SCORE offers a fast-paced and rapid-growth work environment where student focus, collaboration, optimism, innovation, and excellence are highly valued. Every position at SCORE offers team members the opportunity to support our mission of advancing student achievement in Tennessee. SCORE is based in Nashville at Vanderbilt University’s John Seigenthaler Center.

SCORE Job Postings

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Senior Policy Analyst

The senior policy analyst plays a critical role in supporting SCORE’s work and Tennessee’s efforts to improve student achievement. This position requires an independent, strategic thinker who will work in close collaboration with SCORE colleagues. Work includes assessing whether statewide reforms are meeting goals for student growth and achievement and supporting policy analysis to inform policy change, advocacy efforts, and implementation.

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Partner Job Postings

BrightPath Tutors seeks a candidate who is entrepreneurial minded, innovative, and passionate about addressing educational inequity to serve as the organization’s head of growth strategy. The person in this position will play a critical role in the organization’s expansion and be responsible for scaling and diversifying the existing tutor pool. Duties include cultivating student groups to establish BrightPath chapters at partner campuses in Tennessee and beyond.

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The SCORE graduate fellows program provides ambitious and dedicated graduate students an opportunity to immerse themselves in the education policy and advocacy landscape in Tennessee. Fellows will have the opportunity to become part of a dynamic organization that is deeply involved in the state’s education initiatives and is committed to ensuring success for all students. The graduate fellows make contributions to SCORE’s research, policy, and communications work.

Graduate Fellows Activities

Graduate fellowships are designed around organizational needs and fellow strengths. Fellowship experiences are designed to provide opportunities to grow fellows’ writing, presentation, and data analysis skills. During their time with SCORE, fellows generally:

  • Work closely with the research, policy, and communications teams on projects pertaining to key education issues affecting Tennessee and the nation.
  • Contribute research and policy recommendations for policy memos and SCORE’s annual State of Education in Tennessee report.
  • Conduct research to support outreach and advocacy activities.
  • Contribute original work on an education reform topic to the SCORE Sheet blog.
  • Interact with state education reform leaders from government, business, philanthropy, and education.
  • Transform highly technical research and data reports into fact sheets that are accessible to a general audience.

SCORE generally employs two fellows each semester to support strategic initiatives and/or research and advocacy teams. Graduate fellows work at least 20 hours and not more than 30 hours per week. Fellowships are compensated positions but are not benefits eligible. Fellows are eligible for hybrid work, with some hours performed each week in SCORE’s office at Vanderbilt University’s John Seigenthaler Center and the balance of hours performed remotely.

Qualifications

Candidates must be strong communicators and should have experience with synthesizing academic research and analyzing data — skills that will be further developed as part of the program. Successful candidates for this fellowship are generally advanced master’s degree students or early-stage doctoral students in public policy, education policy, public affairs, and other related fields. Although not required, previous experience in education is generally preferred. In addition, potential fellows must be adaptable, comfortable working both individually and as part of a dynamic team, and dedicated to meeting project deliverable deadlines.

Application Information

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to graduatefellows@tnscore.org.

Fall Internship

SCORE’s internship program provides undergraduate students an opportunity to provide operational and administrative support to the organization’s work and Tennessee’s efforts to improve student achievement. SCORE is committed to providing opportunities for professional growth by providing team members with feedback and opportunities to grow in their work.

Eligibility

The position is open to undergraduate or graduate students who have a passion for improving education in Tennessee.

Compensation

This is a paid internship. SCORE offers a competitive hourly rate commensurate with experience.

SCORE Internship Activities

Internship experiences vary greatly from student to student based on available time commitments, interests, and project streams. SCORE’s Events and Special Projects Manager will work directly with each intern to develop a meaningful experience that meets the needs of the intern and the organization. Responsibilities may include providing operational and administrative support to the various work streams. This could include, but is not limited to, filing and storing reports, database management, copyediting, and social media support. Based on interest and experience the intern may be asked to assist with programmatic work.

How to Apply

To apply, please complete the application by 5:00 p.m. CDT on Friday, July 30, 2021.


Finance and Operations Internship

SCORE’s Finance and Operations Interns provide financial, accounting, and operational support to the organization’s work and Tennessee’s efforts to improve student achievement.

Eligibility

The position is open to undergraduate or graduate students who have a passion for improving education in Tennessee.

Compensation

This is a paid internship. SCORE offers a competitive hourly rate commensurate with experience.

SCORE Finance and Operations Internship Activities

Finance and Operations Interns will support SCORE’s efforts in 1) basic accounting functions like expense reports, vendor invoices, and reconciliations; 2) maintaining workflow and process documentation; and 3) general office administration support as needed. This position requires an organized individual with a strong eye for detail and accuracy and reports to SCORE’s Director of Finance and/or Director of Operations. More details here.

How to Apply

To apply, please complete the application by 5:00 p.m. CDT on July 28, 2021.