Policy Director and Organizer

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Policy Director and Organizer

The director of policy 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. 

While it is not required, applicants looking to apply should have a passion for organizing within the city of Philadelphia and adequate communication skills. The Policy Director is designed for high school and undergraduate students, interested in activist work, nonprofit organizing, advocacy and policy work, careers in government, and grassroots organizing. 

Working with UrbEd, Inc. will have access to…

  • Full access to UrbEd, Inc.'s Work Space located in Center City Philadelphia at 1521 Locust St.!
  • The chance for teamwork and collaboration! You will work closely with a team of advocates and organizers, allowing you to build connections and learn from other young people changing the city! 
  • The opportunity to participate in organizing workshops and community bonding events designed to enhance your skills and foster a sense of community among team members.
  • Practical experience in organizing programs, events, and policy initiatives in Philadelphia!
  • Stipends for your work and additional staff resources (Tech fund, workshops, training, and more!)
  • And…. The chance to have the platform and resources you need to organize and make a lasting impact on the realities of Philly communities. 


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
$400-$450/ Month