Two Good After-School Advocacy Jobs Open Up

Erika Argersinger of the AfterSchool Alliance is moving out of the nation’s capital, so her policy director position is open at the primary advocacy organization in D.C. for the after-school industry. The job slots into the hierarchy under Jen Rinehart, vice president of research and policy. Responsibilities include development of policy positions, advancing a federal agenda in Washington, and monitoring developments in the industry on the state and local level.

It’s an exciting time to have this gig. a decent chunk of the new federal stimulus money could be used for after-school programs, and the main federal after-school appropriation (21st Century Community Learning Centers) got a $50 million boost in fiscal 2009. Expect the alliance to push for a major increase in 2010. For more on the position:


In Boston, the National Center on Time & Learning is looking for a vice president for research. The center conducts research and advocacy on how to creatively expand the school day, and provides technical assistance to schools that are committed to expanding learning time.

The vice president at NCTL is responsible for helping to formulate research projects, serving as the spokesperson on released publications and (scariest of all) finding money to conduct research. Applications: More info:



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