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Development Writer / Mercatus Center at George Mason University / Arlington, VA

2017-12-08T23:05:14-00:00

Mercatus Center at George Mason University/Arlington, VA

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is seeking a development writer for its foundation relations team. This individual will prepare written materials that build our relationships with funders-primarily private foundations, but also corporations and individuals as needed.

Primary Responsibilities:

-Writing correspondence to donors, grant proposals, and reports
-Prioritizing and managing multiple writing projects
-Understanding prospective and current donor interests and activities
-Understanding Mercatus research and activities

Minimum Requirements:

-Bachelor's degree
-2-5 years of work experience
-Strong writing skills and attention to detail
-Flexibility and a positive, can-do attitude
-Alignment with the mission of the Mercatus Center
-Preferred candidates will be familiar with Salesforce and have experience with fundraising

Help Us Grow

Please submit your cover letter, resume, two writing samples of 3-5 pages, 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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Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer / Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity / Austin, TX

2017-12-07T17:08:06-00:00

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



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

2017-12-07T16:57:20-00:00

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



Events Marketing Coordinator / The Philanthropy Roundtable / WASHINGTON, DC

2017-12-06T20:42:21-00:00

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



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

2017-11-29T19:14:37-00:00

(image) Mountain States Legal Foundation/Lakewood, CO

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

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

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


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Managing Attorney / Mountain States Legal Foundation / Lakewood, CO

2017-11-29T17:02:07-00:00

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

2017-11-22T19:47:06-00:00

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

2017-11-22T19:47:06-00:00

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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