NWEA is a research-based, not-for-profit organization that supports students and educators worldwide by creating assessment solutions that precisely measure growth and proficiencyóand provide insights to help tailor instruction. For 40 years, NWEA has developed innovative pre K-12 assessments, including our flagship interim assessment, MAP Growth; our progress monitoring and skills mastery tool, MAP Skills; and our reading fluency and comprehension assessment, MAP Reading Fluency. Educators trust our professional learning offerings to accelerate student learning and our research to support assessment validity and data interpretation. Our tools are trusted by educators in more than 9,500 schools, districts, and education agencies in 145 countries.
NWEA seeks a Vice President of Policy & Advocacy to provide strategic direction developing and driving a policy agenda positioning assessment as a tool for improved outcomes for every student. This position is responsible for developing, implementing and leading the overall strategy for public policy and federal, state and local advocacy. The Vice President will maintain up to date knowledge of policy at the federal level and key trends at the state level positioning NWEA to proactively and reactively respond. This individual will work closely with the executive leadership team and the board to formalize a policy agenda, develop positions, and implement strategies to advance this agenda.
Provide strategic guidance to inform our policy agenda.
Manage schedules, budgets, and overall project organization to ensure requirements and program deliverables are clearly communicated and executed
Skills and Abilities
Education and Experience
What We Can Offer You
At NWEA we not only offer a competitive base salary, we offer a 15% contribution of eligible employees base salary to a defined contribution 403(b) retirement savings plan; career development opportunities; an awesome work culture and environment; we also offer industry leading benefits and perks that are focused on supporting our employees holistic wellbeing. To learn more about what we can offer more, click here
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