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

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 17:08:06 -0000

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 rewarded accordingly. Highly-qua[...]



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

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 19:14:37 -0000

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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

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 17:02:07 -0000

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.

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

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:25:07 -0000

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 production goals. • Gate-Keeper: Manage CCO's time to provide mentorship, editing and professional development counseling to ARI's writers and speakers. Coordinate work schedules of writers and s[...]



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

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:47:06 -0000

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[...]



External Relations Manager / Mercatus Center at George Mason University / Arlington, VA

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:47:06 -0000

Mercatus Center at George Mason University/Arlington, VA

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is seeking an External Relations Manager as part of our outreach team to develop and maintain strategic relationships with organizations and individuals in order to build awareness of Mercatus Center research and its value in policy reform. This role works closely with members of the outreach, communications, and research teams and reports to the Director of External Relations.

Responsibilities:

-Establish and maintain relationships with organizations and individuals who benefit from learning about Mercatus research.
-Catalogue and Provide up-to-date information to Mercatus scholars about current and anticipated policy action of external organizations relevant to Mercatus research initiatives.
-Assist Mercatus outreach and research teams in evaluating the highest value contribution that Mercatus scholarship can bring to public policy debates, including original and derivative research products.
-Collaborate with researchers and staff to develop and implement communications strategies, messaging, and tools to promote Mercatus research to external audiences including non-profits, think tanks, and other policy stakeholders.
-Design and oversee the execution of educational events for external audiences.
-Effectively communicate Mercatus research findings and implications at events, conferences, and meetings.

Minimum Requirements:

-Demonstrated experience building relationships across diverse organizations and with individuals.
-A proven track record with project management and evaluation.
-Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
-Demonstrated ability to prioritize and coordinate across teams.
-Minimum of five years relevant work experience at a non-profit, trade association, legislative office, or similar organization.
-Interest in market-oriented ideas and understanding of economic concepts.
-Writing experience.
-Ability to balance multiple responsibilities.
-Curiosity, creative thinking, and interpersonal skills.
-Experience with contact management software (e.g. Salesforce) is preferred, but a willingness to learn is very important.
-Commitment to the mission of Mercatus.

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.

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Event Manager / Mercatus Center at George Mason University / Arlington, VA

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:35:43 -0000

Mercatus Center at George Mason University/Arlington, VA

Would you like to use your event planning skills to advance liberty and free markets? The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is hiring an Event Manager to design and execute events that support the Center's research, education, and development efforts. Events Managers work across Mercatus teams developing event strategy, event plans, and lead execution to promote the Mercatus mission. This role works closely with members of the events team and across our program areas providing the opportunity to learn and grow at career within Mercatus.

Responsibilities:
-Provide primary strategic development and logistical planning for a range of events in order to advance the organization's mission
-Oversee completion of event logistics from beginning to end, including strategic development of event concepts, program planning, venue selection, task execution, leading logistical partners, contract negotiation, speaker communications, coordinating travel, marketing, budgetary reporting, and post-event measurement
-Build and manage relationships with current and existing vendors, speakers, event attendees, and internal partners

Successful candidate will have/be:
-A strong interest in the Mercatus Center mission
-At least five years of event planning experience in a fast-paced environment
-Exceptional verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
-Strong customer service experience
-An entrepreneurial spirit and strong work ethic
-Excellent attention to details, project management skills, and follow-through
-Able to manage multiple competing priorities while meeting deadlines and delivering consistently
-An ability to travel domestically or internationally
-Contract negotiation skills with hotels and vendors
-Proficient IT skills including using Microsoft Office suite

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.

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