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Job Opening: Director of Federal Policy

About the Organization

Veterans Education Success is a non-profit policy, research, and advocacy organization that works on a bipartisan basis to advance higher education success for veterans, service members, and military families, and to protect the integrity and promise of the GI Bill® and other federal postsecondary education programs.

About the Position

Veterans Education Success seeks a Director of Federal Policy to guide and execute the organization’s policy and advocacy efforts. The Director reports to the Vice President for Higher Education Policy and the Vice President for Veterans & Military Policy.

Responsibilities

  • Represent organization as key point of contact across government agencies, Capitol Hill offices, and external partners, in tandem with the Vice Presidents
  • Work with President and Vice Presidents to shape policy goals and priorities
  • Author and co-author policy papers, testimony, public comments, and other articles as needed
  • Testify before various federal agencies and Congressional committees, as needed
  • Track and summarize legislative and executive branch policy developments and join the team in brainstorming solutions
  • Speak to the news media, as needed

The Ideal Candidate Brings:

  • Familiarity with Title IV and Title 38 policy
  • Clear grasp of the legislative process and regulatory rulemaking process
  • Strong writing skills and public presentation skills
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in the formulation and recommendation of policy positions and advocacy strategy
  • Demonstrated success as a self-starter, capable of managing workflow and deadlines independently
  • A low-ego mentality, comfortable working in an egalitarian, team-driven work environment
  • Bachelor’s Degree

Generous salary and benefits. Affirmative Action. Veterans Preference. Flexible schedule and work location (primarily remote).

Application

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to: Carrie@VetsEdSuccess.org.
Application deadline: November 30, 2022.

Fellowships

Veterans Education Success considers requests to host individuals for fellowships, where the projects align with our areas of expertise in veterans’ higher education issues and the fellow is able to identify their own outside source of funding. This includes current law students from any ABA-accredited law school seeking a postgraduate fellowship that is partially or fully funded by an external source, such as a Skadden fellowship, Equal Justice Works, Justice Catalyst, Soros, or a program funded by your school. In recent years, we have hosted law fellows from Georgetown University and George Washington University who have worked on a mix of legal and policy work.

If you have identified a source of funding for your fellowship and would like to explore placement with us, please contact us at Help@VetsEdSuccess.Org.