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The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is seeking a part-time Early Childhood Education (ECE) Program Assistant to start in June 2022 to support the association’s ECE project activities during the summer of 2022 for four months (through September 30, 2022). This is a part-time paid position requiring 10-15 hours per week. The ideal candidate needs to have experience in public policy research, project development and management, have a basic knowledge of the nature of state public policy, be detail-oriented and have a strong interest in education. The responsibilities of this position can be performed remotely but might require some in-person meetings in the NASBE office in Alexandria, VA.


  • Work closely with the NASBE director of early learning on policy research relative to early childhood and elementary education, as well as collaborate to develop and prepare policy analyses and policy audit toolkits
  • Conduct research on the policies of each of the 50 states, with a special focus on early childhood educator workforce issues
  • Conduct research on how COVID 19 has impacted these educators, as well as young children and their families
  • Write policy briefs, memos and meeting reports
  • Read state board of education meeting agendas and minutes and provide summaries in memo format
  • Support the planning and execution of ECE Work Group meetings, convening events and webinars
  • Assist in ECE related communication efforts, such as developing a newsletter for members and scheduling meetings with different stakeholders
  • Support logistical needs and respond to technical assistance requests from members of the NASBE ECE State Network
  • Attend virtual meetings and events, and report back to the director

Education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in education, political science, or other relevant disciplines, with demonstrated research and project management experience. Master’s degree a plus
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proven research experience and expertise/interest in education policies
  • Proven organizational and administrative skills in a not-for-profit/think-tank setting, including scheduling, event planning, and project management
  • Strong interest in early childhood education

To apply, please email your cover letter, resume, and writing sample to the Director of Early Learning Winona Hao, by June 10, 2022.

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