Assistant General Counsel – The Fairness Center – Harrisburg or Philadelphia, PA

TFC380The Fairness Center is a nonprofit, public interest law firm offering free legal services to those facing unjust treatment from public employee union leaders.  In its first year of existence, the Fairness Center has already initiated legal actions to protect public workers and taxpayers from unjust, illegal actions taken by the Pennsylvania State Education Association, National Education Association, Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, Service Employees International Union, and Association of Pennsylvania State College & University Faculties.

We provide attorneys who serve as the moral voices for these hard-working Americans, not just in the courtroom, but also in the public arena. The Fairness Center is the only multi-state, collaborative organization focused solely on offering free legal services to those facing unjust treatment from public employee union leaders. Currently, our lawyers’ focus is assisting clients in Pennsylvania.

Demand for the Fairness Center’s services necessitates the hiring of a second full-time Assistant General Counsel.  The Assistant General Counsel will support active litigation efforts and seek opportunities to serve new clients.  The Assistant General Counsel will understand the value of excellence in legal representation to our clients, most of whom live and work in a culture unique to the public sector.  The Assistant General Counsel will report to the General Counsel.

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Vice President for Individual and Foundation Giving – Tax Foundation – Washington, DC

TaxFoundation380The Tax Foundation, the oldest tax and fiscal policy research organization in Washington, is expanding its development program and is seeking a highly motivated person for the newly created position of Vice President for Individual and Foundation Giving.

The VP will be responsible for planning, implementing, and managing the Tax Foundation’s fundraising programs aimed at maintaining, cultivating and recruiting individual and foundation donors. The VP reports to the President.

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Digital Strategist – American Legislative Exchange Council – Washington, DC

ALEC-380Position Summary: The digital strategist is responsible for preparing ALEC for a new generation of digital-native state legislators. The ideal candidate possesses significant experience in cultivating, engaging and activating powerful online communities. (S)he will plan and lead the organization content strategy, digital marketing and social media engagement while providing direction to ALEC staff regarding content development and distribution.

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Director of Marketing and Communications – Institute for Humane Studies – Arlington, VA

IHS380The Director of Marketing and Communications will work with the Executive Director and the senior leaders at IHS to lead the development and execution of the overall branding, marketing, and communications strategy for the Institute for Humane Studies (IHS).

This position reports to the Executive Director. The Director of Marketing and Communications is a member of the IHS leadership team.  The individual in this role will lead and work with his/her team, as well as leaders and teams across the organization, to drive a unified brand strategy for IHS, and implement specific marketing and communications strategies and initiatives that support the organization’s vision and mission. S/he will manage and integrate a cross-functional marketing capability, supporting organizational goals as well as specific program objectives at IHS.

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Director of Strategic Partnerships – Independence Institute – Denver, CO

Independence380In a Nutshell

The Independence Institute seeks a thoughtful, smart, engaging and hard working professional who is interested in policy/politics, makes friends easily, and is good at asking for money.

Previous fundraising success (political or nonprofit), an understanding of free market politics, public policy, and political philosophy, and existing relationships with Colorado center-right donors and philanthropists is a plus but not a requirement. Education and work history are less important than a candidate’s demonstrated ability to raise money and build and sustain great relationships.

This is a chance to make a real difference with a dynamic and fast-paced public policy institution that is preparing for major growth. Expect long hours and frequent travel but also a fun and stimulating environment with colleagues who can’t wait to come to work.

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Manager of Strategic Partnerships – Independence Institute – Denver, CO

Independence380In a Nutshell

Behind every high performance Strategic Partnership team is one person who makes their stunning success possible.  Our team is in need of an adaptable, energetic and highly-motivated professional with successful development, customer service and/or executive level administrative experience to enhance the organization’s fundraising.

Do you have the ability to befriend the gate keeper and get the appointment? As the Manager of Strategic Partnerships, you will be setting up donor visits for the development team and creating, managing, and executing strategies around major gift development. An understanding of free market politics, public policy, and political philosophy, and existing relationships with Colorado center-right donors and philanthropists a plus but not a requirement. Education and work history are less important than a candidate¹s demonstrated ability to build and sustain great relationships.

This is a chance to make a real difference with a dynamic and fast-paced public policy institution that is preparing for major growth. Expect long hours but also a fun and stimulating environment with colleagues who can’t wait to come to work.

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Executive Editor – American Media Institute – Alexandria, VA

AMI380Position

The American Media Institute seeks an Executive Editor to defend traditional journalistic standards, produce compelling and contrarian news stories, and inculcate a spirit of curiosity, accuracy, and fearlessness among an energetic team of staff writers and freelance contributors.

About AMI

The American Media Institute, founded by veterans of The Wall Street Journal and Reader’s Digest, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) news service provides its articles at no cost to major news outlets for publication in their news sections.  We do not do op-eds. We aim to break news, hold authority accountable, and expose wrongdoing among government officials, executives and interest-group leaders.

Organizational Culture

AMI was founded in 2012 to produce stories that challenge the various establishments. The atmosphere is open, creative and collaborative. We believe any one can have a good idea. While positions are clearly defined and the numbers that are used to measure performance are clearly spelled out, it is an organization of individuals. It is place where people ask “what if…” and follow the story wherever it leads.

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Administrative Director – Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics – Washington, DC

GISME380The Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics brings together the finest scholars and best teachers from different fields to advance understanding of the ethical issues inherent in the functioning of the market society.

The institute’s mission is to:

1. Produce high-quality research on matters related to the ethics of markets and the ethical challenges individuals encounter when functioning in the market environment;

2. Develop courses and pedagogical tools to advance the teaching of professional ethics and the exploration of the moral foundation of the market society; and

3. Create externally oriented programs designed to both educate the broader, non-academic community about ethical issues related to the functioning of markets and bring ethical considerations to bear on policy decisions regarding the regulation of markets.

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Vice President of Research – Illinois Policy Institute – Chicago or Springfield, IL

logo_2_upThe Illinois Policy Institute seeks a Vice President of Research to drive its research agenda by authoring original work related to fiscal policy and the state budget, as well as overseeing work on pensions, criminal justice and health care.

The VP will chart a fiscal roadmap for Illinois that streamlines state government, lowers taxes and helps restore economic prosperity to a state that has been fiscally mismanaged for years. The successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills and a strong desire to make Illinois a place of freedom and fairness for all. The VP will be a problem-solver who is capable of analyzing complex data and creating policy solutions that help all citizens of Illinois, including the poor and disadvantaged.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be solutions-oriented
  • Not be content with a career based solely in numbers; rather, he/she will revel in solving real-world problems
  • Dissect the Illinois state budget identifying opportunities for state government to operate better, more efficiently and adopt innovative reforms
  • Make policy recommendations to legislative assistants, legislators, civic groups, media and the general public to lead Illinois to better fiscal health
  • Have a passion for communicating how changes in government spending can increase prosperity and change lives in Illinois
  • Be able to communicate complex fiscal issues to a lay audience in a compelling manner

The VP can be based in either the Institute’s Chicago or Springfield office.

Responsibilities

Key job responsibilities will include:

  • Driving the Institute’s research agenda by authoring original work related to fiscal policy and the state budget
  • Managing pensions, criminal-justice and health-care issue campaigns
  • Managing a growing policy staff
  • Serving as an expert voice in the media, at the Statehouse and through other outreach opportunities
  • Researching and analyzing the state budget
  • Developing an expertise in budget and finance issues in Illinois
  • Identifying waste in the Illinois budget
  • Writing policy studies, issue briefs and commentaries
  • Testifying before the Illinois General Assembly
  • Meeting with state lawmakers and their legislative staff on a regular basis
  • Working closely with the Institute’s government affairs team on legislative analysis and drafting of bills
  • Taking ideas, data and principles related to state and local finance and turning them into compelling stories
  • Identifying innovative reform ideas implemented by other states and making the case for why Illinois should adopt these reforms
  • Debating those with opposing views
  • Appearing in radio, television and print media outlets
  • Public speaking and giving presentations
  • Building and managing partnerships within the state to increase awareness of budget challenges and recommended solutions

The position will include occasional travel, primarily across Illinois.

Requirements

The ideal candidate for the Vice President of Research role will possess the following attributes:

  • 7-10+ years of experience working in a state agency, a governor’s budget office, or performing similar work in a research organization or think tank
  • In-depth experience dissecting budgets (federal-level experience will suffice; state- and city-level experience preferred)
  • Policy experience with pensions, criminal justice and health care a plus
  • Firm grounding in free-market economics
  • Strong analytical and research skills
  • Strong self-management skills and ability to multitask, set priorities and follow-through
  • A sincere dedication to improving the efficiency and effectiveness of state spending in Illinois
  • Strong commitment to the principles of personal responsibility and free enterprise
  • Government affairs experience a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree required; a degree/advanced degree in accounting, finance, economics, public policy, public administration or related field a plus, but not required
  • Media experience a major plus, but not required

To apply

Qualified candidates should submit the following in one PDF file:

  • Résumé
  • Cover letter detailing your sincere interest in this position/mission of the organization and your salary requirements
  • Writing sample that demonstrates your ability to communicate complex budgetary concepts to a lay audience
  • Links to media appearances, if applicable

Materials should be emailed to Claire Dixon, executive director of Talent Market, who is assisting with the search:  claire@talentmarket.org. All materials should be sent in one PDF file with your name in the file name.

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.

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Vice President of Communications – Commonwealth Foundation – Harrisburg or Philadelphia, PA

Commonwealth Foundation 2015 - 380The Organization

The Commonwealth Foundation is Pennsylvania’s free-market think tank.  CF transforms free-market ideas into public policies so all Pennsylvanians can flourish.

CF seeks a Vice President of Communications to drive all of CF’s communications efforts—including media relations, marketing, and outreach—and serve as the internal point on our all-important organizational practice of “PHD,” which stands for Personalization, Humanization, and Dramatization, an acronym borrowed from a respected partner group.  CF believes strongly that we will only achieve our mission if we personalize, humanize, and dramatize the benefits of freedom-based policy reforms; clearly identify and target the key audience or audiences for each message we aim to deliver, and consciously endeavor to break stereotypes about those who love freedom and free markets and enhance positive perceptions where they exist.  The VP will report to the President & CEO.

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