The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) is a public policy think tank dedicated to defending human dignity, expanding human potential, and building a freer and safer world. The work of its scholars and staff advances ideas rooted in a belief in democracy, free enterprise, American strength and global leadership, solidarity with those at the periphery of our society, and a pluralistic, entrepreneurial culture.
AEI is committed to making the intellectual, moral, and practical case for expanding freedom, increasing individual opportunity, and strengthening the free enterprise system in America and around the world. Its work explores ideas that further these goals, and AEI scholars take part in this pursuit with academic freedom. AEI operates independently of any political party and has no institutional positions. Its scholars’ conclusions are fueled by rigorous, data-driven research and broad-ranging evidence.
About the Opening
AEI, a leading nonprofit public policy research organization with about 250 employees, seeks a Managing Director of Human Resources. The primary responsibility of the Managing Director will be identifying and recruiting the human capital necessary to achieve AEI’s mission. The Managing Director will be the principal advisor on all issues related to human resources and will work closely with management, research groups, and supporting staffs to accomplish their objectives.
This will include building and supervising a strong team of five staff members who perform recruiting and onboarding of research and administrative staff, benefits administration, intern program recruiting and administration, performance management, employee relations, training, personnel policy implementation, and employment law compliance. Those activities will be coordinated with financial and other administrative and operations staffs.
One of the prime responsibilities specific to the position will be bringing an entrepreneurial spirit and sharing best practices to expand the Institute’s recruiting efforts. An important measure of success will be the ability to work interactively with research program coordinators and other management team members to expand transparency in the hiring process, sharpen descriptions of available positions and recruiting materials, and build systems to provide personnel planning, budget formulation, and personnel and benefit cost tracking.
The position requires a strong background in human resources, exceptional interpersonal skills, creativity, and great attention to detail. Experience in human resource matters and relevant educational background are strongly desired.
Qualified candidates should submit the following in one PDF file with your name in the file:
- Cover letter detailing your specific interest in this role and salary requirements
Please include “Managing Director, HR, AEI – Your Name” in the subject line of your email.
Materials should be emailed in one PDF document to Claire Dixon, executive director of Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: firstname.lastname@example.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.