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We are mission-driven. Education First is a national, mission-driven strategy and policy organization with a unique and deep expertise in education improvement. Our mission is to deliver exceptional ideas, innovative solutions and real results to help ensure that every student educated in the United States, regardless of race or income, will be prepared for success in college, careers and life. We work closely with practitioners, advocates and funders to design and accelerate policies and plans that support engaged students, outstanding educators, strong systems and effective investments. Founded in 2006, Education First is a completely virtual company staffed with over 50 seasoned team members across the country.

Education First is a fantastic place to work and we look for smart, motivated and passionate individuals to join our team. Click here to learn more about our culture and read below for our application process and current openings.

 

Our application process

We invite outstanding applicants to participate in a multi-step hiring process that includes virtual interviews, performance assessments and in-person interviews. Our process is not short. It’s thorough and rigorous because we take talent very seriously and only hire stellar candidates who are also a great culture fit to join our team.

Throughout the process, we learn about who you are as a person and give you a chance to learn about us. We want to see what skills and knowledge you bring to both us and our clients. And we want to ensure that what you define as success is in line with what we define as success.

Steps include interviewing with our human capital director; completing a performance task that gives you a good sense for the day-to-day of the work and gives us a good sense for how prepared you are to do it; the chance to present that task to a member of the interview team; and a final in-person interview with the CEO and/or our partners. Know that those conversations will explore education, your motivations, your ability to thrive in a virtual environment and much more.

 

If you are interested in joining our team, please look through the available positions below.

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Available positions

  • Analyst

    About Education First: Education First is a national education policy and strategy firm with a seasoned team of trusted advisors to the leaders responsible for delivering what many Americans want most: public education that effectively prepares all students for success in college, careers and a world of constant change. We were founded in 2006 in…
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  • Principal, Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

    About Education First: Education First is a seasoned team of trusted advisors to the leaders responsible for delivering what many Americans want most: public education that effectively prepares all students for success in college, careers and a world of constant change. We were founded in 2006 in order to fill a need in the field…
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  • Principal, Innovative School Models (ISM) Practice

    About Education First: Education First is a seasoned team of trusted advisors to the leaders responsible for delivering what many Americans want most: public education that effectively prepares all students for success in college, careers and a world of constant change. We were founded in 2006 in order to fill a need in the field…
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