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Software Developer / Mercatus Center at George Mason University / Arlington, VA


Mercatus Center at George Mason University/Arlington, VA

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is seeking a Software Developer to join our Policy Analytics Team. The Policy Analytics Team-a key part of Mercatus's Program for Economic Research on Regulation-works at the frontier of policy research, applying the tools of data science in the realm of public policy to advance our understanding of the causes and effects of policy decisions.

Your work will include: further development of the QuantGov platform; building new datasets with QuantGov, such as those included in the Federal RegData and State RegData projects; and the development of other tools and datasets that facilitate cutting-edge research at the intersection of data science, economics, and public policy.

Responsibilities Include:

-Writing reusable, testable, and efficient code
-Design and implementation of effective and efficient applications in support of Mercatus research projects
-Obtaining and compiling data from a variety of applications

Basic Qualifications:

-Proficiency with Python, including familiarity with major statistical libraries and web-scraping tools.
-Ability to combine and analyze data from diverse sources and databases into one system
-Basic understanding of Web languages, such as JavaScript and common libraries, HTML5, and CSS3
-Basic familiarity with object-relational databases
-Ability to structure data to represent and support research
-Strong unit test and debugging skills
-Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git

Particularly Strong Candidates May Also Have:

-Basic understanding of economics, especially in policy issues
-Strong applied statistical skills
-Experience with Docker
-Familiarity with continuous integration and deployment tools (Jenkins, TravisCI)
-Experience with Amazon Web Services
-Strong knowledge of Linux / Unix

Help us grow
Please submit your cover letter and resume through our online application process. Your cover letter must indicate your interest the Mercatus Center's mission.

Employee Benefits
Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience. In addition, excellent benefits to all individual employees, including full health and dental coverage, flexible spending accounts, long-term disability and life insurance, a 403(b) retirement savings program, a parking permit, and free credits at George Mason University.

About the Mercatus Center at George Mason University
For over 25 years, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University has been the world's premier university source for market-oriented ideas-bridging the gap between academic ideas and real-world problems. A university-based research center, Mercatus works to advance knowledge about how markets work to improve our lives by training graduate students, conducting research, and applying sound economics to offer solutions to society's most pressing problems

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Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer / Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity / Austin, TX


Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity/Austin, TXExecutive Director and Chief Operating Officer – Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity – Austin, TX About the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity The Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity is built from the ground up for the public policy debates of the 21st century. Its mission: to expand economic opportunity to those who least have it, using the tools of individual liberty, free enterprise, and technological innovation. FREOPP is a digital-native organization that is breaking the traditional think tank mold, by identifying and developing reforms that can appeal to younger, tech-savvy Americans: those who believe that progressive outcomes can be achieved through entrepreneurship and individual creativity, and those who believe that America's diversity can be an engine of growth and prosperity. Our work on replacing Obamacare, for example, shows how consumer-driven health care can achieve universal coverage. Our work on higher education focuses on how the online revolution can bring affordable college degrees to everyone, by disrupting the academic cartel. FREOPP was founded in 2016 by Ames Brown and Avik Roy, and includes among its brain trust many of the nation's leading policy minds, including Kristen Soltis Anderson, Lanhee Chen, Daniel Garza, and Scott Winship. While FREOPP is only in its second year, it has already raised a significant amount of seed capital and exerted meaningful influence on the nation's public policy debates. The ED & COO will be in the enviable position of helping to build a consequential new institution without the immediate financial and branding concerns most new organizations have. This role is a unique opportunity for a risk-taking, performance-driven, entrepreneurial manager who is excited about the prospect of building the next great free-market think tank. About the Position The ED & COO is responsible for the day-to-day management of the organization and will wear many hats. Responsibilities include administering, operating and improving all FREOPP's internal systems. Depending on the candidate's interests and capabilities, the role will likely involve overseeing external activities such as development, outreach, marketing, and communications. The ED & COO will be responsible for developing FREOPP's strategic objectives in conjunction with the rest of the executive team and board of directors. The ED & COO will be responsible for measuring FREOPP's progress towards those strategic objectives on a regular basis, and for managing the organization towards achieving them. Job Responsibilities Implement, manage, and continuously improve FREOPP's internal and external operations and systems Work closely with the President and EVP to execute FREOPP's fundraising strategy Oversee all development efforts, including authoring grant requests, undertaking donor calls and meetings, maintaining the donor database, etc. Oversee organization's communications and outreach including social media, newsletter generation, proofreading, and marketing strategy Serve as key liaison between FREOPP and its board; serve as corporate secretary Generate financial reports and assist in managing budget and expenses Manage leadership team's schedules during crisis periods Ensure legal compliance Office management including order supplies, mailing letters, responding to requests, etc. The ED & COO will work with FREOPP's leadership to hire and manage other staff members. The ED & COO reports to the Executive Vice President, Ames Brown. The ED & COO will be based in Austin, TX, where FREOPP's headquarters are. We will assist with relocation. Because we care about attracting candidates as performance-driven as we are, we plan to offer the ED & COO a very competitive base salary with significant performance-based bonus potential. We expect to hire a high-performing individual who will consistently exceed expectations and be rewarde[...]

Director, Strategic Partnerships and Planned Giving / Competitive Enterprise Institute / Washington, DC


Competitive Enterprise Institute/Washington, DCDirector, Strategic Partnerships and Planned Giving – Competitive Enterprise Institute – Washington, D.C. About CEI The Competitive Enterprise Institute is a non-profit public policy organization dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty. Our mission is to promote both freedom and fairness by making good policy good politics. We make the uncompromising case for economic freedom because we believe it is essential for entrepreneurship, innovation, and prosperity to flourish. Unique among free market groups, CEI pursues a full-service approach to advancing public policy. Founded in 1984, CEI has grown into an effective advocate for freedom on a wide range of critical policy issues, including energy, environment, business and finance, technology, telecommunications, and food and drug regulation. Join Our Team The Competitive Enterprise Institute seeks a seasoned professional with proven major gift experience and a desire to be part of a dedicated team that's committed to a strong growth trajectory. Initial travel is projected at 20 percent with eventual travel up to 40 percent. This is a fast-paced position for a self-disciplined, organized individual with 8-15 years of experience who thrives on challenges. This position reports to the Vice President of Philanthropy. CEI is a fun, creative environment built around experienced policy leaders; departments have metrics-based accountability, but little bureaucracy. The VP Philanthropy – and the entire leadership team – desire to provide increasing levels of responsibility to their team members. There is an emphasis on personal growth and increases in responsibility. Job Description 60 percent: Cultivation and growth of a donor portfolio. Maintain a portfolio of 150-200 donors established donors; Actively cultivate individual donors and grow their involvement with CEI; Travel and meet with donors; Maintain Salesforce notes on donor portfolio; Look for ways to engage new donors. 25 percent: Project building and management Grow and manage a planned giving program and portfolio; Plan and execute regional fundraising events, including effective follow-up; Eventually – responsible for the supervision of CEI's direct mail program. 15 percent: Team Assistance Assist the entire team with important projects; Do additional calls for team members and add additional Salesforce notes as needed; Serve as an able editor for grant proposals as necessary. Characteristics If you believe that this position may be a good fit, these words will describe you: Team Player. CEI's philanthropy team is a close-knit, highly energetic five-person team that works hard (and sometimes works long hours) to serve the organization and its many donors. Discreet. You have a lifelong commitment to discretion. You are comfortable handling highly confidential materials. Experienced in Major Gift Fundraising. You are an intuitive relationship builder and have the intrinsic skills necessary to easily and quickly establish rapport with donors. You have been a major gift fundraiser on some level and are a gracious individual that maintains a highly professional demeanor at all times. You're comfortable being on the road at least 20 percent of the time (eventually up to 40 percent), and you know when and how to make an ask. You don't waste time, and understand that building a major gift portfolio takes a lot of seemingly routine, but critically important, day-to-day cultivation. Teachable. You are eager to work with a manager who has created a holistic strategic fundraising plan, as part of a team-based department. You are willing to learn and do new and innovative things. For example, if you don't have a background in direct mail, you're willing to learn mail and possibly add that complex process to your portfolio of knowledge. Self-Starter. You are able to jump into projects and build them and mov[...]

Communications Director / Yankee Institute for Public Policy / Hartford, CT


Yankee Institute for Public Policy/Hartford, CTCommunications Director – Yankee Institute for Public Policy – Hartford, CT The Yankee Institute for Public Policy seeks an individual to oversee its public and media relations efforts. Yankee Institute is a nonpartisan free-market think tank that develops and advances policies that promote smart, limited government; fairness for taxpayers; and an open road to opportunity for all the people of Connecticut. The communications director responds to media inquiries, maintains relationships with journalists and promotes Yankee Institute products and initiatives to the media. This position is located at Yankee Institute headquarters in Hartford, Connecticut. The position requires occasional travel. Responsibilities: Direct all marketing and communications efforts, which include publications and their distribution, promotional materials, community outreach and relations, media relations, digital outreach and brand management; Develop, oversee and execute public education and outreach campaigns, working with contractors as appropriate; Work closely with Yankee staff, especially policy team, to develop and execute media relations strategy and messaging; Proactively safeguard Yankee's brand; Develop and maintain relationships with journalists, columnists, editors and producers to enhance and sustain Yankee's reputation as a credible source of information and analysis; Respond to media inquiries, coordinate interviews and ensure timely response; Craft and pitch stories to print, broadcast and online journalists; Write and issue compelling press releases, media advisories, statements and letters-to-the editor and assisting with grant proposals and reports as appropriate; Identify opportunities to place timely and relevant stories/op-eds in national, state and local media; Coordinate and conduct editorial board meetings; Coordinate and conduct press events, and assist in planning/promotion of policy and program events; Maintain a database of journalists, editors, producers and others in print, broadcast and online media outlets; Work cooperatively with Yankee Institute investigative reporter; Help write, edit, format and/or proofread as needed Yankee Institute publications, and assist in the preparation of publications and materials as needed; Maintain media relations guidelines for staff; Develop ad placement strategy as required. Qualifications: Demonstrated ability as a media spokesperson Three or more years of relevant professional experience An understanding of and commitment to free-market solutions to public policy problems Excellent written communications skills Demonstrated commitment to accuracy and clarity Ability to manage multiple tasks in parallel, meet deadlines and work effectively under time pressure Proactive and entrepreneurial approach Demonstrated ability with social media / innovative practices and technologies Experience in the public policy or political sectors is preferred Compensation is commensurate with ability and experience. To Apply To apply, qualified candidates should submit the following in one PDF file with your full name in the file name: Résumé Cover letter describing your alignment with Yankee Institute's mission and your salary requirements Writing sample Please include “Comms, Yankee – Your Name” in the subject line of your email. Materials should be emailed in one PDF document to Claire Dixon with Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. No phone calls, please. Talent Market is a nonprofit entity dedicated to promoting liberty by helping free-market nonprofits identify talent for critical roles. We provide free consulting and recruiting services to free-market think tanks, policy organizations, research centers, and capa[...]

Events Marketing Coordinator / The Philanthropy Roundtable / WASHINGTON, DC


The Philanthropy Roundtable/WASHINGTON, DCJob Summary: The Events Marketing Coordinator, reporting to the Senior Marketing and Communications Manager, is responsible for creating and managing marketing plans for several events of varying size each year. The events marketing coordinator will oversee the creation of all print and digital promotional materials for events. This includes creating and managing the marketing calendar, planning the direction and design concept of the marketing campaign, commissioning graphic designers and reviewing their work, reviewing and segmenting outreach lists, assembling in-house mailings, and coordinating with vendors for mailings completed through a mail house. The events marketing coordinator will update and maintain event website content and draft participant materials for distribution. In addition, the event marketing coordinator will provide staffing support and assist with onsite event execution for events as assigned. Job Duties: Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: • Act as direct project manager for event marketing plan and execution. • Design, project manage and execute the overall marketing campaign to include, but not limited to: message development; collateral design production; mailing schedules; mailing list segmentations; print and digital advertising campaigns; e-mail marketing; outsourcing of projects with vendors; and vendor selection. • Create and maintain event websites • Write, design, and execute e-mail blasts to fulfill e-mail campaigns for each event using provided e-mail service provider. • Produce mail projects include brochures, postcards, flyers, and direct mail letters. • Draft marketing copy and edit materials related to each marketing initiative. • Interact with outside designers, review designs and layouts from graphic designers, provide creative direction, and facilitate internal routing of designs for approval. • Manage print buying and interface with mail house vendors. • Ensure that marketing pieces are completed on time and within the established budget • Ensure proper event follow-up including surveys, thank you notes, website updates, and attendee and speaker communication. • Manage and maintain event information in the organization's app platform • Oversee organizational use of online project management software. Skill Factors: • Education: Bachelor's Degree required. • Experience: Minimum of 2 years' experience in Communications or Marketing. • Exceptional writing, editing, and proofreading skills, including the ability to write compelling copy. Knowledge of standard concepts and best practices, including branding, message development, design, and positioning strategies. • Experience managing projects and timelines. • Computer: Strong computer skills; excellent command of MS Office, Outlook, CRM database, HTML and CSS. • Experience with Constant Contact, Expression Engine, and Word Press. • Experience with contract bidding and negotiations with outside vendors. Special Skills/Requirements: • Understand and support The Philanthropy Roundtable's mission and vision • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral • Exceptional editing and proofreading skills, including the ability to write compelling copy • Knowledge of standard concepts and best practices, including journalistic new style, branding, design, and positioning strategies • Ability to communicate and collaborate well with different departments of the organization • Strong attention to details and highly organized • High standard of honesty and able to maintain a high level of confidentiality • Requires a customer-service focused personality, suited to collaborating closely with professional colleagues and outside vendors and to working with highly successful business leaders and philanthropists • Enjoy working in cyclical working environment • Excellent[...]

Attorney / Institute for Justice / Minneapolis, MN


Institute for Justice/Minneapolis, MN

Do you want to change the world and make history? The Institute for Justice (, the national law firm for liberty, is seeking an energetic, entrepreneurial attorney for its office in downtown Minneapolis, MN. Candidates should have 1-4 years of litigation experience, with excellent communication skills and a commitment to litigate cases that secure immediate, real-world impact for our clients and vindicate vital constitutional principles in the areas of economic liberty, free speech, private property rights and education choice. The ideal candidate will possess a passion for freedom and a readiness to commit to a team-based approach to litigation.

We offer a competitive salary, full health, dental, and life insurance benefits, and a pension plan as well as a collegial, positive work environment.

To apply, visit the employment opportunities page on our website.

No phone calls, please.

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Digital Communications Manager / Mountain States Legal Foundation / Lakewood, CO


(image) Mountain States Legal Foundation/Lakewood, CO

Mountain States Legal Foundation seeks a digital communications manager for immediate hire. MSLF is poised for significant expansion. A key to our expansion plan is communicating our mission and values—telling the compelling stories of our clients through every means possible to help Americans understand how and why our litigation changes people's lives. This digital communications manager will become a critical part of MSLF's team and should possess the passion, commitment, and strategic vision needed to drive our mission to new heights.

The digital communications manager will enhance MSLF's digital communication efforts, focusing on building an engaged community across social media, the MSLF website, email communications, and the media with creative and compelling content. This position is an excellent opportunity for an up-and-coming, entrepreneurial and liberty-minded individual who wants to engage directly with the operations and efforts of an active and growing public interest legal foundation. The ideal candidate will be mission-oriented, flexible, proactive, positive, and possess a high degree of personal accountability. This position will report to MSLF's executive vice president, and work in collaboration with MSLF's communications and development staff.

Responsibilities and duties include:
* Draft press releases, advisories, talking points, blog content, and other written products that advance the goals of the organization through increased and more effective external communications.
* Contribute to a media database for key reporters, editors, producers, and other important contacts, making sure existing network of media contacts at national and local levels for both print and broadcast are maintained.
* Contribute to MSLF's social media goals by executing a social media strategy through competitive research, platform determination, benchmarking, messaging, and audience identification.
* Design and execute campaigns across various social channels—including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, etc.—crafting platform-specific copy in MSLF's voice and tone.
* Curate content and help inform the content strategy by relentlessly consuming news, court activity, and policy research that coincides with MSLF's legal activity.
* Coordinate with our web staff to optimize MSLF's website and associated campaigns, manage execution of organic search strategies, perform regular site audits, keyword research, optimize onsite content and report SEO performance.
*Mine data and analytics to gain a better understanding of the impact of marketing strategies on user behavior.
*Collaborate in preparing fundraising and marketing materials and grant applications.

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Managing Attorney / Mountain States Legal Foundation / Lakewood, CO


Mountain States Legal Foundation/Lakewood, CO

Responsibilities and duties include:
The Managing Attorney is a strategic and innovative litigator with significant trial level experience. The Managing Attorney is primarily responsible for his own caseload, litigating cases from the filing of a complaint to the argument or trial. Additionally, the Managing Attorney assists the Chief Legal Officer in supervising and mentoring staff attorneys. Responsibilities also include developing new cases, extensive factual and legal research, discovery, motion practice, and appellate advocacy.

The managing attorney reports to the Chief Legal Officer.

• 10+ years of experience
• Significant litigation experience to include discovery, briefs, motion practice, evidentiary hearings, court appearances, and appellate work.
• Experience in state and federal courts
• Strong research and writing skills.
• Desire to learn about different areas of the law.
• Licensed to practice law in Colorado or eligible to waive into the Colorado bar
• A team leader and mentor. The Managing Attorney must be able to assist in leading a team of junior attorneys in complex litigation matters, overseeing their activity, and developing their skills through the litigation process.
• Passion for MSLF's mission: a deep interest in protecting the right to own and use property, limited and ethical government, individual liberty, and the free enterprise system

Salary range: Commensurate with experience. Compensation package includes health and dental benefits, vacation and sick days, a retirement plan, plus more.

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Community Outreach Manager / Institute for Justice / Arlington, VA


Institute for Justice/Arlington, VA

The Institute for Justice, the national law firm for liberty, seeks an energetic, passionate and outgoing person to fill the role of Community Outreach Manager at our headquarters in Arlington, Va. IJ's activism team fights to change the world at the grassroots through outreach, organizing, training, coalition building, and public demonstrations—a unique brand of activism that reaches communities unaccustomed to hearing the message of freedom. The ideal candidate will have a deep commitment to IJ's mission and the principles of free markets, limited government, and individual rights as well as the confidence and optimism to speak publicly and engage unfamiliar audiences in the ideas of liberty. Candidates should have at least three years of professional experience.

The Activism Manager works to identify and prioritize opportunities for activism, cultivates relationships with activists, and develops and implements grassroots strategies for the groups we help organize. This person will travel to organize communities and assist them with their strategies to fight back every step of the way against the government's abuse of power.

Specific responsibilities are as follows:

Identify and develop opportunities for activism within IJ's four focus areas of economic liberty, free speech, private property rights and educational choice.
Travel to organize communities and provide grassroots consultation and materials in person.
Implement strategies and assist Director of Activism and Coalitions with high-priority projects.
Facilitate coalition-building and growth of groups.
Work with our award-winning media team to generate coverage of projects in the court of public opinion.
Lead outreach events (protests, rallies) at strategic moments in local grassroots effort.
Other duties as assigned.
We offer a competitive salary, full health, dental, and life insurance benefits, and a retirement savings plan, as well as the opportunity to work with experienced activists and litigators in a collaborative, collegial, positive work environment. The position also offers opportunities for professional development, growth and advancement.

We are now accepting applications for a January 2018 start date.

To apply, please visit our career website and follow the prompts to submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample.

No phone calls, please.

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Web Assistant / Aristos (An Online Review of the Arts) / New York, NY


(image) Aristos (An Online Review of the Arts)/New York, NY (Telecommute)

Aristos seeks a web-savvy assistant to provide technical help in the development, maintenance, and design of its HTML-based website.

This is a part-time telecommuting position on a flexible hourly basis at $15 per hour, with no fixed time period and no set work schedule. It is ideal for someone who already has a part- or full-time job, or a student who would like to earn extra income to help defray incidental expenses. Days and hours are determined by the needs of the editors and the availability of the assistant. Communication via e-mail will be supplemented as needed by contact via telephone and TeamViewer at mutually convenient times.

* Working knowledge of HTML
* Familiarity with Komodo Edit or other web editor
* Website design and development

* Format new issues of Aristos
* Assist in revising the design and content of the journal's home page
* Create new website pages using current design, and reformat remaining old pages
* Fix broken links and any content that is incorrectly formatted

* Aristos website and Facebook page (including cover photo): Test performance on major browsers and mobile devices, and optimize if needed
* MailChimp: Assist editors in creating templates for Aristos
publication notices and in creating mailing list segments

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* A knowledgeable web assistant who can perform, or quickly find out how to perform, diverse web-related tasks, and who can troubleshoot problems as they arise.

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Director of Content Production / Ayn Rand Institute: The Center for the Advancement of Objectivism / Irvine, CA


Ayn Rand Institute: The Center for the Advancement of Objectivism/Irvine, CAWhy Join Us Imagine working for an institute that advocates a culture of reason, rational self-interest and laissez-faire capitalism; that believes in a world in which individuals are free to pursue their own happiness, to create, to stand proud of their achievements¬—to be the heroes of their own lives. The Ayn Rand Institute, whose mission it is to advance that reality each and every day, seeks a Director of Content Production with strong project-management and leadership skills to help develop and lead the content development efforts of a think tank organization that promotes the fundamental pro-freedom values of individualism and the free market. Our Employer Brand The ARI staff is filled with highly intelligent specialists and passionate generalists who are motivated to build awareness of Ayn Rand and her ideas among students, educators, scholars and political influencers. Other staff is focused on building understanding of Rand's philosophy, Objectivism, and its relevance in today's world. The professionals on ARI's content team work together to develop thought-provoking ideas that will be viewed the world over. Our goals are furthered by a business culture that welcomes a healthy balance of work and fun. You'll find our employees celebrating our victories in a multitude of ways; book launches, monthly movie and game nights, or simply coming together for meaningful conversations that turn into real products of the mind. What We Need Our best candidate will be able to take the lead in assisting the CEO and Chief Content Officer (CCO) in managing and prioritizing the content development required to accomplish ARI's mission. You will put a high priority on relieving the CCO of administrative and organizational duties not directly related to the CCO's teaching, writing, editing and mentoring activities. This position serves as a leader for the Content and Philosophical Leadership (CPL) team in promoting synergies and coordination cross-functionally within ARI. You will meet regularly with the CCO to plan and coordinate the schedules of ARI writers and speakers. You must be comfortable reporting to the CEO and will serve as an important member of the Executive Team. This position is critical in keeping the CEO informed regularly about CPL's activities and you will work together to ensure the strategies are aligned with mission critical objectives. How Job Furthers ARI's Goals This position supports the CPL team by managing the workflow and content output of ARI's writers and speakers, resulting in better quality and increased quantity of output. Content output includes all intellectual work produced, including online publications, books, articles written for both internal and external publication, OAC and Campus and other courses, prepared talks, presentations and web-based publications. A major objective of this position is to relieve the CCO of organizational and administrative duties, allowing the CCO to mentor, teach and edit the work of content producers in the CPL group, and to serve as the liaison between the CPL team and the CEO. REQUIREMENTS Project Management: The Director of Content Production manages projects for ARI's content production, focusing on the following tasks: • Management Style: You're highly organized and possess a warm and approachable management style. • Chess Master: You can think five moves ahead and are proactive in circumventing challenges. • Goals-Setter: You set quarterly and annual production goals. Production may take the form of written articles intended for publication, prepared talks, social media outreach, video production, etc. Coordinate individual and group schedules as necessary to achieve produc[...]

Manager of Outreach Operations / Mercatus Center at George Mason University / Arlington, VA


Mercatus Center at George Mason University/Arlington, VAThe Mercatus Center at George Mason University is seeking a Manager of Outreach Communications and Operations as part of our outreach team to lead the strategic development, implementation, and management of education programs and research dissemination. Target audiences include congressional and committee staff, federal agencies, business community representatives and external affairs organizations. This role will work closely with members of the outreach, communications, and research teams and reports to the Vice President of Outreach. Primary responsibilities: -Develop and manage educational programs and forums for policymakers, including federal agencies, and other key audiences that feature the potential application of Mercatus research in the reform of government institutions and the development of economic and regulatory policies. -Develop creative communications content to ensure that Mercatus research products are presented in an accessible and timely manner. -Establish and enhance strategies and networks for the dissemination of Mercatus research products to relevant policy audiences. -Connect team members and scholars with contacts made through educational programs and digital promotion. -Assist Mercatus outreach and research teams in evaluating the highest value contribution that Mercatus scholarship can bring to research resources available in a public policy field, including original and derivative research products. -Coordinate internal communications and reporting between outreach team and events, marketing, publications, research and other Mercatus departments. -Identify opportunities for collaboration or research development with other organizations and individuals who derive value from using Mercatus research. Minimum Requirements: -Familiarity and well-established relationships with policy and opinion-shaping communities, especially think tanks, academic researchers and policymakers. -Demonstrated experience building relationships across organizations and with individuals.- -Excellent oral skills in translating economics research into layman's language. -Demonstrated writing and editing skills in developing short-form written and infographic products that effectively communicate research findings. -Proven ability to prioritize, delegate, and coordinate responsibility across teams. -At least five years relevant work experience in policy research/analysis or communications. -Commitment to the mission of Mercatus. -Project management experience is strongly preferred. Help us Grow Please submit your cover letter and resume, as well as three references, through our online application process. Your cover letter must indicate your interest in the Mercatus Center's mission. Employee Benefits Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience. In addition, Mercatus provides excellent benefits to all individual employees, including full health and dental coverage, flexible spending accounts, long-term disability and life insurance, a 403(b) retirement savings program, a parking permit, and free credits at George Mason University. About the Mercatus Center at George Mason University For over 25 years, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University has been the world's premier university source for market-oriented ideas-bridging the gap between academic ideas and real-world problems. A university-based research center, Mercatus works to advance knowledge about how markets work to improve our lives by training graduate students, conducting research, and applying sound economics to offer solutions to society's most pressing problems. Apply To Job[...]

Membership Manager / Institute for Justice / Arlington, VA


Institute for Justice/Arlington, VA

The Institute for Justice—the National Law Firm for Liberty—seeks an energetic, creative, and detail-oriented individual to fill the role of Membership Manager. The position works with the Vice Presidents for Development and External Relations to manage the Institute's direct-response fundraising and marketing via mail and online channels. The ideal candidate will have 1-3 years of related experience and a deep commitment to IJ's mission and the principles of limited government and individual rights.

Specific responsibilities include the following:

Manage IJ's donor acquisition and housefile programs
Bring on increased numbers of donors; improve conversion rates; renew existing donors at rates consistent with or better than historical averages
Work independently and with vendors and other IJ staff to secure lists, draft packages, get copy and art/design approved, test concepts
Generate data; optimize segmentation; manage list exchanges
Work with printer and mail shop to produce and mail packages
Ensure deadlines are met and quality is consistent with IJ standards
Track results and fine-tune strategy
Manage and grow IJ's monthly giving program
Retain and upgrade existing donors
Market the program via mail and online channels to attract new donors
Oversee cultivation and other communications
Manage all of IJ's mass mailings and online communications (generate data, oversee mailings, send emails, monitor responses, track results)
Develop, maintain, and oversee overall development communications calendar
Develop annual direct mail expenditures budget; stay within previously agreed-to budgets
Serve as primary development contact for Salesforce database
The ideal candidate will have:

1-3 years of related experience
Strong organizational, data-management, and analytical skills
Strong attention to detail
Commitment to producing error-free work
The ability to juggle multiple tasks, prioritize, and meet deadlines
Strong philosophical belief in restoring constitutional limits on government power
We offer a competitive salary, full health, dental, and life insurance benefits, and a retirement savings plan, as well as the opportunity to work with experienced development professionals and litigators in a collaborative, collegial, positive work environment. The position also offers opportunities for professional development, growth, and advancement.

To apply, please visit our career website and follow the prompts to submit a resume and cover letter.

No phone calls, please.

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