The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) is hiring a Research Assistant to work with a team of policy experts on workforce development and postsecondary education in CLASP’s Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success (CPES). CLASP is a national, nonpartisan, anti-poverty organization advancing policy solutions that work for low-income people. Our mission is to advocate for public policies and programs at the federal, state, and local levels that reduce poverty, improve the lives of poor people, and create ladders to economic security for all. Our solutions directly address the barriers that individuals and families face because of race, ethnicity, and immigration status, as well as low income.
The CPES team, one of five policy centers at CLASP, advocates for better policies, more investment and greater political will to open doors to good jobs, career advancement, and economic mobility for low-income and low-skilled adults and disadvantaged youth by increasing the number of underrepresented students who earn postsecondary credentials and by aligning education, workforce training, and support systems to meet this goal. CPES analyzes federal and state policies, and produces materials designed to explain the meaning and implications for policymakers, state and local officials, advocates, and providers of education and training. In addition, CPES seeks to inform debate at the national level through public forums and presentations, commentaries, briefings, and technical assistance to federal officials, legislators, and staff. The Research Assistant will gain experience in all aspects of policy advocacy, including national legislative and executive branch advocacy, work with state and local governments, research and writing, and coalition experience.
For more information about this position, including how to apply, please visit the job posting on CLASP’s website at http://www.clasp.org/about/jobs/research-assistant-center-for-postsecondary-and-economic-success.