Founded in 2015, the School and State Finance Project (www.ctschoolfinance.org) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit policy organization, focused on education funding and state finance issues, with a commitment to providing independent analysis, building public knowledge, improving transparency, and developing fair, sustainable solutions.
The goals of the School and State Finance Project are to:
Although not a member-based organization, the School and State Finance Project actively works with a diverse group of stakeholders and communities across Connecticut.
The School and State Finance Project aims to serve as a trusted resource for state and local policymakers, school district officials, community leaders, and all people looking for transparent, accessible, and approachable information about education funding and state finance. The School and State Finance Project also aims to provide strategic, analytical, and operational support in collaboration with public sector and public interest organizations to advance organizational missions and improve the delivery of public services.
The School and State Finance Project is a fiscally sponsored organization of TSNE (www.TSNE.org).
Reporting to the Deputy Executive Director for Data, Policy, and Special Projects, the Policy Analyst will research and help develop policy proposals that advance the Project’s goal of creating a more equitable, transparent, and unified school finance system, and address the State of Connecticut’s longstanding state fiscal and budgetary challenges.
The ideal Policy Analyst will have outstanding research and writing skills, a familiarity with public finance and education policy, the ability to make complex information easily digestible to broad audiences, and experience writing grant applications. The individual must be tactful and able to work with individuals and organizations who have diverse perspectives that may not always align. The Policy Analyst should be passionate about fixing how schools in Connecticut are funded and the structural issues at the heart of Connecticut’s fiscal picture.
Specific job responsibilities include:
We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.
The School + State Finance Project is currently working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:
TSNE/School and State 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 actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.
As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE/School and State 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.