successful advancement and implementation of policies and processes in and outside of government
  • Driving and managing complex projects across diverse teams, 
  • Building project plans and executing against outcomes including taking a deliverable and breaking it down into multiple tasks to support execution
  • Managing teams and projects toward a successful outcome with the ability to communicate the process, build the related project documents, and engage a team in its execution. 
Knowledge
  • An understanding of one or more federal agencies/departments working to advance policy priorities in a critical science and technology policy domain including the Department of Energy, Department of State, Department of Commerce, USAID, NSF, NIH, HHS, OSTP, etc. 
  • Subject matter expertise with current understanding in a critical policy domain e.g., climate and clean energy, public health, international development, innovation and R&D, or other related domain
  • An existing network of federal partners/relationships a plus but not mandatory

Expected Salary: $90,000 to $110,000, commensurate with experience.

The FAS/Day One Project is looking to fill this position quickly. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Early submission will ensure your application receives full consideration.

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please send your CV/resume and cover letter to team@fas.org with “Innovation and Technology Senior Manager” in the email subject line.

Community and Fellowships Manager

Washington, D.C. — Full Time

The Federation of American Scientists is hiring a full-time Community and Fellowships Manager to support the operations of the Day One Talent Hub. The Manager will lead the recruitment of fellows placed in federal agencies, manage fellow programming and professional learning activities, and help advance and maintain the Day One Community – a community of practice and network of over 400 scientists, technologists, researchers and science and technology leaders. The Manager will also support organization-wide human resources and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. This is a crosscutting role that will engage throughout our talent, operations, and policy verticals. The ideal candidate is a self-starting team player with strong human capital skills, project management skills, and community and relationship building capabilities.

Core Responsibilities

Working closely with the FAS leadership and Day One Talent Hub staff, the Community and Fellowships Manager supports and manages the full life cycle of the Talent Hub Fellowship Program and existing Day One Community including but not limited to:

  1. Recruitment for a diversity of federal fellowship roles with an emphasis on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion;

  2. Creating and executing curriculum for Day One Talent Hub Fellowship cohorts including professional learning sessions, policy development workshops, and community building activities;

  3. Developing assessments and outcome trackers to evaluate the impact of fellows within their federal roles;

  4. Managing the Day One Community and engaging contributors throughout the policy development lifecycle;

  5. Event planning for fellows and community members to generate idea sharing and camaraderie;

  6. Performing other duties as needed and assigned.

Experience and Qualifications

The FAS/Day One team is seeking an entrepreneurial, ambitious, and resourceful individual who is comfortable in a start-up environment, has the ability to live with and thrive in ambiguity, and has previous job experience in similar dynamic environments.

Strong candidates would have some of the following experience and qualifications:

  • Previous work experience in the federal government, policy think-tanks or nonprofits, human resources, adult learning/professional learning, science or technology policy, or business operations;

  • Experience implementing human resources and diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy;

  • Experience in human capital including recruitment, training, or organizational development in policy, government or other similar organizations;

  • Experience in building out professional learning programs and curricula;

  • Experience building partnerships and collaborating across networks;

  • Experience working in an entrepreneurial culture;

  • Previous experience in communications, editing, project management strongly desired; and

  • Interest in strategic communications, policy development, or another core aspect of FAS/Day One Project’s work.

Estimated salary range is $65,000 – $75,000, commensurate with knowledge, skills and experience.

The FAS/Day One Project is looking to fill this position quickly. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Early submission will ensure your application receives full consideration.

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please send your CV/resume and cover letter to team@fas.org with “Community and Fellowships Manager” in the email subject line.

Community and Fellowships Project Associate

Washington, D.C. — Full Time

The Federation of American Scientists is hiring a full-time Community and Fellowships Associate to support the operations of the Day One Talent Hub and Day One Community. The Associate will work alongside the Community and Fellowships Manager to help administer the full life cycle of the Talent Hub Fellowship Program across various domains such as recruitment efforts, program development, and professional learning activities. The Associate will also help engage the Day One Community – a community of practice and network of over 400 scientists, technologists, researchers, and science and technology leaders. The ideal candidate is a self-starting team player with strong organizational and problem-solving skills, excellent writing skills, and the ability to work collaboratively.

Core Responsibilities

Working closely with the FAS leadership and Day One Talent Hub staff, the Associate supports all activities including but not limited to:

  1. Operations for the Talent Hub Fellowship Program and Day One Community, including designing and developing recruitment materials, external event planning, and tracking team deliverables;

  2. Overseeing the development of strategic communications specifically generating social media content, web content, and other related external communication materials in support of the Day One Talent Hub Fellowship cohorts and the Day One Community and;

  3. Performing other duties as needed and assigned.

Experience and Qualifications

The FAS/Day One team is seeking an entrepreneurial, ambitious, and resourceful individual who is comfortable in a start-up environment, has the ability to thrive in ambiguity and has previous job or internship experience in similar dynamic environments. 

Strong candidates would have some of the following experience and qualifications:

  • Previous internship or work experience in the federal government, a think tank, science or technology research, or business operations;
  • Experience managing projects;
  • Experience building partnerships and collaborating across networks;
  • Experience working in an entrepreneurial culture;
  • Previous experience in communications, editing, project management strongly desired;
  • Interest in strategic communications, policy development, or another core aspect of the Day One Project’s work;

Compensation ranges from $50,000-$60,000 and is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience.

The Day One Project is looking to fill this position quickly. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Early submission will ensure your application receives full consideration.

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please send your CV/resume and cover letter to team@fas.org with “Community and Fellowships Associate” in the email subject line.

Science Policy Program Associate

Washington, D.C. — Full Time

The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) is working to develop and implement innovative and actionable ideas in science and technology policy, as well as working to build the capacity to provide support to government agencies in onboarding scientific and technical talent. We are seeking an entrepreneurial, ambitious, and resourceful individual to serve as a Science Policy Program Associate. This position will be part of the FAS Science Policy Team, supporting all aspects of the team’s work, including the Day One Project and other initiatives, in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment. This is an early career position with an opportunity for growth. The right candidate will help shape the role according to their skills, and act as a key player toward achieving significant impact on all activities and deliverables.

Core Responsibilities
  • Support the organization and delivery of Day One Project policy accelerators to engage a broader community in strategic policy development in science policy and related areas; 
    • Executing a successful policy accelerator requires policy acumen and an ability to diagnose opportunities to leverage ideas, along with effective project management, verbal and written communication, and skills in coaching contributors to refine their ideas. 
  • Conduct issue area and policy research to ground truth feasibility of proposed ideas, including talking with experts in the field.
  • Support the proposal development process to ensure effective communication with contributors;
  • Manage the design, execution, and delivery of workshops, roundtables, summits, and other events aimed at advancing core policy areas;
  • Produce written communication to drive processes forward;
  • Contribute to the development of curricula and training materials for policy entrepreneurship skill-building activities;
  • Other duties as assigned. 
Experience and Qualifications
  • 3- 5 years minimum of demonstrated work experience;
  • Entrepreneurial, comfortable in a start-up environment;
  • Experience with and/or understanding of innovation and design methods to solve public or social challenges;
  • Experience in building project plans and execute against outcomes including taking a deliverable and breaking it down into multiple tasks to support execution;
  • Ability to work and support multiple functions across a dynamic team and engaging multiple parts of the organization;
  • Demonstration of abilities to execute against a project plan; 
  • Knowledge and experience using spreadsheets and slides, and writing emails and documents to support the successful advancement and implementation of policies and processes in and outside of government;
  • Exceptional face-to-face, phone, and written communication skills;
  • Motivated self-starter who values learning;
  • Contributes as part of a team and thrives in a collaborative environment;
  • Ability to work independently, set priorities and handle multiple issues at the same time;
  • High level of integrity, professionalism including teamwork and ability to deliver within short deadlines, work under pressure and multi-tasking skills.

Compensation range is $50,000- $60,000, commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience.

The Federation of American Scientists is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This is a full time, exempt position and is therefore not eligible for overtime. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or national origin. The Federation of American Scientists  prohibits discriminating against employees and job applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose the compensation of the employee or applicant or another employee or applicant. 

We seek to fill this position quickly and will review applications on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Early submission will ensure your application receives full consideration.

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please send your CV/resume and cover letter to team@fas.org with “Science Policy Program Associate” in the email subject line.

Human Resources Associate

Washington, D.C. — Full Time

The Human Resources Associate will work as part of the Operations Team and plays a key role for all staff as the go to person for all employee relations, benefits, and career progression assistance. This position is responsible for the effective and consistent coordination and implementation of HR business processes, function, and procedures. Additionally, this role will act as a liaison for the employees and management to ensure a safe and successful workplace while maintaining current government regulations.

While most of the foundations for Human Resources are in place (performance reviews, compensation, benefits, etc), we are an organization at a critical inflection point that continues to grow and evolve significantly, which means building out our employee experience function and iterating on key processes is critical to our success. You must be a hands-on, roll-up your sleeves type of individual and enjoy a fast-paced environment.

Core Responsibilities
  • Partner with vertical leads to determine staffing needs;
  • Coordinate candidate interviews across internal teams, managing multiple calendars;
  • Provide a world-class candidate experience by communicating thoughtfully and efficiently with all candidates; and coordinating with internal stakeholders to ensure we are getting back to candidates promptly;
  • Help bolster our candidate pipeline by engaging in sourcing activities to build strong talent pipelines;
  • Manage multiple open roles as recruiting volume increases, creating systems to track roles and candidates throughout the hiring process;
  • Support our efforts to build a diverse and inclusive team;
  • Execute and continuously identify ways to improve our new hire on-boarding process;
  • Work with the Management team on the coordination and implementation of initiatives relating to employee development, goal setting, promotion process, performance management, compensation process;
  • Processes payroll and benefits administration;
  • Provide support to employees in various HR-related topics;
  • Promote HR programs to create an efficient and conflict-free workplace;
  • Assist in development and implementation of human resource policies;
  • Help maintain employee files and records in electronic and paper form;
  • Support the Director of Operations & Strategy to plan and execute company on-sites, office outings, Annual All Staff retreat, and community service events; and
  • Other duties as needed
Experience and Qualifications
  • 3 – 5 years of relevant work experience;
  • Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience;
  • Passionate about people & process; you like getting things done;
  • Self-motivated, flexible, highly organized, detail oriented and able to multitask in a fast-paced environment. You recognize that errors in this work can have big implications for our employees;
  • Full-time experience driving processes, managing stakeholders, setting expectations (especially upwards) and executing reliably;
  • Experience creating written and visual materials that are appropriate for company-wide consumption (slides, docs, emails) and also understand how to align messaging to the appropriate audience (leadership teams, managers, etc);
  • Confidentiality; you value professionalism when handling sensitive employee data and have the ability to maintain confidentiality at all times;
  • Technologically savvy, you feel comfortable using and training on applications and systems;
  • Contributes as part of a team and thrives in a collaborative environment; and
  • High level of integrity, professionalism including teamwork and ability to deliver within short deadlines, work under pressure and multi-tasking skills

Compensation range is $55,000- $70,000, commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience.

The Federation of American Scientists is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This is a full time, exempt position and is therefore not eligible for overtime. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or national origin. The Federation of American Scientists  prohibits discriminating against employees and job applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose the compensation of the employee or applicant or another employee or applicant. 

We seek to fill this position quickly and will review applications on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Early submission will ensure your application receives full consideration.

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please send your CV/resume and cover letter to team@fas.org with “Human Resources Associate” in the email subject line.

Fellowships

Impact Fellow, Department of Education: Data Science

Washington, D.C. — Full Time

The Day One Project is working to develop and implement innovative and actionable ideas in science and technology policy that have a significant impact on the nation. The Day One Talent Hub is seeking a fellow for a one-year term (with potential opportunity to extend) to join a data analytics team within the Office of the Under Secretary at the Department of Education. The Fellow will have the unique opportunity to leverage educational data to analyze policy, build tools, and collaborate on solutions that have the potential to impact and better serve the 13 million students that receive over $120 billion dollars in federal aid from the Department of Education to help pay for college or career school each year.

Responsibilities

The Education Data Science Impact Fellow will enter an assignment at the Department of Education to help lead a data science team reporting to the Deputy Under Secretary for Education. This team will leverage the use of the Department’s Financial Student Aid administrative data to better inform policy development in real-time and conduct analysis to improve the impact of federal aid investments on post-secondary education.

Specific responsibilities for this Education Data Science Impact Fellow include:

  • Project Management: Collaborating with teammates and stakeholders in an agile, reproducible and organized manner to drive novel policy insights and outcomes as a key technical liaison.

  • Study Design and Data Analysis: Consulting with stakeholders and customers to identify the appropriate data, methodological approach, and design. This team will conduct analyses to explore/group data, test hypotheses, predict outcomes, estimate causal impacts of policy, and inform decisions.

  • Data Wrangling: Lead and work with teams to develop data products and definitions. Use appropriate analytic and statistical software to programmatically prepare data for analysis and clean imperfect data.

  • Statistical / Machine Learning Data Analysis: Conducts analyses using software and/or programming languages such as R, Python, SAS or Stata to explore/group data, test hypotheses, predict outcomes, estimate causal impacts of policy, and inform decisions. Derive meaning from big data (i.e., datasets that may be large, disparate, unstructured, and/or complex).

  • Communication: Translate complex concepts, findings, and limitations into concise, plain language in briefs and visualizations. Closely tie findings and conclusions into the agency mission, original problem statement and team objectives. Research and design presentations and interpretations of analytical outputs tailored to specific audiences including the use of interactivity and narrative storytelling where appropriate.

Experience and Qualifications

The Day One team and its agency partners at the Department of Education is seeking an entrepreneurial, experienced, and resourceful individual who brings subject matter expertise to the role of Data Scientist on financial and lending analysis and has the ability to thrive in a dynamic team environment. This individual must be passionate about education innovation.

Strong candidates should have some of the following experience and qualifications:

  • Experience as a strong individual contributor on a data science project including project definition, project execution, team management, and reporting;

  • Background in program evaluation, applied statistics or econometrics, and in building novel data models and visualizations with large administrative datasets and experience with inferential and machine learning algorithmic approaches;

  • Subject matter expertise and experience using data related to higher education—especially financial aid—policy and/or loan performance analysis;

  • Experience automating collection of data from varying sources, formats, and quality and prepare them for analysis and applying a variety of analytical approaches to solve mission focused policy, methodologies, and/or administrative problems in a fast-paced environment;

  • Ability to clearly and concisely present the findings of analytical products to policymakers and non-technical audiences;

  • Experience conducting analysis in contemporary programming or statistical software suite such as: SQL, Python, SAS, STATA, R, Tableau, and/or PowerBI;

  • Experience or interest in higher education policy and equitable educational outcomes;

  • Experience managing projects or products, especially using agile methodologies, as well as in building partnerships and collaborating across networks, working in an entrepreneurial culture, navigating ambiguous environments and leading teams;

  • A minimum of 4-6 years of professional experience preferable;

  • Commitment to public service, diversity, equity and inclusion and pursuing it within the mission of the Day One Project and Department of Education;

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.

Education requirement: Master’s degree or Ph.D. preferred, ideally in a quantitative social science discipline, public policy, education, computer science, or applied statistics.

This fellowship will provide salary and benefits for the entirety of the fellowship duration at an annual rate ranging from $115,000 – $130,000 per year, commensurate with experience and education.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your interest here. The FAS/Day One Project is looking to fill this position quickly and will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Early submission will ensure your application receives full consideration.

Impact Fellow, Department of Education: Learning Acceleration

Washington, D.C. — Full Time

The Day One Project is working to develop and implement innovative and actionable ideas in science and technology policy that have a significant impact on the nation. The Day One Talent Hub is seeking a fellow for a two-year term (with potential opportunity to extend) to support work at the Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences focused on accelerating student learning in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Fellow will have the unique opportunity to support collaboration across the Institute, state and local governments, and philanthropies focused on the use of evidence-based practices—such as high-quality tutoring—designed to eliminate inequities in student achievement exacerbated by COVID-19. The resulting solutions have the potential to impact how more than $172 billion in education stabilization funds are spent by states and districts, improving outcomes for more than 50 million elementary and secondary students nationwide.

Responsibilities

The Education Learning Acceleration Impact Fellow will enter an assignment at the Department of Education to help coordinate the Institute of Education Sciences’ engagement with outside partners focused on learning acceleration. Critically, the Impact Fellow will be charged with supporting (a) partners’ use of strategies, such as tutoring, that rigorous research has demonstrated is effective in improving student academic outcomes, (b) the design and execution of rigorous research to evaluate partners’ (and others’) learning acceleration efforts, (c) Institute-sponsored efforts designed to accelerate student learning and development and build rigorous evidence of interventions’ efficacy, and (d) dissemination of evidence-based practices and emergent learning to national stakeholders.

Specific responsibilities for this Education Learning Acceleration Impact Fellow include:

  • Leadership: Collaborating with teammates and stakeholders in an agile and organized manner to support the adoption of evidence-based practices at scale and to encourage the conduct of research and evaluation activities that are rigorous and relevant.

  • Research Design: Consulting with partners to develop research questions that, when answered, have the potential to yield policy-relevant findings. Identify appropriate data, study designs, and analytic techniques that are capable of answering those questions. As needed, support stakeholders in the execution of well-designed research.

  • Communication: Translate complex concepts, findings, and limitations into concise, plain language in briefs and visualizations. Closely tie findings and conclusions into the agency mission, original problem statement and team objectives. Research and design presentations and interpretations of analytical outputs tailored to specific audiences including the use of interactivity and narrative storytelling where appropriate.

  • Data Analysis: As needed based on partners’ capacity, support and (or conduct) the analysis of experimental and quasi-experimental data using software and/or programming languages such as Stata, R, or Python.

Experience and Qualifications

The Day One team and its agency partners at the Department of Education is seeking an entrepreneurial, experienced, and resourceful individual who brings subject matter expertise to the role and has the ability to thrive in a dynamic team environment. This individual must be passionate about education innovation.

Strong candidates should have some of the following experience and qualifications:

  • Experience in education policy (can include classroom or instructional leadership at the building, district, or state level);

  • Commitment to public service, diversity, equity, and inclusion and pursuing it within the mission of the Day One Project and Department of Education;

  • Experience collaborating with some combination of educators; instructional leaders; local, state, or federal education agency staff; advocacy or community-based organizations; and philanthropy;

  • Strong background in program evaluation, applied statistics, or econometrics;

  • Experience managing teams, projects, and processes, especially using agile methodologies, as well as in building partnerships and collaborating across networks, working in an entrepreneurial culture, navigating ambiguous environments and leading teams;

  • Experience conducting analysis in contemporary programming or statistical software suite;

  • Ability to clearly and concisely present the findings of analytical products to policymakers and non-technical audiences;

  • A minimum of 3 years of professional experience; and

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.

Education requirement: Master’s degree or higher required, preferably in a quantitative social science discipline, public policy, education, or applied statistics.

This fellowship will provide salary and benefits for the entirety of the fellowship duration at an annual rate ranging from $115,000 – $130,000 per year, commensurate with experience and education.

How to Apply

To apply, please complete our application form. The FAS/Day One Project is looking to fill this position quickly and will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Early submission will ensure your application receives full consideration.

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship pays a salary for recent college and graduate school alumni to work with NGOs in Washington, DC, including FAS, on international peace and security issues for six to nine months. For further information, please visit www.scoville.org