The Pelican Institute for Public Policy seeks a Vice President to help drive an aggressive growth strategy and public policy agenda for the state of Louisiana. The candidate may work from the organization’s New Orleans office or remotely within the State of Louisiana and will require frequent travel. The successful candidate will be passionate about creating a culture of freedom and economic vitality in Louisiana, will appreciate the atmosphere of an ambitious start-up, and will be comfortable and conversant in free-market public policy.
The successful candidate will also appreciate a start-up culture that values entrepreneurism, humor, action, continuous improvement and strategic thinking. This is an opportunity for someone with a passion for liberty and experience in policy or the private sector to lead a growing movement by executing a variety of responsibilities, including the following:
- Vision and Strategy: Work directly with the CEO and Board of Directors to develop and implement short-term and long-term strategies to advance free-market public policy and build a culture of freedom for the state of Louisiana.
- Legislative Outreach and Coalition Building: Build support for key policy initiatives by building and nurturing meaningful goodwill relationships with partners and allies across the state including, often, nontraditional allies on a variety of issues.
- Public Policy: Build and lead a team of policy researchers and senior fellows to develop and publish a cohesive policy agenda for Louisiana and serve as the lead policy expert to a variety of audiences, including citizens, opinion leaders, legislators, and members of the news media.
- Start–up Activities: With a small, but growing, team, any number of tasks may come across this individual’s desk on a given day, from website maintenance to media calls to donor inquiries to manning the sign-up table at an event to spearheading a major statewide policy initiative. The successful candidate will thrive in a rapidly growing, start-up environment.