Position: Analyst at Education Forward DC
Start date: December 2019 (earlier if possible)
Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: October 29, 2019
The Challenge & Opportunity
Washington, DC has made significant improvement in its public schools over the last decade and is poised for further growth as the city adds approximately 3,000 new students per year to public schools. Still, only 1 in 8 of the city’s most vulnerable students (those with special education needs and those living in extreme poverty) is on track for college and career success. If unaddressed, this challenge could worsen and leave even more children behind. If addressed well, a focus on the city’s most underserved youth will raise the tide for all of DC’s students and become a force multiplier in support of educational and social justice in our nation’s capital.
Education Forward DC (Ed Forward DC) is a nonprofit grantmaking organization founded in 2016 in Washington, DC. Guided by our core values, we work to advance quality and equity in public schools to ensure that every DC student gets a great education. Specifically, our five-year goal is to double the number of underserved students who are college and career ready. Ed Forward DC accelerates the work of local leaders by aggregating and disseminating $70M of local and national philanthropic dollars to local grantees who are committed to transformational change. We take an active role with each grantee in our portfolio to help them create sustainable organizations that generate breakthrough results for the students they serve.
As an Analyst, you will support our schools and talent grantmaking team by conducting due diligence, making grant recommendations, and providing tailored ongoing assistance to the organizations and entrepreneurs in our portfolio. In addition, you will work with us on our investment strategy, ongoing performance analysis, and network-building events focused on creating a strong community of visionary education leaders.
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Skills and Qualifications
Education and Experience
The Tangible Good
The salary range for this position is $60K-$70K. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including a 401(k) program with a 4% match that is fully vested day one, and 100% of health/dental/vision premiums fully covered.
We are Deeply Committed to Equity & Diversity
We are on a mission to build a team that reflects DC’s students, and strongly encourage candidates of color and graduates of DC’s public schools to apply. Education Forward DC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood. We encourage anyone for whom this overview resonates to apply.