Title: Research Assistant, Center for Education Policy
Reports to: Director, Center for Education Policy
Job Summary: The Heritage Foundation’s mission is “to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.” Within the Foundation and based on those principles, the main objectives of our education policy initiative, housed within the Institute for Family, Community and Opportunity, are to advance a student-centered, parental choice-based K-12 education system, restore a competitive market of higher education options and financing, and work toward eliminating federal intervention in education at all levels. Consistent with the Heritage mission and objectives, the Research Assistant will contribute to the development of written products by providing research support to senior analysts, conducting independent research, gathering data, and producing shorter analytical pieces under the supervision of senior researchers. The Research Assistant will have a basic understanding of education policy and the public policy process, and excellent writing, communication, and organizational skills.
Education: B.A. required
Experience: Entry level
Communications: Strong writing and verbal communications skills; well organized
Computer: MS Office and Outlook, especially Excel and PowerPoint