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I’m Looking for a Little Help Out There

By Rick Hess — July 15, 2013 1 min read
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Hidy all. So I’ve got a cool opportunity to share in the middle of the sweltering DC summer heat. My AEI team needs to hire a new External Relations Associate, offering a pretty nifty opportunity for someone who’s interested in education, policy, and communications. This is the team member who serves as the AEI Education team’s primary liaison to Capitol Hill, publishers, the media, associations and advocacy groups, and all the rest.

The new hire will be responsible for coordinating AEI’s efforts when it comes to disseminating edu-scholarship and writing, hosting private and public events, talking to key private and public officials, and maintaining productive relationships with a wealth of advocacy groups and associations. All in all, a stellar opportunity to see the breadth of the edu-policy world from the front row.

What are we looking for exactly? We’re seeking someone with a couple years of experience who is smart, hard-working, highly organized, and responsible. If you bring that, some familiarity with the issues, and a can-do attitude, we’ll be just fine.

If you’re intrigued by the chance to plunge into an array of K-12 and higher education issues, and want to see the world of education policy from a prestigious D.C. address (17th & M, to be exact), please shoot a note to my crack program manager Daniel Lautzenheiser at daniel.lautzenheiser@aei.org. One of the perks, for those interested, is that Daniel and his colleagues on AEI’s edu-team are some of the nicest, smartest folks with whom you could imagine working. Oh, yeah, and one other perk that might merit a mention are AEI’s famous chocolate chip cookies.

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