Educator Advisory Council

The Education Trust—West (ETW) seeks seven candidates for its first Educator Advisory Council for the 2019 – 2020 academic year.  The goal of the Council is to facilitate educators’ exposure to issues, policies, and the politics of the current P-12 California landscape as well as offer ETW feedback on current and future projects, comment on ETW’s policy and legislative positions, and advocate in their respective communities for educational justice. From August 2019 through May 2020, the council will meet quarterly in ETW’s Oakland office to engage with one another, with ETW staff, and offer insights into ETW’s work, including providing an educator lens to current and future projects.


Qualifications and Experience

Members of the Council should have a minimum of 3 years working in P-12 schools as teachers, counselors, or instructional coaches and should be currently serving in one of those roles. Candidates who work directly with supporting current and pre-service teachers may also be considered. Applicants should have an undergraduate degree and interest in education policy, research, and advocacy.  Applicants must be based in California and must be available to attend in-person quarterly meetings in our Oakland office. Applicants will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Commitment to closing opportunity gaps in education
  • Record of working with historically marginalized communities
  • Strong communication skills
  • Record of success in academic and/or professional settings
  • Interest in our priority areas of advocacy, research, policy, and practice
  • Ability to work in a team setting and provide unique insights to ETW’s work


Priority will be given to ensure geographic representation across the state of California.


Members will receive a $500 stipend for their participation in the Council. Travel expenses for attending quarterly meetings in Oakland will be covered. Costs associated with requiring a substitute teacher will not be covered by ETW.


Schedule – Quarterly Meetings (half-day)

Meeting 1: August 2019 (only full day meeting)

Meeting 2: November 2019

Meeting 3: February 2020

Meeting 4: May 2020


Application Process

Please provide a cover letter and resume. Your cover letter should describe your relevant experience, your alignment with the organization’s mission, and your interest in participating in the Council. Priority deadline of July 1, 2019.

In the file name, please write EducatorAdvisoryCouncil and your last name: e.g. “EducatorAdvisoryCouncil_Lopez.” To begin the application process, click the link below