Project Policy Analyst

About the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment

The Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (CSCCE) is grounded in research, policy development, and elevating educators’ voices. Established in 1999, CSCCE conducts research and policy analysis about the characteristics of those who care for and educate young children and examines policy solutions aimed at improving how our nation prepares, supports, and compensates early educators. CSCCE provides research and expert analysis on topics that include compensation and economic security among early educators, early childhood teacher preparation and access to educational opportunities, work environments, and early childhood workforce data sources and systems.

CSCCE is sponsored by the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE), an “Organized Research Unit” of the University of California at Berkeley.


CSCCE seeks applications for a Project Policy Analyst at 100% time. The incumbent will research and analyze public polices relevant to early education systems and employment, develop policy assessments and identify sound recommendations; utilize a variety of methods for gathering, tracking, and categorizing multiple forms of data and information; engage with internal and external stakeholders to inform policy assessments and the development of recommendations and strategies for advancing equitable early care and education workforce policies; prepare research reports, policy assessments and recommendations, manuscripts, presentations and proposals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Researches, and assembles extant data, research reports, and policy analysis related to early care and education systems and workforce in order to prepare reports and/ or analyses summarizing information, assess the strength of existing and proposed public policies and develop recommendations.
  • Applies professional and research concepts to gather, track, and categorize multiple forms of data and information across a complex network of local and state governments implementing early childhood policies; prepare reports of findings and trends.
  • Coordinates with a variety of external and internal contacts; facilitates professional and community work groups, and summarizes learnings, and implications for policy and practice.
  • Provides a variety of analytical duties, including researching new topics, compiling resources, and preparing summaries for internal and external meetings and discussions.
  • Prepares, edits and modifies complex documents including research reports, policy assessments and recommendations, manuscripts, presentations and proposals.

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze, research and synthesize large amounts of data with strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated computer skills including data management/database software, bibliographic and spreadsheet software, in addition to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Drive applications.
  • Demonstrates strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Strong skills in analyzing, researching and synthesizing large amounts of data for preparing sound and relevant proposals / analyses.
  • Familiarity with early childhood workforce policy.
  • Demonstrated strong policy analysis techniques.
  • Proficient in ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes.
  • Demonstrated skills writing policy reports.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Salary & Benefits

This is a full-time, career position.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Go to and click “External Applicants” (or “Internal” if you’re a current UC Berkeley employee) and then search for keyword “24416”, which is the job ID. Use the system to submit your cover letter and resume.


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