Policy Analyst/Program Coordinator | International Education

November 4, 2011 - no comments. Posted by in Request For Proposal.

National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy

Washington, D.C.

The Migration Policy Institute (MPI), a nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank dedicated to the study of national and international migration policies, seeks a dynamic and experienced individual to work in the Institute’s National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy (NCIIP).

The position’s primary functions are:

  1. To assist in coordinating a comparative international project focused on key issues in the area of teacher quality, exploring policies and practices in areas such as pre-service training, licensing, and professional development and their impact on educational outcomes for children from immigrant families; and
  2. To provide research and program coordination support to other NCIIP education-related projects, involving topics in US early childhood, elementary and secondary education as well as issues pertaining to the recognition of foreign education and skill credentials and transnational alignment of education and skill credentials.


  • Master’s degree with 5 or more years experience or professional degree with 3 or more years experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of education policy and practice issues relevant to the success of children from immigrant families, particularly children who are second-language learners
  • Proven research, organization, and project management skills
  • Ability to edit and write lucidly
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize, and handle multiple assignments and projects
  • Demonstrated professionalism and judgment
  • Excellent and mature team player/builder
  • Comfort with public speaking


  • Knowledge of education policy and practice issues in European states and/or of teacher-quality policies and practices in particular
  • Prior analytical policy work and/or quantitative research in relevant NGO, law, and/or government sectors
  • Experience in program management including staff supervision and budget management
  • Relevant publications record
  • Fluency in Spanish and/or other languages in addition to English

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in design and management of research efforts related to the education of children from immigrant families and credential recognition issues facing foreign-educated adults
  • Research and write background papers, memoranda, reports, articles, etc. working in collaboration with other in-house staff and analysts outside MPI
  • Conduct qualitative and/or quantitative analyses for multiple audiences, including policymakers, government agency managers, community stakeholders, and others
  • Interact with outside scholars, policymakers, and other stakeholders to coordinate program events and activities
  • Ensure timeliness and accuracy in the completion of project activities
  • Work collaboratively with other NCIIP staff to secure funding for projects, including writing proposals and grant reports

To Apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, short writing sample, and salary history to hr@migrationpolicy.org. Please reference “International Education PA/PC – NCIIP” in the subject line and include a line telling us how you heard about this position.

Hard copies may be sent to:

Human Resources
Migration Policy Institute
1400 16th St NW Ste 300
Washington, DC 20036

Due to the large number of applicants, only those being considered for the position will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

The Migration Policy Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual or gender orientation, religion, or physical ability.

Visit MPI’s U.S. Immigrant Integration Network at: http://immigrant-integration.ning.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network