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Program Manager, Media Programs / Charles Koch Foundation / Arlington, VA

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:31:03 -0000

Charles Koch Foundation /Arlington, VAOur world has been transformed by the instant availability of information. We're inundated by the 24-hour news cycle, opinions from a variety of sources and original content that isn't always reliable or even based in fact. If you're passionate about freedom of the press and the critical role the media plays in holding society's leaders accountable, this is your opportunity to contribute. You believe that a marketplace of ideas and fair and honest storytelling is the most effective way to communicate ideas. You believe freedom of speech and expression are essential for individual flourishing and a truly free society. You understand how a free press ensures that we have the information we need to hold our government and other institutions accountable, and you believe the media provides a forum for new ideas to emerge. You're excited about how the arts challenge settled ideas and engage us in deep and meaningful ways. Most importantly, you want to connect the next generation of media leaders to these ideas in a meaningful way. If this resonates with your passions, join us. Our media and journalism fellowship program gives media professionals the opportunity to engage with compelling content and instructors to further develop their understanding of free societies and to grow professionally. Our education team needs an experienced media professional like you to share your experience and passion with a motivated class of early-career professionals. As a program manager, you'll drive and measure the program's overall success and make recommendations for improvement. You'll use your knowledge of the media space to develop and execute curriculum, and your media experience will enable you to build meaningful relationships with potential partners. A collaborative professional, you'll work with stakeholders across the organization to ensure program objectives align with our overall vision of advancing a free and open society. Your responsibilities include: • Manage day-to-day coordination and execution of the media and journalism program, including scheduling faculty and guest speakers, and serving as the main point of contact for program participants • Collaborate and coordinate with the events team and other stakeholders to execute in-person summit events with each program iteration • Utilize knowledge of the media space to develop and execute curriculum as faculty for the media and journalism program • Assist with prospecting new partner organizations for the program Required knowledge and skills you bring to the team: • 5+ years of professional experience in media, including working for a media outlet or other content company • Demonstrated ability to develop meaningful relationships with contacts in the media industry • Experience in writing, video production, or social media • Exceptional interpersonal skills and professionalism • Entrepreneurial spirit and deep interest in creating innovative programming • Deep understanding of and passion for the ideas of free societies Standout applicants may also bring: • Degree in journalism or graduate study in film/video production, writing, communications, or other related fields • Supervisory experience You're unique. And we love that about you. We've learned that diversity in experiences, perspectives, knowledge and ideas fuels creativity, broadens knowledge, and helps drive success. That's why we're proud to be an equal opportunity employer and strive to treat all employees with honesty, dignity and sensitivity. We welcome all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or any other legally protected class. The Charles Koch Institute and Charles Koch Foundation are working to advance a free society that best achieves long-term peace, civility, and well-being. We do this by supporting universities, non-profits, and professional traini[...]



Senior Fellow, Technology and Innovation / Charles Koch Foundation / Arlington, VA

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:29:23 -0000

Charles Koch Foundation/Arlington, VAThe Charles Koch Institute seeks an individual to join its policy team to help foster critical national conversation about technology and innovation. Technological advances have transformed the human experience and have led to vast increases in well-being. These advances are best enabled by a policy framework of permissionless innovation and a culture that welcomes technological progress. We are currently focusing in these three areas of technology and innovation: The Case for Innovation Technology has the potential to continue to provide dramatic increases in well-being for all Americans. But not all disruption is welcomed. Increasing automation, shifting norms regarding employment, artificial intelligence, and other technological changes can come with increased public concern about the future of labor and public safety. In order to preserve a culture of permissionless innovation that facilitates technological progress, we must address how innovation improves well-being. Digital Free Speech The availability of information is a critical element of a free society. As conversations move online, the design, structure, and legal rights and obligations of those forums must enable free speech and civil discourse. Free speech, data, privacy, and encryption are also deeply intertwined. In order to have meaningful free speech and association, individuals must be able to communicate legally and securely through digital means. Without meaningful privacy and strong encryption, rights of expression will be chilled. This digital transition also provides an opportunity for private firms to use big data to unleash significant technological advancements. Industries Ripe for Disruption Many areas of our economy are ripe for technological disruption, but outdated legal frameworks often hinder potential advances. Health Care: Current medical regulations should adapt to potentially life-saving innovations such as wearables and other devices, pharmacological advances, virtual reality, genetic testing, and the sharing economy, allowing patients and their doctors to make responsible choices for individual circumstances. Financial: Provided they are not overregulated, new forms of payment, contracting, investment, financing, and insurance have the potential to transform the financial services industry by reducing or eliminating the costs of exchange. These new financial tools can lower barriers and increase exchanges in ways that were not previously possible. For example, blockchain technology can enable direct financial transactions as well as facilitate greater public accountability. Manufacturing: New forms of manufacturing, such as 3-D printing, and new material advances have the potential to improve the daily lives of individuals. We often do not consider these types of technological advances, but they are found in products we all use every day and can lead to improved goods for all. Transportation: Driverless cars, drones, and transportation network companies are just some of the significant recent developments in transportation. As those technologies expand, the potential benefits to individuals and firms can be stymied by outdated regulatory barriers and crony opposition. The ideal candidate will share an excitement for the discussion of areas of technology and innovation including the case for innovation, digital free speech, and industries ripe for disruption (such as transportation, health care, finance, and manufacturing). He/She will also be an experienced scholar and have a solid body of publications in topics related to these issues. Responsibilities will include driving the strategy behind the policy team's engagement on these ideas as well as a unique outreach responsibility to identify and maintain relationships with strategic prospects for investments in educational and partnership opportunities. If you are excited to drive a national conversation around an issue critical to freedom and looking for an out-of-the-box policy car[...]



Senior Fellow, Economic Freedom / Charles Koch Foundation / Arlington, VA

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:27:36 -0000

Charles Koch Foundation /Arlington, VAA well-functioning economy is grounded in the rule of law and allows markets to deliver mutually-beneficial outcomes absent undue government interference and favoritism towards particular businesses and individuals. As an experienced professional with practical substantive experience in topics related to these issues, you believe this vision is not sufficiently realized in the current economy. Government is increasingly erecting harmful regulatory barriers, interfering with the functioning of private markets, and advancing cronyism and corporate welfare through policies that allow well-connected groups to receive special benefits at the expense of everyone else. Come join our policy team as we foster a national conversation about economic freedom. As our Senior Fellow, you will deploy knowledge of a wide range of topics including but not limited to: political economy, property rights, and the philosophy of freedom; fiscal policy; cronyism and corporate welfare; and regulatory reform. The role entails promoting our vision to external audiences, developing partnerships, and exploring opportunities that advance economic freedom and opportunity for all. Your responsibilities will include driving the strategy behind the policy team's engagement on these ideas, engaging in public representation, providing leadership to the team, as well as a unique outreach responsibility to identify and maintain relationships with strategic prospects for partnership in this issue space. If you are committed to fostering culture where society is based on voluntary exchange and spontaneous order rather than top-down governmental policies, join us. Highlights of our Economic Freedom Policy Area: • Fiscal and Tax Policy: Ensuring limited government such that tax and fiscal policies do not threaten a free economy where economic growth and opportunity are available to all. • Regulatory Policy: Ensuring that laws and regulations protect individual rights rather than overburden individuals and businesses with undue barriers that reduce innovation, opportunity, and growth. • Cronyism and Corporate Welfare: Removing government policies that undermine the rule of law and create a two-tier society by providing spending, tax, regulatory, and other preferences to favored businesses and individuals at the expense of others. Your responsibilities include: • Help lead formulation of the team's plans and activities in the economic freedom issue area as well as driving our strategies on cronyism and corporate welfare • Provide direct supervision and strategic direction to a team of 3-5 performing work in this issue area • Drive external partnership, public outreach plans, and engage in public representation through speaking engagements at public forums, conferences, and other similar opportunities • Develop and write research and policy reports, or coordinate this activity with the team, that will directly contribute to the Institute's understanding of this critical issue • Publish research and opinion pieces in public outlets • Advise and collaborate across the Institute and key partners to develop strategies which advance Institute goals • Identify curriculum for educational programs and present lectures and other educational presentations • Review grant proposals and make recommendations to key decision makers Required knowledge and skills you bring to the team: • 10+ years of experience with expertise on economic freedom issues • Demonstrated experience and interest in leading and supervising a team • Strong writing and analytical skills • Strong oral communicator, able to represent the Institute in public forums including seminars, scholarly panels, debates, and in print and broadcast media • Strategic thinker who understands the key thinkers, leaders and organizations in their field of expertise • High level of initiative and ability to work independently and in a team setting • Solid unders[...]



HR Associate / Charles Koch Institute / Arlington, VA

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:25:16 -0000

(image) Charles Koch Institute/Arlington, VA

People are your passion. That's why you got into human resources. Well, that and because you're a pretty resourceful human yourself. Organized, adaptable, and quick on your toes, there's no task you can't handle. To you, a detail isn't just minutiae to check off a list, it's action to be taken. And you relish the opportunity. In fact, you're always looking for ways to revamp or develop processes and workflows to help make everything – and everyone – work better together.

Does this sound like you? Then you're our kind of people.

We're looking for an energetic, detail-oriented human resources associate to fill an essential role on our collaborative team of “resource-full” people, working with potential and current employees to navigate them toward flourishing, fulfilling careers.

If you're interested in applying your passion and creativity to innovate and improve the way we all work, apply today!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Manage the employee life cycle including new hire onboarding (i.e., new hire materials, surveys), orientation and off-boarding
• Coordinate processes associated with HR operations; examples include, coordinating staff trainings, initiating processes within our HRIS, administering FMLA, and closing payroll.
• Handle general HR inquiries to ensure prompt, courteous resolution that helps employees get what they need to be successful
• Provide general administrative support with a sense of urgency and keen attention to detail
• Support and drive projects to include: transitioning HRIS to a new platform, implementing iCIMS onboarding module, migrating our instance of Kronos, and other internal initiatives and projects
• Ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations concerning employment

Experience and skills you bring:
• Ability to build relationships quickly and thrive on collaborative teams
• You have a proven track record of managing multiple priorities and exceeding deadlines
• College degree with two to four years of experience in HR
• Strong customer focus and adaptability to customer needs
• High level of initiative with strong attention to detail
• Integrity and confidence to handle sensitive and confidential information
• Knowledge of HR processes, practices, and employment law
• Understanding and excitement for classical liberal ideas

Standout candidates will also bring:
• Experience using Salesforce
• Experience integrating a new HRIS
• Project Management experience

You're unique. And we love that about you. We've learned that diversity in experiences, perspectives, knowledge and ideas fuels creativity, broadens knowledge, and helps drive success. That's why we're proud to be an equal opportunity employer and strive to treat all employees with honesty, dignity and sensitivity. We welcome all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or any other legally protected class.

The Charles Koch Institute and the Charles Koch Foundation are working to advance a free society that best achieves long-term peace, civility, and well-being. We do this by supporting universities, non-profits, and professional training programs to find the ideas and talent that will stimulate a movement and change the world.

Because here, your life's work matters.

Apply To Job



Development Manager / Charles Koch Foundation / ckf.org, VA

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:12:02 -0000

(image) Charles Koch Foundation /ckf.org, VA

Bringing philanthropists together with the causes that best advance their desire to do the most good in this world is your calling. But where you really excel is in developing behind-the-scenes strategies to help our partners more effectively accomplish their goals.

If this sounds like you, talk to us. Our growing development team seeks a manager to boost the value of our higher education programs. These programs support students and scholars who are focused on helping people improve lives through the principles of a free and open society. Your role would be to work closely with teams across our foundation to create strategies that help our donor-facing partners cultivate mutually beneficial relationships with external donors in the philanthropic community.

If you're a great communicator and fast learner with stellar customer service skills with experience working in fundraising, your improvement-driven and entrepreneurial ways would be a strong resource to maximize our team's success.

Your responsibilities include:
• Build and drive an effective program to support the Foundation's higher education giving as it grows
• Generate informational materials that appraise the philanthropic community of opportunities to contribute to programs in higher education
• Collaborate closely with development and other internal teams to reduce turnaround of product deliverables
• Support the execution of Moves Management strategy
• Understand current program stream and identify new opportunities to support higher education

Required knowledge and skills you bring to the team:
• 5+ years of related experience in fundraising
• Extensive knowledge in Moves Management
• Experience generating fundraising content and products
• Demonstrated ability to manage and drive a portfolio of relationships
• Exceptional customer focus skills and ability to anticipate needs
• Superior written and verbal communication skills
• High degree of initiative and ability to take an entrepreneurial approach
• Strong attention to detail
• Supervisory experience preferred

All candidates will be asked to submit a writing sample.

You're unique. And we love that about you. We've learned that diversity in experiences, perspectives, knowledge and ideas fuels creativity, broadens knowledge, and helps drive success. That's why we're proud to be an equal opportunity employer and strive to treat all employees with honesty, dignity and sensitivity. We welcome all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or any other legally protected class.

The Charles Koch Institute and Charles Koch Foundation are working to advance a free society that best achieves long-term peace, civility, and well-being. We do this by supporting universities, non-profits, and professional training programs to find the ideas and talent that will stimulate a movement and change the world.

Because here, your life's work matters.

Apply To Job



Partnerships Manager, Ideas and Education / Charles Koch Foundation / ckf.org, VA

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:09:21 -0000

Charles Koch Foundation /ckf.org, VAYou're passionate about individual liberty, and well-versed in the thinkers and books of the classical-liberal tradition. You're also an expert “translator” – synthesizing disparate concepts so they click for others comes naturally to you, and you have a knack for thinking through the best ways to design educational programs. Finally, you have a proven track record of partnering with key decision makers to help them come up with new and better ways of doing things. Sound familiar? Our team is looking for you. The Partnerships Manager plays a critical, behind-the-scenes role in helping to ensure that the projects we invest in are guided by the classical-liberal principles we believe lead to long-term well-being. By partnering with and acting as an advisor to the teams making these investments, you will understand what creates value for the audience we are trying to reach, help develop the educational goals of the project, and “translate” complex ideas in ways that resonate with different audiences. The Charles Koch Institute works with an ever-growing number of staff, organizations, and partners to achieve a common vision, focusing on a wide range of topics (criminal justice reform, free speech, and economic freedom, to name a few), and working with a growing number of diverse audiences. As part of the Educational Development team, you will specialize in the principles most important to us to ensure these various efforts are consistent with our beliefs about social change, guided by our Framework for a Free and Open Society™. But this role isn't just about ideas: you will also find new and unique ways to improve our educational programs by making recommendations about the curriculum structure, learning objectives, speakers, and overall strategy of the programs, and partnering with teams to drive projects to completion. You also frequently have the opportunity to provide guidance on a wide range of content created by senior leaders including op-eds and speeches. This is a unique and fun opportunity for anyone who is steeped in the ideas of free societies, has strong customer focus, and flourishes when working on diverse, high-stakes projects. Your responsibilities include: • Synthesize and convey complex concepts to diverse audiences • Build relationships with and assess the needs of internal and external partners • Help partners develop learning objectives, curricula, and strategies to achieve educational goals, including the identification of speakers, readings, and activities that reinforce classical-liberal principles • Contribute to the ideas discussed in a wide range of written, print, and video educational products • Advise on educational solutions that create mutual benefit for us and our partners Required knowledge and skills you bring to the team: • 5+ years of related professional experience, including relationship management • Deep understanding of classical liberalism, thinkers, and major works • Proven ability to “translate” complex concepts to a wide range of audiences • Enjoys working behind the scenes to help others innovate, and making connections between big ideas, people, and diverse strategies/projects • Familiarity with curriculum development and pedagogical principles, including experience with adult education and training techniques • Above-average interpersonal skills and professionalism; proven ability to forge relationships and co-create projects; experience working with executive-level decision makers • Strong writing skills Standout applicants may also bring: • Familiarity with organizations advancing classical-liberal principles—including their leaders, initiatives and key decision makers You're unique. And we love that about you. We've learned that diversity in experiences, perspectives, knowledge and ideas fuels creativity, broadens kno[...]



Program Manager & Instructor / Charles Koch Foundation / Arlington, VA

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:06:52 -0000

(image) Charles Koch Foundation /Arlington, VA

You're a great motivator and persuader. First and foremost, you love helping people. They connect with you and you're skilled at getting them aligned with a common vision. You can enthusiastically relate the ideas and principles of classical liberalism to groups large and small – in profound ways that everyone can understand, while your stellar interpersonal skills allow you to be equally effective one on one.

Now, here's your chance to fully harness your abilities. Our educational development team seeks a dynamic and engaging individual to help us teach our Framework for a Free and Open Society™. If hired, you would have the opportunity to become the face of the FFOS in many of our educational programs, as well as supporting our educational efforts with grant partners.

If you have great people skills and the ability to help others learn, apply today.

Your responsibilities include:
• Provide instruction to the many students participating in the Institute's educational programs
• Contribute to curriculum development and conceptualize new ways of teaching the FFOS
• Teach the FFOS to our partners and various audiences in the key institutions of society – community, business, government, and education – to further advance the CKI vision
• May include up to 25% travel

Required knowledge and skills you bring to the team:
• 5+ years of professional experience in roles that involved public speaking, training or instruction, writing, or other relevant responsibilities
• Familiarity with the Framework for a Free and Open Society
• Exceptional professionalism and interpersonal skills
• Familiarity with adult education and training techniques
• Strong understanding of and excitement for the principles of a free society and classical liberalism

Standout applicants may also bring:
• Experience with the legislative process, especially on the state level
• Experience teaching through online platforms
• Completion of an educational program at the Charles Koch Institute strongly encouraged

You're unique. And we love that about you. We've learned that diversity in experiences, perspectives, knowledge and ideas fuels creativity, broadens knowledge, and helps drive success. That's why we're proud to be an equal opportunity employer and strive to treat all employees with honesty, dignity and sensitivity. We welcome all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or any other legally protected class.

The Charles Koch Institute and Charles Koch Foundation are working to advance a free society that best achieves long-term peace, civility, and well-being. We do this by supporting universities, non-profits, and professional training programs to find the ideas and talent that will stimulate a movement and change the world.

Because here, your life's work matters.

Apply To Job



Media Relations Specialist / Charles Koch Institute / Arlington, VA

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:01:51 -0000

(image) Charles Koch Institute/Arlington, VA

Breaking News–we interrupt your job search to bring you your next career opportunity!

You have an eye for what's newsworthy and act with the perfect balance of timing and urgency. Quick on your feet. Proactive and persistent. Your determination to succeed and passion for your work earns you credibility with your team and with partners. This positions you to drive key media relations recommendations.

Sound familiar? If so, apply to join our media relations team and you'll contribute to the national media placement strategy of our organization's top priorities. You'll be part of the team raising awareness for new perspectives and ideas that help people accomplish great things for themselves and others.

Your responsibilities include:
• Proactively identify media outlets and reporters to pitch news stories to for media coverage
• Build and maintain targeted lists of key influential media professionals interested in any or all of the Charles Koch Institute's critical issue areas
• Actively track and document all media submissions, placements, mentions, and established media relationships
• Help create, maintain, and disseminate press materials for Charles Koch Institute events
• Edit press releases, pitch letters, letters to the editor, op-ed pieces, or other press materials as needed

Required knowledge and skills you bring to the team:
• Bachelor's Degree and one to three years of communications or media relations experience
• A general understanding of Charles Koch Institute's priority issue areas and overall mission
• Skilled at pitching to the media, with a proven track record of media placements
• Ability to efficiently collaborate with multiple individuals and teams across the organizational spectrum
• Ability to think strategically about promoting the priority issues and mission
• Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple and shifting priorities and project

Standout applicants may also bring:
• Existing contacts with media professionals at the state and local level, national contacts a plus
• Knowledge of and experience with media monitoring software (TV Eyes/Cision)

You're unique. And we love that about you. We've learned that diversity in experiences, perspectives, knowledge and ideas fuels creativity, broadens knowledge, and helps drive success. That's why we're proud to be an equal opportunity employer and strive to treat all employees with honesty, dignity and sensitivity. We welcome all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or any other legally protected class.

The Charles Koch Institute and the Charles Koch Foundation are working to advance a free and open society that best achieves long-term peace, civility, and mutual benefit. We do this by supporting universities, non-profits, and professional training programs to find the ideas and talent that will stimulate a movement and change the world.

Because here, your life's work matters.

Apply To Job



Senior Administrative Assistant / Charles Koch Foundation / Arlington, VA

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:59:42 -0000

Charles Koch Foundation /Arlington, VAJuggling is your hidden talent and you don't get frazzled when another ball gets thrown into the mix. You're able to multi-task, and stay connected to shifting priorities so that you can respond with a moment's notice. People are constantly amazed at the sheer amount of tasks you can accomplish in a day, and in awe of your ability to problem solve. You play a vital role in building relationships, managing projects, and driving process improvements. Being challenged in a fast-paced environment is as critical to you as the smallest detail in a carefully crafted email. And though you can handle your own, you're not a lone ranger. You excel best in a supportive, team-based culture. More importantly, you find fulfillment in helping others achieve success. As our new senior administrative assistant, your skills and experience will keep our well-oiled machine going at full steam. You'll be a crucial part of our success, unleashing your talents alongside our university investments team as we work to support scholars who study how free societies can lead to greater opportunity and increase quality of life for everyone. If you share our goals, and you can maintain a high level of urgency, professionalism and customer focus, apply now. Your responsibilities include: • Support 2-4 program officers with daily administrative needs, scheduling, and expense reports • Manage calendars and coordinate activities such as meetings, travel, and conferences • Coordinate logistics for visitors (badge access, parking, guest office space, equipment, etc.) • Manage and prioritize incoming requests and appointments • Serve as first point-of-contact for some internal and external communications • Assess administrative needs and make decisions to allocate resources accordingly • Improve administrative processes and innovate to increase efficiency Required knowledge and skills you bring to the team: • 3+ years experience of providing administrative support • High level of initiative and ability to anticipate needs • Strong multi-tasking skills and attention to detail • High sense of urgency and ability to quickly adapt to changing circumstances • Superior professionalism and ability to work well with all levels of staff • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team • Excellent oral and written communication skills • Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel • SharePoint and Salesforce experience preferred • Associate's or Bachelor's degree preferred • Excitement for the ideas of a free society You're unique. And we love that about you. We've learned that diversity in experiences, perspectives, knowledge and ideas fuels creativity, broadens knowledge, and helps drive success. That's why we're proud to be an equal opportunity employer and strive to treat all employees with honesty, dignity and sensitivity. We welcome all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or any other legally protected class. The Charles Koch Institute and Charles Koch Foundation are working to advance a free society that best achieves long-term peace, civility, and well-being. We do this by supporting universities, non-profits, and professional training programs to find the ideas and talent that will stimulate a movement and change the world. Because here, your life's work matters.Apply To Job[...]



Legal Policy Director / Pacific Legal Foundation / Arlington, VA

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:58:31 -0000

Pacific Legal Foundation/Arlington, VALegal Policy Director Pacific Legal Foundation—the nation's first and most successful public interest law firm dedicated to vindicating individual liberty—seeks an energetic and experienced legal policy and legislative professional to build and lead a new component to expand PLF's positive influence on Capitol Hill, the federal executive branch, and in state capitals. The legal policy component is a key part of the organization's strategic plan, which will advance the next generation public interest law firm. This position provides an opportunity to play an important role that will increase PLF's national prominence and expand its success outside the courts in advancing liberty. The Legal Policy Director will coordinate with the legal, research, and communications teams to develop and execute strategies directed at engaging Congress, federal agencies, and state governments. Because this is a new position, the Legal Policy Director's first duty will be to collaborate with others and develop a strategic plan that will guide the foundation's efforts to achieve increasing success in the political branches over time. The Legal Policy Director will also need a high degree of entrepreneurship and initiative to launch and execute new projects pursuant to the plan. Primary Responsibilities • Building and strengthening relationships with legislative and executive branch leaders at the federal level and in the states (outreach at the state level will be selective at first). • Managing a team to effectively engage elected leaders and their senior staff concerning PLF ideas to expand liberty and stop serious threats thereto, especially by connecting such leaders with PLF experts and taking other actions to increase PLF's influence in the political branches. • Presenting PLF's reform ideas effectively to elected officials and affinity partners in various settings, including facilitating testimony and rulemaking comments by others at PLF, preparing talking points and other written material, and leading discussions in working group settings. • Developing and successfully executing strategies to increase lawmakers' oversight and legislative agendas on PLF priority issues and expand PLF's influence on those matters, while tracking other secondary issues and developments. • Working with the legal team to draft model legislation on priority issues and promoting it effectively (with other components at PLF) in Congress, state legislatures, and with the public. • Coordinating with the strategic research team and their engagement of outside scholars to produce and distribute materials that will support positive change in the political branches. The ideal candidate has at least 5-10 years of relevant experience executing the key job duties, has extensive relationships of value (both within the political branches and the liberty movement), and is a natural at building and strengthening such relationships. The candidate also needs to be a tactician with a long-term strategic sense, who is a good coalition partner and can marshal others' effort on our priorities. The Legal Policy Director will need to work well with every component at PLF, across several offices, and thus, should have a record of working productively and collaboratively in analogous settings. Additional Skills/Preferred Experience • A proven record of managing efforts to change policy or procedures in the political branches. • Strong written and oral communication skills. • Adherence to and knowledge of the principles of liberty. • History of advancement over time in previous roles. • A legal background or knowledge of legal issues is not required but is desired. GENERAL INFORMATION PLF identifies and litigates important legal issues to s[...]



Executive Assistant / Charles Koch Institute / Arlington, VA

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:57:26 -0000

Charles Koch Institute/Arlington, VANecessity is the mother of all innovation, and you are the chief inventor. Strong in your ability to identify and anticipate needs; you understand that success or failure is determined by the thoughtfulness and willingness to execute. You are a valued business partner who takes pride in understanding your principal's business portfolio. Building relationships, managing projects, and driving process improvements are your greatest contributions. As a strategic thinker, you connect task management to organizational priorities with a high degree of confidentiality, sense of urgency and customer-focus. Does this sound like you? Then we encourage you to apply. Our executive assistant needs at the Charles Koch Institute and the Charles Koch foundation are growing quickly in support of our organization's vision and mission. By applying here, we will consider you for all current openings and future needs. Being an executive assistant here means you are part of a team of administrative professionals who support one another and find fulfillment by helping others achieve success. Together, we are advancing the vision of a free and open society that best achieves long-term peace, civility, and mutual benefit. Come join us and do the kind of good that matters most. Your responsibilities may include: • Provide high-level of administrative support to external-facing principal • Maintain a deep understanding of priorities in order to allocate principal's time and resources appropriately • Manage calendars, book and coordinate travel, itineraries and logistics • Coordinate external guests and contractors, providing prompt and customer-focused service • Keep the pulse on all on-going projects and their status; serve as liaison on behalf of your principal • Process invoice payments and expense reports for the executive Required knowledge and skills you bring to the organization: • 5+ years of experience as an Administrative or Executive Assistant • High school diploma or higher level of education • Unparalleled attention to detail and an aggressive drive to take initiative, with the professionalism to interact with executives and external stakeholders • A clear understanding of and excitement for CKI/F's perspective, as well as the ability to think strategically about the principal's time as an allocation of resources • Demonstrated high-level of confidentiality, sense of judgment, ability to think on their feet and problem solve while maintaining composure • Articulate and concise oral and written communication skills • Proficiency in MS Office: Word, Excel, Outlook (or another email management system), and PowerPoint Standout candidates may also bring: • Experience using Salesforce, Concur and Egencia • Experience in project management You're unique. And we love that about you. We've learned that diversity in experiences, perspectives, knowledge and ideas fuels creativity, broadens knowledge, and helps drive success. That's why we're proud to be an equal opportunity employer and strive to treat all employees with honesty, dignity and sensitivity. We welcome all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or any other legally protected class. The Charles Koch Institute and the Charles Koch Foundation are working to advance a free and open society that best achieves long-term peace, civility, and mutual benefit. We do this by supporting universities, non-profits, and professional training programs to find the ideas and talent that will stimulate a movement and change the world. Because here, your life'[...]



Administrative Assistant, Future Talent Needs / Charles Koch Institute / Arlington, VA

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:54:59 -0000

(image) Charles Koch Institute/Arlington, VA

You wear a lot of hats. We mean that figuratively, of course. People are constantly amazed at the sheer amount of tasks you can accomplish in a day. You perform best when the pressure is on, keeping your cool as you flex and adjust with the dexterity of an ergonomic office chair. Organization? You wrote the book.

Being challenged in a fast-paced environment is as critical to you as the smallest detail in a carefully crafted email. And though you can handle your own, you're not a lone wolf. You excel best in a supportive, team-based culture. More importantly, you find fulfillment in helping others achieve success.

Good news – we've got some hats that are just your size.

Our administrative needs at the Charles Koch Institute and the Charles Koch Foundation are growing quickly in support of our organization's vision and mission. Although we don't have immediate openings, we anticipate needing additional team members to better achieve our mission. By applying here, you'll be considered for future openings.

Your duties and responsibilities may include:
• Support the logistics and administrative responsibilities of your team
• Manage scheduling and coordinate activities such as travel, conferences, and team activities
• Provide project support and database management
• Process invoice payments and expense reports
• Assess administrative needs and make decisions to allocate resources accordingly
• Improve administrative processes and innovate to increase efficiency

Required knowledge and skills you bring to the organization:
• 1+ years of administrative or professional work experience
• High School Diploma or higher level of education
• High level of initiative, ability to anticipate needs and quickly adapt to changing circumstances
• Strong multitasking-skills and attention to detail
• Superior professionalism and ability to work well with all levels of staff
• Articulate and concise oral and written communication skills
• Proficient in MS Office: Word, Excel, Outlook (or another email management system), and PowerPoint
• Excitement for the ideas of a free society

Stand out candidates will also bring:
• SharePoint and Salesforce experience
• Experience working with Concur and Egencia

You're unique. And we love that about you. We've learned that diversity in experiences, perspectives, knowledge and ideas fuels creativity, broadens knowledge, and helps drive success. That's why we're proud to be an equal opportunity employer and strive to treat all employees with honesty, dignity and sensitivity. We welcome all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or any other legally protected class.

The Charles Koch Institute and Charles Koch Foundation are working to advance a free society that best achieves long-term peace, civility, and well-being. We do this by supporting universities, non-profits, and professional training programs to find the ideas and talent that will stimulate a movement and change the world.

Because here, your life's work matters.

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Program Officer, Technology and Innovation / Charles Koch Institute / Arlington, VA

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:44:05 -0000

Charles Koch Institute /Arlington, VATechnological advances have transformed the human experience and have improved individuals' lives. But not all innovation is welcomed. If you are committed to a culture that welcomes innovation and does not hinder technological progress, come join us. Deploy your deep knowledge of technology law and policy to help us develop partnerships and explore opportunities to positively impact society. Highlight of our Technology and Innovation Policy Area: • Culture of Innovation: The changing nature of work, the impact of autonomation, artificial intelligence, and machine learning on society, and other emerging technologies raise important policy and cultural questions that ought to be examined. • Digital Free Speech and Free Association: As conversations move online, the design, structure, and legal rights and obligations of those forums must enable free speech and civil discourse. Therefore, we focus on privacy, encryption, surveillance, intermediary liability, SLAPPs, and other threats to digital speech. • Industries Ripe for Innovation: Existing legal structures are frequently barriers to innovation. Systems designed for yesterday's world can preclude the technology of tomorrow. We focus on removing barriers to innovation in health care, financial services, manufacturing, and transportation. Your responsibilities include: • Work with partner organizations to develop and maintain relationships, manage grants and coalition activity, identify and advance opportunities for collaboration • Possess a working knowledge of major tech policy issues and the ability to learn new ones as they emerge • Communicate CKI priorities to external audiences and professionally represent the Institute at conferences and events • Work closely with internal teams to develop and execute strategies to promote the scholarly work supported by the Institute and partners Required knowledge and skills you bring to the team: • On-the-job experience working in tech policy and/or strategic relationship management required • High sense of urgency and an entrepreneurial spirit • Confident oral communicator with superior interpersonal skills • A formidable attention to detail and a high level of discretion • Proven ability to collaborate across multiple teams Standout applicants may also bring: • Demonstrated track record of success driving grant-making relationships • Bachelor's degree in economics, political science, philosophy or related field preferred; Candidates with degrees in computer science, engineering, and the hard sciences will also be considered You're unique. And we love that about you. We've learned that diversity in experiences, perspectives, knowledge and ideas fuels creativity, broadens knowledge, and helps drive success. That's why we're proud to be an equal opportunity employer and strive to treat all employees with honesty, dignity and sensitivity. We welcome all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or any other legally protected class. The Charles Koch Institute is an educational organization focused on the importance of free societies and how they increase wellbeing for the overwhelming majority of people. Through the Institute's professional education, research, and training programs, we work to prepare professionals for careers that improve well-being by advancing free societies. Because here, your life's work matters.Apply To Job[...]



Policy Liaison, Criminal Justice and Policing Reform / Charles Koch Institute / Arlington, VA

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:36:25 -0000

Charles Koch Institute /Arlington, VAYou believe in transformative work – the ability to make a lasting change in criminal justice reform. Most significantly, you understand the power of unique connections, and how they can enable lasting effects in society. If this sounds like you, this is an exciting and meaningful opportunity to grow and expand your skills. The number of people incarcerated in the United States is staggering – growing over five hundred percent over the last forty years. Even worse? Over ninety percent of these individuals will leave prison and face legal barriers creating a lifetime challenge of reintegrating into their communities as productive citizens. At the Charles Koch Institute, we are working to change the status quo. We believe in second chances – an ability to recourse one's life for the advancement of society. By supporting reforms that build trust between police and the citizens they are sworn to serve and protect, we are working towards finding common ground and understanding – the best way to advance public safety. We believe that by removing barriers to opportunity, people can successfully re-enter society. If these words speak to your deepest beliefs and passions about people, keep reading. Our policy and research team is looking for a dedicated and passionate strategic outreach professional to join their team in the Criminal Justice and Policing Reform issue area. The right person for this position will have experience in external relations, partnership management, or outreach. As a policy liaison, you would be responsible for developing and managing exciting, meaningful relationships with partners in the criminal justice reform space. Through these grant relationships and partnerships, you will have the ability to forge new paths and connections to transform current justice practices. Along the way, you will work alongside accomplished and passionate experts in this field – an unmatched opportunity. Better yet – you will be working to make a life-changing impact on the lives of individuals every single day. Sound like a mission you want to join? Apply today. Your responsibilities include: • Work with partner organizations to develop and maintain relationships • Develop a strategy for CKI presence at conferences and other events related to criminal justice reform, recommend opportunities for leveraging internal subject matter experts, public policy discussions, and other impactful interactions at external events • Manage a robust portfolio of grantees including cultivation of new and existing partnerships, driving forward recommendations for opportunities, managing the relationship throughout a grant, and ensuring opportunities meet their stated outcomes • Manage coalition activity in order to identify and advance opportunities for meaningful collaboration with external allies • Work closely with internal teams to develop and execute strategies to promote the scholarly work supported by the Institute and partners Required knowledge and skills you bring to the team: • 3+ years of professional experience managing relationships in an outreach or external relations role • Bachelor's degree • Requires travel, potentially around 40% • Strong interest in criminal justice reform • High sense of urgency and an entrepreneurial spirit • Confident oral communicator with superior interpersonal skills • A formidable attention to detail and a high level of discretion • Proven ability to collaborate across multiple teams Standout applicants may also bring: • Criminal justice reform work experience • Experience in a grant-making environment driving relationships You're uniqu[...]



Outreach Coordinator / The Herald Group / Washington, DC

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 21:14:12 -0000

The Herald Group/Washington, DCThe Herald Group is looking for a highly motivated, career-oriented individual looking to gain hands on knowledge of public affairs and strategic communications through third party outreach and management. Whether to further validate the organization's position or to give critical mass from an advocacy standpoint, a bench of third party champions with shared policy interests at the national and state level can create an echo chamber to better position a client's needs on specific legislative, legal, and regulatory debates. The Outreach Coordinator would be responsible for building off existing internal relationships to maintain and grow the firm's associations with third parties in both the think tank, advocacy and academic spheres of influence. The candidate should possess excellent interpersonal skills, good writing and verbal communication ability as well as excellent knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and social media. The candidate should be a team player and able to handle multiple tasks at the same time. Responsibilities include executing day to day engagements including relationship building and management, content development, issues research, and strategic insight into third party activities. Assignments including but not limited to: • Thorough research on third party organizations policy positions and past actions • Represent THG before individual and multi-party groups (weekly meetings, events, general networking, etc.) • Regular monitoring and reporting of third party activities, research, commentary and priority issues • Write, edit and proofread materials ensuring quality and consistency • Maintain database of key third party organizations and contacts • Inform staff regularly via email about any outreach or upcoming meetings with third-party groups • Write, edit and proofread materials ensuring quality and consistency • Regularly attend meetings and events to create opportunities for existing and future clients, as well as maintain close third-party relationships • Identify and develop internal strategies to better leverage third parties for current and prospective clients • Initiate relationships and manage workflow between THG account leads and third parties Qualifications: • 2-4 years of communications or external affairs experience in a think tank, advocacy or Congressional setting • Strong understanding of and familiarity with free market organizations is strongly preferred • Strong research skills • Confident and mature with the ability to network and speak with senior leadership • Strong organizational and scheduling skills, ability to multi-task, and attention to detail • Team-oriented with positive attitude • Ability to write clearly and concisely on short deadlines while varying writing styles to target audiences • Energetic, self-starter and resourceful problem solver – gets things moving and keeps them on track The Herald Group is a full service, bipartisan public affairs firm in Washington, DC, that provides strategic communications counsel to major corporations, trade associations and other organizations seeking to advance public policy positions in federal and state legislative arenas. We provide a fast-paced, energetic work environment, and this position will have daily interaction with senior staff and clients. This is a full time, paid position with a competitive compensation package. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter with a resume to allianceresumes@theheraldgroup.com, and may be asked to submit a writing sample or complete a writing test. Salary commensurate with experience. Apply To[...]



Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Education Freedom / Texas Public Policy Foundation / Austin, TX

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 20:58:26 -0000

Texas Public Policy Foundation/Austin, TXDescription: The education freedom movement is at a crossroads: though incremental progress has been made, its opposition continues unabated, stunting additional progress. To achieve the ultimate goal, that every American child have true opportunity – in a completely new, flexible, 21st-century “system” suited to the needs of children and their families – we must articulate an appealing vision for sweeping change that attracts a new group of champions. Texas is the ideal place to begin such a campaign, and the Texas Public Policy Foundation is the ideal organization to lead it. We are the vanguard of the education opportunity coalition in Texas, and one of the leading state-based voices on the issue nationally. When we make the case for reform, people listen— and we are looking to expand our reach by adding a high-level policy researcher and analyst to complement our significant personnel strength in legislative outreach and strategy. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: TPPF seeks to hire a Senior Policy Analyst whose core responsibility will be leading our research on K-12 education policy, which will underscore our work on education opportunity moving forward. In particular, this analyst will focus on vehicles of education opportunity, including but not limited to: education savings accounts, charter schools, tax credit scholarships, and home schooling; legislative priorities, such as school finance, will also determine research agenda. Furthermore, the analyst will serve as the lead spokesperson on those education policies, ensuring that liberty-oriented analysis guides the overall narrative. This will include testifying at the state legislature, participating in speaking engagements across the state and the nation, and having academic-quality research published in numerous media outlets. The new team member will coordinate with our current education policy staff on legislative strategy and grassroots outreach, and will ultimately be a vital asset to our work on state and federal education policy. Qualifications: The Senior Policy Analyst must be an extraordinary person with a keen drive to blaze new pathways in the fight for increased educational opportunity; preference will be given to candidates with relevant advanced degree(s). He or she must have the following qualities: • A self-starter. This position is a leadership position, with minimal daily oversight and exceedingly high expectations. The person leading this fight must be willing and able to conceive and develop innovative ideas independently and often -- and bring them to fruition. • A thinker. Specifically, the Senior Analyst must have a background in and a passion for education policy, as well as an understanding of the Texas Legislature and Congress, as well as the various governmental agencies involved in setting policy. • A writer. This Analyst must possess the aptitude for graceful prose that conveys complicated concepts convincingly. • A media presence. Policy begins with persuasion, and in a sphere like this, the candidate must possess a presence with the credibility and appeal to explain and defend them. • A leader. The Senior Analyst must be willing to work with tact and persuasion to assemble a broad coalition. The position's salary will be commensurate with the experience, expertise, and skills of the Analyst who takes the position. 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. Please send cover letter, resume, salar[...]



Associate Vice President, Federal Affairs / R Street Institute / Washington, DC

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 17:28:13 -0000

R Street Institute/Washington, DCAssociate Vice President, Federal Affairs R Street Institute Washington, DC The R Street Institute, a free-market think tank headquartered in Washington, DC and with regional offices around the country, seeks an energetic associate vice president (AVP) of Federal Affairs to lead its federal engagement and manage a team of skilled professionals working with decision-makers in Washington. This position will report to the vice president of implementation. Ideal candidates will be hard-working, well-networked, tactically-minded and comfortable managing a team that's moving in tandem with issues on the Hill. Accordingly, much time will be spent out of the office. The R Street Institute is experiencing rapid growth in both personnel and scholarly output. In light of this, a successful candidate must have the ability to transcend politics as usual and work across ideological lines to promote our policy work in an effective manner as we grow. In addition, the AVP will work in concert with R Street's State Affairs and Communications teams to ensure that we're maximizing our ability to support free market and effective governance policy solutions. Responsibilities ● Lead R Street's federal affairs team which focuses on advancing the organization's priorities and sharing its research before Congress and Federal agencies. ● Create and implement a coherent and integrated strategy for the federal affairs team. ● Build and manage federal coalitions with a focus on maintaining R Street's position as a non-profit think tank among conservative organizations. ● Research and write on R Street's key policy priorities in a number of different formats. ● Serve as a spokesperson for R Street on federal policy priorities. ● Ensure that R Street meets grant deliverables related to the federal affairs team. Requirements ● At least five years professional experience focused on public policy. ● At least four years of experience in Congress or a federal agency operating in a capacity that engages R Street's policy interests. ● Demonstrated ability to work across ideological lines and find commonalities amidst a challenging political environment. ● Experience building and flexibly managing a team of talented professionals. ● Excellent writing and verbal communication skills. ● We expect that most candidates will have a bachelor's degree or higher but no specific educational background is required. We care far more about demonstrated results than any credential. This is a full-time job based in Washington that requires a daily presence in our office and/or on and around the Hill. Although R Street is growing rapidly, we remain a close-knit team. R Street strives to provide a compensation package superior to those at other think tanks and nonprofits. In addition to a highly competitive salary, we provide a health insurance option entirely paid by the employer (even for families), wellness benefit, employer-subsidized mobile phones benefit, 401(k) contributions with no employee match required and an exceptionally generous vacation policy. R Street does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, era of military service, gender identity or anything else that's illegal, immoral or stupid to use as a basis for hiring. We currently plan to accept applications for this job until filled. Candidates we are interested in will be contacted for a telephone interview. These will be done on a rolling basis. In-person interviews will be held in our DC office. To app[...]