Employment Opportunities at IDRA

Employment Opportunity at IDRA – National Director of Policy

National Director of Policy – Job Description

The Intercultural Development Research Association is an independent, non-profit organization, led by María Robledo Montecel, Ph.D. Our mission is to achieve equal educational opportunity for every child through strong public schools that prepare all students to access and succeed in college. IDRA strengthens and transforms public education by providing dynamic training; useful research, evaluation, and frameworks for action; timely policy analyses; and innovative materials and programs.

Job Description

Our non-profit is seeking a National Director of Policy who will lead, develop, integrate and coordinate IDRA’s state and national policy reform efforts impacting the education of all students, with special emphasis on minority, low-income, English learner and recent immigrant populations. IDRA’s work connects with policymakers at all levels of government, public and private educational institutions, advocacy organizations, the broader research community, the media, and individual practitioners in education and related fields. IDRA’s National Director of Policy will provide information on policy issues, training on the effective integration of research information and advocacy, and technical assistance in identifying policy issues and developing reform strategies.

We are looking for an individual who is efficient and comfortable being a member of a team. The ideal candidate for this job is resourceful, innovative, a good problem solver, detail focused and organized. This position requires expertise in education policy issues, advocacy, research, public speaking, and coalition leadership.

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Essential Job Qualifications

Salary Range

Commensurate with experience.


Letters of application and résumés may be sent to Dr. María Robledo Montecel, President & CEO, Intercultural Development Research Association, 5815 Callaghan Road, Suite 101, San Antonio, Texas 78228; Fax 210-444-1714; e-mail: contact@idra.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. IDRA is an equal opportunity employer.