Jan 02, 2020

Public Policy Manager (Cesar Chavez PCS for Public Policy)

  • TenSquare
  • Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy, Hayes Street Northeast, Washington, DC, USA
Full-time Community Engagement and Outreach Curriculum Executive Leadership Strategy and Planning Education

Job Description

Cesar Chavez PCS is a public policy, college preparatory charter high school in Ward 7. An anchor in the Parkside/Kenilworth community, our school has 400 students in grades 8-12. Chavez students achieved over 5 million dollars in scholarship and a 100% college acceptance rate. Chavez has a first-rate athletics program with champion basketball, volleyball, track and cheerleading teams. And we have over 50 community partners hosting students in the fellowship program. Chavez serves a high needs population of students and is committed to giving them the resources and support they need to be successful in college and in life. 

To learn more about Cesar Chavez PCS for Public Policy, visit chavezschools.org.

We seek a Public Policy Manager for immediate hire. The Public Policy Manager is responsible for the strategic planning and successful execution of the Public Policy Program for Chavez Schools. The Manager will partner with school leadership to design a comprehensive public policy curriculum for students as well as instruct public policy classes on a half-time schedule. The Manager works collaboratively with all campus personnel for the seamless planning and execution of the public policy program at Chavez Schools including, but not limited to, designing a comprehensive curriculum, cultivating public policy partnerships, scheduling field experiences, identifying external community events, and providing professional development to teachers.

  • Oversee the ongoing review and revision of the public policy curriculum and collaborate with teachers to ensure successful implementation of courses.
  • Identify and cultivate external partnerships for policy courses, programs, events, and opportunities.
  • Plan and execute events within the public policy curriculum, such as the City Council Day, We the People competition, and Annual Public Policy Symposium.
  • Lead the coordination of updated CAP and CAPstone experience.
  • Manage all logistics of Chavez’s Fellowship program, including securing partners, setting up student interviews, matching students, orientation, and evaluation of program.
  • Work with school leadership to identify and organize events related to the public policy curriculum that reflect current issues for students such as environmental field trips and policy summits.
  • Lead the development of new programs for students to engage with public policy and support college and career readiness such as career day and shadowing opportunities.
  • Meet regularly with school leadership and teacher-leaders to ensure the seamless integration of public policy programming and courses.
  • Design and implement a comprehensive approach to assess the effectiveness of public policy experiences through surveys, pre- and post- tests, teacher feedback, focus groups, etc.
  • Manage the public policy budget.
  • Provide direct instruction and support to scholars in public policy courses for up to half-time, adhering to all instructional expectations.
  • Perform additional duties assigned. 


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university required; advanced degree in teaching, curriculum, public policy, or a related specialty preferred.
  • A minimum of three years of secondary teaching experience required.
  • Strong content knowledge in social studies and Common Core history/social studies standards.
  • Knowledge of the public policy landscape at the local and national levels.
  • Experience designing curriculum and providing professional development to teachers preferred. 
  • Experience overseeing public policy-related student programming such as Model United Nations, We the People, Street Law, debate etc. strongly preferred.
  • Proven experience building student-related community partnerships. 
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to connect with and develop relationships with a wide range of individuals.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously and track complex tasks across multiple stakeholders.
  • Careful attention to detail and proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Impeccable judgment and strong decision-making skills.
  • Ability to adapt to challenges and opportunities with a solution-oriented perspective.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment both independently and with a team.
  • Flexible and willing to perform other tasks as assigned.


Click here to apply direclty to the Public Policy Manager position. 

ADA SPECIFICATIONS: This position will be based at the Chavez Parkside campus.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to move about the building.  In addition, travel to other sites could be required, frequency to depend on the needs of the school and position.  The employee is regularly required to speak audibly, see, listen actively, and use hands to handle objects while performing the duties of this job.  This position requires the ability to use standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and filing cabinets. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
AAP/EEO Statement: Chavez Schools provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Chavez Schools complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 
Disclaimer: This job description is not designated to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.  Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. 

Chavez Schools expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Chavez Schools’ employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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