Project Director, Center for the Study of Social Policy

Organization Overview

The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) is a national, nonprofit public policy, research and technical assistance organization headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in New York City and Los Angeles. CSSP is committed to securing equitable opportunities and optimal outcomes for children and families. CSSP strives to achieve this by focusing on the families facing the most significant barriers – including families living in poverty and those whose lives are affected by discrimination based on race, immigration status, sexual orientation and gender identity. CSSP strives to accomplish its mission by developing and advancing effective public policy; helping to transform public systems to be more preventive, results-oriented, accountable and caring; and supporting local leaders to create the community opportunities, supports, services and environments in which all children and families can thrive. CSSP works in partnership with other national organizations, foundations and governmental and community leaders to test new ideas and approaches, provide technical assistance, generate new evidence and support networks of innovators. All of our work reflects a long-standing organizational commitment to equity and social justice.

Job Description

The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) is seeking a senior professional in the Washington, DC office to lead a new effort, in partnership with the Pritzker Children’s Initiative, a project of the J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation, aimed at increasing the number of young children who are on track for kindergarten by age three. The larger, nationwide initiative will engage partners at the national, state and community levels and will entail addressing policy, systems change and practice in three areas: healthy beginnings, family support and child care. CSSP’s Project Director will coordinate, manage and advance CSSP’s participation in this new national initiative. The leader serving in this position will be a member of CSSP’s Young Children and their Families (YCF) Team and will play an important role in expanding Early Childhood-LINC (Learning and Innovation Network for Communities), an early childhood systems-building network of 10 jurisdictions around the country, which CSSP supports and convenes. We are looking for a motivated, mission-driven, creative thinker and problem-solver eager to help shape and implement a new effort that promises to advance the life prospects of young children, their families and their communities.

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Elizabeth Green
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Elizabeth Green is the community outreach and education manager for Fostering Media Connections, and a general assignment reporter for The Chronicle of Social Change.