Education Policy Specialist Spanish Bilingual/Bicultural

Education Policy Specialist Spanish Bilingual/Bicultural

Reports to: Deputy Director

Job purpose

Type: Non-Exempt, 1 FTE (Full time 32 – 40 hours per week)
Industry: Not for profit, education, social justice, community organizing
Wage Range: $22.96 – $27.11 hourly

Benefits: Health Care Insurance, Dental Insurance, paid sick time, pension fund contribution, paid vacation, 11 paid holidays, FSA, HRA benefits, flexible schedule and long-distance work possible.


At Salem Keizer Coalition for Equality (SKCE) we envision a society where Spanish speaking Latino/a/x families with immigrant backgrounds live in a safe and inclusive community without fear and prejudice, and their children receive an equitable education, graduate from high school with the skills and opportunities to continue their education and career paths. Our mission is to partner and advocate with Latino/a/x families, schools, and communities to ensure equitable educational outcomes and welcoming schools.

We are seeking a mission-driven professional to support our policy advocacy and parent leadership programs. A successful candidate will possess an interest in public education, public policy research, and Latino community organizing. This person is Spanish Bilingual/Bicultural and should demonstrate experience with project/program management, community organizing, inclusive research, and issue advocacy.


The Education Policy Specialist reports to the Deputy Director and is a member of the Systems Change Team. This position works within a collaborative and energetic team to support the development and implementation of educational systems change work, including the Latino parents’ advocacy agenda, policy education, and leadership training in alignment with the organization’s mission and values. The Education Policy Specialist thinks strategically and is also detail-oriented and organized to support SKCE’s systems change work.


  • Educate and inform parents and SKCE’s staff about policies and decisions (local and state) that impact the education and school environment in Salem Keizer Public Schools.
  • Research state’s education policies.
  • Stay informed about Salem Keizer School District Board decision making and process.
  • Develops a strategy for advocacy in collaboration with parents and staff.
  • Leads the design and delivery of curriculum for leadership trainings for staff and community members and in providing additional skills development workshops and materials (in both English and Spanish.)
  • Support parent outreach efforts.
  • Assists the Forming Strong Family Program Coordinator in volunteer recruitment efforts, event and workshop planning, and community organizing.
  • Engage partner organizations and participate in policy-related coalition meetings and advisory bodies, as needed.
  • Maintain excellent fiscal and programmatic records for data entry.



  • Minimum two (2) years of community organizing experience.
  • A strong interest and some experience engaging in education public policy research and issues advocacy at the state, local, or national level.
  • Clear understanding of SKCE mission and work.
  • Strong ability to work in collaboration with people of different views and experiences.
  • Experience developing and facilitating leadership training for Latino adults.
  • Excellent written communication in English and Spanish.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong organizational, time management, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptive to successfully achieve the functions of the position as described in the job responsibilities.
  • Experience and training needed to perform the functions of the position as described in the job responsibilities.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying, please send a letter of interest and resume to Marianne Davis at

Salem Keizer Coalition for Equality is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

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