Director of Policy and Research

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Are you a Philly young person interested in policy, government, and organizing? 

The director of policy and research will work with the entire UrbEd team and oversee their department of researchers. The director of policy and research is tasked with reviewing policy, attending school board, city council and PA General Assembly meetings, drafting policy statements for the organization, reviewing and locating data that assists with the organization strategy and completing research on how our work is being done in our urban cities. This person is also UrbEd’s chief policy officer and will ensure we are reviewing all sides and making decisions that are best for Philadelphia students.

Working with UrbEd you will have access to:

  • The opportunity to learn, grow and develop your passions
  • Hands-on experience being an advocate and activist for Philadelphia’s youth!
  • Access to a working space in Center City Philadelphia
  • The opportunity to collaborate with students, policy-makers, and district leaders

… And so much more!


  • Ability to be in person in Center City Philadelphia (Transportation reimbursements provided*) 
  • Senior in High School or College Level
  • Brief understanding of Philadelphia or Adjacent Politics


UrbEd is a non-profit based in Philadelphia that advocates for fully-funded, safe, and healthy public schools in order to provide students with an equitable and quality education we deserve. We are an organization led by those who are and have been most affected by the issues facing urban public schools. Through political education and community organizing we are amplifying our voices--the voices of public school students—to give students the education they deserve and are owed. We are students, advocates, and radically reimagine what schools can be! 

UrbEd is committed to encouraging diversity and eliminating discrimination in both its role as an employer and as a nonprofit. Our aim is that our staff [and volunteers] are truly representative of all sections of society and work in an environment where everyone is respected and able to perform to the best of their ability. Our policy is to provide equality and fairness for all in our employment and in our provision of services and not to discriminate on the grounds of gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, color , nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, class, caste, religion or age. UrbEd opposes all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination. It is our policy to provide a suitable environment for people with disabilities. All reasonable facilities will be provided for staff and volunteers with disabilities to perform their roles without difficulty or disadvantage.

Employment Basis
Salary range
$500-600/ Month