*(This is a remote position work-from-home until further notice, at which point the employee will report to work in the office.)
The Manager of Educational Equity (“Manager”) will report directly to the Associate Director of
the Educational Equity, Policy to support advocacy that elevates education issues across the Birth to
12th grade systems and advances racial equity and economic justice in state and local policy and
practice. The successful candidate will be charged with managing the K-12 program area, including
ongoing analysis of the landscape, policy and advocacy initiatives, program development, fund
development, fiscal oversight, staff supervision, coalition and partnership building, state
conferences and convenings, and external relations.
This position requires a strong understanding of a broad range of K-12 educational equity issues,
including: racial equity and economic justice in education practices and policies that put Black and
Latinx students and youth of color on a path to success; school finance; and strategies for addressing
and dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline.
Specific Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Serve as a leader on K-12 education research, policy, and advocacy efforts in the areas of: racial
equity and economic justice in education; educational opportunities for highest need
communities; school finance and gaps in educational funding; dual language learner/English
learner education; promising and best practices across the K-12 systems to support the success
of Black students and youth of color; strategies to address and dismantle the school-to-prison
pipeline; and opportunities to build continuity across the birth to 12th grade system.
• Lead research and integrate emerging trends in educational equity, as well as best practices that
uplift the assets and needs of diverse communities. Policy/research duties include, but not
o Extensive literature reviews, online research and interviews on various policy topics.
o Development of policy briefs, report writing, and quantitative/qualitative analysis.
o Prepare materials and reports for advocacy efforts.
• Work with and support Associate Director on policy frameworks, fundraising/development
and budget management, staff management, and grant/client development activities.
• Manage select grants and projects and work with staff primarily, and sometimes with partners
and stakeholders to articulate project goals, scope of work and timelines. With project
parameters confirmed, provide leadership and support to staff executing project deliverables
and ensure the highest quality.
• Lead coordination of the Birth to Twelfth Grade Water Cooler convening of advocates across
the state, through outreach, publicity, event logistics (e.g. registration, catering, travel,
contractors, etc.) and content-planning for events. Support the team to identify, initiate, and
deepen relationships with broad array of policy, research and community-based stakeholders,
relevant government staff, and political leadership.
• Stay apprised of developments related to state and local policy and advocacy efforts.
• Support operations, workflow, and accountability between Sacramento and Los Angeles
staff to ensure very high quality and effective work products on all grants and contracts.
• Represent Advancement Project in key education policy and advocacy stakeholder networks
and serve as liaison with community-based organizations and coalitions.
• Other duties as assigned, dependent on organizational needs and employee skills.
• Lead with a collaborative approach that promotes a culture of high performance and
continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality.
• Support strong internal communication, as well as and overall staff professional development
and mentorship using a supportive and collaborative approach on a consistent basis.
• Participate in organization-wide planning, development, and communications activities, as
well as management meetings as needed, and ensure adherence to Advancement Project
California goals and policies within the project area.
• Support leadership in project implementation for current and emerging Advancement Project
California cross-programmatic efforts.
• Establish and monitor staff performance and development goals, assign duties, set
objectives, establish priorities, and conduct performance reviews.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function
assigned satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or
ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to
perform the essential functions.
• Sincere and demonstrated commitment to advancing racial equity and economic justice
issues for the highest-need communities.
• 5+ years of non-profit and/or government leadership and project management experience.
• Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree in public policy, law, or the social sciences
preferred. Equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully
perform the essential job duties may be considered.
• Deep understanding and experience in California’s K-12 education systems, and racial and
economic justice frameworks and inclusive community development. Experience related to
the school to prison pipeline and early care and education policy is a plus.
• Demonstrated success building coalitions/partnership with community groups representing a
wide range of racial and ethnic communities, and overall maintaining effective relationships
and partnerships with key stakeholders.
• Demonstrated success in delivering high-quality work product on a consistent, reliable basis
in a fast-paced work environment with ambitious goals.
• Demonstrated success in leading and managing complex projects that are strategic in nature
• Demonstrated capacity to manage numerous projects simultaneously.
• Excellent organizational skills with demonstrated ability to execute projects on-time and onbudget
• Strong interpersonal, communication, facilitation and presentation skills, including experience
translating technical analyses into compelling advocacy messages especially preferred.
• Strong writing and research skills.
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
• Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
• Demonstrated ability to work in a small team setting.
• Excellent computer skills, proficient with MS Office applications.
• Must be able to travel locally and statewide, and on rare occasions nationally.
• Bilingual or multilingual skills are a plus.
Occasionally must be able to move office supplies and equipment weighing up to 15 pounds across the
office or during events.
Competitive compensation depending on experience. Includes full health, dental and retirement
Please send an email with subject line "Ed Equity Application" and include a cover letter, resume, and
writing sample in one PDF attachment. Please title the document using the format: last name_first
name_edeq.pdf (e.g. Jimenez_Jorge_edeq.pdf) and send to:
Director of Human Resources, Finance and Administration
1910 West Sunset Blvd. Suite 500 Los Angeles, CA 90026 www.advancementprojectca.org
Advancement Project is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of
race, sex, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age,
or any other category protected by local, state, or federal laws. We are committed to building a
diverse, equitable, and inclusive staff team. We strongly encourage applicants who are people of
color, LGBTQ, women, people with disabilities; and/or formerly incarcerated people.