Attendance Works operates at the local, state and national level. We advance better policy, nurture proven and promising practice, promote effective communications and catalyze needed research. Since our launch as a non-profit initiative in 2010, we have become the nation’s “go-to” resource for improving student attendance. See our mission and history to learn more.

Join Us!

We’re currently looking for two outstanding colleagues to work with the Attendance Works team to respond to the very high levels of chronic absence seen across the country, and to inspire action to address the lost opportunity to learn during the Covid-19 pandemic that is still affecting student achievement.

We operate virtually with team members located across the U.S. Our goal is to collaborate with schools, districts and states and national policymakers to ensure that students of all backgrounds and circumstances attend school regularly, engage in learning and thrive.

Current Job Openings

Associate Director of Policy

The Associate Director of Policy works in concert with the Executive Director and other key members of the leadership team, to advance a public policy strategy for the organization and to influence governmental policies at the local, state and national levels for Attendance Works. Based on AW’s Strategic Plan, the position coordinates internally to ensure accountability, strategic alignment and results. 

The Associate Director of Policy engages, develops and executes a public policy agenda that supports the organization's strategic goals; is an external ambassador of the organization, representing Attendance Works to key external constituencies. This position also develops, manages and provides technical assistance for fee-based contracts and supervises part-time staff working on contracts.

Our diverse team of staff and consultants are located throughout the United States.

This exempt, benefitted position is .8 FTE to 1.0 FTE, depending on the candidate and the needs of the organization. Compensation is competitive. 

Interested candidates can apply by sending a cover letter, a resume and a policy-related writing sample to jobs@attendanceworks.org by August 30, 2022. Please direct any questions to Amy Rassen at Amy@rassenassociates.org. No calls please.

 

Associate Director of Programs

The Associate Director of Programs works under the direction of the Vice President of Programs. This position helps develop and carry out fee- and non-fee-based services provided by Attendance Works to its constituents in state agencies, school districts and schools.

Our website (www.attendanceworks.org) is our primary vehicle for communication with the broader public. While many offerings and products are available without charge, including the website, webinars, methods for data collection, toolkits and attendance messaging, a variety of fee-based services are also available to schools, districts and/or states. These include individualized consultation, technical assistance, coaching and peer learning networks.

Our diverse team of staff and consultants are located throughout the United States.

This exempt, benefitted position is .8 FTE to 1.0 FTE, depending on the candidate and the needs of the organization. Compensation is competitive. 

Interested candidates can apply by sending a cover letter, a resume, a writing sample, and a video clip of a presentation to jobs@attendanceworks.org by September 30, 2022. Please direct any questions to Amy Rassen at Amy@rassenassociates.org. No calls please.