Senior Fellow

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  • Post Date: June 22, 2022
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Job Overview

We are one growing team with one powerful goal – and as a global leader in education, we strive for a workforce that reflects the individual differences of our learning community. We believe that our employees can be their best selves when they can be their true selves. That is why we’re committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion in which all our employees feel welcomed, valued and empowered.

No higher ed experience? No problem! We still want to hear from you. In fact, your unique skillset, perspective, and experience could be exactly what we’re looking for. Together, we will shape the future of education by transforming lives beginning with yours.

Our Workforce Is Expanding Beyond New Hampshire!

We have remote work opportunities available in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia and Wyoming.

The Opportunity

The Senior Fellow will develop execute short- and long-term research agendas and resource development, aligned to the Center for Higher Education Policy and Practice (CHEPP) agenda and in partnership with the full Center team. The Senior Fellow will lead and manage high quality of quantitative and qualitative research projects, focused on policy and practice relevant post-secondary education issues. They will also present research to external audiences and partner with thought-leaders, researchers and practitioners, as needed. The Senior Fellow will work collaboratively with the CHEPP team, relevant communications staff, and relevant SNHU staff. CHEPP is a non-partisan, learner- and practitioner-centered, research, policy, and advocacy organization.

The position reports to the Vice President for Policy and Advocacy and is part of the CHEPP team.

Position Description

  • Lead, manage and execute high quality quantitative and qualitative research on policy- and practice-relevant postsecondary education issues, including literature and policy scans, research designs, data analyses, interpretation of results, and design of policy recommendations.
  • Produce resources aligned with the research and policy agenda.
  • Collaborate with the full CHEPP team on the development and execution of the research and policy agenda.
  • Conceptualize and develop tools and resources that make complex research accessible to a broad array of stakeholders in order to inform the development of policy.
  • Organize briefings related to content areas of expertise, convening partners and relevant groups to relay information
  • Review and analyze legislation, regulator or other external policy, and develop translational materials related to content areas of expertise, as needed.
  • Collaborate with SNHU leadership on issues related to the research and policy agenda, including related to data, student and practitioner experience, and relevant policy.
  • Develop partnerships and work closely with thought leaders, researchers, and practitioners in the field who are doing work related to CHEPP’s agenda and interests, as needed.
  • Communicate and present the Center’s research findings with a range of audiences.
  • Collaborate with CHEPP and SNHU colleagues on an effective communication strategy including social media, webinars, events, convenings, press releases, op-eds, video, and other activities.


  • 10 plus years of experience in developing scholarly, practitioner or policy facing publications or resources, preferably related to post-secondary education policy and practice and/or workforce issues.
  • Leadership experience in post-secondary education preferred.
  • Master’s or Doctorate required.
  • Strong communication, presentation and facilitation skills to articulate complex concepts to policy and practitioner facing audiences.
  • Passion and commitment to advancing equity in post-secondary access and success and strong knowledge of full array of post-secondary and workforce related issues.
  • Excellent judgment with ability to make difficult decisions in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects, work under pressure in a fast-paced environment, and remain flexible and adaptable, as well as strong interpersonal skills to work effectively in a team environment.

Thinking about the job, but not sure you should apply? We still want to hear from you.

We recognize that not everyone enters the world of work with the same advantage, opportunity, and privilege. This is why your skills and experiences are important to us. Take the leap and apply, you just might be the person we are looking for!

Are Benefits Important to You?

We offer exceptional benefits, many available starting on the first day of employment:

Anthem BlueCross affordable, low-deductible Medical insurance available on day one

Low to no-cost Dental, Vision and Life Insurance options

5 weeks of Paid Time Off that starts accruing on day one & Paid Holidays

Retirement Plan with a 9% Employer Funded annual contribution

Tuition Benefits with family offerings

Who Are We?

SNHU employees are a team in every sense. Separately, we understand that each individual brings unique experiences, perspectives and ideas to create a vibrant work environment. Together we share common values of honesty, acceptance and accountability working as a unified force toward a common goal: to transform the lives of learners. By joining our team, you join us in our vision. Together, we’ll shape the future of education by transforming lives-beginning with yours.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

Remote work disclaimer?

Please note that this is a remote eligible position. At SNHU, we ask that our remote employees have access to a reliable internet connection and a dedicated, properly equipped workspace at a fixed location within the United States (in one of the approved states as reflected above) that is free of distractions and dependencies.

Please note that a background check is required for employment.

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