Administrative Assistant

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Monitor incoming task request for the president & CEO, working closely with him to keep up with priorities and deadlines as they fluctuate based on the needs of the organization and progress from key partners
  • Manage all incoming and outgoing scheduling requests along with an “Ideal Week” to keep calendars updated with a complete and accurate picture of daily meetings, appointments, and protected focus time
  • Ensure all scheduled meetings have a prepared agenda, location, and any related resources ready and available before the meeting begins
  • Submit monthly report of all expenses to the Director of Operations and assist the Director of Operations with updating financial projections
  • Maintain office efficiencies including regularly checking the mail and ensuring supplies and common areas are stocked and prepared for meetings
  • Coordinate with Director of Operations to function as a contact person with outside vendors
  • Assist with other special projects as needed

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Tennesseans for Student Success is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Policy Coordinator

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

TSS’ K-12 Policy Analyst will play a critical role in supporting the organization’s work at the state and local level, specifically in protecting accountability, championing higher standards, supporting an aligned assessment, promoting innovation in education and supporting Tennessee’s efforts at improving student achievement. The K-12 Policy Coordinator will support TSS efforts in:

  1. Work with the Vice President of Government affairs and TSS lobbyists to track, analyze and comment on K-12 current or potential state and local policies, legislation, rules, and guidance;
  2. Demonstrate familiarity with the state legislative process and the ability to quickly comprehend and learn local legislative processes;
  3. Lead and manage the analysis on key K-12 education legislation filed in the Tennessee General Assembly and prepare bill summaries for distribution, both internally and externally;
  4. Monitor, summarize, and analyze policy proposals from state and local regulatory boards, commissions, and other state and local agencies;
  5. Monitor meetings of the State Board of Education, Charter Commission, legislative committees and any other relevant state and local meetings, as needed;
  6. Manage and coordinate K-12 policy projects from inception to release, including, but not limited to reviewing education research, making policy recommendations and presenting findings from written reports;
  7. Identify emerging national policy best practices and consider how those policies could fit into the Tennessee context;
  8. Collaborate with TSS team members during advocacy and outreach campaigns;
  9. Contribute regular posts to the TSS blog;
  10. Excellent writing skills with the ability to convey complex concepts in concise and compelling ways.
  11. Strong spoken communication skills and comfort speaking to both large and small groups.
  12. Outstanding commitment to excellence and attention to detail.
  13. The ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
  14. Represent TSS on task forces, workgroups and at committees as needed;
  15. Perform all work in a culturally responsive manner consistent with TSS’ mission;
  16. Participate in general TSS staff activities and other duties as assigned.

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Tennesseans for Student Success is an Equal Opportunity Employer.