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Founded in 1973, Education Law Center (ELC) is among the most effective advocates for equal educational opportunity and education justice in the United States. Widely recognized for groundbreaking litigation, ELC also promotes educational equity through coalition building, legal support services, policy development, communications, and action-focused research.
ELC’s advocacy in New Jersey, which includes such landmark rulings as Abbott v. Burke, has significantly advanced the provision of fair school funding, high quality early education and safe and adequate school facilities, for students in high poverty schools. ELC is also a nationally recognized resource for information on school finance with the annual publication of the award-winning report, “Is School Funding Fair? A National Report Card,” co-authored by Dr. Bruce Baker of Rutgers University.
ELC seeks to elevate the urgent need for school funding fairness as a state and national imperative for improving student results and school performance. Crucial to achieving that goal is reframing the school funding debate from a focus on dollars to essential education resources and improved results, while illuminating the capacity and need for states to increase investment in public schools. To that end, ELC is seeking to develop more in-depth, state specific data and analyses often missing in debates over education finance and school funding reform and to make a broader range of state finance data more available, accessible and useful to advocates, educators and policymakers.
For more information about ELC’s work, please visit

The research associate will work under the supervision of the Research Director to:
   » Collect, manage, and analyze data from state and local education agencies, and other secondary data sources (e.g., Census);
   » Summarize analyses in narrative, tables, and graphic form for inclusion in reports, presentations, and the ELC website;
   » Draft policy briefs and news stories;
   » Schedule, prepare for, and assist in the facilitation of stakeholder meetings;
   » Conduct literature searches and reviews;
   » Analyze state education regulations for impact on particular groups of students;
   » Participate in the presentation of data to state and local stakeholders and at significant conferences.
   » Master’s degree in public policy, educational psychology, sociology, or related social science field. practice and course work may be substituted for degree;
   » 3-5 years of work practice collecting, managing, and analyzing data;
   » Proficiency with relational database applications such as SQL Server and MS Access;
   » Strong organizational expertise; capability to work independently and as a team member;
   » Interest in social policy research and advocacy;
   » Background in education policy and/or school finance preferred.
To apply, send a resume, cover letter, two writing samples and most recent transcript (unofficial is fine) by email to: Theresa Luhm at E-Mail: No phone calls please.

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   » Job location: Newark, New Jersey, 07102, United States
   » Listing ID: 42299636
   » Published: July 12, 2018
   » Position Title:Research Associate
   » Employer's nameEducation Law Center
   » Listing Function:Research, Research
   » Employment Type:Full-Time
   » Job Duration:Indefinite
   » Min practice:MA + Exp
   » Required Travel:0-10%


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