Scholar-in-Residence Job Opening
The Children’s Foundation of Mississippi (CFM) is seeking a highly qualified, experienced professional for a Scholar-in-Residence (SIR) position. This position is a time-limited position funded by the Preschool Development Grant Birth-5 (PDG).
The overall goal of the SIR is to provide consultation on improving systems on behalf of Mississippi’s young children by making a substantive contribution in both policy and programmatic areas, in concert with the Children’s Foundation and other PDG partners.
- Determine successful policy and programmatic components from other states that can serve as a model for Mississippi,
- Mentor up to two graduate students who are working on CFM’s research, policy, and programmatic efforts, pursuant to the PDG activities,
- Provide feedback to the overall PDG team on the needs assessment and resultant implications for the PDG strategic plan,
- Work collaboratively with the CFM Sustainability Coordinator to provide programmatic, research, and policy background information on blended and braided funding and identify specific opportunities for such funding.
- Monitor and report on progress toward meeting the above responsibilities.
- Master’s degree in early care and education policy, economics, public administration, or a closely related field, with Ph.D. preferred.
- Demonstrated track record of mentoring graduate students,
- Demonstrated success in writing policy, programmatic, and research briefs, developing and implementing sustainability strategies.
- Strong knowledge of sustainability principles and practices and demonstrated ability regarding the potential of blended funding opportunities among state agencies.
- Excellent analytical, research, and problem-solving skills
- Effective communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to present data and recommendations clearly and convincingly.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
- Minimum 5 years, post-Master’s experience.
Compensation: This will be based on experience. It is anticipated that this contractor position will be up to 25 hours/week.