Founded in 2015, the nonprofit Connecticut School Finance Project strives to be a trusted, nonpartisan, and independent source of accurate data and information that transcends special interests.
The goals of the Connecticut School Finance Project are to:
Although not a member-based organization, the Connecticut School Finance Project actively works with a diverse group of stakeholders, including education and community leaders, nonprofit organizations, and individuals interested in how school finance impacts students and schools. We aim to incorporate the viewpoints and perspectives of these stakeholders to develop fair, well-thought-out solutions that help create a sensible and equitable school funding system that meets the needs of Connecticut and all of its public school students.
In addition to our work addressing Connecticut’s school finance challenges, in November 2017, the Connecticut School Finance Project expanded its focus to include an examination of Connecticut’s state finances and fiscal outlook. The expanded focus is the result of our organization frequently hearing from Connecticut residents about the need for greater, more accessible information about Connecticut’s financial state and fiscal challenges.
In an effort to meet this need and desire, the Connecticut School Finance Project launched a new initiative aimed at serving as a nonpartisan resource for state and local policymakers, community leaders, and all Connecticut citizens looking for transparent, accessible, and approachable information about the State’s budget and finances.
The Connecticut School Finance Project is a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE MissionWorks.
Reporting to the Executive Director and Founder, the Deputy Executive Director will collaborate closely with the Executive Director and Founder to chart the organization’s strategic direction, develop policy ideas, manage the CT School Finance Project team, and manage relationships with external stakeholders, including policymakers, local officials and community members. The ideal Deputy Executive Director will have deep expertise about the state of Connecticut’s budget and education funding, strong personal credibility as a policy expert, and a reputation for non-partisan collaboration and fairness. The individual must be tactful and able to work with individuals and organizations who have diverse perspective that may not always align. The Deputy Executive Director should be passionate about fixing how schools in Connecticut are funded and the structural issues at the heart of Connecticut’s fiscal picture.
Essential Job Functions
TSNE MissionWorks/CT School Finance Project envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE MissionWorks actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.
As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks/CT School Finance Project will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.