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Education Policy Lead

The Policy Department is Dear Asian Youth's department focused on creating legislative change. The Policy Department at Dear Asian Youth has three sub-teams: (1) Human & Civil Rights Policy Team (2) Healthcare Policy Team (3) Education Policy Team. Under each sub-team, there are [Policy Issue] Policy Associates (i.e. Healthcare Policy Associate).

As a Education Policy Lead, you will work alongside Regional Researchers and the Policy Director to lead the Education Policy team.

The Education Policy Team's focus will be to influence United States' policy on the federal level and state level through:
(1) Directly advocating to legislators for legislation that aligns with DAY's values.
(2) Hosting, supporting, publicizing, or organizing protests and rallies that align with DAY values.
(3) Partnering with organizations, organizers, or groups with the interest of creating policy change.
(4) Hosting advocacy or community events that push towards legislative or social change.
(5) Testifying at legislative hearings for policy or change that align with DAY's values.
(6) Supporting and uplifting community voices in cities by providing opportunities for the public to create substantial legislative change.
(7) Publicly denouncing legislation or legislators that do not align with DAY’s values.
(8) Endorsing and further publicizing legislation or causes that align with DAY's values.

As the Education Policy Lead, you will be responsible for:
Management all of their sub-team's operations, including the day-to-day
Collaborate with the Policy Director to develop and enact attainable goals for the long-term vision of DAY's Education Policy Focus
Support team members in their sub-team as needed
Establish relationships with legislators, organizations, and organizers with the support of their sub-team
Host weekly sub-team meetings
Host monthly 1-on-1 check-ins with each member of their sub-team
Manage the day-to-day of the Education Policy Team

Education Policy Leads may be required to travel for Policy Meetings, with all expenses covered. Therefore preference will be given to those capable to traveling; however, the position is open to all candidates.
Most importantly, a leader at Dear Asian Youth needs to be passionate, hardworking, kind, and creative. You will be expected to facilitate a healthy and productive work environment in which all members of the Policy Department feel safe, heard, and respected.

Time commitment: 8-10 hours/week, including weekly meetings

Qualities We Look For

Soft Skills: commitment to the cause, integrity/honesty, professional and proactive work ethic, creativity, healthy communication, and teamwork capabilities

Hard Skills: excellent written communication skills, understanding of U.S. policy, effective time management skills and the ability to multitask, attention to detail, knowledge of politics and U.S. government processes.


Applications are due by

June 29, 2024

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