The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) seeks a senior policy analyst to work on federal and state workforce development policy.
The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)—founded 50 years ago in Washington, D.C.—is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, anti-poverty organization advancing federal, state, and local policy solutions for low-income people. We view all our work through a racial equity lens, addressing the barriers people face because of race, ethnicity, and immigration status.
Within our broad anti-poverty mission, CLASP is organized around six policy teams: Child Care and Early Education, Youth Policy, Postsecondary Education and Workforce Development, Income and Work Supports, Immigration and Immigrant Families, and Job Quality. Over the past several years, we have integrated our work more extensively across teams, providing depth on crosscutting issues such as criminal justice reform and mental health.
CLASP works across all levels of government. Our federal policy work is informed by our technical assistance to states and local areas/institutions. And our ability to provide technical assistance is enhanced by our knowledge of federal policy.
ABOUT OUR POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT TEAM CLASP has a long-standing commitment to workforce development, basic skills development, and postsecondary education as key economic mobility strategies for adults and youth with low incomes.
We advocate for federal, state, and local policies that expand access for low-income people and people of color to family-sustaining jobs, with a particular focus on policies that help adults improve their basic skills, access and complete postsecondary education, support themselves and their families while they advance, and succeed in the labor market.
We work to break down barriers, increase investment in economic mobility, close equity gaps, and expand access to workforce development and postsecondary programs for low-income individuals. We seek to ensure people with the greatest need receive comprehensive services to access postsecondary skills training opportunities and move up at work. We also strongly emphasize equity for people of color and immigrants. In addition, the team addresses intersections between economic justice and criminal justice reform. CLASP believes adult and postsecondary education, workforce development, and reentry and reintegration policies and strategies should target and provide opportunities to people impacted by the criminal justice system.
A key feature of this team is its unique role aligning postsecondary education, workforce development, and adult education. We also offer deep expertise on the connections between basic needs programs (e.g., Medicaid, SNAP, childcare), job quality, and education and workforce systems.
Working closely with the director and members of the postsecondary education and workforce development team, the senior policy analyst will play a significant role in shaping and moving the team’s advocacy agenda for workforce development.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to: