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Whole-Learner Education Manager
United States, D.C., Washington
|October 05, 2022|
New Profit is a pioneering national venture philanthropy organization that backs breakthrough social entrepreneurs who are advancing equity and opportunity in America. New Profit invests in visionary leaders -- both social entrepreneurs and system entrepreneurs -- to help them scale high-impact solutions and achieve systemic change. To date, New Profit has invested over $150 million in scaling innovative organizations' impact.
America Forward is the DC-based nonpartisan policy initiative of New Profit. America Forward's mission is to unite social innovators with policymakers to translate local impact into national change. America Forward advances an education, workforce development, poverty alleviation, and social innovation public policy agenda that advances equity, fosters innovation, and rewards results. Staff of America Forward direct a Coalition of more than 100 leading social innovation organizations that champion innovative, effective, and equitable solutions to our country's most pressing social problems. Our America Forward Coalition members are achieving measurable outcomes in more than 15,000 communities nationwide, touching the lives of 9 million Americans, and driving progress in early learning, K-12 and post-secondary education, workforce development, poverty alleviation, national service, social innovation, public health, pay for success and evidence-based policy. America Forward believes that our nation's social innovators can lead the way to unlocking America's potential. Together, we have leveraged $1.7 billion for evidence-based social innovation and have driven millions of federal resources toward programs that are achieving measurable results for those who need them most.
About the Position
The Whole-Learner Education Manager will be responsible for supporting the federal legislative advocacy efforts to advance America Forward’s Advancing Whole-Learner Education Initiative at the federal level. In close coordination with America Forward’s Advocacy Director, Advocacy Manager, Government Affairs Director, and senior consultants, the Whole-Learner Education Manager will advocate for America Forward’s Whole-Learner policy agenda by: conducting outreach to policymakers on Capitol Hill, meeting with congressional staff, planning Hill briefings, staffing Hill Days with America Forward Coalition organizations, and conducting outreach to the Department of Education and other federal agencies focused on early childhood and K-12 policy. The Manager will also analyze whole-learner education federal activity, research, and thought-leadership pieces related to America Forward’s whole-learner education policy agenda, including topics such as social and emotional learning, trauma-informed practices, and whole-child education. The Manager will also attend and report out on Congressional hearings/mark-ups/briefings, introduction and action of relevant bills, congressional meetings, federal agency initiatives, and activities by key partners in the whole-learner space; and serve as a liaison with Coalition organizations on behalf of America Forward’s whole-learner education policy priorities.
This position is a full-time position dedicated to America Forward’s Advancing Whole Learner Education Initiative. This project will last 18 - 24 months and offers will reflect this time frame.
America Forward’s Manager will:
For more information about America Forward, please visit: www.americaforward.org
This search is being led by Allison Kupfer Poteet and Sarah Hecklau of NPAG. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s website.
As an equal opportunity employer, New Profit recognizes the power of a diverse community and strongly encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. New Profit offers a competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience and skills. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.
New Profit prioritizes the safety of its employees, and as a result, requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination(s) as a term of employment for all employees. The organization may make exceptions to this requirement in certain limited circumstances for medical or religious reasons.
AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. Please indicate in your application if you are a national service alumni.