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Updated: 2018-02-22T22:18:46-00:00

 



Marketing Manager / National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation / Springfield, VA

2018-02-22T22:18:46-00:00

(image) National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation/Springfield, VA

The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation seeks a self-driven Marketing Manager to assist in its development and communications operations.

Candidates must possess outstanding written and oral communications skills, including the ability to convey complex legal and public policies issues to a broad audience. Writing tasks include drafting fundraising letters, correspondence with donors, newsletters articles, op-eds, and some press releases.

Multitasking, setting priorities, and paying attention to detail are essential, as is a strong commitment to individual liberty and limited government.

Knowledge of basic HTML and experience with social media, web content management systems, e-mail marketing services, and InDesign or other publishing software are appreciated.

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5 jobs from Stand Together

2018-02-21T14:16:40-00:00

Events Manager
Stand Together
https://www.stand-together.org, VA

Digital Marketing Manager
Stand Together
Arlington, VA

Donor Communications Manager
Stand Together
Arlington, VA

Director, Strategic Communications
Stand Together
Arlington, VA

Director, Marketing
Stand Together
Arlington, VA



Program Assistant / Stand Together / Arlington, VA

2018-02-21T14:06:54-00:00

(image) Stand Together/Arlington, VA

Stand Together unleashes the power of community to solve our country's toughest problems and help people improve their lives. We identify, support, and celebrate community-based organizations applying effective solutions to the driving causes of poverty. Through targeting programming, training, and organizational development, we provide the resources and tools necessary for these catalysts for social change to grow, scale, and replicate their impact across the country.

Are you looking to jump start your career in program management? We are looking for a dynamic critical thinker to join a fast-moving team.

The strategic partnerships team drives Stand Together's efforts to identify, develop and steward mutually beneficial partnerships and support principled organizations that are inspiring social change, working to solve our country's toughest challenges, and helping people improve their lives. As part of these efforts, the team relies on a variety of processes and project management to support these partnerships. The program assistant will support two to three Directors of Strategic Partnerships (DSPs). As an employee of Stand Together this person will learn how to use Market-Based Management® to innovate, challenge the status quo, and create value that helps achieve our vision.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Partner with two to three DSPs to understand their business portfolios and assist with scheduling, booking travel and expense reports
• Act as thought partners to DSPs, to brainstorm, develop recommendations, and capture potential opportunities
• Conduct preliminary research and prepare DSPs with background information on potential partnership opportunities
• Act as liaison on behalf of DSPs to facilitate efficient and effective communication with internal stakeholders
• Manage database integrity and utilization of database
• Collaborate across teams to ensure key deliverables and timelines are met

Requirements:
• Commitment to the purpose, values, and operating principles that inform Stand Together's work
• Bachelor's degree, preferred
• 1-3 years of relevant experience
• Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize effectively
• Demonstrated ability to write and present information for a diverse set of audiences
• High degree of humility, integrity, and professionalism
• Entrepreneurial spirit and high sense of urgency

Diversity in experiences, perspectives, knowledge and ideas fuels creativity, broadens knowledge, and helps our drive success. We are 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.

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Program Manager, Online Learning and Educational Technology / Charles Koch Foundation / Arlington, VA

2018-02-20T21:41:23-00:00

(image) Charles Koch Foundation /Arlington, VA

You always seem to be a step ahead of everyone else in identifying the latest and greatest innovations in online learning. While working in the ideas space may not be your “day job,” your colleagues are constantly surprised by your deep understanding of classical liberalism and ability to explain complex principles in ways others will find meaningful.

Your passion is not just in finding the next great innovation, but in understanding how meaningful relationships, combined with great ideas and principles, can help people expand their horizons, develop their skills, and help others.

Our educational partnerships team is looking for a program manager with a deep drive to advance an understanding of the principles of liberty through online education and technology. You would be responsible for driving a growing portfolio of grant relationships in the space as well as identifying new opportunities for meaningful grant making. If you are looking for a way to transform your hobby in the ideas into a fulfilling career, apply today.

Your responsibilities include:
• Explore and cultivate new relationships and opportunities within online education
• Manage an existing portfolio of online educational programs
• Build experiments designed to increase the Foundation's learning and ability to scale online programs
• Make grant recommendations to decision makers
• Represent the Foundation at conferences and events
• Work collaboratively and across teams to accomplish goals and ensure success of programs

Required knowledge and skills you bring to the team:
• 5+ years of related experience in online education and/or educational technology
• Professional experience designing, developing and managing online, blended or other technology-mediated instruction
• Advanced degree in instructional design, educational technology, or related field preferred
• Exceptional interpersonal skills and professionalism
• High level of humility and integrity
• Strong customer focus and organizational skills
• Ability to think and act entrepreneurially
• Deep understanding of and passion for economic freedom and individual liberty

All candidates will be required to submit a professional 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.

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

2018-02-20T21:09:21-00:00

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 knowledge, and helps drive suc[...]



Talent Acquisition Assistant / Charles Koch Institute / Arlington, VA

2018-02-20T21:04:10-00:00

(image) Charles Koch Institute/Arlington, VA

Leading, empowering, facilitating and communicating are your greatest strengths. You bring cross-functional teams together to make things happen. Team Captain, Air Traffic Controller, Project Manager Extraordinaire—sounds about right. You'll roll up your sleeves to develop project plans using the greatest digital technology solutions and have no problem getting others to stick to deadlines.

Looking for a team ready for your bold ideas? Our communications and marketing team is glad you found us. Fast-paced projects where you are called upon to solve problems creatively are what you enjoy most—and we've got several waiting for you. Come join us and unleash your passion for delivering smart, innovative solutions to engage new audiences for our initiatives and ideas.

Your responsibilities include:
• Managing the full project lifecycle for operationalizing the organization's content strategy
• Collaborating with leadership and internal stakeholders to determine product priorities and secure strategic buy-in to build, buy and/or partner to advance product strategy
• Collaborating and coordinating across internal teams and external vendors
• Driving the creative brief process and obtaining necessary reviews and approvals
• Identifying and deploying content distribution opportunities to execute the strategy
• Building reports and identifying actionable insights
• Managing technical analytics tools in conjunction with in-house specialists used to drive business recommendations

Required knowledge and skills you bring to the team:
• 5+ years' experience in digital project management required
• Bachelor's degree in Communications, Marketing, Business or Management
• Must be passionate about digital with a finger on the pulse of the latest industry trends
• Experience working directly with multiple stakeholders and managing cross-functional projects
• Excellent communication skills and the proven ability to influence at multiple levels of the organization
• Ability to shape and harness qualitative and quantitative research to drive good economic decision-making
• Strong analytical skill set, capable of analyzing and reacting to digital performance data

Standout applicants may also bring:
• Experience in Agile project management
• Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification
• Project Manager Professional (PMP) certification

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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Media Relations Specialist / Charles Koch Institute / Arlington, VA

2018-02-20T21:01:51-00:00

(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.

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Senior Administrative Assistant / Charles Koch Foundation / Arlington, VA

2018-02-20T20:59:42-00:00

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

2018-02-20T20:58:31-00:00

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 set landmark precedent that [...]



Senior Media Associate / Pacific Legal Foundation / Arlington, VA

2018-02-20T20:58:30-00:00

Pacific Legal Foundation/Arlington, VASenior Media Associate Pacific Legal Foundation—the nation's leading public-interest legal organization devoted to advancing individual rights and economic freedom—seeks a senior media associate to significantly raise PLF's national profile in print, broadcast, and online media outlets. PLF has embarked on an aggressive expansion plan to magnify our nationwide impact. Key to this plan is communicating our mission and values and telling the compelling stories of our clients to help Americans understand how and why our litigation changes people's lives. The senior media associate will be a critical part of our media relations team, collaboratively working with our director of media and other members of the communications and legal teams to build and maintain trusted, positive, and productive relationships with media outlets. RESPONSIBILITIES: • Build and maintain friendly and productive relationships with reporters, bloggers, television bookers and producers, columnists, and editorial staff. • Successfully pitch PLF story ideas to the media. • Handle inbound press inquiries, in coordination with the media team. • Track and respond to important, developing stories related to PLF issues. • Develop local and national messaging strategies (in multiple media markets) that support PLF's work. • Assist the communications team in organizing press conferences, press availabilities, media briefings, teleconferences, and other press or Capitol Hill events. • Help draft press releases, advisories, talking points, blog content, position statements, and other written products, as needed. • Contribute to a media database for key reporters, editors, producers, and other important contacts. QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate for this position will possess: • A keen news sense—living and breathing the news cycle, constantly dreaming up creative ways to think outside the box and capture media attention. • Prior experience in media relations and proven relationships with relevant media. • Excellent communication skills—being able to write and speak clearly, concisely and persuasively. • Ability to handle multiple assignments at once, work quickly and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. • A team-oriented, can-do attitude and willingness to pitch in however needed in service of the goal. • An appreciation and passion for individual liberty and economic freedom. This position provides you an opportunity to play a key role on a team that will increase PLF's national visibility and prominence. In return, we offer a competitive salary, health and dental benefits, and retirement plan. PLF has a collaborative and collegial work environment. We take pride in investing in the future of our talent and encouraging internal advancement. PLF is the place for someone principled, tenacious, and determined to succeed in positively shaping the future of our country and restoring real limits on government power. A national nonprofit organization, PLF maintains offices in Sacramento, California; Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; Arlington, Virginia; and Bellevue, Washington. While our new senior media associate may select employment in one of these offices, Arlington is strongly preferred. TO APPLY: Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF: • Résumé • Cover letter detailing your interest in this position/PLF's mission and your salary requirements Please include “Senior Media Associate—Your Name” in the subject line of your email. 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. Apply To Job[...]



Media Relations Assistant / Charles Koch Institute / Arlington, VA

2018-02-20T20:49:25-00:00

(image) Charles Koch Institute/Arlington, VA

You understand the power of building relationships with media and the need to match the right audience, platform, and language at the right time.

Perfectly attuned with the media, you seamlessly identify the most relevant information for your team to make strategic decisions. Organized, confident, and highly adaptable, you are known for your sense of urgency and quick-witted thinking. No task is too small – or too big. You are a challenge-seeking individual eager to make an impact with your diverse skillset.

Here's the good news. Our team is where you will be able to kick your impact up a notch.

We are seeking a proactive and dedicated media relations assistant to help broaden our reach and impact. You would work directly with the communications team to provide the most up-to-date news clips and ensure a proper ebb and flow of daily activities so this team can keep humming at a high frequency.

Your duties and responsibilities may include:
• Provide direct administrative support for two communications directors
• Schedule and coordinate activities such as meetings, travel, conferences, and team activities
• Track media placements, create reports on key words and compose daily clips
• Manage vendor relationships
• Provide project support to other members of the communications and marketing team
• Keep media website updated
• Review and submit press-releases

Required knowledge and skills you bring to the organization:
• 2-5 years of administrative or professional work experience
• Bachelor's Degree
• 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
• Experience or strong interest in Communications/Marketing
• Excitement for the ideas of a free society

Standout candidates will bring:
• SharePoint and Salesforce experience
• Experience using Concur or Egencia
• Experience in Public Relations or Media Relations

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



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

2018-02-20T20:44:05-00:00

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

2018-02-20T20:36:25-00:00

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 unique. And we love that about y[...]



Director of Social Media / Texas Public Policy Foundation / Austin, TX

2018-02-19T14:13:06-00:00

Texas Public Policy Foundation/Austin, TX

Description: The Texas Public Policy Foundation is seeking a Director of Social Media for immediate hire. This position will lead TPPF's digital communication efforts, focusing on building an engaged community across social media with creative and compelling content. This position is an excellent opportunity for a motivated and liberty-minded individual who want to engage directly with the operations and efforts of an active communications shop. The ideal candidate will be flexible, entrepreneurial, proactive, positive, possess a high degree of personal accountability, and be mission-focused. This position will report to TPPF's director of communications and will be based in Austin, TX.

Responsibilities and duties include:
• Facilitate conversations, increase engagement and drive advocacy across the digital space for TPPF
• Design and execute campaigns across various social channels including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, etc.
• Craft platform-specific copy in TPPF's voice and tone.
• Curate content and help inform the content strategy by relentlessly consuming news and policy research.
• Operate and optimize TPPF website and associated campaigns.
• Identify and engage advocates and influencers within various communities.
• Increase donors and advocates by converting site traffic through calls-to-action, landing pages, and lead-generation content.
• Develop email marketing strategies to increase engagement and conversions across various audience segments.
• Strategically segment users for targeted email marketing sends and leverage audience data to personalize the email experience.
• Mine data and analytics to gain a better understanding of marketing strategies on user behavior.
• Develop dashboards that provide insights and visualization to understand how inbound marketing activity turns users into donors and advocates and continually refine the process to reduce costs and increase conversions.
• Implement and analyze A/B or multi-variate tests to offer insight to the marketing, government affairs and development teams.
• Manage execution of organic search strategies, perform regular site audits, keyword research, optimize onsite content and report SEO performance.
• Keep up to date with social and digital best practices and strategies.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree in public relations, communications and/or journalism preferred
• 2+ years' experience in public policy or political digital communications
• Deep understanding of social networks including design, functionality, metrics, and users
• Deep knowledge of Facebook Insights, Twitter and Google Analytics, and other measurement tools
• Strong graphic design skills in Adobe Creative Suite
• Proficient in Excel
• Willingness to learn web-based platforms
• Familiarity with HTML, WordPress, and all social media platforms
• Knowledge of principles of SEO
• Detail oriented and creative

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Writing Program Associate / America's Future Foundation / Arlington, VA

2018-02-17T14:45:30-00:00

America's Future Foundation/Arlington, VA (Washington, DC or Telecommute)America's Future Foundation (AFF), the nation's leading networking and professional development organization for libertarians and conservatives, seeks a writing program associate to help grow, shape, and execute our Writing Fellows Program. Based in our national office (will consider telecommute for strong candidate), this full-time role will primarily work the standard work week, with adjustments during the 6-week program sessions to accommodate the weekly evening classes. The associate would work with AFF's part-time writing program manager and other staff to maximize the program's impact. As AFF's Writing Program Associate, you'll sharpen your skills, implement your ideas, and work directly with our movement's best. Being on staff gives you the opportunity to: • Engage hundreds of liberty advocates, particularly young writers • Expand a nationwide writing program • Grow along with the organization • Be part of a fun office culture Primary Responsibilities: ○ Attend all in-person and digital sessions. In sessions, along with the writing program manager, the associate would lead discussions on various writing topics. The associate should also be prepared to lead any sessions the program manager can't attend to due illness or other emergency. ○ Organize logistics, catering, and other details for in-person sessions, and all digital program logistics. ○ As a high-quality writer and an effective advocate for liberty, the associate will have the freedom to write op-ed submissions and other pieces, including for publication on AFF's blog. ○ Work with the writing program manager to give effective feedback on fellow homework assignments. These may include trying out different headlines, writing exercises, and drafting blog posts and op-eds. The goal is to have every fellow draft and publish an op-ed during the program. ○ Play an active role in editing any op-ed submissions coming from participants and alumni, helping for placement to the intended publication. ○ Coordinate with the program manager to organize guest speakers for in-person and digital sessions. ○ Manage internal tracking details related to program, ensuring they are current, accurate, and thorough. ○ Coordinate with AFF's director of marketing, to market the program to prospective applicants. ○ Work with the writing program manager to review applicants and choose the best groups of fellows. ○ Work with AFF to organize alumni events, including the alumni dinner and alumni workshops on topics that aren't covered in the normal 6-week courses. Experience and Skills: ○ 3 – 5 years work experience in journalism or public policy writing ○ Preferably a graduate of AFF's Writing Fellows Program ○ Strong editor with familiarity of writing styles including grammar, op-eds, traditional reporting, blogging, and trends in the industry ○ Outstanding communication skills and ability to work well with younger people, including mentoring and teaching ○ Excellent organization skills, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple ongoing projects and tasks at once ○ Entrepreneurial attitude and collaborative spirit ○ Detail-oriented experience in managing programs or other multifaceted events ○ Familiarity with libertarian and conservative ideas, organizations, and publications ○ Experience with nonprofit liberty-advancing organizations a plus, but not required Apply To Job[...]



Director of Communications / Institute for Justice / Arlington, VA

2018-02-15T21:49:09-00:00

Institute for Justice/Arlington, VA

The Institute for Justice seeks a Director of Communications with 5-10 years of experience successfully pitching stories, and a demonstrated ability to shape institutional messages and strategy.

Candidates should have a proven track record of simplifying and selling complex issues to the mainstream media and evolving media outlets. Candidates should have strong writing skills and be able to lead team efforts while forming and implementing creative, sustained communications plans. Newsletter editing experience a plus. Persistence, sales skills, optimism and a congenial attitude are a must, as well as a commitment to individual liberty.

To apply, please visit our employment opportunities page.

IJ offers a competitive salary, dynamic work environment, and excellent benefits. For more information on the Institute for Justice, visit www.ij.org.

No phone calls, please.

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Outreach Coordinator / The Herald Group / Washington, DC

2018-02-12T21:14:12-00:00

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 writin[...]



Graphic Designer / The Philanthropy Roundtable / WASHINGTON, DC

2018-01-29T16:18:34-00:00

The Philanthropy Roundtable/WASHINGTON, DCJob Summary: The Graphic Designer serves at the direction of the Vice President of Marketing and Communications, in close coordination with the Senior Marketing and Communications Manager and Art Director, and is responsible for delivering design solutions to all branded media for website, social media, mobile, video, and print projects. The graphic designer will create visual concepts, by hand or using computer software, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, or captivate the Roundtable's various audiences. Job Duties: Responsibilities include but are not limited to: • Coordinate with the Digital Marketing Coordinator to design graphics and imagery for the Roundtable's new websites (main, Philanthropy magazine, Almanac of American Philanthropy, Alliance for Charitable Reform). • Create interesting infographics for use on all social media platforms (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram) for each of the Roundtable's accounts (main, Philanthropy magazine, Alliance for Charitable Reform). • Coordinate with the Senior Marketing and Communications Manager and the Event Marketing Coordinator to design branding systems (logos etc.) for marketing materials and communications templates (both electronic and print) for Roundtable events, including materials needed on-site during event execution, that creatively adhere to the Roundtable's brand standards. • Assist with the creation of presentation templates for staff expert speaking engagements. • Format images for print and website use, and work with the Art Director on photography needs. • Work with the Art Director to update the organization's Brand Manual and enforce it. • Utilize current and future design trends and adhere to fundamental design principles. • Handle typography, formatting, and project revisions; package final products in the format needed for uploading to digital platforms or for sending to printer. Skill Factors: Education: Bachelor's degree in design, art, or related field required. Experience: At least two (2) years of experience in digital design (web, social media, mobile, email) and print design of marketing materials such as event promotions, brochures, direct mail, etc. Computer: Expert knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat, Bridge. Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS. Mac or PC based on designer's preference. Special Skills/Requirements: • Knowledge of popular digital operating systems, social media platforms, screen resolutions, and pixel densities • Ability to keep up with changing platform-specific technical requirements and platform guidelines • A proven passion for design, constant learning and an interest in self-teaching • Past work samples that demonstrate the ability to create visually appealing promotional graphics • Creatively design within existing styles and branding but think outside the box when need be • Experience working with or managing outside vendors and contractors • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of the Marketing and Communications team and the broader Roundtable team • Capacity to bring the creativity, energy, discipline and commitment needed to promote The Philanthropy Roundtable's message and brand • Demonstrated ability to take ownership of a project, identify a plan, understand available resources, and execute • Ability to respond quickly to issues and opportunities • Organized and able to locate digital files as needed • Attention to details and strict adherence to deadlines and deliverables Please[...]