Policy Analyst (Education)

Policy and Programs · Washington, District of Columbia
Department Policy and Programs
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) is seeking to hire a full-time Policy Analyst for Education. This position is new to the organization and will provide support to HAF’s education team on a wide range of education initiatives and programs. Primary responsibilities will include (1) conducting research, analysis, and writing on relevant education topics; (2) tracking and collating relevant education trends, issues, and policies; and (3) developing relationships with education organizations and institutions, and maintaining attendance at stakeholder events and meetings. This position reports to our Director of Education.


Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Research education textbook reform processes in key districts and states across the country, and identify and monitor opportunities/timelines for engagement
  2. Track, collate, and analyze key education trends, issues, and policies relevant to the Hindu American community
  3. Assist in the development of and finding opportunities for distribution of education products, including but not limited to lesson plans, toolkits, primers, and guides
  4. Provide logistical support as needed for events, presentations, stakeholder meetings and outreach, and textbook reform initiatives


Required Skills and Experience:

  1. Bachelor’s degree.
  2. 1-3 years of work experience in education, advocacy, policy, law, or a related field.  Recent graduates with an advanced degree will be considered
  3. Strong research, writing, analytical, and communication skills.
  4. Highly organized and detail oriented
  5. Working knowledge of India and Hinduism
  6. Works well in a close-knit team environment, but can complete tasks independently when necessary
  7. Fluency in online platforms such as Google Apps, Zoom, social networks, commonly used office software.


Preferred Skills and Experience:

  1. Advanced degree in education, law, political science, or related field a plus.


Required Application Submissions:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume 
  3. Two professional references, including length of working relationship
  4. Two writing samples (up to 500 words; prior publications acceptable)

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  • Location
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Department
    Policy and Programs
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced