Careers at The Hope Center

At the Hope Center, we are social scientists, practitioners, communicators, and activists committed to communities that demand affordable, accessible, high-quality education from high school to higher education and beyond. We are looking for dedicated individuals to join our team.

Policy Analyst

The Hope Center currently is seeking a policy analyst to join our team. The incumbent will maintain a comprehensive understanding of the higher education policy and legislative landscape, and contribute to the overall development, management, and advancement of the Hope Center’s policy initiatives and agenda.

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Senior Research Associate

The Hope Center is looking for a Senior Research Associate to provide comprehensive senior-level coordination and management of the day-to-day research activities within the Center. The incumbent also will work on translating research studies into policy and/or practice and will prepare both public-facing and academic reports on the studies.

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The Hope Center is hiring a Practitioner-Researcher to ensure our research and communications efforts are tightly connected to the needs of public universities and their students. Your projects will build awareness and impact positive changes with regard to the challenges facing vulnerable populations, such as former foster youth, returning citizens, and student-parents, as well as broader challenges such as affordable housing, food, transportation, childcare, and mental health.

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