Senior Associate, Education

Senior Associate, Education


The Federal City Council is seeking a Senior Associate to support its education project portfolio. We’re looking for a candidate committed to improving outcomes and equity in DC’s K-12 education and workforce systems.

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Senior Associate, Education will be responsible for managing activities related to FC2’s education policy priorities and projects.

The candidate will play a thought leadership role and will have responsibility for strategy; project design and execution; policy development and advocacy; and project management.

The candidate will be responsible for identifying education issues, challenges, partners, and projects of strategic interest to the District of Columbia, securing leadership support for those priorities, and executing on those decisions.

  • While the candidate will have a role in FC2’s overall education portfolio, the following two projects will be of greatest initial importance:
    Supporting the new Education Facilities Center with the mission of achieving improvements in the allocation, financing and development of K‐12 education facilities in the District of Columbia for greatest educational impact.
  • Supporting FC2’s Employers for Equity initiative, which aims to build a stronger local and diverse talent pipeline for DC employers by uniting employer efforts for greater impact; by influencing the culture among DC employers to make work‐based learning the norm; and by recognizing those employers who are exemplars for others.

The incumbent will have 5 + years of relevant experience. An advanced degree in a relevant field is preferred but not required. Experience with and understanding of the political dynamics in the District of Columbia and the non‐governmental education sector in Washington, DC is essential.

Other qualifications include:

  • Experience working with District officials involved in the education sector in either the executive or legislative branches
  • Experience working with leaders in the non‐governmental education community
  • Working knowledge of local, state, and federal education policies and programs, with experience specific to education facilities preferred
  • Experience working with cross‐sector stakeholders to advance an agenda and priorities
  • Demonstrated success in building and managing coalition‐based advocacy
  • A commitment to advancing education priorities and opportunities in the District
  • An understanding of the foundations and policy implications of racial equity;
  • Outstanding critical thinking skills
  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills
  • Sound project management skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong passion for contributing to the mission of the FC2
  • Motivated self‐starter; able to take initiative and as well as work as a team
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and handle multiple projects

This position will be salaried and the range is between $80,000 and $100,000 with competitive benefits.

Application Instructions:
To apply, please send a resume and a letter of interest to Katie Posko, Fellow, Federal City Council ( The deadline for applications is March 12, 2021.